Khayyam Sarhadi

Khayyam Sarhadi

Khayyam Sarhadi

Khayyam Sarhadi was a veteran Pakistani actor who acted in many dramas and made his name in acting. He also worked in three films and one documentary and performed about 200 stage dramas and nearly 300 TV dramas. Before his death, he was living in Karachi due to work like other artists. This article has every detail about him, including Khayyam Sarhadi Biography.

Name:Khayyam Sarhadi
In Urdu:خییام سرحدی
Native Name :Khayyam
Famous As:Actor
Profession:Actor, Television personality, Radio personality
Awards :Pride of Performance Awards – (1991)
Place:Bombay, British India
Spouse:Atiya Sharaf (divorced) Saiqa (wife till his death)
Children:4 (daughters) Zarghuna Khayyam
Parents:Zia Sarhadi (father) Zahira Ghaznavi (mother)
Relatives:Zhalay Sarhadi (niece)
Date:3rd February 2011
Cause of death :Heart attack
Rest Place:Lahore
Drama Credits:1
Last Drama:Meri Zaat Zarra-E-Benishan 2009

Khayyam Sarhadi Biography

Khayyam Sarhadi Biography

Sarhadi was an association in his own. He was an artist of his style, who put life into whatever role he played. As well as being a versatile artist, he was also a friendly man who encouraged his fellow juniors and has left an indelible mark on art, which will be a beacon for newcomers.

He has also been awarded the Pride of Performance Award in recognition of his artistic services.

Sarhadi Date of Birth

This TV and film industry senior actor was born in 1948 in Mumbai, India, and then moved to Lahore with his family.

Education of Sarhadi

His father wanted to make him a doctor, but Khayyam was obsessed with becoming an actor and a director. Eventually, his father had to surrender to his son’s passion, and he went to Greece to take acting, directing, and production courses. He also took a course in cinematography from the United States.

After completing formal acting education, he became associated with the theater, where he worked with other well-known theater artists, including Kamal Ahmad Rizvi and Naeem Tahir. He did not know how to read Urdu, but he was fluent in Roman and English.

Khayyam Sarhadi Family

He belonged to a family of artists. He was the grandson of musician Rafiq Ghaznavi and cousin of singer and actress Salma Agha. His father Zia Sarhadi was a well-known film director of his time who came to Pakistan and made two films on unique subject ‘Hum Log’ and ‘Rah Guzar’ but these two films were not successful terms of business.

He got married twice, first to Atiya Ashraf and second to actress Zamrud Khan’s sister Saeqa, with whom he has three daughters. Famous Pakistani actress and model Zhalay Sarhadi is his niece.

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Initial Career

He began his theater career in Europe in the late 1960s and continued to work in theaters in England, Yugoslavia, Germany, and Greece.

TV Career

On his return to Pakistan, he joined the radio, from where PTV producer Yawar Hayat introduced him to TV dramas. He started his acting career with the Pakistani television drama ‘Ek Thi Meena.’ He has acted in many drama serials on PTV, including ‘Waris,’ ‘Reza Reza,’ ‘Man Chale Ka Soda,’ ‘Dahleez,’ ‘Lazwal,’ Suraj Ke Saath.’


He acted in three films, ‘Ak Si Dako,’ ‘Bobby,’ and ‘Mahak,’ where he played Sardar Abdul Rabb Nishtar in the documentary film ‘Jinnah’ about the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He also played the role of a policeman in the controversial movie ‘The Blood of Hussain.’ But he did not like the film environment, so instead of making more films, he limited himself to TV dramas.

Khayyam Sarhadi Death

He died of a sudden heart attack on February 3, 2011, at 64 during a play shooting. He is laid to rest in Defense Cemetery, Lahore.

khayyam sarhadi ptv dramas

Khayyam Sarhadi Dramas

  • Waris
  • Lazawwal
  • Suraj Key Sath Sath
  • Angar Waadi
  • Ghulaam Gardish
  • Man Chalay Ka Saudaa
  • Manzil
  • Makaan
  • Taqde
  • Mere Zaat Zara E Be Nishaan
  • Parsa
  • Dastan
  • Dil E Abaad
  • Anokhaa Laadla
  • Aik Th Maina
  • Mirza and Sons
  • Imtehaan

List of Films

  • The Blood of Hussain
  • Bol
  • Jinnah
  • Qurbaani