Sanam Saeed is a known name not only in Pakistan but also all across the subcontinent today. Having carved a niche for herself in theatre, films and television, she has played a variety of characters. Be it portraying a macho male character to even an independent and strong woman, the actor is known for her interesting and diverse roles. Over the years, we have enjoyed watching the multitalented and gorgeous actress on screen.
Today, as we celebrate her 38th birthday, watch out for these 5 incredible performances of hers that definitely stole our hearts:
‘Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam’
Sanam marked her web debut in Zindagi original ‘Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam’, a crime drama anthology which began streaming on Zee5 in 2021. Directed by Meenu Gaur and produced by Shailja Kejriwal, the show traces the story of seven women, who, enraged by men’s deception, opportunism and brutality, take matters into their own hands. Sanam played the character of Zuvi, a high-society wife and artist who commits a cold-blooded crime. She went on to win heaps of praise for her portrayal of a femme fatal in an aesthetic and bold fashion.
‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’
Zindagi’s most popular show ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’, which became a household name also marked India's introduction to one of the most celebrated on-screen pairs – Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed. The show revolves around two post-grad students Kashaf (Sanam Saeed) and Zaroon (Fawad Khan), opposite in thoughts and financial status. Sanam essayed the role of a fiercely independent, ambitious female protagonist, contributing to its popularity amongst women.
Back in 2018, Pakistan selected Asim Abbasi's debut feature ‘Cake’ as its submission for the best foreign-language film at the Oscars. A slice-of-life drama, the film centres around three siblings who return to their native Pakistan when their old parents fall ill. Sanam played Zara, a girl who is troubled by an incident in her past and holds the thread of the plot. The actor added interesting layers to the well-written role, in a story that sent out an interesting message and we can relate to the movie in some way or another. ‘Cake’ had its world premiere at London’s Leicester Square becoming the first Pakistani film to have such an opening. Among its many accolades is the win for Best Feature Narrative at the 13th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival in Seattle. It also won Best Feature Fiction, in the audience category at the 2018 edition of the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal.
‘Kahi Chaand Na Sharma Jaye’
Sanam Saeed played a double role in ‘Kahi Chaand Na Sharma Jaye’, a Pakistani comedy telefilm. Only someone like Sanam could have been able to pull off a role like this where she disguised as a male. The talented actor portrayed the role of Mishal and Sameer (twins) with a lot of finesse and ease.
‘Ishrat Made In China’
The romantic action-comedy film was Sanam Saeed’s recent release which came out last year. The story revolves around a young man named Ishrat (Mohib Mirza) who goes to China in order to fulfil his dream. The film is the spin-off of Mirza's comedy series ‘Ishrat Baji’ (2006). The chemistry between Sanam and Mohib Mirza was one of the key highlights of the film. Sanam played a glamorous role as Ishrat’s love interest and stunned the audience with her unique performance.