Aamina Sheikh is a famous Pakistani model & actress whohas worked in movies and drama serials. Through her acting skills sheestablishment herself in the entertainment industry at a young age but do youknow 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 fashionindustry.
Early Life & Education:
Aamina Sheikh was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where herfamily was settled. Her father Abdul Sheikh was a pharmacist with familybusiness in textile industry.
The family moved fromRiyadh to Karachi so she spent her early years in these two cities. Shecontinued her schooling from Mama Parsi School in Karachi and when they shiftedto Riyadh she joined American International School.
After coming back to Pakistan she continued her studies at StJoseph’s Convent School and The Lyceum. For higher studies she travelled to USAwhere she joined the Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts to complete her filmvideo production studies.
Her first professional exposure was as an assistant at CuriousPictures which is a Manhattan-based multi-media company. After returning toPakistan she joined Geo Television and started directing and producing thefamous children show ‘Bachey Man Ke Sachey’.
In 2007 she decided to make her debut for TV screens throughtelefilm Gurmuch Singh ki Waseeyat which was aired on PTV Home. It started herjourney in Pakistan’s entertainment industry which never stopped after manyyears.
But even before she joined the media Aamina Sheikh worked intheatre during her school and college days. It seems that this experience andpassion from school days let her to enter the entertainment industry.
In the field of modeling she gained fame after becoming spokespersonof L’Oreal and then receiving Lux Style Award for Best Model.
Her debut as a runway model was for Rehana Saigol’s fashionshow in 2010 after which he did many other projects for famous designers andbrands 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 whichshe 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 becauserather than following stereotypes which wants to explore new roles. This is whyshe played the:
- role of a rickshaw driverin ‘Aasman choo le’
- the role of elder sister inMaat
- a rape victim in Morey piya
- 16 year old Pakistaniathlete Naseem Hameed in Bhaag Aamna bhaag
- a women for Thar in Wilco
- a class conscious characterin Daam
- a scientist in Waapsi
- a talk show host in Uraan
This versatile choice for role makes her unique among otheractress in Pakistan’s entertainment industry. This is the list of movies inwhich Aamina Sheikh worked:
- Love Mein Ghum
- Josh: Independence ThroughUnity
- Good Morning Karachi
- Heer Maan Ja
She started her drama career in 2008 and so far has workedfor numerous serials which were aired on all major channels of Pakistanincluding PTV, Geo TV, Hum TV, Indus TV, ARY Digital and Urdu1. These dramaserials 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 wasnominated 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 MohibMirza despite the fact that her father was not interested to let her daughtermarry an actor. The couple’s wedding ceremony was held in Karachi but ratherthan being a glamorous event it was limited to friends and family members.
The couple is settled in Karachi where she gave birth to herfirst daughter in 2015 which she named Meissa.
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