Aamina Sheikh is a famous Pakistani model & actress who has worked in movies and drama serials. Through her acting skills she establishment herself in the entertainment industry at a young age but do you know how she started her career as a model?
This biography will reveal the details about Amina Sheikh’s personal & professional life, from her early years to the work in the fashion industry.
Early Life & Education:
Aamina Sheikh was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where her family was settled. Her father Abdul Sheikh was a pharmacist with family business in textile industry.
The family moved from Riyadh to Karachi so she spent her early years in these two cities. She continued her schooling from Mama Parsi School in Karachi and when they shifted to Riyadh she joined American International School.
After coming back to Pakistan she continued her studies at St Joseph’s Convent School and The Lyceum. For higher studies she travelled to USA where she joined the Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts to complete her film video production studies.
Her first professional exposure was as an assistant at Curious Pictures which is a Manhattan-based multi-media company. After returning to Pakistan she joined Geo Television and started directing and producing the famous children show ‘Bachey Man Ke Sachey’.
In 2007 she decided to make her debut for TV screens through telefilm Gurmuch Singh ki Waseeyat which was aired on PTV Home. It started her journey in Pakistan’s entertainment industry which never stopped after many years.
But even before she joined the media Aamina Sheikh worked in theatre during her school and college days. It seems that this experience and passion from school days let her to enter the entertainment industry.
In the field of modeling she gained fame after becoming spokesperson of L’Oreal and then receiving Lux Style Award for Best Model.
Her debut as a runway model was for Rehana Saigol’s fashion show in 2010 after which he did many other projects for famous designers and brands including:
- Deepak Perwani
- Nomi Ansari
- Niche Lifestyle
- Amir Adnan
- The Men’s Store
- Fahad Hussayn
- Hang Ten
- Maheen Khan
- Umbereen Sharmeen
Her first telefilm was Gurmuch Singh ki Waseeyat after which she appeared in many telefilms among which the major were Aasmaan Chu Lay, Pachees Qadam Pe Maut & Baarish Mein Deewar.
Aamna is very selective about selecting movies because rather than following stereotypes which wants to explore new roles. This is why she played the:
- role of a rickshaw driver in ‘Aasman choo le’
- the role of elder sister in Maat
- a rape victim in Morey piya
- 16 year old Pakistani athlete Naseem Hameed in Bhaag Aamna bhaag
- a women for Thar in Wilco
- a class conscious character in Daam
- a scientist in Waapsi
- a talk show host in Uraan
This versatile choice for role makes her unique among other actress in Pakistan’s entertainment industry. This is the list of movies in which Aamina Sheikh worked:
- Love Mein Ghum
- Josh: Independence Through Unity
- Good Morning Karachi
- Heer Maan Ja
She started her drama career in 2008 and so far has worked for numerous serials which were aired on all major channels of Pakistan including PTV, Geo TV, Hum TV, Indus TV, ARY Digital and Urdu1. These drama serials include:
- Qisson Ki Chadar
- Mera Naam Hai Muhabbat
- Boltay Afsanay
- Agar Tum Na Hotay
- Qisson Ki Chadar
- Tere Liye
- Ishq Gumshuda
- Hum Tum
- Mera Saaein
- Main Abdul Qadir Hoon
- Kuch Kami Si Hai
- Mora Piya
- Ek Hatheli Pe Hina Ek Hatheli Pe Lahoo
- Mera Saaein 2
- Mirat Ul Uroos
- Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain
- Kuch Is Tarah
- Jackson Heights
- Khudgarz (TV series)
Due to her work in the film and drama industry she was nominated and received multiple awards including:
- Best Emerging Talent’ – LUX Style Awards 2009
- Best Model- Female’ – LUX Style Awards 2010 (Nominee)
- Face Of The Year Award’ Sunday Daily Times – 2010
- Best Actor Female (Satellite) – LUX Style Awards 2011 (Nominee)
- Best Actress in a Leading Role in SAARC Film Festival Awards 2012
- Best Actor Female (Satellite) – Lux Style Awards 2012 (Nominee)
- Best Lead Actor Female for Lamha – NYCIFF 2012
- Best Lead Actor Female – Pak Media Awards 2012 (Nominee)
- Best Lead Actor Female for Serial Maat – Hum TV 2013
- Best Supporting Actress for 021 – Galaxy Lollywood Awards
Aamina Sheikh married a Pakistan actor and comedian Mohib Mirza despite the fact that her father was not interested to let her daughter marry an actor. The couple’s wedding ceremony was held in Karachi but rather than being a glamorous event it was limited to friends and family members.
The couple is settled in Karachi where she gave birth to her first daughter in 2015 which she named Meissa.
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