Durdana Butt

Durdana Butt (9 May 1938 – 12 August 2021) was a Pakistani actress,[1] known for her roles in dramas Ruswai, Intezaar and Rani. She was best known for her role in dramas Tanhaiyaan and Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay as Bibi.[2][3]

Durdana Butt
Born(1938-04-13)13 April 1938
Died12 August 2021(2021-08-12) (aged 83)
Karachi, Pakistan
EducationKinnaird College
OccupationActress, model
Years active1960s–2021
Known forTanhaiyaan
Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay
Aangan Terha

Biography and careerEdit

Durdana was born in Lahore on 9 May 1938.[4] She completed her studies from Kinnaird College and later she went to University of Toledo where she got a PhD in Ohio Educational Administration.[5] She then went on to pursue acting where she got into commercials and modeling which she did briefly on PTV Channel.[6] She got into theater there when a director gave her a role in a comedy drama. She accepted the role and she was praised for her natural acting and expressions. Soon after that she did many dramas on PTV Channel.[7] In 1978 she had a role in drama Fifty Fifty with Moin Akhtar. The drama got finished in 1984, she got a lot of attention from the audience and she became well known among the audience.[8] Then in 1980 she had the role of Sultana Sahiba in drama Aangan Terha an emotional role for which she got praised.[9] She was paired again with Moin Akhtar in a comedy drama Naukar Ke Aage Chakar in 1982.[10] In 1985 she got offer in drama Tanhaiyaan which she accepted with Marina Khan, Shehnaz Sheikh and Badar Khalil. She had the role of Bibi who is a mother figure to the main protagonists who lose their parents in an accident. The drama was successful and she along with cast were recognized for their talents.[11][12][13][14][15]

Personal lifeEdit

Durdana was married to her cousin who died during the 1970s.


Durdana Butt was on ventilator for twelve days at a hospital in Karachi. She died on 12 August 2021, due to COVID-19 complications.[16][17]



Year Title Role Network
1978 Fifty Fifty Safia PTV
1980 Aangan Terha Sultana Sahiba PTV
1982 Naukar Ke Aage Chakar Tahira Begum PTV
1985 Tanhaiyaan Bibi PTV
2008 Cousins B.G PTV
2008 Rani Rani's mother PTV
2011 Choti Si Kahani Amma Bi PTV
2011 Dugdugi Ashraf's mother ARY Digital
2011 Mera Naseeb Nazia's Aunt Hum TV
2011 Mohabbat Rooth Jaye Toh Sister Veronica Hum TV
2011 Phir Chand Pe Dastak Masooma Hum TV
2012 Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay Bibi PTV
2016 Mazaaq Raat Herself Dunya News
2016 Intezaar Zoya's mother A Plus
2017 Meray Chotay Mian Ama Jaan Express Entertainment
2017 Thori Si Wafa Sameel's grandmother Hum TV
2017 Begangi Sundus A Plus
2017 Rani Nokrani Shazia Express Entertainment
2019 The Shareef Show Mubarak Ho Herself Geo TV
2019 Ruswai Amma ARY Digital


Year Title Role
2016 Hijrat Nani[18][19]
2016 Ishq Positive Rajjo's mother[20]
2017 Balu Mahi Mahi's mother
2018 Dil Diyan Gallan Raniya's grandmother
2019 Dry Leaves Farhat Ul Ain
2019 Parey Hut Love Amma Jaan[21][22]

Awards and nominationsEdit


  1. ^ "Saim Ali is set for four films this year!". HIP. 3 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Sohai Ali Abro is all set to make her television comeback on Urdu1". HIP. 4 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Sonu Sood to star in upcoming Pakistani film". Pakistan Today. 3 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Durdana Butt Biography, Dramas". Pakistani.pk. 2 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Actress Durdana Butt". 1 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Movie Review: Balu Mahi is a cute love story with great music!". HIP. 5 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Balu Mahi's trailer falls short of our expectations". HIP. 6 August 2020.
  8. ^ "Mere Chotay Miyan aims to break stereotypes by featuring a non-mainstream couple". HIP. 7 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Review: Will Mustafa Finally Marry Lali In Sun Yaara". HIP. 10 August 2020.
  10. ^ "Three new dramas to look out for this season". HIP. 11 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Danish Nawaz outshines himself thanks to Sun Yaara". HIP. 12 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Sonu Sood to appear in Ishq Positive, Noor Bukhari tells HIP". HIP. 14 August 2020.
  13. ^ "Noor Bukhari's 'Ishq Positive' set to release on July 22nd". HIP. 18 August 2020.
  14. ^ "Family ties & love is what keeps Sun Yara on our must watch list". HIP. 19 August 2020.
  15. ^ "Ishq Positive's theatrical trailer offers nothing new". HIP. 20 August 2020.
  16. ^ "Veteran actress Durdana Butt passes away". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  17. ^ "Veteran actor Durdana Butt passes away at 83". The Express Tribune. 12 August 2021. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  18. ^ "HIP Review: 'Hijrat' is so bad that it's horrid". HIP. 9 August 2020.
  19. ^ "Hijrat's official trailer will release on December 18". HIP. 15 August 2020.
  20. ^ "In Focus: Ishq Positive goes down the (failed) Lollywood way". HIP. 13 August 2020.
  21. ^ "What are you watching this Eid?". HIP. 16 August 2020.
  22. ^ "Saba Qamar, Zahid Ahmed reunite for telefilm 'Naiki Kar Doob Marr'". HIP. 17 August 2020.
  23. ^ "Talat Hussain and Khalida Riyasat 6th PTV Awards Show 1985". PTV. 28 July 2021.
  24. ^ "Veteran actor Durdana Butt passes away in Karachi". Business Recorder. 28 July 2021.
  25. ^ "Did your favorite make the cut for the 17th Lux Style Awards nominations?". HIP. 8 August 2020.
  26. ^ "Chupan Chupai leads LSA 2018 entertainment nominations". Pakistan Today. 1 September 2020.
  27. ^ "Saba Qamar, Zahid Ahmed set to release new telefilm on Eid". Pakistan Today. 2 September 2020.
  28. ^ "List Of Celebrities Conferred With Civil Awards For Pakistan Day 2022". Galaxy Lollywood. 10 August 2021.

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