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Tahira Wasti

Tahira Wasti

Tahira Wasti
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Quick Facts

Intro Actress
Was Actor Writer
From Pakistan India
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender female
Birth 1944, Sargodha, Pakistan
Death 11 March 2012, Karachi, Pakistan (aged 68 years)
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Tahira Wasti (1944 – March 11, 2012) (Urdu: طاہرہ واسطی‎) was a well-known Pakistani writer and television actress. She is best known for portrayal of Isabella of Castile in the TV drama Shaheen.

Television career

Wasti started working at Pakistan Television Corporation in 1968 by acting in a TV drama serial Jaib Katra based on a novel by Saadat Hasan Manto. She appeared in a number of TV dramas from 1968 until the 1990s, most of them have become classics of PTV such as Kashkol, Jaangloos and Daldal. Her prominent personality made her famous for playing regal roles suitable for representing royal, feudal or upper-class families, as in TV plays like Gharnata, Tipu Sultan, Shaheen and Aakhri Chatan.

She also wrote plays for television and showed special interest in science fiction.

Personal life

Wasti was born in 1944 at Sargodha, Khushab, (British India) now in Pakistan.

She was the wife of TV actor and English language newscaster Rizwan Wasti and mother of TV actress Laila Wasti. A famous TV actress Maria Wasti is her niece.


She died of natural causes on March 11, 2012, in Karachi, at the age of 68.

TV drama serials

  • Shama
  • Aakhri Chatan
  • Afshan
  • Daldal
  • Fishaar
  • Jaib Katra - 1968
  • Jaangloos
  • Kashkol - 1990s
  • Shaheen
  • Raat
  • Tipu Sultan
  • Harjai
  • Dil, Diya, Dehleez (TV series)
  • Maamta
  • Moorat
  • Doraha
  • Harjaee
  • Aakhri Chatan
  • Chand Grahan
  • Khaleej
  • Gharnata
  • Teer Pa Heer (Pashto Comedy Drama)
  • Shaam Se Pehlay (PTV drama serial)
  • Uss Ki Biwi (a telefilm)
  • Heer Waris Shah (PTV drama serial)

Awards and nominations

  • In 2005, Wasti was nominated for 'Best Writer Award' at The 1st Indus Drama Awards
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