Humayun Saeed Ansari (born 27 July 1971), professionally known as Humayun Saeed, is a Pakistani actor and producer.
27 July 1971
|Occupation||Actor • producer|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
He has appeared in dozens of Pakistani television dramas and limited number of films, and earned Lux Style Awards, and ARY Film Awards. Primarily known as an actor, Saeed also runs the Six Sigma Plus media production house which produces television drama serials and commercial movies.
Additionally, he has also worked in modeling and fashion designing.
Early life and familyEdit
Saeed was born on 27 July 1971 in Karachi into “a liberal and well-educated Punjabi family.”
Saeed attended Nasra School in Karachi where he excelled in his studies and earned the distinction throughout his academic career until matriculation.
Later he enrolled himself at a prominent institution St. Patrick's college in Karachi and earned a bachelor's degree in commerce. Saeed stated he was happily employed at a garments factory, as a general manager, before he got into the showbiz.
He described himself as "shy" when growing up.
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.
Debut and breakthroughEdit
Saeed began his career as a television producer in the late 80s. His maiden production did not produce favorable results. 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, 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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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, 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, 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. 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." In 2022, he appeared in Nadeem Baig's London Nahi Jaunga.
Saeed is one of the most famous Pakistani actors. He has received numerous award nominations and honours including a minimum of 5 Lux Style Awards. He received special recognition awards at Pakistan Achievement Awards 2015 UK and Europe and at fourth Hum Awards in 2016 for his invaluable contribution towards revival of Pakistani cinema. 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. The Actor was awarded Pride of Performance by President of Pakistan on 23 March 2021.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|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
|2013||Main Hoon Shahid Afridi||Coach Akbar||Syed Ali Raza Usama||Co-producer|
|2015||Bin Roye||Irtaza||Shahzad Kashmiri|||
|Jawani Phir Nahi Ani||Sherry||Nadeem Baig||Co-producer; Lux Style Award for Best Actor, ARY Film Award for Best Actor|||
|2016||Actor in Law||Himself||Nabeel Qureshi||Special appearance|
|Punjab Nahi Jaungi||Fawad Khagga||Nadeem Baig||Co-producer|||
|2018||Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2||Sherry|||
|2019||Project Ghazi||Salaar||Nadir Shah|||
|2022||London Nahi Jaunga||Jameel||Nadeem Baig||Co- producer|||
|TBA||Love You Guru||TBA||Nadeem Baig||Filming|||
|TBA||Ma Wagas Nahi Jao Ga||TBA||Nadeem Baig||Filming|||
As an actorEdit
|1996||Farar||Asad||Pakistan Television Corporation||Telefilm|
|1998||Dhoop Mein Sawan||Taimoor||Pakistan Television Corporation|||
|1998||Ghazi Shaheed||Lieutenant Bashir||Pakistan Television Corporation|||
|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|
|Umrao Jaan Ada||Faiz Ali||Geo TV|
|Anjaane Raaste||PTV Home|
|2005||Riyasat||Ahmed Nawaz||ARY Digital|
|Dil Kay Afsanay||ARY Digital|
|2009||Ishq Junoon Deewangi||Sahil Sher||Hum TV|
|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|
|2011||Ladies Park||Sarmad (Sarmi)||Geo TV|
|Mohabbat Rooth Jaye Toh||Shahnawaz||Hum TV|||
|Kaafir||Shahan Ali Khan||ARY Digital|
|Omar Dadi aur Gharwalay||ARY Digital|
|2016||Dil Lagi||Mohid||ARY Digital|||
|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
- Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan
- Roshan Sitara
- Sarkar Sahab
- Woh Pagal Si
- Full Fry
- Mere Humsafar
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1996||PTV Awards||Best Actor in a Telefilm (TV)||Ab Tum le Saktay Ho||Shoukat||Won|||
|2000||PTV Awards||Best Actor||Won|||
|2000||National Awards||Best Actor in a Negative Role (Film)||Inteha||Won|||
|2002||PTV Awards||Best Actor (TV)||Kangan||Won|||
|2002||Graduate Awards||Best Actor||Inteha (Film)||Won|||
|2002||Nigaar Awards||Best Actor||Won|||
|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|||
|Best Actor in a Leading Role (Jury)||Won|||
|2016||4th Hum Awards||Best Actor (Recognition Award)||Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Bin Roye||Sherry, Irtaza||Won|||
|2nd ARY Film Awards||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Jawani Phir Nahi Ani||Sherry||Won|||
|2020||Pakistan International Screen Awards||Best TV Actor||Meray Paas Tum Ho||Danish Akhtar||Won|||
Other awards and honoursEdit
- Best Actor for musical telefilm "Zeher" by Yasir Akhtar
- Best Actor Award at Pakistan Achievement Awards
- Pride of Performance by President of Pakistan
- Recognition for contribution to Pakistani cinema
Lux Style AwardsEdit
|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|
|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|
|4th Lux Style Awards||Best TV Play (Satellite)||Moorat||Nominated|
|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||Best TV Play (Satellite)||Doraha|
|10th Lux Style Awards||Daam|
|12th Lux Style Awards||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||Best TV Play||Pyarey Afzal||Won|
|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|
|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||Best TV Long Play||Benaam||Nominated|
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