Humayun Saeed is a well-known Pakistani actor and producer who has been enthralling Pakistani audiences with unforgettable performances for the last three decades. Beginning his career as the general manager of a garment company, he grew fascinated in show business and, despite his parents’ objections, decided to take the leap, appearing on television with his own production, Iqraar, a television drama. However, he had to wait till 1996 to receive the accolades he deserved, winning a Best Actor Award for his first film Ab Tum Jaa Saktey Ho that same year.
Following that, he did not have to look back and proceeded to feature largely on television programmes, the most noteworthy of which were Mehndi, Doraha, Kabhi Kabhi Pyar Mein, Kaafir, Uraan, Hum Se Juda Na Hona, Ladies Park, Dillagi, Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan, and others. Among his significant film credits are Inteha, Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Bin Roye, and others. He is also a famous producer, having created numerous popular films and television dramas. In 2021, he will get the Pride of Performance Award for his role to the resurgence of Pakistani cinema.
Childhood & Early Years
Humayun Saeed Ansari was born on July 27, 1971 in Karachi, Pakistan, as Humayun Saeed Ansari. His parents, Mohammad and Zakia Rana Saeed, were both educated. He is the eldest of their five children and has four brothers: Salman, Amir, Adnan, and Babar.
Saeed attended Nasra School in Karachi and then transferred to St. Patrick’s College, where he got a bachelor’s degree in business in 1991. Although little is known about this time period, it is assumed that he was an accomplished student who achieved accolades throughout his academic career.
As a college student, he performed in a variety of short plays. However, he did not pursue any acting ambitions at this time, and after graduating from college, he began his work as a high-paying general manager of a clothing factory.
While working in the garment industry, one of his actor friends introduced him to meet director Tasneem Aslam, who was seeking for a main actor at the time. Soon after, he attended an audition and was originally accepted. The filmmaker afterwards altered his mind.
Humayun Saeed began his acting career with the television drama Iqraar, which he also produced. However, it did not see the light of day until 1998. Meanwhile, he struggled on, eventually making his television debut in 1995 with Karooron Ka Aadmi.
His second TV appearance was in the musical Ye Jahaan (1996). In the same year, he made his television debut in Ab Tum Jaa Saktey Ho, for which he earned his first Best Actor Award. Zeher was another notable work of his during this time period.