It’s a shame that Pakistani actors and actresses don’t cross the border for work more often. Celebrated Pakistani actress Saba Qamar did just that for Hindi Medium, sharing the top billing with the late Irrfaan Khan. Her talent, smouldering looks and feisty attitude would make her a diva in no time.
Saba Qamar Zaman was born on 5 April 1985 into a Sindhi family in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.
She lost her father at a very young age and spent most of her childhood in Gujranwala with her grandmother. Her early education was started in Gujranwala, then moved to Lahore to pursue further studies. Her family is settled in Karachi.
Qamar is considered one of the nation’s most popular and highest-paid actresses. After the success of Mein Sitara and Hindi Medium, she was cited by critics as one of the finest actresses in Pakistan.
Throughout her career, she has received several accolades including Lux Style Awards, Hum Awards, Pakistan Media Awards, PTV Awards and a Filmfare Awards nomination. In 2012, the Government of Pakistan honoured her with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, the fourth-highest decoration given to civilians in Pakistan based on their achievements.
In 2016, she received Pride of Performance in recognition of meritorious work in the field of arts.
Who is Saba Qamar away from the camera?
Qamar has supported charitable organisations for various causes. She is involved with several humanitarian causes and is vocal about issues faced by women and children. In August 2018, Qamar expressed in an interview, “I encourage and urge people to invest in good education as it will shape the future of our children and our society”.
The media and fans in Pakistan obsess over her, and she can’t put a foot wrong. When she cancelled a wedding she stood up for herself and her choices. She recently got engaged and made this comment:
She further raised her hands for collecting COVID relief funds for poor minorities and transgender communities with Ali Zafar’s charity trust “Ali Zafar Foundation”.