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Mohib Mirza

Mohib Mirza (born 18 August 1979) is a Pakistani actor and television host. He is known for his work in film and television industry of Pakistan for which he has been nominated for various awards.

Born Mohib Mirza
18 August 1979 (age )
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor, host
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Naila Riaz (m. 2005)

Early life

Mirza did his primary schooling from St. Jude’s School in North Nazimabad Town, Karachi. He did his intermediate from Commecs College. When he progressed towards secondary school, he enrolled for drama classes as a hobby; it was not until he went on to do his graduation that he realised his passion for acting.

Career

Mirza started off as a theatre actor in 1999. He was doing Bachelors in Commerce and ran out of funds for the next semester which made him and his friends start a theatre company of their own called Dramaybazz.

They wrote and directed an Urdu play One way ticket, which ran in PACC for 7 days receiving an overwhelming response. Mirza managed to raise more than thrice the amount of money he needed.

Mirza made his debut on television in Sahira Kazmi’s popular PTV drama serial Zebunnisa, about a girl who becomes the victim of domestic violence. Since then Mirza has acted in numerous television serials, telefilms,sitcoms and TV commercials.

He earned international recognition with his film Insha Allah (2009), winning the award in Best Supporting Actorcategory at the International Filmmaker Film Festival held in Kent, England.

Mirza is the first Pakistani actor to be awarded at the festival. He is currently producing a pictorial book titled Silent Cinema, with which he wishes to revive Pakistan’s film industry.

He stated that the title symbolises how the Pakistani cinema is silent and that it needs to show its true potential. The film will star Mirza, with Sanam Baloch, Juggan Kazim, and Sunita Marshall.[10]

Personal life

Mirza married actress Aamina Sheikh in 2005, in an Islamic wedding ceremony at Karachi. Their wedding was a three-day event taking place from 30 April to 2 May 2005. Mohib and Aamina met on the sets of a show which Mohib was hosting and Aamina was directing.

In an interview given to Jang, Mohib revealed that he had the hardest time convincing Aamina’s father and that each meeting with him involved ‘extensive grilling’. The couple gave birth to a daughter, Meissa, who was born on 11 August 2015.

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Insha’Allah Farhan Kara Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor
2011 Love Mein Ghum Himself Special Appearance in song “Love Mein Ghum”
2013 Seedlings Raza Pakistan Media Award for Best Film Actor
Nominated–New York Film Festival Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role
2013 Josh: Independence Through Unity Aamir Nominated–Pakistan Media Award for Best Film Actor
2014 Dukhtar Sohail
2016 Bachaana Vicky
2016 Teri Meri Love Story Nael
2017 Arth 2 Hassan Filming and Post Production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Zebunnisa Aamir
Faisla
2000 Lipton Humsafar
2003 Dunya Hai Dilwalon Ki
2004 Enjoy Kar Ke
Faasley Gar Hongay Darmayan
2005 Sultanat
Kehta Hai Dil Episode: “Bribery & Society”
2006 Jo Bat Ghar Mein Hai Jehanzaib
Minglish
Ishrat Baji Ishrat
Ranjish Hi Sahi Shahaab
Kehta Hai Dil Episode: “Gender Equality”
2007 Khuda Ki Basti
Koi To Ho
Qissa-e-Ulfat Episode: “Ajnabi”
2008 Qissoun ki Chaddar Nauman

Bakar
Episode: “Patriyaan”
Episode: “Aik Aur Akela”
Episode: “Tum Aurat Mein Mard”
Saba aur Fareeda
Grayhan
Tumhein Yad Karte Karte
Shehzadi Sajju
Dil-e-Nadan Faisal Nominated–Lux Style Award for Best TV Actor (Satellite)
Agar Tum Na Hotay Daniyal
Boltay Afsanay Narrator Episode: “Daayin”
2009 Libaas Shayaan Episode: “Sattaeeswaan Ghar”
H.I.T Zarak Episode: “The Hacker”
2010 Tumhein Kuch Yaad Hai Jaana Romi
Phir Se Jeena Seekh Le
Meray Anganay Main Sikandar
Anoushka
Daam Murad Cameo appearance
Hum Tum Ali
Nadaaniyaan One episode
Love Kay Liye Mohib Episode: “Pilot”
White Gold
Madhosh
Mera Saaein Farhad
Neeli Chattri Rustam Episode: “Gairat Case”
Woh Chaar Afzaal Episode: “Sidra ki Kahani”
2011 ZIP Raij
Tere Bina Ali
Ladies Park Narrator
Tootay Huwey Par Samir
Roag Faiq
2012 Hazaron Saal Mohib
Sabz Pari Laal Kabootar Anjay/Anjum
Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley Junaid
Shehr-e-Zaat Hamza Hum Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated–Pakistan Media Award for Best Supporting Actor
Aks Shahnawaz
2013 Kash Aisa Ho Shayyan
Shab-e-Arzoo Ka Alam
Roshni Andhera Roshni
Yeh Shadi Nahi Ho Sakti Sikander
2014 Firaaq Amroze

Telefilm

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Ehteram-e-Muhabbat
2004 Jin Pe Takiya Tha
Dhundalka Screened at the 4th Kara Film Festival
Kya Khoya Kya Paaya
Gurd
Pyaar Chahiye
2005 Bandar Sher Bakri
Kafan
Ward No. 7 Screened at the 5th Kara Film Festival
14 August Telefilm
Roothe Ho Tum
2006 Maut Screened at the 6th Kara Film Festival
Babli Ghar Se Kyun Bhagi Geo TV
Ward No. 7 – Ek Naya Din Aaj TV
The Butcher ARY Digital
Gulabi Sari TV One
Blackboard TV One
2007 Legend of Santa Bakra Qurbaan Guru Aaj TV
Tohfa Abrar Nominated–TVOne Award for Best Actor
Maid-2 TV One
Chinaal Hum TV
Adbi Kahaniyaan Faiz-ud-Deen Episode Aulaad, Hum TV
Bey Aasman Sitara Geo TV
Kharian Se KharaCut Aaj TV
Mulaqaat PTV
Aik Pakistani Mehman PTV
Short Cut ARY Digital
Sauda Aur Saudai Karamat ARY Digital
Baabu Bhai Ka Bayl Sallu
2008 Phir Baabu Bhai Ka Bayl Sallu
Zoja Akbar Akbar
Baarish Mein Deewar Haider Zaman
Aasman Choo Lay
Khwaabon Kay Ameer
Shanaakht
Ab Kya Karain
25 Kadam Par Maut
Sibghat Ki Dulhan Sibghat
Mohandas
Once Upon A Time
Husn-e- Behijaab Israr Baig
Raasta
Suddha Ki Katha
Billo Ki Eid Ho Gayi Sikandar
Billo Ka Tickey Kat Gaya Sikandar
2009 Mout Se 2-Minute Pehle Screened at the 7th Kara Film Festival
Saans
Zindagi Mein Kuch Life Mohsin
Farishta Or Shaitan Shehanshah
Dus Din Hamid
Babies Unlimited Waheed-ud-din
2010 Twins Sajal
Patli Gali Adil
32 March Kamran
I Hate You Ali
One Way Ticket Ahmar
Pyaar Mein Twist Jimmy
Mera Mian Bolay Maen Asif
2011 Inteha Farhan
2014 Kanebaaz Aslam

Theater

Year Title Director Organisation
1999 One Way Ticket Yaseen Bizenjo Dramay Baaz – The Theatre Company for Youth
2003 Kya Khoya Kya Paaya Shahid Shafaat Katha
2006 Sahib-e-Karamaat – a story by Munto Munto Dramay Baaz – The Theatre Company for Youth
Hattak – a story by Munto Munto Dramay Baaz – The Theatre Company for Youth

Music work

  • Hadiqa Kiani’s Saraiki single “Dholan” for album Rung (2004)
  • Akhter Qayyum’s remix video “Kali Kali Rat Mein” (In darkness of the night), for brand Tulsi, directed by Sohail Javed (2006)
  • Abrar-ul-Haq’s music video “Nachaan Me Ode Naal” (I will dance with her), for brand Coca Cola Pakistan(2008)
  • Call’s music video Mere Paas Kuch Nahi (I have nothing), as a mental man (2007)
  • Tania and Omer’s music video “Tere Liye” (for you), also featured Aamina Sheikh (2009)

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