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!
Adnan Shah Tipu as Akbar
Madiha Rizwi as Kubra
Akbar’s wife, Parizaad’s bhabhi
Paras Masroor as Asghar
Asghar’s wife, Parizaad’s bhabhi
Kiran Tabeer as Saeeda
Ushna Shah as Naheed Mirza
Parizaad’s first crush
Mohammad Ahmad as Mirza
Parizaad’s neighbour, Naheed’s father
Taniya Hussain as Kanwal
Ismat Zaidi as Mrs Mirza
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
Anjum Habib as Saleem’s father
Noman Aijaz as Behroz Kareem
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
Rashid Farooqi as Shabeer
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?
Saad Izhar as Feroz Khan (or Kabeer Khan)
Ustad Banne Khan
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