Drama Review | Dil-e-Jaanam | Cast & Characters


Dil-e-Jaanam is a 2017 Pakistani television series that first aired on Hum TV. It stars Zahid Ahmed, Hina Altaf, Imran Ashraf and Zhalay Sarhadi along with some veterans to play the elderly.

Written by: Seema Ghazal
Directed by: Fahim Burney

Non-review Rant

I had binged this drama back in 2017 when I was smitten with the talend that is Zahid Ahmad. I wasn’t big on reviewing dramas then. But I liked some bits of this series–those bits being Zahid Ahmad’s presence on screen. I also liked the Dubai hotel scene, so much that I remember it vividly even now.

I was searching for Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahin. I couldn’t find that on YouTube but I found this, and I thought–hey, why not?

So, here goes. I binged it again last week, and this time I won’t miss on the reviews.

Let’s meet the cast and characters first.

Cast & Characters

Zahid Ahmed as Shavez

The hero

Usman Peerzada as Rehman

Shavez’s father

Shaheen Khan as Rabiya

Shavez’s mother


Hina Altaf as Eeshal

The heroine

Anwar Iqbal as Azheem

Eeshal’s Father

Saba Faisal as Qudsia

Eeshal’s Mother

Imran Ashraf as Haris

Eesahal’s college friend, he likes Eeshal but Eeshal has no effing clue


Zhalay Sarhadi as Asma

Shavez’s business partner who later becomes her life-partner

Shamim Hilaly as Rakshy Khala

Eeshal’s Khala, Shavez’s phupho


Eeshal’s friend


Eeshal’s friend, appears only in the first episode


Eeshal’s friend, appears only in the first two episode

Zarnab as Salma


Shaziya aunty

Asad’s mother, wants Eeshal as her daughter-in-law


Shavez’s friend slash Dr Love

Iqra Aziz as Sameera; Cameo

Shavez’s friend who runs into the couple in that Dubai hotel



Sofia Khan

Aashiq Khan

Kamal Khan

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Shabana Mukhtar

Shabana Mukhtar