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Yumna Zaidi: 12 Years, 4 Memorable Roles

Yumna Zaidi

Yumna Zaidi embarked on her journey 12 years ago with a supporting role in “Thakan,” surprising many with her swift ascent in the entertainment industry. With a string of beloved dramas and a critically acclaimed film to her name, Yumna continues to shine.

To honor her illustrious career, here are four of her standout dramas:

“Parizaad” (Hum TV):

In 2021, “Parizaad” became a sensation, captivating audiences with its narrative of a man born into adversity, ridiculed for his dark complexion. Yumna’s portrayal of Annie, a blind radio jockey, garnered praise for its depth and complexity, complementing the lead character’s journey.


In 2022, Yumna took on the titular role of Bakhtawar, a spirited young woman determined to overcome her challenges and forge a brighter future by disguising herself as a man to secure employment. Her performance earned her accolades, including Best TV Actress honors at the 22nd Lux Style Awards.

“Tere Bin”:

Premiering in 2022, “Tere Bin” captured hearts with its compelling storyline and the captivating chemistry between Yumna and co-star Wahaj Ali. The duo’s onscreen pairing propelled the drama to unprecedented popularity, becoming Pakistan’s most-watched drama with over 3.5 billion views and even crossing borders to become a hit in India.

“Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila”:

In 2017, Yumna delivered a poignant performance as Sila in this Momina Duraid production, written by Bee Gul and directed by Kashif Nisar. The drama shed light on the sensitive issue of sexual harassment and abuse within familial settings, showcasing Yumna’s versatility as an actor.

Currently marking her 12th anniversary in showbiz, Yumna is actively promoting her upcoming drama, “Gentleman,” which promises a gripping narrative about Karachi’s street gangs. Set to premiere on May 12, the series features Yumna alongside acclaimed actors such as Adnan Siddiqui, Humayun Saeed, Ahmed Ali Butt, Zahid Ahmed, and Sohai Ali Abro.