Yumna Zaidi | Biography, Dramas, Relationship Status and More

Known for her powerful performances and critically acclaimed dramas, Yumna Zaidi is a name that hardly needs an introduction. A household name, Yumna is a well-known actress who rakes in dozens of awards from her superior performances and leaves her audience in awe of her talent.

Yumna Zaidi

She made her debut in 2012 and since then she has been unstoppable. She is the first actress from the new generation of celebrities who are loved by people of all ages for incredible talent and skills. She is an award-winning actress who always win big and often win the main awards at the yearend award shows.

Here we will take a look at Yumna Zaidi’s life, biography, career, age and more.

Biography of Yumna Zaidi


Yumna Zaidi was born on 30th July, 1989 in Karachi, Sindh. She is currently 32 years old and already a critically acclaimed and people’s favorite actress in Pakistan. Her zodiac sign is Leo. Although she was born in Karachi, she was raised in Lahore and spends half the time in Texas and half the time in Lahore and Karachi while she is actively working on projects.

She is 5 feet and 7 inches tall, which makes her a pretty tall girl as compared to the Pakistani standards.

Family and Parentage

Yumna Zaidi belongs to a well-educated family that has nothing to do with show business. Her mother, Shaana Naheed Zaidi is a house wife whereas her father Zameendar Zaidi was a businessman. However, he passed away in 2019.

The family has roots in a small village called Arif Wala which is in Pakpattan, Punjab. Her parents have four children. Yumna has two sisters named Mehreen and Alizah and a bother named Mohammad Shahzeb.

Education and Initial Career

Yumna Zaidi got her initial education from Sacred Heart Convent School which is one of the best schools in the city of Lahore. After that, she joined University of Home Economics for her bachelors. She has a Masters of Arts in Design and Architecture with a focus on Interior Designing.

Before she started acting, she worked as a Radio Jockey and hosting for some time. Apart from that, she regularly works with renowned designers. Very recently, Aisha Farid’s Crystalline collection on Hum TV’s Bridal Couture Week. She plays sitar and writes poetry. Her mother is an inspiration for her poetry and one day, Yumna Zaidi wants to publish a book of peoms written by herself.

Relationship Status

Yumna Zaidi is a very private person and doesn’t share much about her personal life. Apart from being known for taking challenging roles, she is also known for being controversy free. She has never had a rumor about being in a relationship and even if she ever did, she will most likely keep the information to herself for a while.

Becoming an Actress

Yumna Zaidi started her acting career in 2012 after her friend Affan Waheed asked her to audition for a role in an upcoming drama. She started with a supporting role and after that, she claimed very first lead role. She is known for performing characters and picking up projects that have a strong social message or offers her a challenge as an actress.

As of now, she has appeared in a total of 30 plus dramas a handful of telefilms. Here is a breakdown of her dramas.

Year Drama Role
2012 Thakan Mehak ARY Digital
2012 Khushi Ek Roag Aabroo ARY Digital
2012 Teri Raah Main Rul Gai Maryam Urdu 1
2013 Sannata ARY Digital
2013 Meri Dulari Abdar Yawar Geo TV
2013 Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahi Aasia Yqoob Hum TV
2013 Dil Mohallay Ki Haveli Mehrunissa Geo TV
2013 Rishtay Kuch Adhooray Se Kiran Hum TV
2014 Kis Se Kahoon Salma PTV Home
2014 Shareek-e-Hayat Recurring Anthology romantic series, Episodic appearance
2014 Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain Recurring Anthology series
2014 Mausam Shazia Hum TV
2015 Kaanch Ki Guriya Manal Geo TV
2015 Guzaarish Zara Aalam ARY Digital
2015 Paras Aiman Geo TV
2015 Madawa Ayman Hum Sitaray
2015 Jugnoo Jugnoo Hum TV
2015–2016 Aap Ki Kaneez Kaneez Fatima Geo TV
2016 Zara Yaad Kar Uzma Ikhtiyar Hum TV
2016 Salam Zindagi Herself Morning Talkshow hosted by Faysal Qureshi
2017 Yeh Raha Dil Hayat Hum TV
2017 Pinjra Amtul Rafey A-Plus TV
2017 Mehmaan Qadardan Herself Special appearance
2017 Jago Pakistan Jago Herself Guest appearance with Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila team for promotion of the project
2017 Mazaaq Raat Herself Guest appearance with Abdullah Ejaz
2017–2018 Dar Si Jati Hai Sila Sila Hum TV
2018 Pukaar Samra Sultan ARY Digital
2018 Dil Kiya Karay Aiman Hum TV
2019 Inkaar Hajra Hum TV
2019 Ishq Zahe Naseeb Shakra(Sameer’s Illusion) Hum TV
2019 Choti Choti Batain Bisma Hum TV
2020 Pyar Ke Sadqay Mahjabeen Hum TV
2020 Raaz-e-Ulfat Mushq Geo TV
2021 Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi Sumbul/ Allah Rakhi TV One


Yumna Zaidi has also appeared in a total of three very popular telefilms. These telefilms are:

Year Telefilm Role Network
2014 Subah Be Daagh Hai Ayesha Hum TV
2019 Shaadi Impossible Raina TV One
2019 Raja Ki Rani ARY Digital


Awards and Nominations

Yumna Zaidi is a critically acclaimed actress who has been nominated and given many awards in her short career. Here is a breakdown of all of her awards and nominations since she made her debut.

Year Drama Awards Category Result
2014 Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahi Hum Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2014 Rishtay Kuch Adhooray Se Hum Awards Best Actress Nominated
2014 Rishtay Kuch Adhooray Se Hum Awards Best Actress Popular Nominated
2015 Mausam Hum Awards Best Villain Nominated
2016 Jugnoo Hum Awards Best Actress Nominated
2016 Jugnoo Hum Awards Best Actress Popular Nominated
2018 Yeh Raha Dil Hum Awards Best On-screen couple for her appearance with Ahmed Ali Nominated
2018 Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila Hum Awards Hum Award for Best Actress Won
2020 Inkaar Lux Style Awards Best TV Actress Won
2021 Pyar Ke Sadqay Luz Style Awards Best TV Actress (People’s Choice) Won
2021 Pyar Ke Sadqay Luz Style Awards Best TV Actress (Critic’s Choice) Won


Rabia Tanveer
Rabia Tanveer
Rabia Tanveer is a graduate from Kinnaird College for Women and holds a Bachelors in English Literature. She is a seasoned freelance writer with more than a decade of experience in multiple niches.


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