Neelam Muneer Khan (Pashto/Urdu: نیلم منیر خان; born 20 March 1992) is a Pakistani actress and model who appears in television dramas and films.[2][3][4][5] She is best known for portraying the role of Ulfat in television series Dil Mom Ka Diya (2018), which earned her a nomination at the 18th Lux Style Awards for Best TV Actress.[6][7][8] She made her film debut with comedy-thriller film Chupan Chupai (2017), followed by a starring role in romantic-comedy Wrong No. 2 (2019), both of which were commercially successful.[9]

Neelam Muneer Khan
Born (1992-03-20) 20 March 1992 (age 31)[1]
Occupation(s)Actress, model
Years active2008–present
Known forQaid-e-Tanhai
Dil Mom Ka Diya
Jal Pari
Meri Behan Maya
Kahin Deep Jaley

Early life edit

Neelam Muneer was born in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan but was brought up in Karachi.[1] Her father died when she was three years old. Her mother raised Neelam and her three sisters as a single parent. While in school, she stepped into modelling and later completed her graduation privately.[10] She was initially approached by Shamoon Abbasi for a television series.[11][12] Eventually, she entered the television industry with director Kazim Pasha's drama serial Thora Sa Aasmaan, which aired on PTV Home.[13]

Career edit

Television edit

Muneer made her acting debut with the drama series Thoda Sa Aasmaan. Later, she appeared in Meri Subha Ka Sitara on Geo TV, Qaid-e-Tanhai, Aankh Macholi,[14] Shehr-e-Dil Ke Darwazey, on Hum TV, Jal Pari, Ashk on Geo TV and Urdu 1's serial Meri Saheli Meri Humjoli.[15] She also appeared in the Geo TV serials Meri Behen Maya and Daray Daray Naina.[16] In 2018, she played the leading role in social drama Umm-e-Haniya.[17][18] The same year, she portrayed the role of Ulfat in the highly acclaimed drama series Dil Mom Ka Diya, which became one of the most watched shows in the history of Pakistani television.[19][20] The series earned her a nomination at the 18th Lux Style Awards for Best TV Actress.[21] From 2019 to 2020, she appeared in Kahin Deep Jaley opposite Imran Ashraf where she portrays an innocent girl, Rida, whose cousin's jealousy and hatred caused many misfortunes and hardships for her.[22][23]

In 2020, she appeared in Bikhray Moti, a serial co-produced by Humayun Saeed and Samina Humayun Saeed alongside Yasir Nawaz and Wahaj Ali. In this serial, Muneer played Ayeza, a strong and independent girl.[24]

Film edit

In 2017, Muneer made her film debut with the comedy thriller Chupan Chupai opposite Ahsan Khan.[25][26][27][28] Rahul Aijaz of The Express Tribune thought Muneer ''serves her limited function of sprinkling masala in the film.''[29] The film earned her a nomination for Best Film Actress at the 17th Lux Style Awards.[30] She next starred in the romantic-comedy film Wrong No. 2 opposite Sami Khan, a sequel to the 2015 film Wrong No. The film was released on Eid al-Fitr, 2019.[31][32] Her performance in the film was better received.[33] Both Chupan Chupai and Wrong No. 2 proved to be commercial successes.[34][35] Muneer performed an item number in the film Kaaf Kangana.[36][37] Haiya Bokhari of Dawn noted that ''Muneer doesn't exactly bust out scandalous moves; she emotes with her eyes and facial expressions, trying to make sense of the dialogues of the song.''[38]

In 2022, she played dual roles of twins in Yasir Nawaz's murder mystery film Chakkar.[39]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Year Film Role Notes Refs
2017 Chupan Chupai Pari Debut Film [40]
2019 Wrong No. 2 Zoya [41] [42][43]
2019 Kaaf Kangana Herself Dance performance
2022 Chakkar Mehreen / Zara [44][45]

Television edit

Year Title Type Role Channel
2008 Abhi Abhi Drama Rida ARY Digital
2010 Diya Jalay Drama Haniya ARY Digital
2010 Saraab Drama Maham ARY Digital
2010 Haal-e-Dil Drama Muskaan ARY Digital
2010 Qaid-e-Tanhai Drama Noor Hum TV
2011 Shehre-Dil Kay Darwazay Drama Ambreen ARY Digital
2011 Kuch Kami Si Hai Drama Zareen GEO TV
2011 Jal Pari Drama Shaista GEO TV
2011 Meri Subh Ka Sitara Drama Meerab GEO TV
2011 Umm-e-Kulsoom Drama Ruqaiyya ARY Digital
2011 Kuch Khawab Thay Mere Drama Zoha ARY Digital
2011 Meri Behan Maya Drama Zarmeen Shahzeb/Meena GEO TV
2011 Qurbat Drama Shehla ARY Digital
2011 Dil Ko Manana Aya Nahi Drama Haseena Ali PTV Home
2011 Band Khirkiyon K Peechay Drama Mahnoor Tv One
2011 Aisa Kyun Drama Fariya A-Plus TV
2012 Ashk Drama Zebunnisa/Zebu GEO TV
2012 Meri Saheli Meri Humjoli Drama Ehsas Urdu 1
2012 Daray Daray Naina Drama Aizeh A-Plus TV
2013 Kahani Aik Raat Ki -- Bhaagi Hui Larki Drama Andaleeb ARY Digital
2013 Arzoo Jeenay Ki Tu Nahi Drama Sarwat A-Plus TV
2013 Tere Pyar Kay Bharosay/ Kirchian Drama Samra Express
2013 Aadhay Adhooray Drama Muskaan PTV Home
2014 Mere Meherbaan Drama Muskaan Hum TV
2014 Maang Drama Hira ARY Digital
2014 Kyun Hai Tu Drama Saba Geo Kahani
2014 Gumaan Drama Samiya Express
2014 Arrange Marriage Drama Roshaney Ary Digital
2014 Dil Ka Darwaza Drama Laila Hum TV
2014 Bhanwar Drama Sharmeen Hum Sitaray
2015 Dil Ishq Drama Bakhtawar Geo Entertainment
2015 Rang Laaga Drama Rizwana ARY Digital
2015 Kaise Huaye Benaam Drama Rania Geo Entertainment
2015 Bojh Drama Aizah Geo Entertainment
2016 Judai Drama Zeena ARY Digital
2016 Kaisi Khushi Lekar Aaya Chand Drama Khushi A plus
2016 Rab Razi Drama Ramla Express
2016 Anabiya Drama Anabiya ARY Digital
2017 Wafa Ka Mausam Drama Komal Tv One
2017 Tere Bina Drama Pakeezah Geo Entertainment
2017 Dil Nawaz Drama Dil Nawaz A-Plus Entertainment
2018 Umm-e-Haniya Drama Romaisa(Roomi) Geo Entertainment
2018 Dil Mom Ka Diya Drama Ulfat ARY Digital
2019 Kahin Deep Jaley Drama Rida Geo Entertainment
2020 Bikhray Moti Drama Aizah ARY Digital
2021 Qayamat Drama Ifrah Geo Entertainment
2021 Mohabbat Daagh Ki Surat Drama Shijrat Geo Entertainment
2022 Pyar Deewangi Hai Drama Rabi ARY Digital
2023 Ehraam-e-Junoon Drama Shanzay Geo Entertainment
2023 Khumar Drama TBA[46] Geo Entertainment

Telefilms edit

Year Title Type Role Channel
2010 Achay Ki Larki Telefilm Hum TV
Dikhawa Eid Play Shumaila PTV Home
2011 Main Tum Aur Imran Hashmi Telefilm Chanda Hum TV
Wafa Baloch Ki Bewafai Telefilm Umme Kulsoom Hum TV
2012 Hoshiyar Telefilm Shaheen Digital Entertainment World
2013 Jhonpri – A Youm-e-Pakistan Special[47] Telefilm ARY Digital
2013 Ooper Gori Ka Makaan Telefilm Nazish Express Entertainment
2015 Rok Do Shaadi Telefilm Jal-Tarang Geo TV
2015 Maqbool Qabool Hai Telefilm Alina ARY Digital
2015 Tu Hai Meri Neelam Telefilm Neelam ARY Digital
2016 Van Waley Mehboob Bhai Eid Play Nageena ARY Digital
2016 Bekaar Bakra[48] Eid Play Hina Urdu 1
2017 Ye Ishq Hai-Laaj Telefilm Haya A-Plus Entertainment
2018 Shabbar Ka Tabbar Telefilm Amna ARY Digital
2020 Dikhawa (BETI) Anthology Nimmi Geo Entertainment

Special appearances edit

Year Title Type Role Channel
2013 Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga (Weekend Special) Comedy Series Nisha GEO TV
2014 Song: Fasad Ki Jar by Nabeel Shaukat Ali Music Video Model
2015 Cricket World Cup 2015 Theme Song : Phir Se Game Utha Dain[49] Music Video As Self
2016 Song: Saajna by Asim Azhar for Drama Anabiya OST Music Video Model ARY Digital
2016 Song: Aithe Rakh by Abrar-Ul-Haq Music Video Model [14]
2016 Song: Yadaan Terian by Tehseen Chauhaan Music Video Model
2017 Main Aur Tum 2.0 (Episode 7) Series Baby ARY Digital
2021 Khel Azaadi Se (Kashmir Premier League 2021) Music Video Herself

Accolades edit

Ceremony Category Project Result
17th Lux Style Awards[50] Best Lead Actress in a Film Chupan Chupai Nominated
18th Lux Style Awards[51] Best TV Actress Dil Mom Ka Diya

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