Humayun Saeed

Humayun Saeed Ansari (born 27 July 1971), professionally known as Humayun Saeed, is a Pakistani actor and producer.[4]

Humayun Saeed
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Humayun in 2020
Humayun Saeed

(1971-07-27) 27 July 1971 (age 51)[1]
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Years active1995–present
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
(m. 1995)
Awards(See below)

He has appeared in dozens of Pakistani television dramas and limited number of films, and earned Lux Style Awards,[5] and ARY Film Awards.[6] Primarily known as an actor, Saeed also runs the Six Sigma Plus media production house which produces television drama serials and commercial movies.[7][8]

Additionally, he has also worked in modeling and fashion designing.[9]

Early life and familyEdit

Saeed was born on 27 July 1971 in Karachi into “a liberal and well-educated Punjabi family.”[10]

Saeed attended Nasra School in Karachi where he excelled in his studies and earned the distinction throughout his academic career until matriculation.[11]

Later he enrolled himself at a prominent institution St. Patrick's college in Karachi and earned a bachelor's degree in commerce.[12] Saeed stated he was happily employed at a garments factory, as a general manager, before he got into the showbiz.[11]

He described himself as "shy" when growing up.[13]

He said in an interview, that at the start of his career his parents were against him acting. They did not approve of his showbiz career. But with the passage of time, they saw his passion and started supporting him. On the other hand, he mentioned that his wife comes from a very conservative family. She initially had a lot of problems with his career of choice but now supports him.

Saeed has four younger brothers, with Salman Saeed also being an actor.[14]


Debut and breakthroughEdit

Saeed began his career as a television producer in the late 80s. His maiden production did not produce favorable results.[11][13] After stepping into showbiz, Saeed's powerful presence caught the eye of directors and he was cast in the TV shows for acting roles. He made his acting debut in 1995 with Karooron Ka Aadmi produced by Nadeem Ali Khan,[15] followed by Ye Jahaan, a musical that was telecast in 1996. The same year he was declared best actor for his performance in Ab Tum Ja Saktay Ho, directed by Mehreen Jabbar, in which he was cast opposite Sania Saeed and Khalida Riyasat.[11]

Saeed continued doing TV productions alongside. He partnered with Sultana Siddiqui in late 90s and then Abdullah Kadwani in 2000s for 7th Sky Entertainment. Later, he started his own production house along with "Shehzad Nasib" under the banner "Six Sigma Plus". Since then he has produced notable content for Pakistani television viewers.[16][17]

Saeed's initial notable TV work as an actor includes Mehndi, Doraha, Kabhi Kabhi Pyar Mein, Kaafir, Uraan, Hum Se Juda Na Hona, Ladies Park and guest roles in Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan and Daam.In 2005, Saeed starred in the Hadiqa Kiani's award-winning music video called Iss Baar Milo, directed by Jami.[18][19][20] Saeed has made appearance on reality shows like Living on the edge as a participant. He also judged a dancing reality show on ARY Digital in 2009. He has also worked in an Indian Bollywood movie "Jashan" in 2009 where he was given a negative role. In 2016, He gained recognition by playing Mohid in Dil Lagi among television audience. In 2020, he return to television and played the role of Danish in drama serial Meray Paas Tum Ho, where he took all the credit of making it the best serial ever made in history of Pakistan. The drama went so far in fame that India who is known for their movies also appreciated the performance and drama storyline. On social media Indian people reacted very positively and showed their love for Humayun openly, comparing him with their topline actor Shahrukh Khan.

In January, 2022, Saeed was cast as Dr. Hasnat Khan (known for his romantic involvement with Princess Diana), in the fifth season of The Crown.[21]


Saeed made his film debut in 1999 with Samina Peerzada's movie Inteha. He portrayed the negative role in Inteha and went on to receive the National Award – Best Actor – for his role in his very first film.[22][23] Due to poor conditions of Pakistan Film Industry at that time, he did only limited number of movies until the revival of cinema began in 2013. He has done many movies since the resurgence of cinema in 2013. These include commercially successful films such as Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, Bin Roye,[24] Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and Punjab Nahi Jaungi. His film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani holds the record of being the fourth highest-grossing Pakistani film of all time,[25] while his another film Punjab Nahi Jaungi has been declared as the second highest-grossing Pakistani film of all time and the highest-grossing film of 2017 in Pakistani cinema.[26] In 2018, he starred in film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2. As of 2019, the film is the highest-grossing Pakistani film of all time. After its huge box office success, he announced three more films in an interview with Dawn Images, saying that third film in JPNA franchise is in plans to be out "in two years", while he added, "we're working on two other films, one's being written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar and the other by Vasay Chaudhry."[27] In 2022, he appeared in Nadeem Baig's London Nahi Jaunga.[28]


Saeed is one of the most famous Pakistani actors.[29] He has received numerous award nominations and honours including a minimum of 5 Lux Style Awards.[30] He received special recognition awards at Pakistan Achievement Awards 2015 UK and Europe[31] and at fourth Hum Awards in 2016 for his invaluable contribution towards revival of Pakistani cinema.[32][33] Saeed's film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani swept the ARY Film Awards ceremony with total of 17 awards, also earning him the award for the best male actor in a leading role.[6] The Actor was awarded Pride of Performance by President of Pakistan on 23 March 2021.[34]


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role(s) Director(s) Notes Ref.
1999 Inteha Zafar Samina Peerzada Debut film
2000 No Paisa No Problem
2007 Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga Zoheb / Babar Mohammad Javed Fazil
2008 Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay Jawed Sheikh
2009 Jashnn Aman Bajaj Raksha Mistry,
Hasnain S Hyderabadwala
Hindi Film
2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Coach Akbar Syed Ali Raza Usama Co-producer


2015 Bin Roye Irtaza Shahzad Kashmiri [36]
Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Sherry Nadeem Baig Co-producer; Lux Style Award for Best Actor, ARY Film Award for Best Actor [37][38]
2016 Actor in Law Himself Nabeel Qureshi Special appearance
2017 Yalghaar Trojan Hassan Rana [39][40]
Punjab Nahi Jaungi Fawad Khagga Nadeem Baig Co-producer [41][42]
2018 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 Sherry [43]
2019 Project Ghazi Salaar Nadir Shah [44][45]
2022 London Nahi Jaunga Jameel Nadeem Baig Co- producer [46][47]
TBA Love You Guru   TBA Nadeem Baig Filming [48]
TBA Ma Wagas Nahi Jao Ga   TBA Nadeem Baig Filming [49]


As an actorEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
1996 Farar Asad Pakistan Television Corporation Telefilm
1998 Dhoop Mein Sawan Taimoor Pakistan Television Corporation [50]
1998 Ghazi Shaheed Lieutenant Bashir Pakistan Television Corporation [51]
2000 Aur Zindagi Badalti Hai Zain PTV Home
2001 Pehli Khwahish PTV Home
The Castle: Aik Umeed PTV Home
2002 Chaandni Raatain Asim PTV Home
2003 Mehndi Shahzaib PTV Home
Umrao Jaan Ada Faiz Ali Geo TV
2004 Ana Geo TV
Anjaane Raaste PTV Home
2005 Riyasat Ahmed Nawaz ARY Digital
2007 Wilco PTV Home
2008 Doraha Umer Geo TV
Dil Kay Afsanay ARY Digital
2009 Ishq Junoon Deewangi Sahil Sher Hum TV
Aashti Abrash Hum TV
2010 Ijazat Hamza ARY Digital
2009-2010 Ishq Ki Inteha Malik Farhad Geo TV
Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan Shuja Geo TV
2010 Daam ARY Digital Guest Appearance
2010-2011 Yeh Zindagi Hai Geo TV Guest Appearance
Uraan Dr.Faraz Geo TV
2011 Ladies Park Sarmad (Sarmi) Geo TV
Mohabbat Rooth Jaye Toh Shahnawaz Hum TV [52]
Kaafir Shahan Ali Khan ARY Digital
Neeyat Sikandar ARY Digital
Omar Dadi aur Gharwalay ARY Digital
2016 Dil Lagi Mohid ARY Digital [53]
2016-2017 Bin Roye Irtaza Muzaffar Hum TV
2019-2020 Meray Paas Tum Ho Danish Akhtar ARY Digital
Ehd-e-Wafa Humayun Hum TV Guest Appearance
2020-2021 Jeeto Pakistan League Himself ARY Digital Captain Karachi Lions
2022 The Crown Dr Hasnat Khan Netflix Recurring
Main Manto Nahin Houn ARY Digital In-Production

Meri jan Drama Hum Tv Ab Tum Ja Sakhtey ho Telefilm Ptv

As producerEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Film/Drama Role Result Ref.
1996 PTV Awards Best Actor in a Telefilm (TV) Ab Tum le Saktay Ho Shoukat Won [citation needed]
2000 PTV Awards Best Actor Won [54]
2000 National Awards Best Actor in a Negative Role (Film) Inteha Won [55]
2002 PTV Awards Best Actor (TV) Kangan Won [56]
2002 Graduate Awards Best Actor Inteha (Film) Won [56]
2002 Nigaar Awards Best Actor Won [56]
2005 The 1st Indus Drama Awards Best TV Actor in a Drama Series Mujrim (Maa aur mamta) Won
2014 1st ARY Film Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role (Popular) Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Nominated [57]
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jury) Won [58]
2016 4th Hum Awards Best Actor (Recognition Award) Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Bin Roye Sherry, Irtaza Won [59][60]
2nd ARY Film Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Sherry Won [61]
2020 Pakistan International Screen Awards Best TV Actor Meray Paas Tum Ho Danish Akhtar Won [62]

Other awards and honoursEdit

Lux Style AwardsEdit

Acting AwardsEdit

Ceremony Category Project Result
1st Lux Style Awards Best TV Actor N/A Nominated
2nd Lux Style Awards Chaandni Raatain Won
3rd Lux Style Awards Mehndi
4th Lux Style Awards Best TV Actor (Terrestrial) Hum Se Juda Na Hona
6th Lux Style Awards Best TV Actor (Satellite) Tere Ishq Mein Nominated
7th Lux Style Awards Koi Toh Barish Won
9th Lux Style Awards Ishq Junoon Deewangi
Doraha Nominated
13th Lux Style Awards Best Film Actor Main Hoon Shahid Afridi
15th Lux Style Awards Best Lead Actor in a Film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Won
16th Lux Style Awards Best TV Actor Dil Lagi Nominated
17th Lux Style Awards Best Lead Actor in a Film Punjab Nahi Jaungi Won
19th Lux Style Awards Best TV Actor Mere Paas Tum Ho Nominated

Production AwardsEdit

Ceremony Category Project Result
4th Lux Style Awards[69] Best TV Play (Satellite) Moorat Nominated
Ana Won
Best TV Play (Terrestrial) Hum Se Juda Na Hona
5th Lux Style Awards Best TV Play (Satellite) Riyasat
7th Lux Style Awards Sarkar Sahab Nominated
Best TV Play (Terrestrial) Yaadain
9th Lux Style Awards[70] Best TV Play (Satellite) Doraha
10th Lux Style Awards[71] Daam
12th Lux Style Awards[citation needed] Best TV Play (Terrestrial) Talafi
Best TV Play (Satellite) Man Jali
13th Lux Style Awards Best Film Main Hoon Shahid Afridi
Best Original Soundtrack Won
Best TV Play (Terrestrial) Daag-e-Nadamat Nominated
14th Lux Style Awards[72] Best TV Play Pyarey Afzal Won
Shikwa Nominated
Chup Raho
Best Original Soundtrack Nazdeekiyan
15th Lux Style Awards Best Film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Nominated
16th Lux Style Awards Best TV Play Dil Lagi Won
Besharam Nominated
17th Lux Style Awards Best Film Punjab Nahi Jaungi Won
18th Lux Style Awards Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 Nominated
Best TV Play Dil Mom Ka Diya
19th Lux Style Awards Mere Paas Tum Ho Won
21st Lux Style Awards[73] Best TV Long Play Benaam Nominated

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