Khalida Riyasat (Urdu: خالدہ ریاست; July 7, 1953 – August 26, 1996) was a veteran Pakistani television actress.[1] Along with Roohi Bano and Uzma Gillani, she dominated Pakistan's television screens during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.[2][3][4]

Khalida Riyasat
Born(1953-07-07)7 July 1953
Karachi, Pakistan
Died26 August 1996(1996-08-26) (aged 43)
Karachi, Pakistan
OccupationActress
Years active1974–1996
Known forActing
Spouse
(m. 1984⁠–⁠1996)
Children2
RelativesAyesha Khan (sister)

Early life and family edit

Khalida Riyasat was born in 1953 in Karachi.[5] She was the younger sister of notable television personality, Ayesha Khan.[6][1]

Career edit

Riyasat's earliest drama was the detective series Naamdaar.[7] Her career took off with Haseena Moin's classic Bandish during the late 1970s.[8] In another popular venture, she acted alongside actor Moin Akhtar in the cheek-in-tongue long play, Half-Plate by Anwar Maqsood.[9] Some of her notable plays are Panah, Bandish, Dhoop Dewar, Khoya Hua Aadmi, Silver Jubilee, Tabeer, Ab Tum Ja Saktey Ho and Parosi.[10]

Personal life edit

Khalida married Faisal Saleh Hayat in 1984 and had two sons.[11]

Death edit

Riyasat died of breast cancer on 26 August 1996 at age 43.[12]

Filmography edit

Television serials edit

Telefilm edit

  • Panah
  • Dasht-e-Tanhai
  • Ab Tum Ja Saktey Ho
  • Khoya Huwa Aadmi
  • Half Plate – 1980s as Begum Sahiba (wife of Mirza)[14]
  • Wadi-e-Purkhar
  • Meri Sadgi Dekh
  • Dhoop Dewar
  • Nange Paon
  • Baazdeed
  • Naqsh e Saani
  • Qarz
  • Adhay Chehray
  • Typist
  • Umeed-e-Bahar

Tribute and honour edit

In 2005, Tributes were paid to her and was called a legend at the 1st Indus Drama Awards in Karachi by television personalities including Moin Akhter, Adnan Siddiqui, Faysal Qureshi, Sultana Siddiqui, Humayun Saeed and Babra Sharif.[15] The Government of Pakistan named a street and intersection after her in Lahore on August 16, 2021.[16]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Result Title Ref.
1984 PTV Award Best Actress Nominated Dhoop Dewar [11]
1985 PTV Award Best Actress Nominated Ankahi [11]
1988 PTV Award Best Actress Nominated Saaye [11]
1989 PTV Award Best Actress Won Wadi-e-Purkhar [11]

References edit

  1. ^ a b TV Actress Khalida Riyasat remembered 26 August 2012. The News. Retrieved 9 December 2012
  2. ^ "TV Actress Khalida Riyasat remembered". Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  3. ^ "The actress who set the benchmark". Dawn News. 28 February 2021. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Theatre Review Half Playt". The Nation. 8 March 2021. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  5. ^ "TV actress Khalida Riyasat remembered". Dunya News. 28 September 2023.
  6. ^ Anyone who has been a witness of the golden era of television in Pakistan must be well aware of the sister duo comprising Ayesha Khan and Khalida Riyasat. Extremely talented, both Ayesha and her younger sister were a part of some of the most unforgettable dramas seen in the history of television in Pakistan. Although most of Ayesha's roles were supporting in nature, she naturally brought warmth and sweetness in them. "Ayesha Khan Senior Biography". Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  7. ^ "PTV's golden age". The Express Tribune. 22 June 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  8. ^ "The extraordinary Khalida Riyasat". Archived from the original on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  9. ^ HALF PLATE – TV Drama.
  10. ^ "The unforgettable Khalida Riyasat". DAWN News. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  11. ^ a b c d e "Khalida Riyasat: Every woman needs the security of a man". The Herald Dawn. 4 July 2021. Archived from the original on 29 April 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  12. ^ "16th death anniversary of Khalida Riyasat observed". The Nation. 12 January 2021. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  13. ^ "When drama was king". Dawn News. 16 February 2021. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  14. ^ Half Plate Archived 29 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 24 March 2013
  15. ^ "The 1st Indus Drama Awards". dailymotion. Indus TV Network. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  16. ^ "Lahore streets, intersections to be named after famous personalities". Dawn News. 18 August 2021.


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