Urwa Tul Wusqua Hussain, better known by her stage name Urwa Hocane (Urdu: عروہ حسین‎), is a Pakistani media personality, model, and actress.[1][2][3] Hocane made her film debut in the 2014 romantic comedy Na Maloom Afraad.[4]

Urwa Hussain
عروہ حسین
Born
UrwaTul Wusqua Hussain

NationalityPakistani
OccupationModel, Actress, VJ
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2016)
RelativesMawra 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.[citation needed] As a sign of filial devotion to her younger sibling Mawra, when Urwa started her career she chose to use the name Hocane[1] and over time, it stuck.

CareerEdit

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.[citation needed]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] In March Hocane posted picture from her shooting spell of Tich Button at Nankana Sahib, on her Instagram account.[8]

In June 2019, she launched her clothing line in collaboration with her sister Mawra Hocane.[9]

In 2020, she starred in the television series Mushk opposite Imran Ashraf.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Hocane married Farhan Saeed on December 16, 2016 at Lahore, Pakistan.[11][12][13]

There have been rumours of their separation. However, Urwa's father has dismissed such news.[14]

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes film / series that have not yet been released

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Director Notes
2014 Na Maloom Afraad Naina Nabeel Qureshi Nominated – Lux Style Awards for Best Film Actress[15]
2017 Punjab Nahi Jaungi Durdana Butt Nadeem Beyg
2017 Na Maloom Afraad 2 Naina Farhan Ahmed Nabeel Qureshi
2017 Rangreza Reshmi Amir Mohiuddin
2020 Tich Button  TBA Qasim Ali Mureed Debut as producer
Post-production[16]
TBA Jhol  TBA

Shahid Shafaat

[17]

TelevisionEdit

Year Series Role Notes
2011 Kountry Luv
2012 Khushboo Ka Ghar Rukhsana
2013 Ideals Wajeeha
2013 Yeh Shadi Nahi Ho Sakti Alishba
2013 Kahi Unkahi Anam
2013 Madiha Maliha Maliha
2013 Meri Ladli Rafia
2013 Aik Pagal Si Larki Nabeela Nominated – Hum Award for Best Soap Actress
2014 Namak Paray
2014 Marasim Nayab
2014 Tum Meray He Rehna Rania
2014 Laal Chaadar Bareera
2014 Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain Maya Anthology series – Recurring Role
2014 Ghayal Sidra
2015 Mere Ajnabi Hareem
2016 Udaari Meeran Nominated – Hum Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Hum Award for Best Onscreen Couple along with Farhan Saeed[18]
2020 Mushq Guddi
2021 Neeli Zinda Hai Neeli
2021 Parizaad Laila Saba
2021 Amanat Mehar
Telefilms
2013 Anaya Or uski Mayen Anaya
2017 Pyar Ki Love Story Saman
Other appearances
2015 Tonite with HSY Herself with Farhan Saeed Hum Sitaray Season 2 Episode 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ Amna Hashmi (19 July 2015). "Unravelling Urwa Hocane". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  3. ^ "I am the bad girl in this industry: Urwa Hocane". DAWN. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  4. ^ "I did what any Pakistani should and would do: Urwa Hocane". The Express Tribune. 2018-06-05. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  5. ^ "Na Maloom Afraad: the game-changer". The Express Tribune. 1 October 2014.
  6. ^ Saadia Qamar (1 June 2015). "Urwa declines lead role in Bollywood film 'Azhar'". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  7. ^ Lodhi, Rida (22 January 2019). "Urwa Hocane: Pushing all the right buttons". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Finally made time for some touristy behaviour at the #TichButton spell in Nankana". Instagram. Urwa Hocane. 17 March 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Sister act: Urwa and Mawra unveil their new clothing line". The Express Tribune. 10 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Urwa Hocane set to return to television with Mushk". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  11. ^ "Urwa, Farhan say 'qubool hai' at Badshahi Mosque". 16 December 2016 – via Geo News.
  12. ^ "Twitter gets creative with this photo of Urwa and Farhan". Images. 2018-01-17. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  13. ^ "Urwa Hocane, Farhan Saeed celebrate a year of matrimony with sizzling photoshoot". The Express Tribune. 2017-12-17. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  14. ^ https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/749631-urwa-hocane-farhan-saeeds-divorce-rumours-dismissed
  15. ^ "Nominations for Lux Style Awards 2015 announced". Daily Times. July 17, 2015. Archived from the original on July 19, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  16. ^ "Ready, Steady, Shoot: Team 'Tich Button' is all set to start shooting!". ARY News. 2019-02-11. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  17. ^ "The first look of Ali Azmat and Urwa Hocane in 'Jhol' revealed". The Express Tribune. 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  18. ^ "Hum Awards 2017 reveals nominations". The Nation. 2017-04-09. Retrieved 2018-11-23.

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