Fatima Surayya Bajia

Fatima Surayya Bajia (Artist)

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Fatima Surayya Bajia, Pride of Performance, is a renowned Urdu novelist, playwright and drama writer of Pakistan. She has been awarded various awards at home and abroad including Japan’s highest civil award in recognition of her works.She also remained Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh province in Pakistan.A well-known personality in social welfare, literary Radio, TV and Stage, she wrote for PTV Centres Islamabad and Lahore since the launch of those TV channels. She wrote her first long play Mehman. She also contributed for the literary programmes like Auraaq, and beauty care programmes under the title Aaraish-e-Khaam-e-Kakal and she also produced some children programmes. [1] Fatima Surayya Bajia - Pride of Performance,

Title Description
Personal
Name: Fatima Surayya Bajia
Famous As: Writer
Nationality: Pakistan
Residence: Karachi, Pakistan
Religion: Islam
Profession: Urdu novelist, playwright and drama writer of Pakistan
Awards : Hilal-i-Imtiaz Award in 2012 & Pride of Performance Award 1n 1996
Born
Date: 1 September 1930
Place: Hyderabad, India
Family
Siblings : Anwar Maqsood, Zehra Nigah, Zubaida Tariq
Relatives: Saba Tariq
Nephews: Bilal Maqsood, Hussain Tariq
Died
Date: 10 February 2016
Rest Place: Karachi, Pakistan
Career
Occupation(s): Writer
Years active : 1960–2016
Case of Death: She Was Died at the age of 85 from Throat Cancer
Hit Darama Serials: Tareekh-o-Tamseel, Ghar aik Nagar, Faraz Aik Karz Phool, Rahi Sarsoon, Tasveer-e-Kainaat, Asaavari, Arzoo, Sassi, Punno, Anarkali, Auraq, Jisse Piya Chahe


About

Fatima Surayya Bajia

Fatima Surayya Bajia

Early Life

Fatima Surayya Bajia Great Lady

Fatima Surayya Bajia Great Lady

Bajia Born on 1 September 1930 in Hyderabad, India, she has never attended a formal school, all her education took place at home, but instead she is ranked an eminent intellectual, reader and writer. One of ten children, her other siblings include: Anwar Maqsood, Zehra Nigah, Zubaida Tariq (cooking expert) and Mrs Kazmi, a famous dress designer. She is a well-known personality in Pakistan with relation to the radio, television and stage and an ardent feminist. She wrote her first long play Mehman. [2] Bajia Born on 1 September - 1930 in Hyderabad In Karachi, when her grandfather and father died, she took up the responsibility of looking after her younger siblings, who all received a good education and some successfully carved out their own identity in separate fields of art and culture.Her brother Anwar Maqsood became a multi-talented artist writing plays for TV and theatre, her sister Zehra Nigah became a renowned poetess while Zubaida Tariq turned into a cooking expert. [3] Anwar Maqsood became - a multi-talented

Career

Fatima Surayya Bajia in Show

Fatima Surayya Bajia in Show

Bajia first got involved with PTV in 1960s when her flight to Karachi had been delayed and she came to PTV Islamabad station for a visit. Director Agha Nasir hired her and Bajia made her debut in 1966 by acting in one of his plays. She began writing afterwards. Nasir said about her that “During Ziaul Haq's time when the 'dupatta policy' was implemented and women were forced to behave a certain way, Bajia wrote about characters from Baghdad and Granada. This was brilliant because these places were supposedly Islamic societies and no one could say anything about them."He further added that when writing a play, Bajia would literally move with her belongings to the TV station and then become an authority by default. Most of her dramas like Shama, Afshan, Aroosa, Ana, Tasveer had large ensemble casts and portrayed huge families and their problems. She produced great number of Women programmes, especially she is founder of Khwateen key Meilaad.[4] comet-filled Fatima Surayya Bajia’s - biography

Drama Serials

Fatima Surayya Bajia the Legend

Fatima Surayya Bajia the Legend

  • Shama 1974 (adopted from A.R. Khatoon's novel)
  • Afshaan (adopted from A.R. Khatoon's novel)
  • Aroosa(adopted from Zubaida Khatoon's novel)
  • Tasweer (adopted from A.R. Khatoon's novel)
  • Zeenat (adopted from Mirza Quleech Baig's Sindhi novel)
  • Ana
  • Aagahi
  • Aabgeenay
  • Babar
  • Tareekh-o-Tamseel
  • Ghar aik Nagar
  • Faraz Aik Karz
  • Phool Rahi Sarsoon
  • Tasveer-e-Kainaat
  • Asaavari
  • Arzoo
  • Sassi Punno
  • Anarkali
  • Auraq
  • Jisse Piya Chahe

Awards

Fatima Surayya Bajia in Japan

Fatima Surayya Bajia in Japan

Bajia won numerous awards, including the Pride of Performance Award in 1996 for her services to the performing arts in Pakistan. It is one of the highest civil awards conferred by the Pakistan Government and abroad including Japan's highest civil award in recognition of her works. She also remained Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh province in Pakistan. Most recently she appeared in The Big Show on CNBC alongside another legendary writer Haseena Moin. In 2012, she was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz by President of Pakistan.[5] She is a well-known- personality in Pakistan

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