Born: Samina Butt – April 9, 1955
Years active: 1980′sâ€“Present Actress, 1990′s – present Director
Spouse : Usman Peerzada (Married in 1975)
Samina Peerzada is a Pakistani teveision and film actress and director who was born to Moinuddin Butt and Almas Butt in Lahore. Her father is a mechanical engineer. She did her graduation in Commerce. During her academic years she took an active part in extracurricular activities. When she showed an inclination toward acting, both her parents supported her in adopting it as a profession.
In 1975 she married Usman Peerzada, who was also an actor encouraged her career. In 1976 she starred his film Nazdikiyan. This was followed by many films, including “Bazar-e-Husn” and “Khawahish”. She has a long list of TV plays to her credit, among them the popular “Raat” and “Hisar”. She has also performed on stage for such successful productions as “Raaz-o-Niaz” and “Gurya Ghar”.
She has travelled widely, performed in Oslo in an Ibsen festival, and won many awards, including two presidential awards for her films and two Graduate Awards for her work on stage. She has two daughters anum and amal peerzada.
Now, she has become one of the more promising directors hailing from Pakistan’s film industry based in Lahore. She initially directed a string of successful television productions, such as Sophia and Karb for Pakistan Tele-PTV, but later chose to move to the celluluoid world with her rather controversial directorial debut Inteha, a film in which she also had a short role. Inteha was well received in the major urban centers of Pakistan, and paved way for Peerzada to direct Shararat, a film which lacked the slick urban look which people related Peerzada’s films with. She has in recent years put cinema on the backburner and has instead chosen to act in a number of television serials for the plethora of new Pakistani cable / satellite channels. However, Peerzada returns to cinema with Saqib Malik’s directorial debut Ajnabee Shehr Mein where she stars alongside Shaan and Ali Zafar. The film is expected to release sometimes this year.
Currently Samina Peerzada has returned to acting in Pakistani television plays such as Sheeshay Ka Mahal, Kaanch, and Ghar Gharonda.
Recently, Samina Peerzada was invited by Amnesty International India in New Delhi for International Week of Justice Festival, December 5-10, 2008, commemorating the 60th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Samina participated in three public forums for the festival at Jamia Millia Islamia and Alliance Francaise on the issues of women empowerment, democracy and torture.
Some of Samina’s popular drama serials
Drama Serial Mohabbat Kon Rokay on ARY Tv
Drama Serial Zard Dopehar on Ptv
Drama Serial Karb on Ptv
Drama Serial Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Be Nishan on Geo
Drama Serial Noor Pur Ki Rani on Hum Tv
Drama Serial Dil Diya Dehleez on Hum Tv
Drama Serial Ishq Ki Inteha on Geo Tv
Drama Soap Thori Door Saath Chalo Geo Tv
Drama Serial Sheeshay Ka Mahal on Ptv
Drama Serial Koi Lamha Gulab Ho on Hum Tv
Drama Serial Ana on Geo Tv
Drama Serial Chaar Chaand on Geo Tv
Drama Serial Dil e Nadan on Geo Tv
Drama Serial Tair e Lahooti on Hum Tv
* Beyond the last mountain (Musafir)
* Zar Gul (1995) .
* Khwahish (1993)
* Darya Khan (1991)
* Bulandi (1990)
* Mukhra (1988)
* Nazdeekiyan (1986)
* The Blood of Hussain (1981)
Director: 2000s 1990s
* Inteha (1998)
* Shararat (2003)