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Iqra Aziz
Born (1997-11-24) 24 November 1997 (age 26)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Actress
  • model
Years active 2013–present
(m. 2019)
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Iqra Aziz Hussain (born 24 November 1997) is a Pakistani actress who primarily works in Urdu television. She has established herself as one of the leading television actresses and is a recipient of several accolades including four Hum Awards and three Lux Style Awards. Aziz has been described among the nation's highest-paid actresses by the media.

Aziz marked her acting debut in 2014 with Kissey Apna Kahein. She had her first lead role with the 2015 drama Muqaddas. Subsequently, she is known for her portrayals in Choti Si Zindagi (2016), Qurban (2018), Suno Chanda (2018), Ranjha Ranjha Kardi (2018), Jhooti (2020) and Khuda Aur Muhabbat 3. Aziz widely recognised for portraying Ajiya in Suno Chanda (2018), for which she won the Hum Award for Best Actress Popular and Lux Style Award for Best TV Actress.

After a hiatus of two years, she returned to television with Mannat Murad (2023). Aziz is married to actor and writer Yasir Hussain, with whom she has a son.

Early life

Aziz was born on 24 November 1997 in Karachi. She mentioned in interviews about her mother's struggles being a single parent. Iqra finished college while working but eventually left her studies to focus on acting. In 2018, she talked about her plans to resume education in the next couple of years.


Aziz started her career when she was 14. She dabbled into acting with the help of her elder sister. She first auditioned as a television commercial model and was picked by Talent agency Citrus. Aziz continues to appear in television commercials till date. Later she was noticed by Hum TV's co producer Momina Duraid who offered her a role in her series Kissey Apna Kahein. She acted along with Arij Fatyma, Danish Taimoor, Shabbir Jan and other senior actors in the series.

She followed her acting career with a leading role in another Hum TV's drama series Muqaddas, an adaptation of Adeel Razzak's novel of the same name. The series proved to be the break-through for her and she received Hum Award for Best Television Sensation female. The series also received mix reviews and was nominated for Best Television Play at annual Lux Style Awards. In the same year she appeared as a parallel lead in Ilyas Kashmiri's directorial Mol.

In 2016 she was seen in a leading role in Socha Na Tha and Deewana. In the later, she played the character of Mehar Sultana (Mehru) who befriends the mischievous but loving Jinn Falak (Shehroz Sabzwari) and eventually falls in love with him. Aziz subsequently did a supporting role of Marina Zaman in Ahmed Bhatti's directorial Kisay Chahoon and a parallel lead role of Mannat Chaudhary in Laaj. Her on-screen chemistry with Shehzad Sheikh in Choti Si Zindagi was praised and both received a nomination for Best Onscreen Couple. The series also garnered her a nomination for Best Actress at Hum Awards.

Aziz then starred in Gustakh Ishq opposite Zahid Ahmed and did a guest appearance in 2017 series Dil-e-Jaanam. She appeared in Ghairat (series based on Honour Killing) along with Syed Jibran and Muneeb Butt and in romantic drama Khamoshi opposite Zara Noor Abbas, Affan Waheed and Bilal Khan. The later of which was a critically and commercial hit. In Khamoshi, Aziz played the character of Naeema, an arrogant, greedy and career-driven girl. Her role as antagonist was praised. A reviewer from Mangobaaz wrote, "The way she has portrayed Naeema’s character so well that you can’t help but hate her". Aziz walked the ramp for designer Aisha Farid's collection Crystalline on Hum TV's Bridal Couture Week. In early January 2018, she wrapped up the shooting of an Urdu music video "O Jaana" with Hamza Malik and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan which was released in July 2018. and did a special appearance in Asim Azhar's music video "Jo Tu Na Mila".

The following year, Aziz collaborated with Shehzad Sheikh for the second time, (alongside Bilal Abbas Khan and Omair Rana) in Idream Entertainment's Qurban. She appeared as Heer, a bubbly and bright girl hailing from a rich household and was seen in a love triangle opposite Sheikh and Khan. She portrayed the role of Ajiya Nazakat (Jiya) in Suno Chanda which was a finite series during Ramadan 2018. She was paired opposite Farhan Saeed. Aziz and Saeed were praised for their on-screen chemistry. The series received mix reviews and earned her a nomination for Best Television Actress at Lux Style Awards. In an interview, Aziz said that she was overwhelmed and was not expect the series to be the massive hit. She played the role of Tabeer in Hum TV's Tabeer. Ahmed Sarym of The Express Tribune states, "At such a young age, Aziz has already proven her mettle through a wide range of characters from the exuberant Jiya to a vampish Naeema in Khamoshi and the titular character of Tabeer".

She then appeared in Faiza Iftikhar's Ranjha Ranjha Kardi. Her role as Noori belongs to the lower cast of Untouchables was praised by critics. Buraq Shabbir of The News International stated, "Popularly known as the feisty Jia from Suno Chanda and now the equally fiery Noori in Ranjha Ranjha Kardi, has spark". Her other projects included the second season of Suno Chanda which is an Ahson Talish directorial and produced by MD Productions. It aired in 2019 on Hum TV.

Personal life

On 7 July 2019, at the 18th Lux Style Awards, Aziz became engaged to actor and writer Yasir Hussain. On 28 December 2019, Aziz married Hussain. In July 2021, Aziz gave birth to their son.



Year Title Role Notes Ref
2014 Kissey Apna Kahein Shanzey Main role
2015 Muqaddas Muqaddas
Mol Sajjal
2016 Socha Na Tha Shafaq
Deewana Mehr Sultana
Kisay Chahoon Marina Zaman
Laaj Mannat
Choti Si Zindagi Ameena
Natak Shafaq
2017 Gustakh Ishq Najaf
Ghairat Saba
Khamoshi Naeema Sabir Negative lead
2018 Qurban Heer Main role
Suno Chanda Ajiya "Jiya" Nazakat
Tabeer Tabeer
Ranjha Ranjha Kardi Noor "Noori" Bano
2019 Suno Chanda 2 Ajiya "Jiya" Arsal Ali
2020 Kasak Faryal
Jhooti Nirma Negative lead
2021 Raqeeb Se Ameera Main role
Khuda Aur Muhabbat 3 Mahi Kazim Shah
2023 Mannat Murad Mannat

Other appearance

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Judai Zunaira (Zuni) Telefilm
Dil-e-Jaanam Samira Cameo appearance
2022 Aik Thi Laila Laila Mini series

Music videos

Year Song Artist Notes
2018 "O Jaana" Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Hamza Malik
2018 "Jo Tu Na Mila" Asim Azhar
2021 "Mera Jora" Zeb Bangash

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2016 4th Hum Awards Best Television Sensation Female Mol Won
Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2017 5th Hum Awards Best Actress Popular Choti Si Zindagi Nominated
Best On-screen Couple along with Shehzad Sheikh Nominated
2018 Hum Style Awards Most Stylish TV Actress None Won
2019 Lux Style Awards Best Television Actress – (Viewers' Choice) Suno Chanda Won
Best Television Actress – (Critics' Choice) Won
Hum Awards Best Actress (Popular) Won
IPPA Awards Best Television Actress (Jury) Won
Hum Awards Best On-Screen Couple along with Farhan Saeed(Popular) Won
Best Actress Tabeer Nominated
Best on-screen Couple along with Shehzad Sheikh Nominated
2020 Hum Style Awards Most Stylish TV Actress Ranjha Ranjha Kardi Nominated
Pakistan International Screen Awards Best Television Actress Nominated
19th Lux Style Awards Best Actress (Critics' Choice) Won
2022 8th Hum Awards Best Actress Popular Raqeeb Se Nominated
Best Actress Jury Won
21st Lux Style Awards Best Actress – (Critics' Choice) Nominated
2023 Lux Style Awards Best Actress – (Critics) Aik Thi Laila Nominated
IPPA Awards Best TV Actor (Female) Nominated
Best On-Screen Couple with (Yasir Hussain) Nominated
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