Saba Hameed – A Veteran Powerhouse

Aug/03/2023 / by Team Seema
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Saba Hameed is a well-known Pakistani actress who is best known for her television acting. She boasts a career that spans decades. Although she maintains the title of a beloved television actress, Saba is also seen in several films and on stage in theater productions.


Born June 21, 1957 in Lahore, Pakistan, the age of her is 64-years-old. She started her career in her early 20s, but she is now known for portraying the role of a mother.

However, it is difficult not to think about Saba Hameed alongside her famous father. She is the daughter of the late, famed columnist and writer Hameed Akhtar. Additionally, she has one brother and three sisters.

The personal life of Saba Hameed herself is also worth discussing as she has been married twice. Although the date is unknown, Saba’s first marriage was to Syed Pervaiz Shafi. The pair have two children together, a daughter and son: Meesha Shafi and Faris Shafi.

News on her also includes her famous children as Meesha is a singer and actress, while Faris has dabbled in acting. From Saba’s second marriage to fellow actor Waseem Abbas, they have one son: Ali Abbas. Saba even counts herself as a grandmother as her daughter Meesha is married with two children.


Starting her career in the late 1970s, she has gone on to star in more than three dozen Pakistani television dramas.

Perhaps her most famous role is when she starred in a supporting role in the drama serial “Main Abdul Qadir Hoon”. In it, she played the role of the mother of famous Pakistani actor Fahad Mustafa’s character. She starred in the role throughout the show’s time on air from 2010-2011.

Another famous mother role for Saba Hameed is when she starred in the 2017 Pakistani romantic comedy film “Punjab Nahi Jaungi”. The movie became one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films.

Currently, you can see Saba Hameed on the television drama series “Mere Humsafar” where she plays the recurring role of Shahjahan Raees Ahmed.


According to the biography of her, she took home the Best Actress award in the 2000 PTV Awards. She was awarded this for her performance in the drama sitcom “Family Front”.

Also, she was awarded the Pride of Performance award in 2012 by the President of Pakistan.


Where is Saba Hameed from?

Saba Hameed is a Pakistani actress having been born in Lahore, Pakistan.

When did Saba Hameed start her career?

The start of her career which spans four decades began back in 1978 when she acted on television.

Who is Saba Hameed married to?

Previously, Saba was married to Syed Pervaiz Shafi, her former husband whom she shares two children with. She is currently married to Pakistani actor Waseem Abbas, with whom she shares one child.


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