Drama Review | Badshah Begum | Cast & Characters

Alright, so it’s time to meet the cast and characters of upcoming Hum TV drama Badshah Begum.

Written by Saji gul and directed by Khizer Idrees, this drama is Rafay Rashdi and Momina Duraid production.

NOTE: All images courtesy @badshahbegumofficial on Instagram

Cast & Characters

Farhaan Saeed as Pir Shahzeb

The badass hero, the Michael Corleone if you will. I have only ever seen him in Suno Chanda and Suno Chanda 2. And I’m currently hoping to see more of him as Hamza Raees in Mere Humsafar. In both those dramas, he is a sweet person. But he sure has a swag to play this Pir. From “Ab toh aadat” of Jal to Pir Shahzeb, he has come a long way. 

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Yasir Hussain as Pir Qaisar


Yasir’s look reminds me of his negative character from Baandi (that featured Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt as well). I only saw one episode of that drama. This one looks like Yasir he is reviving his own character. Variety much?

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Zara Noor Abbas Siddiqui as Jahan Ara

I liked her performance in Ehd-e-Wafa as Rani (although she was loud), and her over-dramatic Feroza Jahan in Deewar-e-Shab. I’m not convinced that she can play a powerful Pirni, but let’s give her a chance. 

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Komal Meer as Roshan Ara

Jahan Ara’s younger sister–rich, spoilt, rude and moody


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From that Miss Veet contestant Komal Sajid who quit for her studies to solo role in and now second lead, Komal Meer has come a long way.

Ali Rehman Khan as Bakhtiyar

From the teaser, I’m guessing that he loves Jahan Ara but gets married to the younger sister intead.

Uzma Beg 

Bakhtiyar’s mother

Saman Ansari as Hakim Be

The matriarch of the Pir family

Shahzad Nawaz as Pir Shah Alam


The patriarch of the Pir family


Hamza Sohail as Pir Shahmeer

Presumably Shahzeb’s younger brother

Abul Hasan as Pir Murad

From Radin in Thora Sa Haq to Mir in Badshah Begum, Abul Hasan has come a long way.

Hibba Aziz as Gulnar

Presumably Murad’s love interest.


Taniya Hussain as Zulekha

Presumably Pir Shahzeb’s love interest

Akbar Aslam as Khalifa Nawaz

Zulekha’s father, Pir Shahzeb’s trusted man

I will add more when the drama airs.

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So long!

Shabana Mukhtar


  1. Interesting… The back story of Rafay makes BB more intriguing

  2. liza says:

    btw, i was reading the descriptions by rafay rashidi.. apparently pir shahzeb(farhan saeed) is actually the anti hero (not like full fledged antagonist like pir qaier (yasir)). he actually gave a detailed description of the premise of BB in this link


    appreciate the producers detailed explanation! so we wont get confused while watching the drama

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