2019 has produced some of the greatest content that Pakistani Television and Cinema has ever seen in a long time with TRP breaking dramas, blockbuster movies, and invigorating performances. And the leading ladies of the industry have given the audiences a range of characters with stellar performances and screen presence.
Here is the list we have put down for the Best actresses of 2019 that you need to look out for in 2020:
With smash hits one after the other, Sajal Ali has the all best Dramas in the bag for 2019. With stories that have rarely been seen on Pakistani Screens before, Sajal has diversified the choice of her roles. Being one of the saving graces of period drama, Aagan, Sajal showed a comical yet dark character captivating its audience.
In her ongoing dramas are Alif and Ye Dil Mera, both which have characters that are world apart from each other, one portrays a girls who has lost everything and has come to complete self-actualization of what she wants to achieve whereas in the latter she plays a girl with psychological issues, haunted by her past who is constantly looking for security in the men of her life. Sajal Ali delivered the complete package and is all set to marry on-screen costar and fiancée Ahad Raza Mir in 2020. Sajal has also worked alongside Indian Legend Sridevi in the critically acclaimed “Mom”.
With almost serving 10 years in the industry, Ayeza Khan did something in 2019 that she did not before in her career by opting for the role of the main villain in the record-breaking Drama “Mere Paas Tum Ho”. The Nadeem Khan Directorial smashed the TRP’s in the history of Pakistani television and one of the reasons was Ayeza Khans “Mehwish” who’s dark, despicable and malevolent character audiences loved to hate. Her journey from a naïve woman to a homewrecker to seeking repentance showed variation in character like no other.
With playing mostly small commercial roles, audiences have craved an emotionally strong performance from Kubra Khan ever since “Sang-e-Mar Mar” with which she had captivated her audience. Lo and Behold the prayers were heard in the form of Kubra Khan’s Husn-e-Jahan in the Umera Ahmed best seller “Alif”. Though a small role, Kubra rules the screen whenever she is playing the role of the beautifully vulnerable dancer in the 1970s who searches for God, leaving behind all that the world had to offer. Audiences sit on the edge of their seats as the story of the beautiful but broken dancer unveils.
If any actor has skyrocketed to fame in 2019, it is Iqra Aziz, with her highly commercially successful Suno Chanda 2 and critically acclaimed Ranjha Ranjha Kardi. Aziz has given its audiences the range, proving that she can easily play a comic role and also a gut-wrenching emotionally dramatic role. Aziz also won Lux Style Award in 2018 for Best Actress.
By far the most strong and morally lifted female characters have been portrayed by Yumna Zaidi in 2019. With heart-wrenching stories of dramas like Inkaar, Dil Kya Karay and Ishq Zahay Naseeb, Zaidi rules the screen with her strong expressions and acting skills. She won the Hum TV Award for “Darr Si Jaati Hai Sila” in 2018.
There is no greater testament to Alizay Shah’s success in captivating her audience then being in the top ten of the most Googled in Pakistan. Shah, had audiences wanting to know more about her since her first glimpse in Mahira Khan Starrer “Superstar” and a stellar performance in the drama Ishq Tamasha, for which she received the award for ‘Best New Sensation’. She continues to be a Pakistani Sweetheart with her performance in ISPR’s “Ehd-e-Wafa”.