Saba Qamar Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Saba Qamar Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Saba Qamar Zaman (born 5 April 1984), better known as Saba Qamar, is a Pakistani actress who primarily works in Urdu films and television. She has received numerous honours, including Lux Style Awards and Hum Awards. Qamar is one of Pakistan's most well-known and well-paid actresses. In 2012, the government of Pakistan awarded her Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, and in 2016, she received the Pride of Performance award.

Qamar first gained attention in the media for her portrayal of Fatima Jinnah in the historical drama Jinnah Ke Naam (2007), and this success was followed by further success in several television series, including the pre-partition drama Dastaan, the melodrama Uraan (both 2010), the romantic dramas Maat and Pani Jaisa Piyar (both 2011), the socio Thakan (2012), thriller Sannata, the romantic Bunty I Love You (both 2013), family She also starred in the critically acclaimed biographical film Manto (2015), the romantic comedy Lahore Se Aagey (2016), and the Hindi educational drama Hindi Medium (2017), for which she received a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actress.

Qamar received praise for her performances as Fouzia Azeem and Noor Jehan in the 2017 biographical dramas Baaghi and Main Manto, as well as a strong woman fighting for her friend's attempted rape and murder in the 2019 courtroom drama Cheekh. She won a Lux Style Award for Best Television Actress for the first of these. She is listed among the most popular people in the country.

Early years

Saba Qamar Zaman was born on 5 April 1984 in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan to a Sindhi family. She lost her father when she was a child and spent the majority of her childhood in Gujranwala with her grandmother. She received her primary and secondary education in Gujranwala before moving to Lahore to further her education. Her family lives in Karachi.

Career as an actor

Starting points and breakthroughs (2005–2011)

Qamar was a character on the PTV Home television show Mein Aurat Hoon (2005). Gharoor, Taqdeer, Chaap, Dhoop Mein Andhera Hai, Kanpur Se Katas Tak, Unbiyaanable, and Maamo were among the classic PTV series that followed it. Later that year, Qamar appeared in ATV's Khuda Gawah, a remake of the 1992 Indian film of the same name, and the biographical drama Jinnah Ke Naam, produced by PTV Home and directed by Tariq Mairaj. She portrayed Fatima Jinnah in the series, which was a tribute to Pakistan's founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Despite the series' commercial failure, Qamar was nominated for Best TV Actress (Terrestrial) at the Lux Style Awards. Qamar previously told The Express Tribune, "For me, acting is being able to express the feelings, emotions, and expressions of different people and characters."

In 2010, she played Surraya in Hum TV's pre-partition television series Dastaan, which was based on Razia Butt's novel Bano. She appeared alongside Ahsan Khan, Sanam Baloch, and Fawad Khan. The series proved to be her breakthrough, and she was named Best TV Actress at the Pakistan Media Awards (2010). She won the PTV Awards for best TV actress in both the public and jury choice categories for her role in Tinkay at the 16th Annual PTV Awards on July 23, 2011. Tinkay also earned her a nomination for Best Television Actress at the Lux Style Awards. This was followed by a supporting role in PTV Home's social drama Bint-e-Adam about women. Her character in the series was a rich brat who falls in love with a poor boy and marries him against her cruel father's wishes. Bint e Adam was a major critical and commercial success, but critics noted that her acting role was "limited."

Qamar then starred in Sarmad Khoosat's romantic series Pani Jaisa Piyar (2011) as Sana, who has been engaged to Adarsh, the son of her mother's best friend, since she was a child. Adarsh, on the other hand, was unaware of the engagement because his parents believed that he should prioritise his education over wedding plans. Following that, she appeared in PTV's Tera Pyar Nahi Bhoole. In both series, she was paired with Ahsan Khan. Both earned her nominations for Best Television Actress at the Lux Style Awards. Later that year, she starred in Maat as the selfish, self-obsessed Saman opposite Adnan Siddiqui and Aamina Sheikh. The series was a critical and commercial success, becoming the thirteenth highest-rated Pakistani television series. She also won Best Actress at the Pakistan Media Awards. The following year, Qamar worked with Sami Khan on three Geo TV projects, Jo Chale To Jaan Se Guzar Gaye, Tere Ik Nazar, and Main Chand Si, and received additional praise.

Critical acclaim and professional growth (2012–2015)

Qamar next appeared in Ameen Iqbal's Thakan (2012), which also starred Yumna Zaidi, as Sadaf, a woman who works like a machine day and night to support her family, but no one feels sympathy for her or even cares about her. Following that, she starred in Amna Nawaz Khan's Na Kaho Tum Mere Nahi (2012) and Faiza Iftikhar's Yahan Pyar Nahin Hai (2012). The latter earned her a Hum Award nomination for Best Actress. She rose to prominence for her roles in the serials Shehryar Shehzadi (2012), Kaash Aisa Ho (2013), Sannata (2013), and Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahi (2013), for which she received several best actress nominations. At the 3rd Hum Awards, Qamar won her first Hum Award for Best TV Actress for her role as Diana in Bunty I Love You. Qamar appeared in the 2013 television film Aina alongside Faysal Qureshi. After two years of poorly received serials, Qamar's career prospects began to improve in 2014, when she appeared in five projects: Jaanam, Bay Emaan Mohabbat, Bunty I Love You, Izteraab, and Digest Writer, a remake of the 1977 film of the same name. The romantic dramas Jaanam (with Adnan Siddiqui) and Bay Emaan Mohabbat (with Agha Ali and Adnan Shah Tipu) received mixed reviews, but the family drama Bunty I Love You (about a girl who marries at the age of 17 to a much older man and later dreams of living a free life after his death) was Qamar's first critical success since Maat. The series, directed by Siraj-ul-Haque, was well received. According to Daily Pakistan and Digest Writer, it was "one of Qamar's best performances." The series received five nominations for Hum Awards, including best actress for Qamar. Her next appearance was in Izteraab. Her performance as a working woman did not go well, and despite the strong cast, story, production house, and promotions, the drama was a major critical and commercial failure.

In 2015, Qamar appeared in three series. She first worked with Muhammad Younis Butt and Fawad Wyne in the comedy series S.H.E as Lady S.H.O Bajirao Mastani. She then co-starred with Adeel Chaudhry in Fahim Burney's directorial Kaisay Tum Se Kahoon, which tells the story of reincarnated star-crossed lovers. This was her third appearance in Momina Duraid's production. Although the series did not perform well in terms of ratings, critics praised her performance. The following year, Qamar worked with Mikaal Zulfiqar for the third time (along with Zahid Ahmed, Kiran Haq, and Sonia Mishal) in Kashif Nisar's Sangat as Aisha, a rape survivor who faced difficulties when her husband discovered he was not the biological father of their daughter. At the Hum Awards, she was nominated for Best Actress in both the Jury and Popular categories.

Qamar then made her acting debut as a leading lady in the critically acclaimed biographical drama Manto (2015). The film, directed by Sarmad Khoosat, was made on a large budget and performed poorly at the box office, with a lifetime collection of Rs 5.05 million. However, it was critically acclaimed, and Qamar's portrayal of singer Noor Jehan was well received by the critics, earning her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the ARY Films Awards. The film was later adapted into a television series titled Main Manto, which aired on Geo TV in 2017 with the same cast.

seasoned actress (2016–present)

In 2016, Qamar appeared as Mishal in Farooq Rind's Besharam, opposite Zahid Ahmed, as a struggling actress in the period drama Mein Sitara (a serial based on the golden era of Bollywood). The latter was a commercial and critical success. "Qamar is in great form as Mishi and plays her with restraint and quiet power; a welcome relief from the wounded women she has played recently," said Sadaf Haider of The Express Tribune. The series received five nominations for the 16th Lux Style Awards, including Best TV Actress for Qamar. She was also nominated for Best Actress for her work on Mein Sitara and Lahore Se Aagey. In the travel comedy Lahore Se Aagey, Qamar played a rockstar opposite Yasir Hussain (2016). The film, a sequel to the comedy Karachi Se Lahore, is one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films of all time, grossing Rs21.60 million worldwide. Later that year, she starred in the critically and commercially failed psycho-thriller 8969.

Qamar was offered an Indian film opposite Randeep Hooda, as well as supporting roles in Mumbaai (2012) and Heroine (2012), but she declined. Following the Uri attack in 2016, India-Pakistan relations deteriorated; the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) and the Film Producers Guild of India barred Pakistani artists from working in India until the situation improved. Her first project in Hindi cinema was the comedy-drama Hindi Medium (2017), in which she played the lead female role of Mita Batra, a nouveau riche opposite Irrfan Khan. The film received favourable reviews from critics. "Saba, as the domineering wife, is sheer delight onscreen," wrote a reviewer for The Times of India. Sreehari Nair of called the film "fascinatingly frustrating" and Qamar a "natural actress, sexual daring" in a scathing review. The film grossed over $334.36 million worldwide, with the Chinese box office accounting for the lion's share. China came in second with 334.36 million. Qamar was honoured with several Best Female Debut and Best Actress awards and nominations at various award ceremonies, including a Filmfare nomination for Best Actress. Later that year, Eastern Eye named Qamar the best Bollywood debutante of 2017.

In 2017, Qamar played Pakistani controversial figure Qandeel Baloch in the biographical drama series Baaghi. The series was a critical and commercial success, becoming one of Pakistan's highest-grossing dramas in 2017. Critics praised Qamar's performance, and her portrayal of the actress and singer was praised even before the film's release. "Without a doubt, Qamar has done an outstanding job," wrote Neeha of The Nation, while a reviewer for The Express Tribune said she "slayed the social media star with such finesse." She received Lux Style Awards for Best Actress (Television) and IPPA Awards for Best Actress for the series.

Qamar appeared in three short films in 2018. She first worked with Ahsan Khan in Siraj-ul-Moomal Haque's Rano. The film was created as part of the Zeal For Unity initiative, which aims to bridge cultural divides between India and Pakistan. It received positive reviews and was nominated for Best Film at the 2018 European Film Festival. Zee5, a digital platform, also released it. She then appeared in Fahim Burney's Dil Diyan Gallan, opposite Zahid Ahmed, as Raniya and in Iss Dil Ki Essi Ki Tessi. In 2019, Qamar appeared in the crime drama Cheekh, opposite Bilal Abbas Khan, as a headstrong girl fighting for justice. It is regarded as a critical and commercial success. Qamar then worked with Sarmad Khoosat on the film Kamli and Saqib Khan on his debut film, Ghabrana Nahi Hai.

Other work and media representation

Qamar joined the political satire show Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain as a host and presenter in 2009, where she also parodied politicians and actors. The show was extremely popular and ranked first in Pakistan in terms of ratings. She left the show in 2013 and was replaced by Meera. In January 2018, she dressed up as Rani Padmavati for a photoshoot for Mahid Khawar's film "Padmavat." She debuted gold bridal couture for designer Nilofer Shahid in May 2018. Rimple and Harpreet Narula's first Pakistan show on Shaan-E-Pakistan featured her as the show's star. She walked the runway for designer Uzma Babar's collection Umsha during Bridal Couture Week on December 10, 2018. Qamar has served as an ambassador for several companies, including Lux Pakistan, Sunsilk, Dalda, Ufone, and Tapal.

Qamar is regarded as one of the country's most popular and well-paid actresses. After the success of Mein Sitara and Hindi Medium, critics dubbed her one of Pakistan's best actresses. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including Lux Style Awards, Hum Awards, Pakistan Media Awards, PTV Awards, and a Filmfare Award nomination. In 2012, the Government of Pakistan awarded her the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan's fourth-highest civilian decoration based on achievements. In 2016, she was awarded the Pride of Performance award for her outstanding contributions to the arts.

Qamar has supported charitable organisations for a variety of causes in addition to acting. She is involved in a number of humanitarian causes and is outspoken about issues affecting women and children. She made a special appearance in Shuja Haider's music video "Jeevan Daan" in June 2018 to raise awareness about child abuse. The song is socially relevant and addresses issues affecting children and women. In an interview in August 2018, Qamar stated, "I encourage and urge people to invest in good education because it will shape the future of our children and our society." On Pakistan's Independence Day in 2018, the Daily Times named Qamar the "Pride of Pakistan."

In April 2020, she launched her YouTube channel and released the miniseries Isolation, which is based on the Lockdown situation caused by COVID-19. She also raised her hand to collect COVID relief funds for poor minorities and transgender communities through Ali Zafar's charity trust, the "Ali Zafar Foundation." Qamar revealed on her YouTube channel about her relationship with whom she was engaged for eight years before splitting up. She described the relationship as abusive.



2015MantoNoor JehanDebut film
2016Lahore Se AageyTara Ahmed
8969Zara Nawazish
2017Hindi MediumMeeta BatraBollywood film
2022Ghabrana Nahi HaiZubeda


2004IshqSabaGeo Entertainment
2006KalSanaPTV Home
2011Balay Ki BaliVaneezaHum TV
2012Pyar Mein TwinsSaraAry Digital
Love Ki KhichdiFiza
2013AinaAliyaGeo Films
2018Dil Diyan GallanRaniyaHum TV
Iss Dil Ki Essi Ki TessiSamaira
2021Hangor S-131NaheedARY Digital

Short films

2018Moomal RanoNigarZee5Short film
2020SikkaNarratorQissa Nagri



Dramas that have not yet been releasedDenotes dramas that have not been released yet


2005Mein Aurat HoonRubinaPTV Home
Sussar In LawTaniaPTV Home
Rait Kay DairayAsma
Dhoop Mein Andhera HaiZindagi
Kahin Tum Kahin HumMehru
BanjarRoshniGeo Entertainment
2007Khuda GawahSoniaATV
Dil Se Shikayat HaiSara
Mohabbat Ab Nahi HogiSilah
Number 1Zara
Not RespondingIffatPTV Home
Un Biyan AbleRania
Woh Subh Kab AyegiHinaATV
ChubhanUroojPTV Home
Bint e AdamZainab
Phool Aur KanteySimi
Na Janay KyunAyesha
2009Tere Ik NazarNidaGeo Entertainment
Nadia Naam Ki LarkiNadia
Jinnah Ke NaamFatima JinnahPTV Home
Muhabbat Yun Bhi Hoti HaiGhazalATV
MishaalHibaPTV Home
Half LightAizaARY Digital
2010Chand Ki Goud MainSaboorGeo Entertainment
Lahore JunctionSabahatPTV Home
DastaanSuraiyaHum TV
Kanpur Se Katas TakPoojaIndus Vision
2010-2011UraanAyeshaGeo Entertainment
Aankh Salamat Andhay LogAmaraATV
2011Pani Jaisa PiyarSanaHum TV
Main Chand SiIrsaARY Digital
2011-2012MaatSamanHum TV
Ghar Ki Baat HaiSeemiA-Plus TV
Tera Pyar Nahi BhooleZartashPTV Home
Khalida Ki WalidaKhalida
Main Aisa Kyun HoonNida
Two In OneSonia
Jo Chale To Jaan Se Guzar GayeZufishanGeo Entertainment
2012ThakanSadafARY Digital
BhoolSurraiyaPTV Home
Yahan Pyar Nahin HaiHaleemaHum TV
Shikwa Na ShikayatMeerubExpress Entertainment
Shehryar ShehzadiSarwatUrdu 1
2012-2013Aqal Bari Ya BhainsHumairaTV One Pakistan
Na Kaho Tum Mere NahiMehreenHum TV
2013Kaash Aisa HoIrfaARY Digital
Ullu Baraye Farokht NahiGul-e-RanaHum TV
2013-2014Miss FireMayaGeo Entertainment
SannataRukayyaARY Digital
Bunty I Love YouDaniaHum TV
2014JaanamFalakA-Plus TV
IzteraabZaraHum TV
Bay Emaan MohabbatDaniaARY Digital
2014-2015Na Katro Pankh MereNaamiaARY Zindagi
Digest WriterFaridaHum TV
2015Kaisay Tum Se KahoonAnamta
2015-2016S.H.EBajirao MastaniGeo Entertainment
SangatAyeshaHum TV
2016Mein SitaraSurraiyaTV One Pakistan
BesharamMishalARY Digital
2017-2018BaaghiFouzia AzeemUrdu 1
MantoNoor JehanGeo Entertainment
2019CheekhMannatARY Digital
TBATumhare Husn Ke Naam daggerSalmaGreen TV
Serial Killer daggerSarah
Gunnah daggerTBAExpress Entertainment

Special appearance

2005Jag BeetiErumPTV HomeEpisode "Faisla"
2010TalluqNaila HabibGeo EntertainmentEpisode "17"
2011Faseel-e-Jaan Se AagayNeelofarPTV HomeEpisode "Matti Ka Qarz"
2012Timmy GSaba QamarARY DigitalEpisode "77"
2014Shareek-e-HayatRecurringHum TVAnthology series

Music videos

2018Jeevan DaanShuja Haider
Funn Mitti Se
2020QuboolBilal Saeed
2021ChingariyanMustafa Zahid
Begum Shak Karti HaiAbrar ul Haq
2022Kabhi Mai Kabhi TumAsim Azhar

Web series


web series that have not yet been releasedDenotes web series that have not been released yet


2022Naina Ki SharafatNainaUrduFlixUrduflix original
Mrs and Mr ShameemUmainaZee5Web Series
TBAMandi Films that have not yet been releasedUzma RanaTBA


2009–2013, 2015Hum Sab Umeed Se HainHostGeo EntertainmentPolitical satirical show
201217th PTV AwardsPTV HomeHosted with Imran Abbas
2017Eid Show With Saba Qamar and Imran AbbasDunya News
Hum Style Awards 2017Hum TVHosted with Farhan Saeed and Ali Kazmi
201918th Lux Style AwardsGeo EntertainmentHosted with Yasir Hussain

Other appearances

2009The Shareef Show Mubarak HoHerselfGuest appearance
2014Tonite with HSYGuest appearance with Adnan Siddiqui
Mazaaq RaatGuest appearance with Humayun Saeed

Awards and nomination

2011TinkayPTV AwardsBest Actress (Jury)Won
Best Actress (Viewers)Won
DastaanPakistan Media AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
2012Tera Pyar Nahi BhoolePTV AwardsBest Actress (Jury)Won
Best Actress (Viewers)Nominated
Tamgha-e-ImtiazContribution to artsHonorary
2013AinaTarang Housefull AwardsBest ActressNominated
Best On-Screen CoupleNominated
Yahan Pyar Nahin HaiHum AwardsBest ActressNominated
MaatPakistan Media AwardsBest ActressWon
Hum AwardsBest ActressNominated
2014Ullu Baraye Farokht NahiNominated
Best Actress (Popular)Nominated
2015Bunty I Love YouHum AwardsBest ActressWon
Best Actress (Popular)Nominated
Most Impactful CharacterNominated
Digest WriterBest ActressNominated
Best Actress (Popular)Nominated
Best ActressNominated
MantoARY Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressNominated
Galaxy Lollywood AwardsWon
Pride of PerformanceContribution to artsHonorary
2017Lahore Se AageyGalaxy Lollywood AwardsBest Actor in a Leading Role - FemaleNominated
Best Dance Performance (along with Yasir Hussain)Nominated
Best On-Screen Couple (along with Yasir Hussain)Nominated
Nigar AwardsBest ActressWon
IPPA AwardsBest Actress FilmNominated
BesharamARY Viewers Choice AwardsBest Couple (along with Zahid Ahmed)Nominated
Best ActressWon
IPPA AwardsBest ActressWon
2018Hindi MediumStar Screen AwardsMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleNominated
Masala! AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearWon
Filmfare AwardsBest ActressNominated
Bollywood Film Journalist's AwardsBest Female DebutWon
BaaghiIPPA AwardsBest Actor (Female) - DramaWon
Masala! AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearWon
2020Cheekh1st Pakistan International Screen AwardsBest Television Actress- Viewers ChoiceNominated
Best Television Actress- Critics ChoiceNominated
2022KamliIndus Valley International Film FestivalBest Female ActorWon
Sunday Special Icon AwardsBest Actress Of The YearWon
2023Sar-e-RahUSAID AwardsOutstanding Contribution To USAID-Funded DramaWon

Lux Style Awards

She holds the record of most acting nominations ever received by an actress.

20109th Lux Style AwardsBest Television Actress (Terrestrial)Jinnah Ke NaamNominated
201110th Lux Style AwardsTinkay
201211th Lux Style AwardsTera Pyar Nahi Bhoole
Best Television Actress (Satellite)Pani Jaisa Pyar
201312th Lux Style AwardsMaat
201514th Lux Style AwardsBest Television ActressSannata

16th Lux Style Awards


Mein Sitara
Best Lead Actress in a FilmLahore Se Aagey
201817th Lux Style AwardsBest Television ActressBaaghiWon
202019th Lux Style AwardsCheekhNominated
Real NameSaba Qamar Zaman
Profession(s)Actress, Model, TV Anchor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 7"
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 54 Kg
in Pounds- 119 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-34
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 April 1984
Age (as in 2023)39 Years
Birth PlaceGujranwala, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
HometownLahore, Pakistan
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
DebutFilm: Aina (2013)
TV: Main Aurat Hoon (2010)
FamilyFather- Not Known
Mother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Brother- Not Known
HobbiesYoga, Dancing, Reading
ControversiesNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Kebabs, Biryani
Favourite ActorSaif Ali Khan
Favourite ActressSaima Noor
Favourite FilmChoorian and Na Maloom Afraad
Favourite BookPeer e Kaamil By Umera Ahmed
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Money Factor
Salary3 lakhs/episode(PKR)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Saba Qamar

  • Does Saba Qamar smoke?: Yes 
  • Does Saba Qamar drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Saba had a difficult childhood as she lost her father when she was just 3 years old, and lived with her grandmother for the major part of her childhood.
  • Her original name was Sabahat, which she later changed to Saba.
  • When she was 19 years old, she joined the entertainment industry as her friend’s sister who used to work in a production house helped her as she knew about the potential talent in her.
  • She started her career as a TV actress in Main Aurat Hoon.
  • She became popular by playing the role of Saman in the TV serial Maat.
  • In 2017, she made her Bollywood debut opposite Irrfan Khan in the film Hindi Medium.
  • Before, she rejected Bollywood films like Love Aaj Kal, Cocktai and Delhi 6 and Calling Sehmat.
  • If not actress, then she would have been a choreographer.
  • She was engaged to her cousin who is an engineer in Pakistan Air force.

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