Samiya Mumtaz is counted among the most talented and sophisticated actors in the Pakistani drama industry. She works very selectively and the scripts she choose always go out to become big hits and not only because they have unnecessary drama but because they are very unique and fresh. She recently performed in two dramas, Dil Na Umeed To Nahi and Sang e Mah back to back and both were not your run of the mill saas-bahu stories. She impressed us in both and these days she is taking a break on her farm.
Samiya Mumtaz was a theater actress mainly and she got into television a bit later as she was not interested. She actually started hosting a show with Dawn English where she was noticed by Umera Ahmed whose successful novel Meri Zaat Zarra e Benishan was going to get dramatized. She suggested Samiya for the lead role to producer Humayun Saeed.
Samiya did not even know who Humayun was when she got the offer for the role. She actually asked Nadia Jamil if she should take the offer. Nadia said that she should say yes in an instant and Humayun and Umera are both big names. She also guided her how to charge for dramas. And as we say the rest is history.
The drama went on to become a mega hit and Samiya used to get recognized in public which she was not used to. At first she started to camouflage but later realized that this is not how one can always live. This is what she shared about success of Meri Zaat Zarra e Benishan and the effect it had on her life.