Humayun Saeed Biography: Humayun Saeed, born on July 27, 1971, is a prominent Pakistani actor and producer. Saeed has starred in numerous Pakistani television dramas and a select number of films, earning accolades such as the Lux Style Awards and ARY Film Awards.

While he is primarily recognized for his acting, Saeed also heads Six Sigma Plus, a media production house that creates television dramas and commercial movies. In addition to his acting and production work, he has ventured into modeling and fashion designing.

Early life & Family

Saeed was born on July 27, 1971, in Karachi to a liberal and well-educated Punjabi family. He attended Nasra School in Karachi, where he excelled academically and earned distinction throughout his studies until matriculation. He then enrolled at St. Patrick’s College in Karachi, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in commerce.

Before entering the entertainment industry, Saeed was happily employed as a general manager at a garments factory. Growing up, he described himself as “shy.” Saeed has four younger brothers, including Salman Saeed, who is also an actor.

Humayun Saeed Biography, Family, Early life, Career


Saeed began his career as a television producer in the late 1980s, though his first production did not achieve the desired success. His strong screen presence soon caught the attention of directors, leading to acting roles in TV shows. He made his acting debut in 1995 with “Karoron Ka Aadmi,” an action drama produced by Nadeem Ali Khan, written by Zubair Abbasi, and directed by Shamoon Abbasi. This was followed by “Ye Jahaan,” a musical that aired in 1996. That same year, he was named Best Actor for his performance in “Ab Tum Ja Saktay Ho,” directed by Mehreen Jabbar, where he starred alongside Sania Saeed and Khalida Riyasat.

While continuing his acting career, Saeed also remained active in TV production. In the late 1990s, he partnered with Sultana Siddiqui, and in the 2000s, he collaborated with Abdullah Kadwani for 7th Sky Entertainment. Later, he founded his own production house, Six Sigma Plus, with Shehzad Nasib, producing notable content for Pakistani television.

Saeed’s notable early TV acting roles include “Mehndi,” “Doraha,” “Kabhi Kabhi Pyar Mein,” “Kaafir,” “Uraan,” “Hum Se Juda Na Hona,” “Ladies Park,” and guest roles in “Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan” and “Daam.” In 2005, he starred in Hadiqa Kiani’s award-winning music video “Iss Baar Milo,” directed by Jami. He also appeared on reality shows like “Living on the Edge” and judged a dancing reality show on ARY Digital in 2009. In the same year, he played a negative role in the Bollywood movie “Jashan.”

In 2016, Saeed gained recognition for his role as Mohid in “Dil Lagi.” In 2020, he returned to television as Danish in the drama serial “Meray Paas Tum Ho,” earning widespread acclaim and making the serial one of the most successful in Pakistan’s history. The drama’s success crossed borders, with Indian audiences praising Saeed and comparing him to Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan.

In January 2022, Saeed was cast as Dr. Hasnat Khan, known for his romantic involvement with Princess Diana, in the fifth season of “The Crown.”


Saeed made his film debut in 1999 with Samina Peerzada’s “Inteha,” where he played a negative role and received the National Award for Best Actor for his performance. Due to the declining state of the Pakistani film industry at the time, he appeared in only a few films until its revival began in 2013. Since then, he has starred in numerous commercially successful movies, including “Main Hoon Shahid Afridi,” “Bin Roye,” “Jawani Phir Nahi Ani,” and “Punjab Nahi Jaungi.”

“Jawani Phir Nahi Ani” is the fourth highest-grossing Pakistani film of all time, while “Punjab Nahi Jaungi” is the second highest-grossing Pakistani film and the top film of 2017 in Pakistani cinema. In 2018, Saeed starred in “Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2,” which, as of 2019, holds the record for the highest-grossing Pakistani film ever. Following its success, Saeed announced plans for three more films, including a third installment of the JPNA franchise, and two other films written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar and Vasay Chaudhry. In 2022, he appeared in Nadeem Baig’s “London Nahi Jaunga.”


Humayun Saeed Biography, Family, Early life, Career

Saeed has received numerous awards and nominations, including at least five Lux Style Awards. He was honored with special recognition awards at the Pakistan Achievement Awards 2015 UK and Europe and at the fourth Hum Awards in 2016 for his significant contributions to the revival of Pakistani cinema.

His film “Jawani Phir Nahi Ani” dominated the ARY Film Awards, winning a total of 17 awards, including Best Male Actor in a Leading Role for Saeed. On March 23, 2021, he was awarded the Pride of Performance by the President of Pakistan.


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