Popular Actress of Pakistan TV Rohi Bano

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Rohi Bano enjoys a position among Pakistan’s most celebrated celebrities. She started her career with PTV and has been a part of it for a long period. She was presented with the ‘Pride of Performance’ award. The demise of her son and her time at Fountain House has not only been a tragedy for her but also for her fans.

Rohi Bano has given many brilliant performances for the Pakistani T.V. productions. She has received many awards, including the ‘Niger award’ and the Pride of performance by PTV which she achieved only at the age of 35. Soon after that she got married. But after the ‘pride of performance’ award she got bitter with the PTV as they, she believes, did not appreciate her work anymore and instead preferred working with fresher and younger faces. She believes PTV is a good platform for the youth and she has had her good share of it. She believes that the values and culture of PTV are being lost and faded, she believes if she ever got a chance of working for PTV’s administration, she would bring many changes and revolutionize it a bit. She wants to reform it to the old PTV.

Her famous work that was aired during the color T.V. time includes; ‘Darwaza’, ‘Kaanch kay Phool’, ‘Zard gulab’and ‘Aadhay Chehrey’. Rohi’s mother listened to and shared her desire of becoming not just an actress but the most popular one. Both the women took this passion of theirs very seriously.  She always assisted and helped her whenever Rohi needed it. Rohi recalls that her mother took her to her first audition to a small studio of that time. There Dr. Anwar Sajjad auditioned her. Her mom told him that she has just finished her Matric and has been freshly admitted to her college, (which happened to be the Lahore College for Women). Her mom explained that she is very enthusiastic and interested in the field of acting. Rohi has always declared her mom’s prayers as the cause of her success and prosperity.

Rohi Bano always wanted to maintain an untouchable standard in acting, which now when she looks back at her work; she thinks she pretty much did. Rohi Bano believes that the glorious days of Rohi are still preserved and alive in the magnificent rooms of PTV. She has been and still is a source of inspiration for many. She is not concerned about the materialistic things such as money. She, on a lighter note says that PTV had trained her and her coworkers well to survive under hard and financially tight circumstances. She is more on the meditative and soulful side. She believes that true happiness can only be found within our own selves. She said, “Money can’t buy happiness, it can only come from within. It is us who have to explore our happiness.”

From among the writers, she particularly likes Bano Qudsia, Ashfaq Ahmed, Munnu Bhai and Yunus Javed. She has special fondness for Bano Qudsia and Ashfaq Ahmed. She holds them responsible for her personality and character building. She counted them as her friends, her parents and her everything.