Umera Ahmad (Personality)

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Umera Ahmad (Urdu: عمیرہ احمد) (born 10 December 1976) is a Pakistani author and screenwriter.She has won numerous best writer awards from some of the most prestigious media houses and organizations in Pakistan. Her most celebrated work that gave her international recognition and astounding success is Peer e Kamil (The Perfect Mentor), which she dedicated to Prophet Muhammad, and his legacy that is still mentoring lives. She is most known for her unorthodox approach towards some very sensitive issues in Pakistani society that deal with both the religion and culture of the country.[1] Umerah Ahmad

Title Description
Personal
Name: Umera Ahmad
Famous As: Novel writer
Nationality: Pakistani
Education: Master's degree in English Literature
Religion: Islam
Profession: Author, Novelist, Screenwriter
Website: https://www.facebook.com/umeraahmedofficial/
Indus Vision Drama Awards - 2005: Best Writer - Wujood e Laraib
TV One Popular Choice Awards - 2006: Best Young Talent in Scriptwriting - Sauda
TV One Popular Choice Awards - 2006: Best Telefilm - Sauda
Lux Style Awards - 2006: Best Director - La Haasil
Lux Style Awards - 2007: Best Serial - Man o Salwa
Lux Style Awards - 2009: Best Serial - Thoda Sa Aasman
Pakistan Media Awards - 2010: Best Writer - Malaal
Lux Style Awards - 2010: Best Director - Doraha
Lux Style Awards - 2011: Best Scriptwriter
Married Year: 2014
Language: Urdu
Alma mater: Murray College
Born
Date: 10 December 1976
Place: Sialkot, Pakistan
Family
Spouse: Arsam Aftab (m.2014)


bEarly Careerb

Zindage Gulzar h

Zindage Gulzar h

Umera Ahmed was born on December 10, 1976 in Sialkot, Pakistan. She completed her master degree in English Literature from Murray College, Sialkot, the same college that produced one of the most celebrated and gifted scholars and poets of 21st century, Allama Muhammad Iqbal. Umera Ahmed started writing from a very early age, while still at college. She describes the primary reason of writing her first novel as to better hand writing . That first novel, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, was published in urdu monthly digest, Khawateen in 1998. The novel gained instant popularity within the digest readership. The female protagonist, Kashaf, was depicted as a plain looking, bright and hardworking student who is battling acute financial hardship in her personal life. Her father had taken up a second wife when her mother failed to produce a son, and later left his first wife and three daughters on their own. The story dealt with some powerful themes and contained a message that launched Umera Ahmed as a visionary writer. Her later works cemented this early diagnosis of her talent.[2] Umerah Ahmad Before taking up writing full time, she also taught at Army Public College, Sialkot Cambridge wing . During that time, she continued writing for Khawateen and Shua, two of the most prominent monthly digests in Pakistan. Her stories like Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Be-Nishan, Imaan Umeed aur Mohabbat, Amar Bail, Haasil, and La Haasil, gave her a distinct position among her peers. In popular fiction genre, an area dominated by female writers, Umera Ahmed emerged as the radical who had her own views on everything, and she used her writing to convey those views to the masses. Faced with initial criticism over her depictions of role of women in society, the nonconformist approach her female protagonists always take, and her own insistence of writing on some very sensitive topics in Pakistani society, she did start gaining loyal following and readership eventually. [3] Umera Ahmad Amazon

bSuccessb

Novel of Peri-e-kamal

Novel of Peri-e-kamal

Though she enjoyed success and recognition from the very start of her career, it was her 2004 best selling novel, Peer e Kamil that launched her as one of the most successful and influential writers of this era in Pakistan. This novel is also responsible for making her a household name not only in Pakistan, but overseas too, wherever Urdu is spoken. In 2005, she also won her first best writer award for her serial Wujood-e-Laraib, an original screenplay for Indus Vision . In 2006, she won the TV One popular Choice award for The Best Young Talent in Scriptwriting (confirm from Umera the list of her awards). In 2007, she went to England for her enrollment in a few creative writing and scriptwriting courses at Arvon Foundation Totleigh Barton Centre. She then proceeded to write Man o Salwa, another one of her trademark literary work that further elevated her among her peers. Her most recent novel, Aks, deals with the horror and stigma of sexual abuse against children and how the demons of past can haunt the most strongest of us, and how they can be dealt with.

bWriting for TVb

Shahre Zaat

Shahre Zaat

  Sakina Samoo, a prominent TV actress was among the early fans of Umera Ahmed works. For her directorial debut in 2004, Sakina Samoo asked Umera Ahmed to write the script for her first drama serial. Thus, Wujood e Laraib got aired on Indus Vision and earned many awards, including best writer for Umera Ahmed. She then proceeded to adopt her novel, Darbar e Dil into a telefilm, and a play of the same name aired on PTV in the same year, for channel drama festival . Between, 2006 and 2009, Umera continued writing many original screenplays as well as adaptations of her novels into dramas and telefilms for TV. These projects included Amar Bail, Wapsi, Thoda Sa Aasman, Malal, La Haasil, Man o Salwa, and Doraha. Man o Salwa got Lux Style Awards best serial award for 2006. Her novel turned drama Thoda Sa Aasman earned her the best serial award in Lux Style Award in 2007. She again received a best serial award for Malaal in 2009 and the best writer Pakistan Media Award for Malaal in 2010. She describes scriptwriting not as nearly enjoyable as writing novels . Despite this, her novel-turned-drama serial Meri Zaat Zarra e Be Nishan proved to be the most popular drama serial of the year and earned her another best writer Lux Style Award in 2011. Her 2013 project, another novel-turned-drama serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai, topped the charts with each passing episode and the finale of the drama set new rating records when it earned a whopping 9.5 TRP.[4] biography umera ahmad

bPersonal Lifeb

Umera Ahmed enjoys a closely guarded private life and seldom gives interviews. Her only appearance onscreen was on the stage of Indus Vision awards to collect her first Best Writer Award in 2005. Despite being active on social media, and involved in showbiz, she leads a private life. Umera Ahmed feels quite strongly about children literacy in Pakistan, and her concerns over the fact that younger children in Pakistan are rapidly losing interest in reading as a hobby, she has launched UA Books, a content development publishing house which works towards reviving the love of books among children once again. The publishing house also offers self-publishing and online bookstore facilities. She married captain (R) Arsam Aftab, an Inland Revenue Service Officer, in 2014 and is currently living in Pakistan Administrative Service Campus of Civil Services Academy, at Mall Road Lahore with her husband, as her dream comes true.Both her novels and her plays have been adapted for television. Currently, she is writing a story for the film. In 2007 Ahmad attended a discussion meeting organized by Geo TV regarding new ways of being creative in television.[5] Life is full of good stories Daily times Although she did not appear in media but had started attending public .

bList ofbbNovelsb

Meri Zaat Zara Benesahn

Meri Zaat Zara Benesahn

Be haad

Be haad

  1. Digest Writer,
  2. Maat,
  3. Zindagi Gulzar Hai,
  4. Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan,
  5. Main Nay Khabon Kaa Shajar Daikha Hai,
  6. Mutthi Bhar Mitti,
  7. Pir-e-Kamil,
  8. Shehr-e-Zaat,
  9. Uraan,
  10. Behadd,
  11. Man-o-Salwa,
  12. Qaid-e-Tanhai,
  13. Kankar,
  14. Yeh Jo Ik Subha Ka Sitara Hai,
  15. Ab Mera Intazar Kar,
  16. Koi Baat Ha Teri Baat Main,
  17. Sauda,
  18. Teri Yaad Khaar-e-Gulab Hai,
  19. Sehar Aik Istara Hai,
  20. Koi Lamha Khuwab Nahi Hota,
  21. Kis Jahan Ka Zar Liya,
  22. Aks,
  23. Haasil,
  24. Lahaasil,
  25. Husna Aur Husn Aara,
  26. Amar Bail,
  27. Aabe Hayat (continued),
  28. Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay,
  29. Aao Hum Pahla Qadam Dhartay Hain,
  30. Hilal-e-Jurat,
  31. Baat Umr Bhar Ki Ha,
  32. Aisa Kabhi Nahi Hota,
  33. Emaan, Umeed Aur Mohabbat.

bUmera Ahmed Upcoming Projectsb

Umera Ahmed first Indian film as a screenplay writer is being shot in Kashmir these days. Based on a short story by Munshi Prem Chand Eidgah is a co-production between India and Poland for World Cinema. Shabana Azmi is playing the main lead and Piyush Punjuani is the director. Sanam Baloch to make acting comeback after three years. She will be playing the role of Martyred Pakistani Air Force pilot Marium Mukhtar in a short film Directed by Sarmad Khoosat and written by Umera Ahmed.