Drama Review | Parizaad | Cast & Characters

Parizaad, the new HUM TV drama is based on Hashim Nadeem’s novel of the same name. For brief summary of the novel and my review of the same, read here.

Cast & Characters (roughly in the order they are introduced)

Ahmed Ali Akbar as Parizaad

The protagonist, duh!

Saleem Mairaj

Parizaad’s father

Mizna Waqas

Parizaad’s mother

Adnan Shah Tipu as Akbar

Parizaad’s brother

Madiha Rizwi as Kubra

Akbar’s wife, Parizaad’s bhabhi

Paras Masroor as Asghar

Parizaad’s brother


Asghar’s wife, Parizaad’s bhabhi

Kiran Tabeer as Saeeda

Parizaad’s sister

Ushna Shah as Naheed Mirza

Parizaad’s first crush

Mohammad Ahmad as Mirza

Parizaad’s neighbour, Naheed’s father

Taniya Hussain as Kanwal

Naheed’s sister

Ismat Zaidi as Mrs Mirza

Naheed’s wife

Raza Ali Abid as Shoki

Parizaad’s friend from the neighborhood

Ahmad Taha Ghani as Majid

Neighbour, Saeeda likes him but he married Naheed

Adeel Afzal as Nasaaz

Parizaad’s first-ever good friend. A poet who has a heart of gold.

Laila Zuberi as Hajjan Khala

The rishta aunty


Malik Raza as Saleem

Saeeda’s husband


Anjum Habib as Saleem’s father


Noman Aijaz as Behroz Kareem

Parizaad’s boss

Urwa Hocane as Laila Saba

Behzad Kareem’s wife


Yumna Zaidi as Qurat Ul Ain

Mashal Khan as Lubna aka Shehpara Begum

Saboor Aly as Saima aka Babli / Bubbly Badmash

Ahmed Nasaaz is a tenant at her house. She’s a tomboy because her parents wanted a boy and initially raised him as a boy. Now, she’s set in her ways and her mother is trying to change her. Tough luck there, Ustani Ji!

Salma Hassan as Shaista aka Ustani Ji

Bubbly’s mother

Rashid Farooqi as Shabeer

Bubbly’s father

Seth Abid

Faiz Chauhan as Kallu Ustad



Shahjahan aka Jaanu

Parizaad’s friend and roommate in Karachi. He was kallu Ustad’s apprentice once. Nice fellow… where have I seen him again?


Jaanu’s girlfriend

Saad Azhar as Feroz Khan

Seth Behroz Kareem’s right hand man and partner in crime


Kabeer Khan


Seth Rehman

Dr Fahad as Dr Sharjeel

Ainee’s cousin and fiance


Ustad Banne Khan









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Shabana Mukhtar

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