Drama Review | Humsafar | Cast & Characters

Humsafar is a 2011-2012 Pakistani drama telenovela based on the novel of the same name by Farhat Ishtiaq. You can  read the book review here: Humsafar by Farhat Ishtiaque. Now, if you know me, you know how much I admite Farhat Ishtiaq’s romances. Farhat has also written the screenplay of Humsafar. Directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, this is one of the mega-popular dramas of .Pakistani televisiongarnering widespread acclaim and international recognition. Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan got their Bollywood debut thanks to Humsafar. Long story short, this drama has sort reached a “Golden” stage. I like Zindagi Gulzar Hai more than Humsafar, but I can’t say that I hate Humsafar.

I had seen it on TV on Zindagi channel but I did not have a blog then. My mom is watching the drama now. So, I will be doing an episode-wise review of the same.

Alright, without much further ado, let’s get to the cast and characters.

Cast & Characters

Ashar & Family

Fawad Khan as Ashar Hussain

The male protagonist

Behroze Sabzwari as Baseerat Hussain

Ashar’s father

Atiqa Odho as Farida Hussain

Ashar’s mother

Khirad & Family

Mahira Khan as Khirad Ehsaan/ Khirad Ashar Hussain

The female protagonist

Saba Faisal as Maimoona Ahsaan

Khirad’s mother

Khalid Anam as Ehsaan

Khirad’s father

Sara & Family

Naveen Waqar as Sara Ajmal

Ashar’s cousin, she is madly in love with Ashar, but we can’t say that Ashar felt the same way. 

Hina Khawaja Bayat as Zarina Ajmal

Sara’s mother


Noor Hassan Rizvi as Khizar

Khirad’s classmate, Ashar’s friend, and the reason shit happens

Salma Zafar as Sehrish


Shahbaz Rajput as Ali


Qaiser Naqvi as Batool Bano

Khirad’s neihbour and pillar of support

Sara Kashif as Hareem Hussain

Ashar & Khirad’s daughter

Mansha Pasha as

The wife of Ashar’s friend, she is unnamed

Kanwar Arsalan as Raza

Ashar’s colleague

Kanwar Atiq ur Rehman as Umar

Ashar’s colleague

Sarmad Khoosat as Dr. Idrees

Khirad’s Professor


Alright, off to review the first episode. I will meet you in the next review: Dobara episode 8.

Shabana Mukhtar

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