Born In: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Humayun Saeed is a noted Pakistani actor and producer, who has been regaling the Pakistani audience with his memorable performances for last three decades. Beginning his career as the general manager in a garment concern, he soon became interested in show business and despite his parents’ objection decided to take a plunge, debuting on television with his own production, Iqraar, a television drama. However, he had to wait until 1996 to get the recognition he deserved, earning a Best Actor Award with his debut film Ab Tum Jaa Saktey Ho in the same year. Thereafter, he did not have to look back and continued to appear mostly on television series, most notable of them being Mehndi, Doraha, Kabhi Kabhi Pyar Mein, Kaafir, Uraan, Hum Se Juda Na Hona, Ladies Park, Dillagi, Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan etc. Among his notable work on big screen are Inteha, Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Bin Roye etc. Also a successful producer, he has produced several successful films and television drama, receiving Pride of Performance Award for his contribution to the revival of Pakistani cinema, in 2021.
Also Known As: Humayun Saeed Ansari
Spouse/Ex-: Samina Humayun Saeed
father: Mohammad Saeed
mother: Zakia Rana Saeed
siblings: Adnan, Amir Saeed, Babar, Salman, Salman Saeed
Born Country: Pakistan
Founder/Co-Founder: Co-founder of Six Sigma Entertainment
education: St. Patrick's college
awards: 2021 - Pride of Performance
2004; 2003 · Mehndi
Chaandni Raatain - Lux Style Award for Best TV Actor - Viewer's Choice
2018; 2016 · Punjab Nahi Jaungi; Jawani Phir Nahi Ani - Lux Style Award for Best Film Actor - Viewer's Choice
2010; 2008 · Ishq Junoon Deewangi; Koi Tau Barish - Lux Style Award for Satellite Best TV Actor
2014 · Main Hoon Shahid Afridi - Lux Style Award for Best Original Soundtrack
2005 · Hum Se Juda Na Hona - Lux Style Award for Best TV Actor (Terrestrial)
Humayun Saeed was born as Humayun Saeed Ansari on 27 July 1971 in Karachi, a city located in the Pakistani province of Sindh. Both his parents, Mohammad and Zakia Rana Saeed, were of well-educated background. Born eldest of their five children, he has four brothers; Salman, Amir, Adnan and Babar.
Saeed had his schooling at Karachi’s Nasra School and on graduating from there entered St. Patrick's College, from where he earned his bachelor's degree in commerce possibly in 1991. Although little is known about this period, it is believed that he was an excellent student and earned distinctions throughout his student life.
As a college student, he took part in a number of short plays. However, he did not nurture any acting ambition at this stage and on graduating from college began his career as a high-paying general manager of a garment factory.
While he was working in the garment sector, one of his actor friends took him to meet director Tasneem Aslam, who was at that time looking for a lead actor. Soon, he appeared for an audition and was initially accepted. Later however, the director changed his mind.
Saeed later said, “…the rejection came as a challenge, and I thought I should prove it to the world that I could act - and act well.” To make his point, he decided to produce his own show.
Humayun Saeed began his acting career with Iqraar‘, a television drama that he also produced. But unfortunately, it failed to see the light of the day till 1998. Meanwhile, he continued to struggle, finally making his debut with a television series called Karooron Ka Aadmi in 1995.
His second TV appearance was in a musical called Ye Jahaan (1996). Also, in the same year, he debuted in television film with Ab Tum Jaa Saktey Ho, and received his first Best Actor Award for it. Another of his important work of this period was Zeher
In 1999, he debuted on the big screen with Intehan, in which he played the role of an obsessive lover. Although the film was initially banned for showing marital rape, it later had a successful run across the country.
His second film, No Paisa No Problem, in which he performed as a thief disguised as a girl, was released in 2000. However, it flopped at the box office. He therefore, returned to the television, appearing in Chandni Raatein in 2002 and Mehndi in 2003.
In 2005, he branched out to production and produced two television series called Moorat and Riyasat. They were followed in 2006 by Manzil and Makan and in 2007 by Sarkar Sahab. Also, in 2007, he appeared in his third film, Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga.
In 2008, he co-produced Doraha, a drama television series based on Urdu novel Mein Ne Khawabon Ka Shajar Dekha Hai. That apart, he also appeared in it as Umer, the protagonist. Also, in 2008, he appeared in his fourth film, Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay.
In 2009, Humayun Saeed starred in an Indian Hindi-language musical romance film called ‘ashnn — The Music Within. Also, in the same year, he appeared in multiple television series including Aashti, Ishq Junoon Dewangi and Ishq Ki Inteha.
In 2010, he co-founded an independent film and television production company called Six Sigma Plus, producing Meri Zaat and Daam in the same year.
Concurrently with producing, he also continued to act, appearing in Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan, Daam and Uraan in 2010. In the following year, he appeared in six television productions; Omer Dadi Aur Gharwale, Tum Ho Ke Chup, Kaafir, Mohabbat Rooth Jaye Toh, Ladies Park‘ and Neeyat.
In 2012, he co-produced Talafi for PTV Network. In the following year, he returned to the big screen after a long gap, co-producing Main Hoon Shahid Afridi and also appearing in this film as Coach Akbar.
From the middle of 2010s, he began to concentrate more on films, appearing in productions like Bin Roye (2015), Jawani Phir Nahin Aani (2015), Actor In Law (2016), Punjab Nahin Jaoongi (2017), Yalghaar (2017), Jawani Phir Nahin Aani 2 (2018), Project Ghazi (2019), Love You Jatta (2019) and Loafer (2020).
Meanwhile from August 2019 to January 2020, he was also seen on television, depicting the role of Danish Akhtar in Meray Paas Tum Ho, a Six Sigma Plus production.
Concurrently with acting, he also continues to produce both films and television series through his company, Six Sigma Plus, one of their most recent films being Prem Gali (2020). On television, his last production work was Bharaas, a romantic thriller that ran from 28 September 2020 to February 4, 2021.
Humayun Saeed is perhaps best known for his 2015 work, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani. Made on budget of ₨ 85 million, the film earned a total of ₨494.4 million at the box office.
Humayun Saeed has so far received numerous awards, beginning with a PTV Award for his work in Ab Tum Jaa Saktay Ho, in 1996. It was followed in 2002 by another PTV Award for his work in Kangan. Meanwhile in 2000, he won a National Award for his role in Inteha.
He has earned seven Lux Style Awards for his roles in Chandni Ratain (2003), Mehndi (2004), Hum Say Judaa Na Hona (2005), Koi Tau Barish (2008) Ishq Junoon Deewangi (2010), Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (2016) and Punjab Nahi Jaungi (2016).
He has also earned Array Awards for his roles in Main Hoon Shahid Afridi (2014) and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (2016)
On 23 March 2021, he received the prestigious Pride of Performance Award from the President of Pakistan.
In 1995, Humayun Saeed married Samina Humayun Saeed. Although she initially had reservations about his choice of career, she not only supports him now, but has also produced several television series since then. The couple does any have any children.
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