Sohai Ali Abro

Sohai Ali Abro (Urdu: سہائی علی ابڑوSindhi: سھائي علي ابڙو‎) is a Pakistani actress, dancer and model, who appears in Pakistani television serials and films.[2] She is known for her roles in serials such as Geo TV's Saat Pardon Mein (2012), Hum TV's Tanhai (2013), Khoya Khoya Chand (2013), Rishtay Kuch Adhooray Se (2013) and ARY Digital's serial Pyaray Afzal (2014).[3] Abro made her film debut with a supporting role in the 2013 romantic drama Anjuman. Her performance earned her a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category at Tarang Housefull Awards. Her other films include Wrong No., Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (both 2015) and Motorcycle Girl (2018), for which she received a Lux Style Award for Best Film Actress (Critic’s Choice).[4]

Sohai Ali Abro
Sohai Ali Abro

Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan[1]
Years active2012–present

Early life

Abro was born in Larkana, Sindh, to a Sindhi family.[1] She is the youngest of her brother and a sister. Her both parents, who were professionally medical officers, died of natural death, when Abro was still a nine-years-old.[5]

Abro spent her younger days in Hyderabad, Sukkur and Islamabad. Eventually, she moved to Karachi, where she pursued her studies, and later her interest in the theater made her popular with prominent names in the showbiz industry.[5]


Abro started her career as a model and has appeared in many commercials like Shan Pickle, Coca-Cola, Mobilink and Pepsi.

Abro made her acting debut with Geo TV serial Saat Pardon Mein opposite Mikaal Zulfiqar and Alyy Khan.[6] She did a dance-performance for a reality show on ARY Digital's Naach. She also appeared in the telefilm Rangraiz Meray, which was aired on Hum TV.[7][8] Later she appeared in the serial Tanhai opposite Goher Mumtaz, Ayesha Omar, Azfar Rehman, Saba Hameed and Arisha Razi, airing on Hum TV and Kyun Hai Tu opposite Mikaal Zulfiqar and Neelam Muneer which aired on Geo Kahani.

Abro made her film debut with Yasir Nawaz's Anjuman, for which she was nominated for a Tarang Housefull Awards in the Best Supporting Actress category. In 2015, she acted in two Pakistani films, Wrong No. and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, both of which were box-office hits. In 2018, she appeared in biographical drama film Motorcycle Girl, which was based on the life of female motorcyclist Zenith Irfan.[9] It was her first major role in a film, and she received praise from critics for her performance, with states ''Sohai plays the role of the disillusioned but fierce and determined young adult honestly and endearingly. She is charismatic and so, so relatable. This is her shining moment, the role she'll be remembered for.''[10] Although the film was a critical success, it flopped commercially.[11] Her performance in the film earned her a Lux Style Award for Best Film Actress (Critic’s Choice).[12]


  Denotes film / series that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Anjuman Roodra Remake of Anjuman (1970 film)
2015 Wrong No. Laila
2015 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Zoya [1]
2018 Motorcycle Girl Zenith Irfan Lux Style Award for Best Film Actress (Critic’s Choice)[13]
TBA Love, London, Sialkot TBA Pre-production[14]
Kambakht Re-working process
2012 Manjali Sania Aired on Geo TV
2012 Saat Pardon Mein Darakshanday Badar Aired on Geo Entertainment
2012 Rangraiz Meray Aiza
2013 Tanhai Jehan Ara (Jiya) Aired on Hum TV
2013 Kyun Hai Tu Saira Aired on Geo Kahani
2013 Kahaani Ek Raat Ki Huma Appeared in Episode "Daagh" on ARY Digital
2013 Khoya Khoya Chand Angabeen Aired on Hum TV
2013 1st Hum Awards Host Hum Awards pre-show on Hum TV
2013 Rishtay Kuch Adhooray Se Gaiti Aired on Hum TV
2013–2014 Pyaray Afzal Yasmeen Aired on ARY Digital
2014 Shadi Ke Baad Alishba Telefilm on Hum TV
2014 Bhabhi Saba Aired on ARY Digital
2014 Dhol Bajne Lage Sohai Aired on Hum TV
2014 De Ijazat Jo Tu Ayla
2015 Tumhari Natasha Natasha
2017 Kaise Yeh Paheli Milli Aired on Urdu 1
2017 Adhi Gawahi Salwa Aired on Hum TV
2019 Surkh Chandni Aida Aired on ARY Digital
2020 Prem Gali Joya Aired on ARY Digital

Awards and nominations

Year Nominee / work Award Result
Tarang Houseful Awards
2014 Anjuman Best Supporting Actress Nominated
ARY Film Awards
2016 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani ARY Film Award for Best Actress Won
Wrong No. Nominated


  1. ^ a b c "Going the distance with Sohai". DAWN. Fouzia Nasir Ahmad. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Sohai Ali Abro a new actress". Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "Sohai Ali Abro's biography and casts". Retrieved February 21, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "The complete list of Lux Style Awards 2019". Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  5. ^ a b "Who is the REAL Sohai...?". Retrieved 2016-11-28.
  6. ^ "Sohai Ali in Saat Pardon Mein". Geo TV. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  7. ^ "Dancing debacle at Karachi". The Express Tribune. May 13, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Sohai in dancing video Naach". Daily Times. April 21, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Sohai Ali Abroo shares her journey on becoming "Motorcycle Girl"". Daily Pakistan Global. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  10. ^ Chagani, Anum Rehman (2018-04-20). "Motorcycle Girl isn't the film I expected but it isn't bad either". Images. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  11. ^ "Box Office Review: Is 'Motorcycle Girl' off to a speedy start?". Something Haute. 2018-04-23. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  12. ^ "The complete list of Lux Style Awards 2019". Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  13. ^ "The complete list of Lux Style Awards 2019". Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  14. ^ "Sohai Ali Abro signs Fahim Burney's second film 'Love, London, Sialkot'". DAWN Images. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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