Pakistani dramas have come a long way from, “mummy yeh aap Kia kr Rahi hain.” No shade at Humsafar because I think it was an amazing show but I personally feel the character of Khirad could have been a little more strong. So, we decided to list some badass female leads from Pakistani television. If you want to binge-watch a drama with a progressive female character these are the ones for you!
Sanam Baloch in Durre Shehwar
This character was strong and committed. Dure Shehwar is a story of a woman’s resilience. Sanam Baloch played this role like a pro. It shows that there is not one kind of strong. They come in all shapes and forms. She is a housewife who with her kindness and resolve makes life better for herself and for those around her.
Saba Qamar in Baaghi
Saba Qamar brilliantly plays the character of Qandeel Baloch in Baaghi. A strong-willed and I-don’t-care-what-you-say-about-me type of girl. She comes from a backward family but wants to make it big. She challenges gender roles and dreams big. Now whether you agree with her tactics of gaining popularity or not is another story altogether. Qamar is a delight to watch in this Qandeel Baloch biopic.
Samiya Mumtaz from Udaari
Mumtaz plays the character of a devoted mother to perfection. She fights with her husband to protect her child and leaves everything behind to provide a better future to her. Udaari is a commendable show dealing with major social issues and an exceptionally strong cast.
Sajal Aly in Yakeen Ka Safar
Aly’s character is of a traumatized girl who faces abuse at the hands of her father and lives with the guilt of killing her mother. Irrespective of all this, she follows her passion and works hard to become a doctor, ultimately succeeding in it. Now that is the kind of determination every little girl needs.
Sanam Saeed in Zindagi Gulzar Hai
Kashaf was a household name when Zindagi Gulzar Hai was on the air, partially because of the way Saeed portrayed it. She is a natural actor and gives her a role like Kashaf and she eclipses all other characters. This is a show you must watch if you are looking for some inspiration.
Being a female entertainer is tough. You are always in the spotlight and you have to be mindful of what you put forth because a lot of little girls look up to you. Such strong characters are much needed. Kudos to these women for choosing them and portraying them with such remarkable