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Presenting her four prominent roles


When Yumna Zaidi began her career 12 years ago with a supporting role in Thakan, many didn’t anticipate how much she’d achieve in the short period in showbiz. With several fan favourite dramas and a critically acclaimed film to her credit, Yumna is on the go!

To celebrate Yumna’s illustrious career, here are four of the actor’s dramas you must watch:

Parizaad 

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When Parizaad hit the screens in 2021, it became the talk of the town. The drama followed the journey of a man who was born and raised in an underprivileged family and was always mocked for his dark skin colour. Yumna’s notable performance in the famous drama was also lauded by fans and critics. Portraying a blind RJ, Annie, her character at times evenly matched the protagonist, Parizaad, portrayed by Ahmed Ali Akber. She was able to bring remarkable depth to the role, playing a cheerful and bubbly woman, who also had layers of disdain to her. 

Bakhtawar 

Bakhtawar, which aired in 2022, featured Yumna in the title role as a young headstrong girl who wanted to escape her difficulties and create a better tomorrow for herself. She does so by disguising herself as a man in order to get a job. Her performance in the series was highly praised for which she won Best TV Actress and Best TV Actress – Critics’ Choice Award at the 22nd Lux Style Awards.

Tere Bin

Credit: MM News

Credit: MM News

Tere Bin premiered in 2022 and garnered immense popularity for its captivating storyline and the exceptional chemistry between the lead characters played by Yumna and Wahaj Ali. The onscreen pairing of the two is what contributed to its status as Pakistan’s most-watched drama, boasting over 3.5 billion views. Its success even managed to transcend borders as it became the most viewed Pakistani drama in India as well. 

Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila

Credit: Youlin Magazine

Credit: Youlin Magazine

Written by the legendary Bee Gul, and directed by Kashif Nisar, this Momina Duraid production which aired in 2017 was a head-turner from the very beginning. Yumna portrayed the nervous, frightened and meek Sila, and the project touched upon the issue of sexual harassment and sexual abuse within the confines of a household. 

The actor is currently spending her 12th anniversary in showbiz taking part in press events for the upcoming drama, Gentleman which offers a promising story about Karachi’s street gangs. The drama airs from May 12, with Yumna starring opposite the likes of Adnan Siddiqui, Humayun Saeed, Ahmed Ali Butt, Zahid Ahmed and Sohai Ali Abro.



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