Nida Pasha, better known as Nida Yasir, is a Pakistani television host, former actress, and model known for her role as Saima in the television drama Hum Tum. She also hosts the morning television show Good Morning Pakistan at ARY Digital.[1]

Nida
Born
Nida Pasha
Nationalitypakistani
Occupation(s)Television host, actor
SpouseYasir Nawaz (m. present)
ParentKazim Pasha (father) Fehmida Nasreen (mother)
RelativesFareed Nawaz Baloch (Father-in-law)

Danish Nawaz (brother-in-law)

Sawera Pasha(sister)

Family

She is the daughter of television directors and producers Kazim Pasha and Fehmida Nasreen.[2]

Career

Yasir started her career as a producer and model. Later, she joined ARY Digital when Shaista Wahidi accepted an offer from Geo TV for a morning show and left ARY Digital. She has been hosting the morning show Good Morning Pakistan on ARY Digital since 2011.[3] She also works on drama serials on different TV channels.

In 2015, Yasir produced her first feature film, Wrong No., directed and also produced by her husband Yasir Nawaz.[4]

Controversies

In 2015, Yasir invited fellow actor Shabbir Jan on her show, and during a game show, he caused him to storm out, prompting the other guest Saud to go after him. Yasir later claimed that this was an act propagated to boost show ratings.[5]

In 2020, in an interview with the parents of a rape victim, Yasir asked the couple insensitive questions regarding the rape and eventual murder. This was met with widespread criticism, with the hashtag #BanNidaYasir trending on Pakistani Twitter-space.[6]

Nida Yasir generated further controversy in 2021 when a 2016 clip from her morning show went viral on the internet. In the interview, she displayed a lack of background research by repeatedly asking questions that undermined the achievements of her guests, who were graduate students going to Formula Student USA.[7]

Television

Host

Producer

  • Baal Baal Bach Gaye

Actor

Year Title Network
2001 Sub Set Hai Indus Vision
2009 Nadaaniyaan Geo TV
2010 Hum Tum Geo TV
2013 Yeh Zindagi Hai Geo TV

Films

As producer

Awards

References

  1. ^ "Biography of Nida Yasir and her casts in dramas". tv.com.pk. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Spotlight: Coming full circle" (18 August 2012), Dawn News. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  3. ^ "During a show with Fatima and Kanwar". insightPakistan.com. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  4. ^ Alavi, Umair (15 July 2015). "7 things you didn't know about upcoming flick Wrong Number". dawn.com. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  5. ^ "It Was A Drama by Shabbir Jan to Leave Nida Yasir's Show, Watch The Real Video". UNewsTv. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  6. ^ Images Staff (17 September 2020). "Twitter slams Nida Yasir for asking insensitive questions from minor rape victim's parents". Images. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Nida Yasir's poorly researched interview has Twitter users rolling on the floor in laughter". 4 September 2021.