Senior Female Celebrities Who rule the Drama Industry!

A drama or a play can only revolve around two characters, the hero and the heroine if the drama is especially been directed for the valentines day. However, not every day of the year is the 14th of February and hence the reality of our drama industry is the fact that the plots of the story relate to the people of the society in a way or so and for that, every character of the serial is equally important.

Having said so, Let us focus on the roles that are been played by the senior actresses in the dramas, who make the project a real hit through their flawless acting skills and experience in the field. It is a fact that not all the actors are versatile enough to carry every role accordingly, but according to my best observation, the following actresses can perform pretty well in any role been offered to them, ranging from a helpless, poor widow to a wicked, social woman. Have a look!

1) Samina Pirzada



Samina has always kept her fans bind to her through her amazing acting skills. Partially because of her acting and partially because of the presence of an ‘X-factor’ in her personality, Samina is always having a never ending list of offers. From her wicked role in Meri Zaat Zaraa-e-Benishaan and Ghao, her confused state in Mera Naseeb, an old, sensible lady in Shehr-e-Zaat, a spirit in ‘The Ghost’ and a strong woman in Zindagi Gulzar hai, Samina knows which mode to ON as per the needs of the role.

2) Badar Khalil


The ‘Aani’ of Tanhaiyaan, the Lady that suits in every role, Badar Khalil is one of the most talented actresses in the Pakistani Drama industry. Badar Khalil owns a unique style of delivering the dialogues which seems very natural and resembles to that of one of your aunties too, I am Sure. Her acting in Qudusi Sahab ki Bewaah is something that was totally a surprise to me. Badar Khaleel enjoys a graceful personality and hence she is one of the most liked celebrities within the nation.

3) Bushra Ansari


Bushra is a perfect example of a multi-talented  artist.  Just like Samina Pirzada,Bushra Ansari has her own way of picking up the role and molding her personality onscreen accordingly. Her acting skills in Bilquees Kaur, Mera Naseeb,Aini ki Ayegi Barat deserve an applause. Bushra is really a treasure for the industry.

4)  Shamim Hilali


This Lady is truly an artist. What I like the most about is her outstanding simplicity, which is feature owned by her only.  Her most memorable performances came in the dramas ‘Maigh Malhaar’, which aired on former channel STN and ‘Sophia’, which was a very popular drama on PTV. Being a senior actress, Shamim’s performances do not make her seem like an actress but a natural performer. Its always a pleasure watching her on screen,whether it be in Maat, Uraan or Talkhiyaan.

5) Saba Hameed


“Azam, Aap Agaye..?” is something I would never forget about Saba Hameed,after all that’s what I remember first about her, that is her Flawless performance in Family Front. Seems like Hina Dilpazeer of Bulbulay is a new version of the hilarious  Family front team. Saba Hameed is  a capable actress who is good in everything she does on screen. However, it is a pity that such a wonderful actress is suffering through typecasting where every next role been offered to her is of a cruel mother-in-law just like in Main Abdul Qadir hun, Qaid-e-Tanhai and Ik Tamana Lahasil, on the top of the list. Believing that Saba Hameed would soon be seen in something new and exciting, it is to say that we, as an audience still rates her on top of the list.

6) Rubina Ashraf

Rubina Ashraf Pakistani Actress Photo (1)

Rubina Ashraf is a great actress who keeps entertaining her audience through her acting skills. Though her acting in her new serial Parchaiyaan didn’t enjoy  good rating, she is still very close to the hearts of the viewers. Her performance as Inspector Shehla is something that is kind of a historical piece of work.

7) Hina Dilpazeer


Momo has created a new world in the field of comedy, especially when the drama industry is suffering through a really bad taste in terms of comedy. Hina, who started her career very late has proven that talent has no age. Her acting or perhaps the masterpiece of work in Bulbulay will always be remembered by the viewers and the next generation. Bulbulay seems like CID of the neighboring country. It keeps on repeating, the viewers keep on watching it!

8) Hina Bayat


I, personally like Hina’s acting a lot, probably because of the fact that I have been adoring her for her personality and dressing since she first appeared on screen in a discussion program called,Uljhan Suljhan. Being a writer herself, Hina’s columns are what I really love to read. Coming to her acting, It seems that she takes her acting career really serious and tries to work hard accordingly. 

Although there are many other senior celebrities like Fazila Qazi, Shagufta Ejaz, but the above stated 8 females are one of those who can be awarded for laying the foundation of acting in the country. Please feel free to share your favorite senior celebrities too 🙂


Nida Zaidi


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  • Fatima Tuz Zahra

    MASHALLAH pretty ladies. lots of lots of love and prayers for all of them….love hina dilpazeer for being versatile in a perfect way……….all of them are great actresses MASHALLAH

    • nida_zaidi


  • Seema

    yess agreed wid Nida ,,All of them are Great Gr8 Actresses MashAllah

    • nida_zaidi

      Thank You So much Seema, 🙂 Pleasure to have readers like you

  • metallic aqrab

    love the you started writing about saba hameed with “aazam aap aa gaye!”

    • nida_zaidi

      Honestly Aqrab, that is something very close to our hearts,isn't it 🙂

  • kashhaf

    these r asset of pakistan

  • wisechap

    Good choice. Sania Saeed should be there in the list.

    • ZoYa

      Sania is not that old yet I guess. But a brilliant actress indeed.

      • wisechap

        Sania appeared in Drama TAPASH in 1989 . She was young then but she is much senior than Hina Dilpazir and Hina Khawja Bayat. She did a superhit serial AAHAT in 1990. Then again she appeared in Sitara and Mehrun-nisa. She also worked as host on NTM, Pakistan's first private sector. This kind of host is now extinct from our present day channels. Any one remember the hosts on ptv and ntm who used to tell which programme in aired the next moment.

  • momena

    i simply adore saba hameed and momo, and u forgot saba's brilliant acting in man jali in which she iz not a wicked mother in law

  • Uzma

    Hina rocks as Momo….she is such gooood actress…my kids luv her

  • Hafsa

    SABA HAMEED is an awesome, versatile, extremely talented and a pretty actress!! <3 =)
    Love her gestures, acting, smile, voice, tone, expressions, command on character and everything!!! <3 =)

  • Lubna rashid

    Yes,they r the true legends of our drama industry all of them r briiliaant actresses Hats Off to all of them

  • asma

    nice pick though hina dilpazeer n hina bayat do not com under dis list…..both hina r no doubt fab in dere wrk specially ms dilpazeer however senority comes wid a years of wrk done nt wid age..

  • usa

    Saba Pervaiz and Rubina Ashraf are my all time favourites.

  • nosheen zahid

    saba hameed samina peerzadah sania saeed samina ahmed badar khalil nasreen qureeshi these are the true female celebirities

  • Zaibi

    SABA HAMID!! <3 😀 I just love her! ^_^ AZAM AAP AAGAYE? hahahaah 😛 She is such a versatile actress, she can play any kind of character, well she is not only playing negative characters..we can also see her in light character such as in Baraat Series, Manjlai etc. :* Asset of Pakistan, God bless her! :))))

  • sadiqian

    Nice Review..AZAM AAP AGAYE…hahaha reminds me of my childhood!
    But you haven't mentioned about SABA HAMEED as RUBBIA in Baraat series which was absolutely unforgettable.
    I really like SAMINA PIRZADA's versatility.
    BUSHRA ANSARI is awesome.I'm punjabi elders said that Bushra Ansari showed different Punjabi accents that is of a Sikhni and Faisalabadi in two different serials(barat series and Bilqees kaur).It means she is so talented and has a command over dialogue delivery that she can speak multiple accents of a language that is not her mother tongue! WOW
    ROOH AFZA,SHAKURAN AUNTY,MOMO and so many!!! No words for you.Your actions heal my dejected heart!

  • Huma ahmad

    Hina Bayat is not suitable for this list …..I don't think she is versatile , her acting is good but in one typical role like she is
    doing in Zindagi gulzar hai, and humsafar or shehr-e-zaat.

  • uuu

    you forgot Samina Ahmad. She is the best and versatile. Her acting in Ainne kee aye gee barat awesome.

  • noreen

    i love bushrA ANSARI BEST ACTOR

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  • samar

    Saba is the most versatile,,talented nd gorgeous actoress of pak..I like her acting,,smile,,expressions,,voice n dialogue delivery n everything..she is a true legend..just love her <3..may God bless her..all other r also gud.. 🙂

  • Sarah

    I was also going to say that Both of Hinas are NOT suitable or eligible for this list yet, so far all their roles and acts have been very monotous and no versatility. Moreover, I would also add that Saba's best performance for me was her role in "Manjali", I think she just nailed that role so well that it was beyond superb!.

    • wisechap

      Saba's best performance was in her serials in late 80s Aasman and specially in Nashaib in which she acted as a wife of a food inspector who was much inferior in mental status as compared to his wife. Saba did her best performance in this serial. I don't know when was it first appeared . I saw it a few years ago on PTV .

  • tanisha

    i simply salute to all

  • shanzay

    i think ,atiqa odho should be here in this list .she is versatile actor too

  • ambreen tariq

    don't took it personal, but the last 2 actoress don't fall in this category. as they are only acting for few years, while others have ruled for centuries.

  • Muhammad Nadir

    Love watching Saba Hameed in all type of roles she do :-*
    And I simply love Shagufta Ejaz from deep of my heart :-*
    She is the most adorable lady in the whole drama industry.
    Love u MADAM <3 <3 <3

  • umerabie

    list is very nice agree wid list except hina bayat,bcoz she is not rule the drama industry n no diffrent roll which she did…?i think also savera nadeem should b there…i like her acting n personality…

  • uzma

    Absolutely adore the dialogue delivery of Hina Dilpazeer in Bulbulay..makes a refreshing change for one to be able to smile watching the tv screen given the depressing news stories being aired on Pakistani Channels. Pakistani dramas are at their very best due to these talented people. More awards and recognition should be provided to enhance this talent as opposed to remembering actors after they have died.

  • aleesha

    they are the bright stara of pakistan 😀 may allah bless them always

  • Sunita

    Are we not forgetting Uzma Gillani?

  • urwa

    according to me no 1 is hina dilpazeer she comes in uncounted dramas then hina khawaja and samina and saba hameed!

  • urwa

    amd u all forgot sawera nadeem!

  • saba

    Hina Bayat is not at all suitbable for the list. You can not list her on your personal likings base. You forgot Samina Ahmed. 🙁

  • Lala Rukh

    Truely, Samina Peerzada's acting is simply suberb, whether its (old PTV drama) Karb, Dastaan, sher-e-Zaat or the current Zindage Gulzar hai.
    I loved her character in Sher-e-Zaat, the way she acted is simply outstanding, she did justice with the character, she is truely a "Nani" a graceful Nani, I loved her.

  • Moon Khan

    Swera Nadeem ko list me na dalna ziyadti hy