Samina Baig, The Youngest Pakistani Woman to climb Everest

Samina Baig

Samina Baig, born September 19th, 1990, was the first Pakistani native woman to climb Mount Everest. She also climbed and reached the summit of Mount Everest at the young age of 21. On top of this crowning achievement, she was the first Pakistani woman to reach the top of the Seven Summits.  Samina Baig could be considered a rising Pakistani star due to documentaries made about her achievements, interviews on the internet, and much more. As far as involvement in the Pakistani tourism industry, Samina Baig contributes in her own way. Samina Baig’s dream was always to plant the Pakistani flag at the peak of Mount Everest.

Samina’s journey to the top of the mountains begins with her brother, Mirza Ali, who accompanied her to the top of Mount Everest and the Seven Summits. In this way, her brother became the third and the youngest male to reach the tops of these summits. During interviews and reports, both siblings made mention at the amount of preparation and planning each climb took, noting how much of a team they were during the journey. She reports her brother is not only her best friend, but also her most valuable personal trainer.

Samina Baig is largely considered a humongous inspiration to the millions of women in Pakistan, as the Pakistani flag was unfurled on the top of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. In some ways, the images and videos of Samina Baig holding the flag atop Mount Everest made her a Pakistani Star.

The conquering of Everest and the Seven Summits by Samina Baig also fell on the same date as the first successful climb by Tensing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, how reached the summit of Everest in 1953. Samina, born and raised in the small town of Shimshal near Hunza, in Gilgit-Balistan, is widely acclaimed as one of the most inspirational Pakistani women to grace the Television screen.

Samina and her brother will continue to climb the world’s highest peaks, bringing attention to Pakistan and hopefully revitalizing the Pakistani tourism industry in their own way, by bringing attention to the country of Pakistan and creating universal and critical appeal in the form of record breaking. Samina Baig will continue to bring inspiration to thousands across the world, and will continue her studies as her brother embarks on more expeditions.

Popular TV and Film Actresses of Pakistan

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Following is a list of TV and Film Actresses of Pakistan. If you follow Pakistani celebrities keenly then you must know few of these talented Pakistani celebrities.

  • Mehwish Hayat

Date of Birth: January 6, 1983

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Hiba Ali

Date of Birth: August 31

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Marwa Hocane

Date of Birth: September 28, 1992

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Urwa tul Wusqa or Urwa Hocaine

Date of Birth: July 2, 1991

Claim to Fame: VJ and TV actress

  • Sanam Jung

Date of Birth: October 28, 1988

Claim to Fame: Host and TV actress

  • Maya Ali

Date of Birth: July 27, 1989

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Hira Tareen

Date of Birth: 24th October 1992

Claim to Fame: TV host and actress

  • Sanam Saeed

Date of Birth: November 30, 1984

Claim to Fame: TV actress and model

  • Amina Ilyas

Date of Birth: October 11, 1990

Claim to Fame: Model and Film Actress

  • Kanza Wayne

Date of Birth: unknown

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Momal Sheikh

Date of Birth: April 6, 1986

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Moomal Khalid

Date of Birth: unknown

Claim to Fame: Model and TV actress

  • Nausheen Shah

Date of Birth: unknown

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Neelum Muneer

Date of Birth: March 20, 1992

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Nida Yasir

Date of Birth: October 12, 1973

Claim to Fame: TV actress and host

  • Reema Khan

Date of Birth: October 27, 1971

Claim to Fame: Film Actress

  • Sumbul Iqbal

Date of Birth: August 30, 1990

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Sadia Khan

Date of Birth: unknown

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Fatima Effendi

Date of Birth: December 17, 1992

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Zahley Sarhadi

Date of Birth: June 11, 1981

Claim to Fame: TV actress and VJ

  • Madiha Iftikhar

Date of Birth: February 5, 1985

Claim to Fame: TV actress and Model

  • Aiza Khan

Date of Birth: January 15, 1991

Claim to Fame: TV actress and Model

  • Sana Javed

Date of Birth: 1983

Claim to Fame: Cricketer and TV actress

  • Uroosa Qureshi

Date of Birth: 2 January, 1990

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Sarwat Gilani

Date of Birth: September 9, 1982

Claim to Fame: TV actress and Model

  • Sajal Ali

Date of Birth: January 17, 1994

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Saboor Ali

Date of Birth: September 18, 1990

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Natasha Ali

Date of Birth: January 1

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Najia Baig

Date of Birth: November 19

Claim to Fame: TV actress and host

  • Juggan Kazim

Date of Birth: January 7, 1981

Claim to Fame: TV actress and host

  • Javeria Saud

Date of Birth: 1972

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Javeri Abbasi

Date of Birth: December 29, 1972

Claim to Fame: TV and Film Actress

  • Ayesha khan

Date of Birth: September 27, 1982

Claim to Fame:TV and Film Actress

  • Alishba Yusuf

Date of Birth: September 16, 1985

Claim to Fame: TV actress and VJ

  • Sara Yusuf

Date of Birth: April 20, 1988

Claim to Fame: TV actress and Model

  • Ayesha Omar

Date of Birth: October 12, 1981

Claim to Fame: TV actress and singer

  • Ayesha Sana

Date of Birth: September 19, 1965

Claim to Fame: TV and Film actress

  • Angeline Malik

Date of Birth: March 28, 1975

Claim to Fame: Director and Film Actress

  • Hina Dilpazir

Date of Birth: January 16, 1966

Claim to Fame: TV actress and host

  • Jana Malik

Date of Birth: April 1984

Claim to Fame: TV actress

  • Jiya Ali

Date of Birth: September 8, 1972

Claim to Fame: Model and TV actress

  • Mehreen Syed

Date of Birth: August 2, 1981

Claim to Fame: Model and TV actress

  • Begum Khurshed Mirza

Date of Birth: 1918

Claim to Fame: Film and TV actress

Pakistani entertainment movies and television shows have been a popular side of Pakistani media. The classic movies and dramas have captured hearts of their views. The charm of these serials and movies lies with the TV and Film actresses of Pakistan. There have been numerous legendary personalities that never failed to impress their audience and became the star of the screen. Over the years, many actresses have come and gone, and many left a strong impact on the film and drama industry of Pakistan.

Among numerous legendary TV and Film actresses of Pakistan, Begum Khursheed Mirza is one of the oldest actress Pakistani audiences witnessed. She was a professional film actress before the independence of Pakistan and appeared in numerous films, including Badi Didi in 1939, Jeevan Prabhat in 1937, Naya Sansar in 1941 and many others. Her amazing performances made her come back on screen after she decared her retirement from the film industry. She appeared in drama serial Kiran Kahani and Zer Zabar Pesh, both written by Haseena Moin. Her performances were regarded as the best ones among all other Pakistani actresses at that time.

Other recent TV and Film actresses of Pakistan that have undoubtedly won many hearts and made a mark in Pakistani cinema and television include Reema Khan, Resham, Meera and many others.

Reema khan made her debut in 1990 at an age of just 19 in a movie named “Bulandi” directed by Javed Fazil. She has done more than 200 films and almost all of these made their place in the cinema. Her early movies include Ishq, Zherilay, Piyar hi Piyar, Naag Devta, Dil, Sailab, Sahiba, Shama and Aag. Her career continued to grow and she appeared multiple times on television shows too as a host or as a guest. She was married to an American surgeon named S.Tariq Shahab in May 2012. Now she peruses her career as not just an actress but as a director and producer too.

Pakistani TV dramas are considered the best entertainment source in Pakistani media. They have gained a momentum over the years and have lived up to the traditional, old standard of the dramas. Recent actresses that appear on the television include Mehwish Hayat, Marwa Hocane, Urwa Hocane, Sanam Saeed, Sajal Ali and many more. Mehwish Hayat has appeared in insha’Allah, her debut film and a hit film named Na Maloom Afrad. She has acted in numerous, amazing dramas, including Mannchalay, Phir Chand Pe Dastak, Bin Tere, Mirat-ul-Uroos, Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain, Ishq Mein Teray, Meray Qatil Meray Dildar, Kabhie Kabhie, Kami Reh Gaee.

Marwa Hocane and Urwa Hocana and sisters and both are successful as Pakistani TV actresses. Mawra Hocane started her career as a VJ and model. She is known for her role in drama serials named Yahan Pyar Nahi Hai, Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain, Ek Tamanna Lahasil Si, Aahista Aahista and Nikhar Gaye Gulab Sar . She was also nominated for Best Actress in Hum Rewards in 2013. Her elder sister Urwa Hocane also is a recognized drama actress.

Rising Pakistani Film Star, Mohib Mirza

Mohib Mirza, Pakistani

Mohib Mirza has been in multiple serials, television shows, films and commercials. He is most recognized from his work on Aag TV’s sitcom, Ishrat Baji, where he played the main character. Mohib’s other most noteworthy achievement which led to his stardom was when he hosted Pakistani Idol. Mirza was not always a Pakistani film star however, because it was not until he graduated from St. Judes in North Nazimabad Town that he realized he wanted to be an actor.

It wasn’t an easy road though. He began to run out of money to pay for school, so him and some friends pooled their resources and started a theatre company of their own called Dramaybazz. They wrote and published an Urdu play, which received mass critical appeal. Mohib Mirza finally began his career as a Pakistani film star in Sakira Kazmi’s PTV drama serial, Zebunnisa. Since then, Mirza has gone on to create a lucrative and diverse career in the Pakistan film industry.

Mohib finally earned international appeal when he won the award for best supporting actor in the International Filmmaker Film Festival for his work in Insha Allah. He made history as a Pakistani film star by being the very first Pakistani actor to have received this particular award. Mirza is currently writing a pictorial book called Silent Cinema, in hopes of bringing Pakistan’s film industry forward. He has big plans for this particular work.

While Mohib has made a name for himself in Pakistan as a Pakistani film star, it is known that he receives more attention and press in India. He feels more welcome and more of a star in India, where he says the public treats him differently as a rising actor. He has received great feedback on his show Yeh Shaadi Nahi Ho Sakti. He claims to have taken a lot from his personal life into writing the show.

Mohib Mirza is a defining act in the Pakistani film industry. As a great example of a rising Pakistani film star, Mirza inspires more and more young Pakistani actors to try their hands at acting. Mohib Mirza has been an actor for over 10 years, and in that time, has gone to change the Pakistani film industry. When Mohib is not working, he is spending time with his wife, popular TV actress and model, Aamina Sheikh.

List of Urdu Authors and Poets from Pakistan

Ismat Chughtai

Pakistan has a rich literary background and is a home to numerous talented Authors and Poets. Here are a few Authors and Poets from Pakistan.

  • Abdaal Bela

Abdaal Bela is an Urdu language fiction writer born in 14 December 1956. His notable works include Pakistan Kahani, Darwaza Khulta Hai and Zer Labi. He tops the list for Authors and Poets from Pakistan

  • Abdul Qavi Desnavi

Abdul Qavi Desnavi was an Urdu language writer and critic born in 1 November 1930

  • Ahfaz ur Rahman

Ahfaz ul Rehman is a respected journalist, writer and poet born in 4 April 1942. He worked significantly for the freedom of press and rights of journalists.

  • Ahmad Bashir

Ahmad Bashir was born on March 24, 1923 and was popular writer and journalist. His notable works include Dil Bhatkey Ga and Jo Milay Thay Raaste Mein.

  • Ahmad Faraz

Ahmad Fraz is a renowned Urdu poet from Pakistan. He was born in 12 January 1931 and was popular for his romantic poetry. He was awarded by numerous awards for his work.

  • Aijaz Ahmad Mangi

Aijaz Mangi is a famous journalist and writer, born in February 25, 1965. He writes for a newspaper named, “Daily Ummat.” He is known for interviewing many famous personalities, including Murtaza Bhutto.

  • Akhtar Raza Saleemi

Akhtar Raza Saleemi, also known as Muhammad Pervaiz Akhtar was born in 16 June 1974. He is known to be an Urdu, Hindko and Potohari writer,poet, critic and editor.

  • Akhtar Sheerani

Akhtar Sheerani was born on 4 May 1905 and is a famous Urdu poet and is known for his romantic poetry.

  • Mir Taqi Mir

Mir Taqi Mir is a famous, legendary Urdu Poet, born on 1723, his work is still recognized and respected in Urdu literature.

  • Mirza Adeeb

Mirza Adeeb was born on 4 April 1914 and he is famous as drama and story writer. ‘Pas-i Pardah’ is his one of the most notable works.

  • Ali Moeen

Ai Moeen Nawazish is a young Urdu columnist, born in Rawalpindi.

  • Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Faiz Ahmad Faiz was born in 13 February 1911, he is known for his commendable Urdu poetry and revolutionary ideas. He was awarded with numerous awards and titles including the Nishan-e-Haider.

  • Ishtiaq Ahmed

Ishtiaq Ahmad was born in 1947 and is renowned for him Urdu detective novels.

  • Ismail Ahmedani

Ismail Ahmedani was a well-known Saraiki writer. He is a novelist and fiction writer. He was born on 1 January 1930

  • Ismat Chughtai

Ismat Chughtai was born on August 15, 1915 and was a famous Urdu writer known for her feminist ideology.

Famous TV and Film actors from Pakistan

Adeel Hashmi

TV and Film actors from Pakistan are the essence of Pakistani television drama serials and cinema. There have been some amazing actors that marked their importance in the industry and are still loved by critics and audience alike.

  • Abdur Rashid Kardar

Abdur Rashid Kardar is one of the classical and legendary actors of Pakistan. He was born on October 2, 1904. He started his career as an actor and then became a successful director who is credited for establishing the film industry in Bhati Gate.

  • Abid Khan

Abid Khan was born in November 1953 and was renowned for his comic roles in stage dramas and TV serials. He is known for a famous stage play “Shartiya Mithay.”

  • Adeel Hashmi

Adeel Hashmi has worked as a TV actor, socialist and screen writer. He was born in India and is known for his performance in a comedy drama serial named, “Teen Bata Teen”.

  • Adil Murad

Ali Murad was born 1976 and is a renowned film producer and actor. He was the lead actor in a Film release in 1996 named “Raja Sahib.”

  • Ahmed Jahanzeb

Ahmed Jahanzed was born in May 28, 1978 and pursues his career as a pop singer and composer. His famous songs incude “Kaho ek din.”

  • Aijaz Aslam

Aijaz Aslam was born in October 3, 1972 and is a famous TV actor and fashion designer. He is best known for his lead roles in drama serials “Kashkol” and “Kis din Mera Veya Howe ga.”

  • Albela

Albela was born in 1941 and was popular as a comedian in drama serials. He was known for his performances in theatre and stage dramas.

  • Ali Haider

Ali Haider, a popular Pakistani singer was born in 22 October, 1967, His most famous song is “Puani Jeans” released in 1993.

  • Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar was born in 18 May 1980, and is one of the most popular singer and actor currently working in Pakistan. He has appeared in some Bollywood movies and has released numerous songs.  He has been awarded by numerous awards on his work.

  • Fahad Mustafa

He was born in 26 June 1983 and is a host of renowned game show “Jeeto Pakistan” and has done a number of drama serials.

  • Faisal Rehman

Faisal Rehman was born in 17 September 1960 and has worked as a TV and film actor, writer and director.

  • Farhan Ali Agha

Farhan Ali was born in May 12, 1975 and is known for his acting in many drama serials.

  • Farooq Qaiser

Farooq Qaiser born on 31st October is a famous Pakistani voice actor, columnist and director.

  • Ghulam Mohiuddin

Ghulam Mohuiddin is a legendary artist of Pakistan, born in 27 October 1951. He has done more than 400 movies and also works in TV productions.

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