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Humayun Saeed

Humayun Saeed (born Humayun Saeed Ansari: 27 July 1971) is a Pakistani film/television actor and producer.

Saeed is also a co-founder of the media production house Six Sigma Entertainment Plus which produces television drama serials and commercial movies.

He has appeared in dozens of Pakistani television dramas and limited number of films, and earned numerous accolades, including Lux Style Awards  and ARY Film Awards  Saeed Enjoys substantial fan following in Pakistan since the beginning of his career and was often ranked amongst the highest paid TV actors of his time.

Born 27 July 1971
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Occupation Film actor, producer, television actor
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Samina Humayun Saeed

Early life and family

Saeed was born on 27 July 1971 to a Muslim family in Karachi. Saeed attended Nasra School in Karachi where he excelled in his studies and earned the distinction through out his academic career till matriculation.

Later he enrolled himself at a prominent institution St. Patrick’s college in Karachi and earned a Bachelors degree in commerce.

Saeed stated he was happily employed at a garments factory, as a general manager, before he got into the showbizness.

He described himself as “shy” when growing up. Saeed is married to Samina Humayun Saeed.

Career

Saeed began his career as a television producer in the late 80s. His maiden production did not produce favorable results.

After stepping into showbiz, Saeed’s powerful presence caught the eye of directors and he was cast in the TV shows for acting roles. “Ye Jahaan”, a musical that was telecast in 1996 became his debut.

The same year he was declared best actor for his performance in Ab Tum Ja Saktay Ho, directed by Mehreen Jabbar, in which he was cast opposite Sania Saeed and Khalida Riyasat.

Saeed continued doing TV productions alongside. He partnered with Sultana Siddiqui in late 90s and then Abdullah Kadwani in 2000s for his production companies. He is hailed as one of the most successful producers of the current time.

DAWN newspaper wrote “Enter the world of Humayun Saeed; where acting acumen is merged with a flair for business, benchmarks are set while new projects are constantly underway, and brooding romanticism rules supreme. After 15-odd years in the business, he is indubitably at the top of his game”.

Saeed’s notable TV work as an actor includes Mehndi (drama), Doraha (TV series), “Kabhi Kabhi Pyar Mein”, Kaafir (TV series), Uraan, “Hum Se Juda Na Hona” “Ladies Park”, “Dillagi” and guest roles in Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan and Daam. Saeed has made appearance on reality shows like “Living on the edge” as a participant. He also judged a dancing reality show on ARY Digital in 2009.

Films

Saeed made his film debut in 1999 with Samina Peerzada’s movie “Inteha”. He portrayed the negative role in Inteha and went on to receive the National Award – Best Actor – for his role in his very first film.

Due to poor conditions of Pakistan Film Industry at that time, he did only limited number of movies until the revival of cinema began in 2013.

He has done 3 movies since the resurgence of cinema in 2013, Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, Bin Roye, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, all 3 of them were declared commercially successful. His film Jawani Phir Nahi Aniholds the record of highest grossing film of all time on Pakistani box office.

Awards

Saeed is one of the most decorated Pakistani actors. He has received numerous award nominations and honours including a minimum of 5 Lux Style Awards.

He received special recognition awards at Pakistan Achievement Awards 2015 UK and Europe  and at 4th Hum Awards in 2016 for his invaluable contribution towards revival of Pakistani cinema.

Saeed’s film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani swept the ARY Film Awards ceremony with total of 17 awards, also earning him the award for the best male actor in a leading role.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Inteha Zafar
2000 No Paisa No Problem He performed drag act in the movie, a thief disguised as a girl
2007 Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga Zoheb/Babar
2008 Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay
2009 Jashnn Aman Bajaj (Indian Film)
2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Coach Akbar
2015 Bin Roye Irtaza
2015 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Sherry co-produced
2016 Actor In Law himself Special Appearance
2017 Project Ghazi Army Colonel
2017 Main Punjab Nahin Jaoongi co-produced
TBA Yalghaar  Trojan (A Militant)

List of television series

As actor

  • Chaandni Raatain
  • Ishq Ki Inteha
  • Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan
  • Daam
  • Mohabbat Rooth Jaye Toh
  • Ana
  • Riyasat
  • Kaafir(Drama)
  • Doraha
  • Aashti
  • Ishq Junoon Deewangi
  • Yeh Zindagi Hai
  • Uraan
  • Omar Dadi aur Gharwalay
  • Neeyat
  • Bin Roye (Film)
  • Bin Roye (Film changed drama)
  • Ladies Park
  • Dil Lagi

As producer

  • Moorat
  • Riyasat
  • Makan
  • Doraha
  • Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan
  • Daam
  • Talafi
  • Manzil
  • Sarkar Sahab
  • Gul-e-Rana

Awards and nominations

Year Category Film/Drama Role Awards Result Ref.
1996 Best Actor in a telefilm (TV) Ab Tum Jaa Saktay Ho Shoukat PTV Awards Won
2000 Best Actor in a negative role(Film) Inteha National Awards Won
2002 Best Actor (TV) Kabhi Kabhi Pyar Mein Babban Mian/Ahmar 1st Lux Style Awards Nominated
2002 Best Actor (TV) Kangan PTV Awards Won
2002 Best Actor Inteha (Film) Graduate Awards Won
2002 Best Actor Inteha (Film) Nigaar Awards Won
2003 Best Actor (TV) Chandni Ratain Asim 2nd Lux Style Awards Won
2004 Best Actor (TV) Mehndi Shahzeb 3rd Lux Style Awards Won
2005 Best Tv actor in a drama series Mujrim (Maa aur mamta) The 1st Indus Drama Awards Won
2005 Best Tv actor (satellite) Hum Say Judaa Na Hona 4th Lux Style Awards Won
2007 Best Tv actor (satellite) Tere Ishq Main 6th Lux Style Awards Nominated
2008 Best Tv actor (satellite) Koi Tau Barish 7th Lux Style Awards Won
2010 Best Tv actor (satellite) Ishq Junoon Deewangi Sahil 9th Lux Style Awards Won
2010 Best Tv actor (satellite) Doraha Omar 9th Lux Style Awards Nominated
2014 Best Actor (Film) Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Coach Akbar Din 13th Lux Style Awards Nominated
2014 Best Actor in a leading role (Popular) Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Coach Akbar Din 1st ARY Film Awards Nominated
2014 Best Actor in a leading role (Jury) Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Coach Akbar Din 1st ARY Film Awards Won
2016 Best Actor (Film) Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Sherry 15th Lux Style Awards Won
2016 Best Actor in a leading role Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Sherry 2nd ARY Film Awards Won
2016 Best Actor (Recognition Award) Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Bin Roye Sherry, Irtaza 4th Hum Awards Won Other awards and honours
  • Best actor for musical telefilm Zeher by Yasir Akhtar
  • Best Actor Award at Pakistan Achievement Awards (2015)
  • Recognition for contribution to Pakistani cinema 

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