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.
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.
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.
|2012||Khushi Ek Roag||Aabroo||ARY Digital|
|2012||Teri Raah Main Rul Gai||Maryam||Urdu 1|
|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|
|2015||Kaanch Ki Guriya||Manal||Geo TV|
|2015||Guzaarish||Zara Aalam||ARY Digital|
|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||Ishq Zahe Naseeb||Shakra(Sameer’s Illusion)||Hum TV|
|2019||Choti Choti Batain||Bisma||Hum TV|
|2020||Pyar Ke Sadqay||Mahjabeen||Hum 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:
|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.
|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|