Hareem Farooq (Urdu: حریم فاروق; born 26 May 1992) is a Pakistani theatre, film and television actress and a film producer, known for her work in the serial Diyar-e-Dil and Pawnay 14 August. She co-produced Janaan followed by her 2018 blockbuster Parchi. She is the first female celebrity to get the honor of hosting Pakistan Super League in the same year.
1. She has done theatre
In 2002, she was spotted by Maqbool Fida Husain at a theatre in Karachi, whom she had previously been working with. 2. She was the youngest performer to have been featured in an advertisement Hareem played an older sister for a cycle and pacemaker ad. 3. She has starred in the blockbuster films: Diyar-e-Dil (2000), Parchi (2018), Janaan (2003), and Badshahi Athar (2006). 4. She is married to Ali Zafar They have been together for over a decade. In 2014, Ali and his brother Salman had announced that they would be getting married. They have a daughter named Ahwal (born 15 January 2017). 5. She has been Pakistan’s first female producer In 2012, Hareem’s production company Blue Planet Pictures signed a contract with Nescafe in a deal worth $5.25 million.
2. She has done TV
Born in Sindh, Pakistan in a Sunni family, her education began in the early age of 3 in Karachi where she did her primary and secondary schooling. It was then that she gained the passion to join the field of arts and subsequently did her master’s in Theatre. 3. She is passionate about arts and films Farooq made her television debut with Habibi in 2010, an Islamic drama television series. After finishing the Parchi project, she decided to take a break for a couple of years before returning with the show Diyar-e-Dil, in which she played a role of a nerdy college girl. “I think it was the most beautiful script, the best director. I just got goosebumps when I read it and I really wanted to be part of it.
3. She has done films
She debuted with Parchi (2018), in which she played a female protagonist and a ghost. She later starred in a horror film Ghulam (2018) alongside Asim Abbasi, Sanam Saeed and Maqsood. She also played the lead role of Aarifa in Madaari (2017) alongside Ahsan Khan, Bilal Abbas Khan and Sajal Aly. She has also appeared in a supporting role in Khalid Latif’s directorial debut Manto which stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rajshri Deshpande in lead roles. Her next film is directed by Ahsan Khan and produced by her. The film is set to be released in 2019. 4. She is very active on social media She has more than 11 million followers on Instagram. 5. She went to Las Vegas Hareem and her mom Rizwana Farooq have been to Las Vegas in order to give their support to a friend of theirs. 6.
4. She is a producer
She is one of the first Pakistani female celebrities to be given the responsibility of launching a film production company. She is the first female to have her own production house “Labrador Talkies”. 5.She is a Pakistani Sindhi She was born in Pakistan, but belongs to the Sindhi people of Pakistan, but was brought up in England. 6. She loves gardening Hareem loves gardening, and enjoys watching The Great British Bake-Off and Almond Blossom Girls. She is also an avid animal lover. 7. She is a fitness enthusiast She is a fitness enthusiast and keeps herself healthy by doing light exercises. 8. She loves travelling Hareem has traveled to various destinations including Dubai, London, US, Thailand, Nepal, Hong Kong, Bali, Dubai and many more destinations.
5. She is the first female celebrity to host Pakistan Super League
She was chosen as the anchor of the second season of Pakistan Super League in 2018. 6. Her sister is actress and singer Divya Dutta Her sister is Divya Dutta, who was born in Jhelum in 1988. 7. Her father was a poet Hareem’s father, Farooq Qaiser, is a noted poet and writer from South Asia. 8. She came from an affluent family She is the daughter of Farooq Qaiser, who was a businessman and businessman. She is the only daughter and second child from her parents’ marriage. 9. She won a scholarship to study at the Performing Arts School in Karachi She studied at the Performing Arts School in Karachi where she participated in stage shows and drama. 10. She began her career at the age of 11 Her first play was during her school time where she played the lead role in Sonaha.
6. She has done voice-overs for ads
7. She is also a designer 8. She is a 2-time FIDI award winner 9. She is fluent in English, Urdu and Sindhi 10. She is also a martial artist See Also :Asia Haq, Jazmin Jade and Sara Khan to star in Fear Files 3 She is currently hosting a romantic fiction show Sitakada and recently took part in dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9.
7. She is a singer
She is a singing sensation as her first ever solo single titled Jawaani was a huge hit. “Jawaani” was originally performed by her on the Pakistani show Coke Studio. However, later she sang a new version of the song in which she has teamed up with Swedish-Pakistani singer Yahya. 6. Her first movie was Kyun Kyun Kyun She debuted in 2013 with the movie Kyun Kyun Kyun and went on to star in many more films like Na Sawaal Pyaar Kitna, Ya Ali and Danish Girl. 5. She is a born convert to Islam Hareem Farooq grew up as a devout Christian, but converted to Islam while still a young girl, without any particular religious convictions.
8. She has done modelling
At the age of 17, Farooq was chosen for modelling assignment in Italy in a travel and beauty campaign. She has worked in various modelling events in Pakistan as well. 9. She has her Bachelors degree from Lahore Hareem Farooq is a graduate from the University of Punjab. She is also the recipient of “Most Caring & Caringest” in Pakistan by the “See Pak” Awards in 2010 and 2011 for being the most caring and caring human being of Pakistan. 10. She has participated in many reality shows Hareem Farooq has participated in multiple reality shows including Janaan and Parchi. She has also participated in “Pitrola Ghar Ghar Ki” and Hum Awards; season five, and season six, respectively.
9. She has done commercials
In 2013, she was selected as one of the judges of Zalzala Starhunt 2013 along with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Zubair Siddiqui and Hamza Ali Abbasi. 8. She started her career with Urdu plays She started her acting career with Urdu stage dramas like Khuda Ke Liye, Din and Naaz Daria, and the latter even got her nominated for best actress. 7. She made her television debut in 2009 In 2009, she got her first TV debut with Channel V Pakistan’s ‘And Another Thing’, where she played the role of Kareena. The series, which lasted for three seasons, was well-received. 6. Her musical debut Her musical debut was quite soon when she sang her first duet, “Khushi Na Kaho”, with Shahid Sabri, for Zeeshan Ayyub’s directorial debut Woh Lamhe in 2014. 5.
I wanted to end this article with this quote from The New York Times best selling memoir, “Hareem’s Quest: Through Islam and Gender to Unite Myself With My Heart and My Soul” by Hareem Farooq, which describes her life thus far. It was her destiny, to be the first Pakistani woman in the world to visit the Islamic State in Raqqa. The documentary film Parchi, will release on 8th March 2018, for which she has also shot some powerful scenes. The plot revolves around a teenager who comes to her school with a secret, a friendship that forms in the most unlikely of circumstances. Well, this is the most confusing article in the history of confusing articles and I am just thankful I have some way to end it.