Zoya Nasir is a Pakistani actress, beautician, and entrepreneur who came into the limelight when she made her television debut with the show Hania (2019) in which she played the titular role. As a beautician, she runs her own salon chain in Miami, New York, and Lahore.
Zoya Nasir was born on Monday, 15 October 1990 (age 30 years; as of 2020), and she hails from Lahore, Pakistan. She did her schooling at Resource Academia, and Garrison Academy for Girls in Lahore. Zoya Nasir was introduced to the entertainment industry at a very early age. In an interview, she said,
My father, Nasir Adeeb, makes movies so I basically grew up on sets.”
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste/Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
Zoya Nasir’s father, Nasir Adeeb, is a Pakistani scriptwriter who has predominantly worked in the Punjabi language films of Lollywood. Her mother, Amna Ulfat, is the owner of Sasha’s Salon chain and a politician in Lahore, Pakistan.
She has four siblings; a sister, and three brothers. Her sister’s name is Sasha Nasir, and her brother’s name is Jani Nasir. Her other brother, Kamran Nasir, is the CEO at JS Global Capital Ltd.
Relationships, Husband & Children
At a very early age, Zoya got married and moved to England to live with her husband. Later, she got divorced and moved back to Pakistan when she was 21. The News Her boyfriend, Christian Betzmann, is a German travel vlogger. INCPAK
As a Beautician
Before pursuing a career in acting, Zoya worked as a creative head at Sabs Saloon in Lahore, Pakistan. Later, post her divorce, she moved back to England where she held the position of product developer for a makeup company. Thereafter, she started her salon chain in Miami, Boston, and New York. After earning a degree in cosmetology, she moved from America to Pakistan.
As an Actress
In 2019, Zoya Nasir made her television debut with a Pakistani soap opera Hania, in which she played the role of Hania, a compromising wife who tolerates domestic violence and is victimized by the people around her.
In 2019, she appeared as Narmeen Durrani in the Pakistani romantic television series ‘Deewangi.’ In 2020, she starred in the Pakistani television series ‘Zebaish,’ in which she played the role of Natasha.
In November 2020, Zoya Nasir was criticized by her fans and followers for wearing a figure-hugging Halloween costume which offended some religious fanatics in Pakistan.
Apparently, on 1 November 2020, Zoya’s boyfriend, Christian Betzmann, uploaded a picture on his Instagram account with Zoya Nasir who was wearing a skintight Halloween costume. Thereafter, the Pakistani actress became a target of hate speech in the comment section of the Instagram post for wearing an indecent outfit and embracing western cultural norms.
As the comments began to accumulate, Christian put an end to the audience brutality by posting a comment that read
For all religious opinions make sure to mention your concerns in your next prayers – HATE COMMENTS WILL BE BLOCKED!.”
- Food: Eggs
- Actress: Marilyn Monroe
- Bollywood Movie: Andaaz Apna Apna (1994)
- Hollywood Movie: Finding Nemo (2003)
- Singers: Farhaan Saeed, Fawad Khan
- Restaurant: Gai’a, Lahore, Pakistan
- Since childhood, Zoya wanted to become an actress, but she started off her career as a beautician because in the 90s acting wasn’t considered a reputable career for women. In an interview, she said,
Around the ‘90s, acting was never even an option to be considered as it was frowned upon back in the days. So, I leaned on to the beautician part and channelled my love for acting, poetry and music into painting canvases. That was suppressed but I always knew I wanted to be an artist.”
- While replying to the question “Do you have a hidden talent?”, she said,
I can make bird sounds.”
- In March 2020, Zoya Nasir established her own YouTube channel, and she made her YouTube debut with the video titled ‘MY GO TO MAKEUP LOOK’ on 31 March 2020.