A versatile artist is the one who doesn’t confine himself to a particular type of role. Although there is no lacking of formula actors in our industry but with them there are also few gems who never fail to amaze their audience with their brilliant and different performance each time they appear on screen. Our today’s top 5 list is about those five Pakistani TV artists who have proved themselves versatile by playing a vast category of characters in different genres of TV dramas.
Nauman Ijaz is one of those greatest Pakistani TV artists that are trained by PTV hence his realistic acting is beyond perfection. Chand Jalta Raha, Mera Saien and Ullu Bra-e-Farookht Nahi are supreme examples of his versatility. Nauman Ijaz fits perfectly in any role he plays. Whether the character is of a feudal Pakistani lord against Sunita Martial or of a simple middle class husband against Maria Wasti, Nauman’s personality is flexible enough to adapt to any role he plays against any actress thus we see an outstanding on screen chemistry and cent percent performance.
Adnan Siddiqui is one of those actors who have groomed themselves a lot with time, he started his career in 1990’s and till date maintained his charisma which is required to mesmerize audience. His finest acting skills and sober looks are his strength. Adnan Siddiqui has done a variety of roles; his characters that got nationwide fame are from drama serials Uroosa, Zaib-un-Nisa, Vasl, Parsa, Ishq Junoon Dewangi, Mulaqat and Doraha. Adnan has also appeared in a Hollywood movie A Might Heart against Angelina Jolie. Multi-talented Adnan has also done a couple of modeling projects including ramp and TV commercials. Pakistan Media Awards awarded him Best Supporting Actor Award for his play Ishq Junoon Dewangi.
The extremely talented daughter of leading journalist Shahid Nadeem, Savera chose television as a medium to display her talent and potentials. She started her career with PTV’s serial Inkar and performed in a number of projects including Diya Jale, Ghost and Mera Yaqeen. Savera has studied dramatics as a major subject in her post graduation and this truly reflects in her work. She is one those few female Pakistani TV artists who prefer quality over quantity. Savera has also hosted a morning show for Aaj TV but left it because she thought it wasn’t doing anything noticeable for changing the lives of real people in Pakistan. We don’t see her on screen quite often but whenever she appears, she makes sure to leave a lasting impact on the minds of audience.
Faisal Qureshi started his TV career from the play Boota From Tooba Tek Singh which is now considered as one of the PTV classics. Faisal got nominated for the Best Actor Award for the same project but unfortunately that award was awarded to Hamayun Saeed instead of him. That was the time when Faisal diverted all his energies in working better and pleasing his audience instead of participating in the award race. As a result, today he has some mega successful projects on his credit including Ghost, Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan, Qaid-e-Tanhai and many more. Although Faisal no more belongs to the category of youngsters but he still plays the role of college guys very well and credit of course goes to his spontaneous acting. In addition to acting, Faisal has appeared as a full time celebrity judge in dance reality show Nach Le and also hosted a few reality shows including Hero Banne Ki Tarang.
The female lead of successful Pakistani movie Waar, Ayesha Khan is at number 5 in our list of versatile Pakistani TV artists. She is one of those female artists who are picky about their characters hence we see a variety in her work. Mehndi, Vasl, Ijazat and Mulaqat are few of her TV projects – in each of these plays Ayeha has appeared in a completely different role. Right now, Ayehsha’s fan can watch her in drama serial Shakk in which she is performing against Adeel Hussain.