Saba Hameed’s Talented Family Tree

As we all know, Saba Hameed is the one who is among renowned and unbelievably talented media  personalities of Pakistan. Her acting skills, involvement in every character she has been assigned with, perfect dialogue delivery and her expressions are truly matchless. She was to a Muslim Family in Lahore and is a daughter of famous writer and columnist Hameed Akhter.

She got married to Syed Pervaiz Shafi and is a mother of two children Meesha Shaafi and Faris Shaafi. Due to some issues their marriage was unable to work out for them,she filed divorce and soon got married to Waseem Abbas.

sSaba Hamid is a talented artist who proved herself in many dramas ,long plays,Tv shows, comedy shows and sitcoms.  Saba works for both Pakistan Television and private channels which includes Geo Tv,Ary, Hum Tv and many more. Various performances of Saba Hameed still live in heart of masses. Her performance in a sitcom “Family Front” proved her versatility in field of acting as a great comic performer.


Coming towards Meesha Shaafi,daughter of Saba Hameed from her ex-husband, she is one of her own kind.She is a singer,model and an actor at the same time and gave excellent performances in Lollywood,bollywood and Hollywood. In 2012,she was casted in a Hollywood movie Mira Nair- The reluctant Fundamentalist. In the same year ,she was also casted for a huge Lollywood project Waar.As far as Bollywood is concerned, she was seen as a swimmer in Bollywood’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag,that was a huge hit in India.Her role in that movie wasnt that much defined and important,still ,for all scenes during which she was seen on the screen, she nailed it.


Coming to her singing career,she was lead vocalist in a band called Overload. A turn came in her career when she sang Alif Allah with Arif Lohaar in Coke Studio and she got famous for her loud, different and vibrant voice. Alif Allah is considered to be the most viewed Pakistani video and has scored around 11 million views.

arif-lohar-meesha-shafi-jugniFaris Shaafi,son of Saba Hameed and Pervaiz Shaafi started his career as a singer(rapper) and got much popularity because of his video Awaam. He then tried his luck in field of acting  and performed in a popular show Manjali that was aired Geo Tv.Faris Shah’s second video Tere Bina wasnot a huge hit still it was considered to be an entertaining song.


On serious note, I was completely unaware of both Faris Shah and Meesha Shaafi as Saba’s children. It was a big treat to know that Saba has a strong family tree as far as field of showbiz  is concerned.

Waseem Abbas,husband of Saba, is Pakistani actor and director.He appeared onscreen with his real life wife Saba Hameed for the very first time in a sitcom Family Front. Waseem statrted his career in early 80s and gained much popularity due to his performances in serial Samandar and then Aashiyaana.


  I am not familiar of samandar, but I was a huge fan of Aashiyaana and at that time, I was a young kid.Few months back, I downloaded that serial again and revived my childhood memories.Without any doubt, every single character in that serial performed extremely well.He also performed in many serials which include Badaltai Mausam,Ishq rog,Zara se baat and Manzil etc. Till now, Waseem is giving his best in every project that he is signing.

All my sincere prayers and well wishes are with them.

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Rabia Basharat.



My name is Shozib Ali. I have done Bachelors in Media Sciences. Currently Working as an administrator and content writer for reviewit.

  • Two sisters of Saba, Lalarukh hameed and huma hameed have also worked on PTV in 1980’s they quit acting after marriage and are now settled in canada.

    His father was a great writer, a famous leftist (communist) and was also jailed several times due to his political views. Hameed Akhtar also produced two films “Sukkh ka sapna” 1962 and “Parayee Aag” 1971 both were flops and also wrote scripts for films in Mumbai before partition. He has also written many books and his biography as well.

    People of my generation knew Saba as daughter of Hameed Akhtar, but current generation knew Hameed Akhtar as father of Saba, so Saba has somewhat out-shinned her father

    • Bushra Hameed is her fourth sister,and she never worked in dramas,All sisters were students of Kinnaird girls high school, Lahore… LaLa rukh hammed was my class fellow in school

      • Yes thanks, i had also mentioned it in my article on the family of Hameed Akhtar, available on

    • Sir Its always nice to hear from you.You are so right,all depends on which generation you are born. Classic or Millennium. Both have their own charm and perks.. :)

    • Yes Khazina. It was my typing mistake,I had Faris Shah in my mind while typing though I knew that he shares a family name of Shaafi along with her sister Meesha.. :)

  • How I could someone , a big fan or PTV can forget aashiyan. Absolutely marvelous script penned down by munno bhai and extremely talented duo director usman-zulfiqar direction make worth to watch and unforgettable performances of lead character made this serious mile stone in the history of Pakistani dramas. I am still looking forward for sequel of aashiyana as I personally believe that story could follow after the marriage of Noman and sapna g. I have a thought for this story :-)

    • Yes Dani.. You are so right.. I am also waiting desperately for Aashyaana’s sequel to be announced soon.
      Nice to hear from you.Keep on reading.

  • God this article shows how anyone can grab a pen and put down limited knowledge and call it an article, writing about Saba hameed , should have done some research to give a deserving tribute . ‘Im not familiar with sumander’ person should be made to get familiar with sumamder before being allowed to start writing anything about our last generation of good talented artists. And doing research about such famous people and plays wouldn’t be a problem either , just ask your parents or grand parents.
    Saba is divorced now, so please mind it, son is Faris shafi not shah, Huma hameed the brilliant actress sister did some incredible plays in 80s and recently made a good comeback in the latest of doli ke aye ge Barat series.
    I can go on , but whoever is running this page , please shoe some professionalism and get people who are passionate about Drama and artists .

  • I know Saba Hameed and Huma Hameed as a tv actors,I was a kid in 80s and still remember both the sisters appearing quite frequently on tv screen, as it was only one channel at that time and 8 o clock drama was our family best time. Where is Huma Hameed , I haven’t seen her since then, can you tell something about her , with her recent picture.

  • FYI Waseem Abbas is one of Icon’s of Drama Industry, his father Inayat Hussain Bhatti was a famous film actor/singer.

  • masha ALLAH..its nice to hear that misha has worked in a hollywood moie…i would love to watch her performance…
    saba hameed ki to kya baat hay… Allah bless her and all those legends like her..ameen.
    faris inka beta hay mujy ni pata tha but the v first song of him was good enough…
    family front jesa sitcom ajtak ni ban saka..wesi acting ..wesa sab kuch…
    baqi blessings with her and family…may ALLAH bless all my actors who are working smartly and intelligently..without shortcut approach.

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