Urwa Tul Wusqua Hussain, better known by her stage name Urwa Hocane (Urdu: عروہ حسین), is a Pakistani media personality, model, and actress. Hocane made her film debut in the 2014 romantic comedy Na Maloom Afraad.
UrwaTul Wusqua Hussain
|Occupation||Model, Actress, VJ|
|Relatives||Mawra Hocane (sister)|
Early life and careerEdit
Hocane was born in Karachi, but she grew up in Islamabad where she completed her education from Bahria College, Islamabad. She is the sister of another television actress Mawra Hocane. As a teenager, she performed as a theatre artist before she started working as a VJ for ARY Musik. As a sign of filial devotion to her younger sibling Mawra, when Urwa started her career she chose to use the name Hocane and over time, it stuck.
Hocane made her acting debut with leading role in the 2012 romantic drama Meri Ladli alongside Ahsan Khan and Sajal Ali. She later appeared in serials such as Kahi Un Kahi, and Madiha Maliha. Her portrayal of a girl subjected to family pressures and a forced wedding in Marasim.
She made her film debut in the 2014 romantic comedy Na Maloom Afraad opposite Fahad Mustafa, Mohsin Abbas Haider and Javed Sheikh. The film received generally positive reviews, and she was praised for her performance. She was offered Ekta Kapoor's Bollywood film Azhar alongside Emran Hashmi, which she refused saying, she was not going to do kissing and bold scenes on screen.
In January 2019, Hocane announced her first project as a producer, a romantic film with husband Farhan Saeed titled Tich Button. They are producing the film together. In March Hocane posted picture from her shooting spell of Tich Button at Nankana Sahib, on her Instagram account.
There have been rumours of their separation. However, Urwa's father has dismissed such news.
|Denotes film / series that have not yet been released|
|2014||Na Maloom Afraad||Naina||Nabeel Qureshi||Nominated – Lux Style Awards for Best Film Actress|
|2017||Punjab Nahi Jaungi||Durdana Butt||Nadeem Beyg|
|2017||Na Maloom Afraad 2||Naina Farhan Ahmed||Nabeel Qureshi|
|2020||Tich Button||TBA||Qasim Ali Mureed||Debut as producer|
|2012||Khushboo Ka Ghar||Rukhsana|
|2013||Yeh Shadi Nahi Ho Sakti||Alishba|
|2013||Aik Pagal Si Larki||Nabeela||Nominated – Hum Award for Best Soap Actress|
|2014||Tum Meray He Rehna||Rania|
|2014||Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain||Maya||Anthology series – Recurring Role|
|2016||Udaari||Meeran||Nominated – Hum Award for Best Actress|
Nominated – Hum Award for Best Onscreen Couple along with Farhan Saeed
|2021||Neeli Zinda Hai||Neeli|
|2013||Anaya Or uski Mayen||Anaya|
|2017||Pyar Ki Love Story||Saman|
|2015||Tonite with HSY||Herself with Farhan Saeed||Hum Sitaray Season 2 Episode 5|
- Hassan Choudary (19 October 2015). "Unraveling the mystery: Here's why Mawra and Urwa's surname is 'Hocane'". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
- Amna Hashmi (19 July 2015). "Unravelling Urwa Hocane". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
- "I am the bad girl in this industry: Urwa Hocane". DAWN. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
- "I did what any Pakistani should and would do: Urwa Hocane". The Express Tribune. 2018-06-05. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
- "Na Maloom Afraad: the game-changer". The Express Tribune. 1 October 2014.
- Saadia Qamar (1 June 2015). "Urwa declines lead role in Bollywood film 'Azhar'". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
- Lodhi, Rida (22 January 2019). "Urwa Hocane: Pushing all the right buttons". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "Finally made time for some touristy behaviour at the #TichButton spell in Nankana". Instagram. Urwa Hocane. 17 March 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "Sister act: Urwa and Mawra unveil their new clothing line". The Express Tribune. 10 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "Urwa Hocane set to return to television with Mushk". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
- "Urwa, Farhan say 'qubool hai' at Badshahi Mosque". 16 December 2016 – via Geo News.
- "Twitter gets creative with this photo of Urwa and Farhan". Images. 2018-01-17. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
- "Urwa Hocane, Farhan Saeed celebrate a year of matrimony with sizzling photoshoot". The Express Tribune. 2017-12-17. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
- "Nominations for Lux Style Awards 2015 announced". Daily Times. July 17, 2015. Archived from the original on July 19, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
- "Ready, Steady, Shoot: Team 'Tich Button' is all set to start shooting!". ARY News. 2019-02-11. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
- "The first look of Ali Azmat and Urwa Hocane in 'Jhol' revealed". The Express Tribune. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
- "Hum Awards 2017 reveals nominations". The Nation. 2017-04-09. Retrieved 2018-11-23.