Maria Wasti (Actor/Actress)

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Maria Wasti is a Pakistani actress and host. She has done work in both dramas and films. She was born on 14th August 1980.

Title Description
Name: Maria Wasti
In Urdu: ماریہ واسطی
Nick Name: Maria
Famous As: Actress , Host
Nationality: Pakistani
Residence: Lahore, Istanbul
Education: Maria got her early education from Lahore.
Hobbies: Travelling, Listening Music
Religion: Islam
Zodiac Sign : Leo
Profession: Actress, Producer, Host
Height: 5 ft 6 inches
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Awards : Lux Style Award for Best Actress (Film), Lux Style Award for Satellite Best TV Actress
Date: 14 August 1980
Place: Dar es Salam Tanzania
Siblings : 2 Sisters
Occupation(s): Producer, Host
Serial & Movies
Name: First Darama Ammarah aur Sarah
Professional Work
Years Active: 1997–present
Famous Acts: TV , Host


Maria Wasti is one of the most liked drama celebrity of Pakistan. She has got fame within no time. She started acting at that time when there was only one channel in Pakistan. There was tough competition at that time. She is very decent lady. Maria is considered blunt in showbiz industry. She is very talkative. She has got all help from her family and she feels very lucky to have such family. She wants to be a business graduate and her parents want her to be a doctor.

Early Life

Maria Wasti

Maria Wasti

Maria has spent nearly seven years of her life in Dar es Salam Tanzania. Her father was doing job there at that time.  She is very hardworking and talented as well. She has got success in all fields of life. As her parents wanted her to be a doctor and PTV was the only channel at that time. Then in early nineties National Television Marketing (NTM) country’s first private channel was launched. This channel specially showed the content which has targeted youth at that time and this was the main reason that Maria Wasti got interested in acting.


Details about her parents are very less known. But she reveals in an interview that her parents are very supportive to her throughout her life. Even when she travelled out of country or city, her mother travelled with her.

Other Notable Family Members

Maria is niece of famous TV actress Tahira Wasti. Tahira was well known writer as well. She was famous for her role as Isabella of Castile in drama Shaheen. She was wife of famous newscaster Rizwan Wasti. TV Actress Laila Wasti is also her cousin.


Maria has 3 sisters and she is the elder one. She once reveals in an interview that she misses her late night gossips with her sisters very much as they both are married now.


In early nineties Maria got her first chance of acting when she got a call from PTV Lahore Program Manager, Mr.Bakhtiar Ahmed who has asked her to play a role alongside film star Resham in a Drama serial named “Sarah aur Ammarah”. This was the big moment of her life as after this project people started knowing her. At that time PTV was the only channel so she became famous with in no time and never looked back.

Career in Dramas

Maria is a versatile actress and she has worked in more than 50 drama serials till date. Maria once told in an interview that she loves any art work at that time, so she has acted in a drama due to her passion. . After her first drama serial, she started receiving good roles in various other plays in all centers of PTV. She recalls that people have reservations when I have started acting, but once I have worked hard, they all have admired my work. Maria considers Kaloo by Bano Qudsia one of her best drama. In other dramas like Baadlon Par Basaira which got huge success, she has done role of a girl of village. She has played role of a girl who was forced to marry with someone, she hasn’t seen in her entire life. Maria has played roles which are called unglamorous. She loves to play roles involving women related issues. She has played roles of many famous women including Bilquis Edhi  . Maria is very open to speak about issues related to women. She has done number of drama serials, details are as follow:

List Of Daramas

  1. Aashiyaana
  2. Ahsaas on PTV
  3. Dharkan
  4. Kaali Ankhain
  5. Aurat Ka Ghar Konsa
  6. Baadlon Par Basaira
  7. Boota from Toba Tek Singh
  8. Kabhi Kabhi
  9. Ain
  10. Sarah aur Ammarah
  11. Neend
  12. Dil
  13. Bojh
  14. Buri Aurat
  15. Behkava
  16. Barish ke Aansu
  17. Dil
  18. Kalmohi
  19. Kaisay Hoye BeNaam
  20. Jalebiyan
  21. Kalmohi
  22. Khuda Ki Basti
  23. Malika-e-Aliya
  24. Ruswa
  25. Kuch Dil Nay Kaha
  26. Uff Ye Muhabbat
  27. Sheeshay Ka Mahal
  28. Court Room
  29. Moorat
  30. Riyasat
  31. Teray Liye
  32. Teri Chah Main
  33. Tujh Pe Qurban
  34. Meri Ladli
  35. Khaut
  36. Kuch Ankahi Batain
  37. Khoat
  38. Khaandan
  39. Diya Jale
  40. Band Baje Ga
  41. Angan Bhar Chandni
  42. Aey Ishq Hamain Barbad Na Kar
  43. Rehai
  44. Love Ke Liey
  45. Kitni Girhain Baaqi Hain
  46. Who Chaar
  47. Rehaai
  48. Thori Door Sath Chalo
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Famous Dramas

Most of her projects have gone hit but there are some dramas which will be remembered forever. One of them is Boota from Toba Tek Singh. It was written by famous writer Khalil ur Rehman Qamar. Other notables in drama were:
  1. Faysal Qureshi
  2. Babar Ali
  3. Mishi Khan
  4. Khalil ur Rehman Qamar
  5. Kashif Mehmood
  6. Farah Shah
  7. Deeba Kashif
  8. Khalid Butt
  9. Another drama serial which people will remember forever is Malika e Aliya. She has played role of Malika e Aliya in this drama. It was written by Nida Akhter. Other starrers were:
  10. Anoushay Abbasi
  11. Sohail Asghar
  12. Faiq Khan
  13. Sohail Raza
  14. Yasra Rizvi
  15. Afshan Qureshi
  16. Ahmed Zaib
  17. Zuhab Khan
  18. Arisha Razi
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List Of Movies

  • Ramchand Pakistani, 2008 - Kamla
  • Yarana 2009 - Pashto

As Producer

Maria has also opened her production house in 2002 named “Creativity”. Her production house has also produced many hit dramas as well.

As Host

She is now a day’s hosting a morning show from Istanbul Turkey. This show goes on air on See TV. The program is of unique style as it includes food, guests and music.

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