Zeba Shehanz (Urdu: زیبا شہناز) is a Pakistani actress, comedian, host and voice actress known for her work on television and theater.[5] Shehnaz rose to fame in late 1970s for her work in comedies such as Fifty Fifty (1978). For her performance in Shamim Ara's directorial Munda Bigra Jaey (1995), she won Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is the recipient of President's Tamgha-e-Imtiaz as well.

Zeba Shehnaz
Born (1952-11-24) 24 November 1952 (age 71)
EducationUniversity of Lahore
Occupation(s)Actress, comedian, host, voice actress
Years active1963 – present
RelativesMohammed Shah Subhani (nephew)[1]
AwardsTamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) Award by the President of Pakistan in 2021[2][3][4]

Early life edit

Zeba was born in 1952 on 24 November in Lahore, Pakistan. She completed her studies from University of Lahore.[6] She did theater and did stages plays. She and Moin Akhter did many comedy shows together.

Career edit

She made her debut as a child actress on PTV in 1960s.[7] She is best known for portraying 108 characters in Fifty Fifty along with Moin Akhter.[8] She also appeared in dramas Baityaan, Umrao Jan Ada and Mera Yaar Miladay.[9] She also appeared in movie Munda Bigra Jaey in 1995.[3] She did theater for 12 years and she also voiced Parrot in 3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam.[10] For her contributions towards the television industry, she was honored by the Government of Pakistan with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2021.[4][3][2]

Personal life edit

Zeba is married and has one child.[11] She was the aunt of Mohammed Shah Subhani[importance?] who passed away in 2019.[1]

Filmography edit

Television edit

Year Title Role Network
1976 Bandish Mrs. Disuza PTV
1978 Fifty Fifty[12] Herself PTV
1982 Jaidi Bibi PTV
1983 Silver Jubilee Begum Pachida PTV
1985 Kese Kese Khwab Najma PTV
1986 Gharama Shela PTV
1998 Such Much Hawwa PTV
2003 Umrao Jaan Ada Ami Jan Geo Entertainment
2009 Ghar Beetiyan Khala PTV
2009 Thori Si Khushiyaan Amma Ji Hum TV
2009 Baityaan Dadu Hum TV
2011 Aurat Ka Ghar Konsa Chanda Khala PTV Home
2012 Baji Shakeela PTV
2014 Mazaaq Raat Herself Dunya News
2014 Bashar Momin Bashar's Tai Geo Entertainment
2015 Khatoon Manzil Shireen ARY Digital
2015 Googly Mohalla Pari Gul PTV
2016 Mohay Piya Rang Laaga Salma ARY Digital
2016 Mera Yaar Miladay Salma ARY Digital
2022 Susralies Farkhanda TV One
2023 Taweez Dadi Mun TV

Telefilm edit

Year Title Role
1987 Ek Din Ka Baadshah Shabbo
2015 Kya Yeh Hi Pyar Hai Fasi's mother
2016 Mushtari Mushtari Bi
2016 Aashiq Colony Shabban
2018 Rok Sako To Rok Lo Batool
2021 Mera Ishrat Meri Marzi Shagufta's mother
2022 Siwaiyaan Ahsan's grandmother
2023 Hissay Ki Eid Tarannum's mother

Film edit

Year Title Role
1995 Munda Bigra Jaey Sabina
2016 3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam role as a Parrot[13][14]

Awards and recognition edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Zeba Shehnaz breaks down on mysterious death of nephew in London". ARY TV News website. 20 December 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "President confers top civil, military awards for excellence on Pakistan Day". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 24 March 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d "President confers civil awards on prominent personalities". The Nation (newspaper). 24 March 2021. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "Abida Parveen, Faisal Edhi among 88 conferred civil awards by President Alvi". Dawn (newspaper). 23 March 2021. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Zeba Shahnaz disappointed over halt to stage shows". Dawn (newspaper). 15 August 2020. Retrieved 5 July 2023.
  6. ^ "Theatrics: Veteran power". Dawn (newspaper). 16 August 2009. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Artistes told to declare assets or face music". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 8 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Moin Akhtar's peers pay tribute to his talent". Dawn (newspaper). 23 April 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  9. ^ "This is recognition that I must be doing something right: Mehwish Hayat on her Tamgha-i-Imtiaz". Dawn (newspaper). 10 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Top ten Lollywood grossers of 2016". Dunya News. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Actor Zeba Shehnaz shares tragic story of nephew's murder in UK". The Express Tribune. 22 March 2021.
  12. ^ Khurram Zia Khan (27 November 2014). "50 delightful years: Thank you PTV". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  13. ^ Ahmed Sarym (21 December 2016). "4 reasons why 3 Bahadur's sequel is a must-watch for kids". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  14. ^ "Trailer of '3 Bahadur - The Revenge of Baba Balaam' released". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 4 August 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  15. ^ "Pakistan's "Oscars"; The Nigar Awards". Desi Movies Reviews. Archived from the original on 2 July 2021. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  16. ^ "Special Award for Comedy Acting". dailymotion. Indus TV Network. 4 May 2022.

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