After introducing BOL News, Pakistan's #1 News Channel, BOL is all set to revolutionize the way Pakistani audience have experienced entertainment through TV by bringing BOL Entertainment. BOL Entertainment focuses on bringing High-Quality content suitable to the diversified audience of Pakistan, which will be entertaining as well as providing a family-friendly TV viewing experience to the Pakistani masses. BOL puts forward adherence to Pakistani culture and heritage, therefore, BOL Entertainment's refined content is all set to promote these values not only within Pakistan but to the world. The premium quality content will not only be entertaining and educational to the viewers but also feature the biggest names of Pakistani Entertainment industry.
Following the unprecedented success of Bol News, Bol Entertainment is set to change the country’s entertainment landscape for good. In keeping with its commitment to depicting Pakistan’s customs and values, Bol Entertainment will produce content that is entirely Pakistan-centric and reflective of its rich cultural heritage. For the first time in media’s history, the audience will get to see everything Pakistani without any traces of foreign content like music and soaps that have ironically become the norm today. Bol will present to you iconic dramas and entertaining shows produced by the crème da la crème of Pakistan’s entertainment industry.
With the aim of entering in to the "BOL" era of the Pakistani entertainment media industry, the state-of-the-art infrastructure for BOL Entertainment is already being established at a prime location in Karachi covering 26 acres of land. The Grand Ultra-Modern structure of BOL Entertainment Studios consists of one Central Executive Office Building and seven technologically sophisticated and spacious Studio Blocks.
Each of the seven well-equipped Studio Blocks contains multiple iconic studios ranging in various sizes and themes. These high-rise studios are 40 ft. tall along with multiple spectacular galleries at a grand height of 20 ft. The revolutionary structure includes private comfortable green rooms, separate controls rooms and luxurious makeup rooms with extravagant wardrobe areas to provide a comfortable environment to the BOLwalas. BOL Entertainment Studios provide a well-controlled environment with virtually every production service available right at your fingertips.
BOL welcomes Passionate and Accomplished Media Personality, Aamra Shahid to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Aamra Shahid completed her studies in Applied Zoology from University of Karachi. As a student, she worked for Badme-Talba as a writer and also conducted various scientific programs. At an early age, she joined Radio Pakistan as writer and Host of Humari Aur Aalimi Tajurbaa Gaahain which was a weekly program. Soon after graduation, she joined the pharmaceutical industry and became the first woman Zonal Sales Manager due to which she was invited on PTV on a women empowerment program.
Soon after, she started conducting a program on PTV, Sehat o Sukoon for which she researched and wrote as well. Finally, she completely switched to the Media industry nine years back. Some of her renowned works include a Kambakht Tanno on A Plus, Faltu Larki on A Plus, Noor-e-Zindagi on Geo, Izn-e-Rukhsat on Geo, Gohar-e-Nayab on A Plus, Shehr-e-Ajnabi on A Plus, Shab-e-Zindagi on HUMTV, Ek Pal on HUMTV, Mere Meherbaan on HumTV, Rukhsar on Geo, Jeena Dushwar Sahi on PTV, Mere Jeenay ki Waja on A Plus, Gila Kissay Karain on Express Entertainment and Tum Kaun Piya on Urdu One. She has also contributed to Extras Comedy Series on Humtv as well as Kitni Girhain Baaqi Hain.
During her career, she has also written legendary telefilms like Mehndi Laga K Rakhna on Geo, Sentimental, Bus Ek Sanam Chahiye, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Dhatt Tere Ki, Maikaay Ka Shahrukh Khan and Yeh Kaunsa Diyaar Hai on HUMTV. Multitalented Aamra is a lyricist as well. She has been recognized for her brilliant work various times, her telefilm Sentimental was nominated as Best Telefilm at HUMTV Awards and Mere Meherbaan was nominated as Best Drama in HUMTV Awards.
BOL welcomes Veteran Writer, Director & revered Media personality, Noor-ul-Huda Shah to the BOL Entertainment team.
Noor-ul-Huda Shah completed her undergraduate education from Sindh University. During her studies, she passionately wrote Sindhi short stories for digests which were later compiled into books and also translated in both English and Urdu. Soon after completing her education, she joined PTV and worked on single plays. In 1983, her first serial, Jungle, was aired on PTV which won several awards including the Best Writer and Best Play. In the following years, she wrote different famous serials for PTV, a few of them are Tappish, Hawa Ki Beti, Faaslay, Asmaan Tek Deewar, Ajaaeb Khaana, Badalon Per Basaayra and Marvi.
In the early 2000s, when Private Media Groups launched, Noor-ul-Huda joined GEO and worked on Sheeshay Ka Mahal, GEO’s first soap as Producer and Writer. Other famous projects with GEO in early times include Thori Si Mohabbat and Meri Adhoori Mohabbat. In 2003, when HUM TV was about to be launched, she became one of the pillars for HUM TV and joined as Director Script. During the launch, she designed the structure and worked on the entire content for the channel. Some of her renowned works from this time include Dil Diya Dehleez, Mann-o-Salwa, Laa Haasil, Jhumka Jaan and Mere Paas Paas. Throughout this time, she trained big names like Umera Ahmed, Riffat Siraaj, Sameera Fazal, Atif Alvi, Bushra Ansari, Babar Javed, Momina Duraid and others.
Then, she joined a Private Production house which produced famous programs including Zip and Zeenat Binte Sakina Haazir Ho. A few months later, she joined Geo again as Senior Executive Producer, this is when she produced big serials like Ek Nazar Meri Taraf, Jannat Se Nikaali Hui Auraat, Aasmaano Per Likha Hai and Bashar Momin.
She also worked as Information Minister in the Caretaker Sindh Government for three months after leaving from Geo. Later, she joined APlus as CEO, at this position she was the one who planned and designed everything for the channel and provided serious competition to the leading HUM TV because of which, she was soon offered the position of Senior Vice President at HUM and she started to work on HUM Sitaaray.
Other than the above stated, she had worked on various other projects in her free time. During the last 10 years, she worked with Johns Hopkins University in USA on awareness topics like women empowerment and health. She wrote for Johns Hopkins as well as did consultancy for them. Currently, her show Sammi is on-air on HUMTV which was done in collaboration with Johns Hopkins as well. At the moment, Noor-ul-Huda Shah is working on a Foreign Project - an English movie with Pakistani story and characters. She also writes Urdu columns and blogs on current affairs in renowned blogs like Laaltain and Aalmi Dunia.
Her vast experience in the industry and successful projects have been recognized numerous times. She has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Gold Medal from PTV as well as many other awards including the Shahlateef Award, Fatima Jinnah Award, Nighaar Awards, Rotary Club Awards, Pride of Performance National Award, Woman Achiever Award by the Working Women Organisation, SANA Lifetime Achievement Award, New Zealand Drama Festival and Germany Drama Festival Awards.
She is an enthusiastic activist and loves working for the community, social & political issues, women empowerment and other human rights.
BOL welcomes Torchbearer of Quality Comedy, Acclaimed Director & the Powerhouse of Talent, Rana Rizwan to the BOL Entertainment team.
Rana Rizwan completed his undergraduate education in 1994 from Government Islamia Science College, Karachi, followed by a 4-year-long diploma course in advertising from Studio Art, Karachi. He began his advertising career with Interflow Communications as an intern. After a brief stint at the company, he joined another advertising agency, Origins, in 1999 and worked there for an year. During his tenure at the agency, he worked for a number of clients, including famous refrigeration company, Dawlance, and played a pivotal role in revamping its entire advertising campaign. Despite being at the zenith of his career, he left Origins in 2000 to launch his own advertising agency named Velocity and worked for several clients, including DC Pager and renowned dress designers such as Nadya Mistry. After stepping into the world of comedy production, Rana Rizwan would go from success to success and earn a reputation of being one of the best comedy directors that Pakistan has ever seen.
Rana Rizwan left advertising for the world of TV production in 2001. During this time, he interned with acclaimed TV producer Mehreen Jabbar. After getting sufficient exposure to the electronic media, in 2001 Rana Rizwan did a sitcom, Sub Set Hai, as an Assistant Director with Indus Vision. Meanwhile, he continued to conduct several magazine shows for PTV. He continued learning and experimenting in the field of comedy production after joining Moomal Productions in 2003 where he worked for Hum TV for nearly five years.
He continued to hone his directorial skills by doing several telefilms and projects which gained immense popularity among the audiences. He also directed another successful show with actor Mani which had a 100-episode run. Later, in 2007, he joined ARY Music as Content Head and the assignment proved to be a great learning experience for him. After leaving the channel in 2008, he worked as a freelancer for a while during which he released two comedy serials, Hum Tum for GEO and Badtameez for ARY before launching into his career’s biggest project - Bulbulay - in 2009. During the same time, he joined ARY Digital and created another popular sitcom, Dugdugi.
BOL welcomes the Top Notch Writer and Renowned Media Personality, Faseeh Bari Khan to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Faseeh Bari Khan has completed his Masters in Urdu Literature and has attended various National and International workshops. He is a veteran writer who has experience of writing Drama Serials, Telefilms as well as a Festival Film.
Faseeh Bari Khan has worked on prodigious telefilms like Burnsroad Ki Nilofer, Romance of Ranchor line, Siraay Ghatt Ki Farzana, Ek Aur Seedha, Baraay Shehar Ki Akeli Aurat, Meray Muhallay Ki Larki, Amtul Ki Galli, Chuppan Chupai, O Meri Ammo, Bawalli Bitya, Ronaq Jahan Ka Nafsiyati Gharaana, Pappu Pass Hogaya and Ek Aur Auraat.
His exceptional portfolio includes all-time hit drama serials like Qudussi Sahab Ki Bewa, Tar-e-Ankaboot, Khala Kulsoom Ka Qumba, Pyaari Shammo, Mithu Aur Aapa, Mohabbat Jaye Bhaar Mein, Behkawa, Kaanch, Waada, Khaatoon Manzil and others. Faseeh Bari Khan has been recognized multiple times and has won National and International Awards both including the revered Kara Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay .
BOL welcomes Renowned Actor, Veteran Writer and Highly Regarded Director, Khalid Ahmed to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Khalid Ahmed completed his Master’s degree from University of California, he was initially trained as an Engineer and taught for many years at NED University, Karachi. All this while, his interest in theatre and television continued to grow. In 1981, he finally decided to switch careers and went off to study theatre at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Upon his return he devoted himself fully to the performing arts. Since then, his contribution to theatre and television drama has been immense. He also has a long experience of actor training and has served as the Head of Dramatic Studies for ten years at the National Academy of Performing Arts, Karachi (NAPA).
Being an actor, director and even a writer; he has worked for numerous projects for Pakistan’s Entertainment Industry. One of his most celebrated performance was aired on PTV, drama serial Phir Youn Love Hua in which he played the role of Amman Mamun. Around the same time, he also directed the drama serial Faisla for Indus Vision. After the introduction of private channels in Pakistan, he worked in a number of ventures, some of his famous projects are Chand Pe Dastak on HUM TV, Amar Bail on TV One, Nindya Kyun Jalti Jaye on TV One and Uraan on GEO TV. He has also worked on telefilms including Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke, Climax and Aik Aur Aurat for HUM TV. He also worked in the long play, Koun which aired from TV One.
As Producer & Director, he has worked on serials like Dastak, Dil e Nadaan, Jashn ka Din and Talkhiyan. He has also produced several drama series based on literature such as Aj Ki Kahaaniyan, Adabi Kahanian, Partition Stories and Stories from the Muslim World.
BOL welcomes Renowned Director, Talented Actor & Veteran Writer, Kanwal Khoosat to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Kanwal Khoosat completed her Bachelors from National College of Arts, Lahore in 2005. She also won the Saadat Hassan Manto Dramatics Award for Best Female Performer in 2005. She is highly experienced and she is also the Owner & Executive Director of Olomopolo Media which works on theatre, television and film productions along with social intervention projects.
She has a vast portfolio of successful projects, some of the famous ones are Absolute Manto, Remembering Jahanara, Daastaan Goi - Tilism Aur Kuttay, Likhay Jo Khatt Tujhay, Lorilei – A Meditation On Loss, Teesri Dhun, Hundred Miles, Daastaan Goi Tilism-e-Hoshruba & Aab-e-Gum, Teri Meri Kuttie – Musical Stories of Friendship, Ajnabi Taaluq, Macbeth, Desi Wila’eti, Aao Kahani Buntay Hain, Kahani Wali Game, Tehreem, Aao Phir Sey Jee Lein, Cheekoo Papa Aur Woh, Zinnia, Do Nainaan Matt Khaiyo, Piya Naam Ka Diya, Nazar Na Lagay and Mujhay Apna Naam-o-Nishaan Milay. She has also worked on various documentaries, a few of renowned ones are ASP-LUMS (Corporate Documentary), Inlay in Wood (shot in Chiniot) and Crafts of N.W.F.P. (shot in Swat & Peshawar). Kanwal Khoosat has also attended series of International Workshops in UK at Birds Eye View Film Festival and many other National & International workshops on script-writing, film-making and production.
She also enjoys teaching and has taught Media Studies, Film-making, Production & Direction at various reputed colleges including Kinnaird College for Women, National College of Arts and Beaconhouse National University. Kanwal Khoosat was also awarded Ponds Miracle Woman title in 2016.
BOL welcomes Award-Winning Cinematographer and Leading Director, Najaf Bilgrami to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Najaf Bilgrami studied film-making at London Film School and decided to largely devote his life to film-making, cinematography in particular. In 2004 he was the Director of Photography for Bhuli Hui Hoon Dastan, a feature length documentary which has been screened at The South Asian Film Festival New York 2005, KARA Film Festival 2004, Bite the Mango Film Festival – Bradford 2005, The Delhi Digital Film Festival 2005, and ‘Pehli Dhahdkan’ Pakistani Film Festival – Glasgow 2005. The film has played at schools and universities across the country and internationally, and recently aired on both Geo and Geo News as part of the ‘Geomentary’ series.
In 2005, he shot and directed the short film Mind The Gap which was screened later at Kara Film Festival and in that process, he brought about his own film company Kaneeza Films. In 2006, he filmed Pakistan’s first HD film Zibahkhana (Hellsground) as cinematographer which was shown in more than 25 film festivals and also won the Jury award for best film at Rio Fan Film Festival at Rio De Janeiro in 2008. Soon after, Najaf co-directed and filmed the documentary, Wagah with Supriyo Sen that went on to win the Berlin Today Award at the 59th Berlinale 2009.
Najaf Bilgrami has worked on numerous projects for both TV and Cinema during his career; some of his famous works are Six Degrees, Shama, Madarsa, Dukhtar, Naram Garam, Cheetay, Nain Takia, Naraz, Laloo Lal.com, Naraz, Tum Meri Ho, Dekho Chand Aya, Ahsas and DilNawaz. Most of the listed projects have received awards and have been recognized at different film festivals and award ceremonies.
Najaf Bilgrami has also contributed to the education sector of Pakistan. He took over coordinator-ship of Media Sciences at SZABIST in 2009. During his tenure, he headed the biggest student film festival in Pakistan called Zab Film Festival (ZFF 2010). Najaf continues to teach Media Sciences as an Adjunct Faculty Member at various universities.
BOL welcomes Leading Director and Top-Notch Film-maker Furqan T. Siddiqui to BOL Entertainment Team.
Furqan T. Siddiqui has been part of the Media Industry since 20 years and has vast experience locally and internationally in the Broadcasting and Media Production Industry as a Drama and Programs Director and Executive Producer (Entertainment, Infotainment and Sports). He has strong portfolio comprising of successful Dramas, Documentaries, Commercials, Music Videos, Events and Shows, multiple camera and live Sports' Coverages.
An effective communicator and negotiator, with highly developed strategic, tactical, technical and people skills and having a track record in leading and managing innovative, creative and cost effective operations on key posts in Pakistan and UAE in television channels like Geo and ARY, Production houses, he has proven himself in the field.
He has worked for almost all the major Entertainment Channels of Pakistan as Director and Producer and also with the international television networks of India, UK, USA and UAE. Apart from the many past successful projects, he also directed the famous drama serial Sawaab for HUM Sitaray which was a record breaker and trend setter in Ramzan drama serials. Some of his recent famous works include drama serials Bey Parwaayee on Urdu1, Ghayal on ARY Digital, Zindagi Tum Ho on HUM TV, Wafa on GEO TV. In the past, he has worked on various successful dramas including Chupke Chupke, Aik Diya Bujha Huwa, Kya Naam Dein, Bojh, Riaya, Maa Duty Pe Hai, Sab Se Mushkil Shaadi, Tujh Se Naam Hamara, Love Shaadi aur Phir, Apnay He Rung Mein, Uss Paar, Mix Chaat and Sab Golmaal Hai.
BOL welcomes Leading Actor & Director, Ali Tahir to BOL Entertainment Team
Ali Tahir completed his MBA from Imperial College of Business Studies, Lahore and soon after, entered the Media Industry. He has great experience of acting and direction. He has worked on direction of numerous famous projects including Samjhota Express on PTV and Express Entertainment, Taj Classics on HUMTV, Rung on HUMTV, Sitaara on HUMTV and Kiya Khoya Kiya Paaya on PTV.
Chambelli (the movie) has been one of his major projects in which he displayed his acting skills. Mr. Ali Tahir has also been a part of other big projects like Teen Batta Teen, Ajnabi Rastaay, Ranjish, Monsoon and Mohabbat Subah Ka Sitaara. His commendable skills have been recognized at various events including the PTV Awards, where he won the PTV Best Actor Award for his serial, Bara Hai Dard Ka Rishta and he was also nominated for the PTV Best Actor Award for his program, Teen Batta Teen.
BOL welcomes Leading Director and Screenwriter, Haseeb Hassan to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Haseeb Hasan is one of the most critically acclaimed directors along with being popular among the masses in Pakistan as well as globally, especially among South Asian viewers. Hasan has received several awards for his work including three Lux Style Awards. He has also been recognized as the Best Director by Hum Awards. Moreover, he has been nominated for multiple other local and international prestigious accolades.
In 2017, M & D Films & Hum Films honored Haseeb Hasan by selecting him as the director of very first feature film of Pakistan Air force, Parwaaz Hai Junoon. The film is completed and is expected to release globally in 2018.
He has one of the diverse portfolios in the industry. Some of his blockbuster projects are Kaanch (2005), Koi To Ho (2007), Bol Meri Machlee (2009), Tum Hoke Chup (2011), Nannhi (2013), Diyar-e-Dil (2015) and Mann Mayal (2016).
Other than this, he has also directed other critically acclaimed and popular serials of ARY, GEO Entertainment & HUM TV which are based on famous novels and true events.
BOL welcomes Leading Director, Mohsin Mirza to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Mohsin Mirza completed his Bachelors from University of Karachi in 1990 and soon after, he entered the media industry. In the past 20 years, he has directed number of Urdu Serials, Soaps, SitComs, Telefilms and Morning Shows. His work has been broadcasted in leading television channels of Pakistan, India, UK, and UAE.
Some of his famous works include Main Aur Tum, Roza k Rozay, Khushboo Ka Ghar, Kaala Jadoo, Sabz Qadam, Khushi Ek Rog, Parwarish, Paywand and Inteqaam for ARY; Tootay Huey Per, Asmaano Pe Likha, Do Qadam Durr They, Teri Berukhi, Rukhsati and Deemak for GEO; Baat Hai Ruswayi Ki and Sirat-e-Mustaqeem for Express; Hatheli and Phir Wohi Mohabbat for HUM TV. He was also nominated in Lux Style Award 2015 for the category of Best Director of the year.
BOL welcomes Leading Director Syed Atif Hussain to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Syed Atif Hussain completed his Bachelors and soon after, joined the Media Industry. In initial years, he worked as an actor and model, eventually started working as Producer and within one year, shifted his focus towards Direction. Syed Atif Hussain's first project as Director was Jub Koi Dusra Nahi Hota for PTV in 1999.
Since then, Syed Atif Hussain has worked on record-breaking programs. Some of his famous projects are Yeh Zindagi, Yaad, Chirya, Sanp Serhi, Meray Sanwariya Ka Naam, Ab Yeh Mumkin Nahi, Sadia Parveen Aur Salman, Romance of Bhatti Gate, Khala Kulsoom Ka Kunba, Aap Ki Qudsia, Zara Thher Jao, Ooper Gori Ka Makaan, Pyari Shammo, Qarz, Amma aur Gulnaz, Yeh Zindagi Hai, Yeh Zindagi Tou Woh Nahi, Agar Tum Na Hotaay, Haweli Kay Band Darwazay, Yeh Bakra Nahi Chalay Ga, Chor Babul Ka Ghar, Jimmy Bond, Chingari, Thora Sath Chahiye, Marium Kaisay, Jiay, Sitara Jahan Ki Betiyaan, Kalaak, Ik Tamanna Lahasil Si, Banna Mera Bara Anmol, Zindaan, Zindagi Dhoop Tum Ghana Saya, Rishton Ki Dor, Kalmoohi, Bay Qasoor, Waada, Joru Ka Ghulam, Jaalan, Hyderabad Junction, Darbadar Teray Liye, Veena, Identity, Gulnaz, Pappu Pass Ho Gaya, Meray Sanwariya Ka Naam, Machli Bakra aur Woh, Hazaar ka Note, Dum Daba Kay and Hari Hari Churiyan. He has been recognized for his great work multiple times and has also received the 'Best Director - TV Drama' Award at Waheed Murad Awards.
BOL welcomes Passionate Director, Asif Asad to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Asif Asad has been in the industry for over 14 years and has worked on numerous Series, Soaps, SitComs and Telefilms. Some of the most famous programs that he has worked on are Kitni Girhein Baaqi Hain on HUM TV, Kolachi Se Karachi on PTV, Susraal Ke Rang Anokhay on HUM TV, Mein Mehru Hun on ARY Digital, Jo Haara Woh Sikander on Express Entertainment, Najma Meri Jaan on HUM TV, Shadi Wadi Pyaar Viyar on HUM TV, Raju Chacha Ban Gaye Gentleman on HUM TV, Baji on HUM TV, Dhatt Tere Ki on HUM TV, Dil Ka Kamra on HUM TV, Lateefa on ARY Digital, Dada Jee Dulhania Le Jayengay on HUM TV, Shadi Ka Laddo on Express Entertainment, Kiya Yehi Pyaar Hai on Express Entertainment, Haseena Chalbaaz on Express Entertainment and Atiqa O on HUM TV.
BOL welcomes Muhammad Shahid Younus to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Muhammad Shahid Younus completed his Intermediate and soon after, started working for the Media Industry. He had a clear vision and therefore he started off his career as Assistant Director for the Mega-Hit Drama Serial, Mehndi. Since then, he has directed numerous successful drama serials.
Some of the famous projects directed by Muhammad Shahid Younus are Lawaris, Khuwab Khareedo Gay, Karachi Agaya, Chaand Raat Kay Musafir, Aik Tha Mobile, Dehleez, Qismat, Dil-e-Barbaad, Riffat Aapa Ki Bahuein, Khushaal Susraal, Chandini Begum, Shaadi Ka Ladoo, Mera Na Khuda Koi Nahi & Kaash Mein Teri Beti Na Hoti.
BOL welcomes Leading Director, Naeem Khan to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Naeem Khan completed his Masters in Mass Communication and joined the Media Industry. During his studies, he passionately worked as a still photographer and organised various solo-exhibitions.
During his career, he has worked as Director of Photography for numerous documentaries, telefilms and drama serials. Some of his famous projects are Farz Karo, Khana Badosh, Lux Style Ki Duniya for PTV World; Sarmaya, Mohlat, Reshman Toh Jhalli Hai, Rustam Aur Sohrab, Karachi Law for Indus Vision; Muqam, Baatain Dil Ki for PTV One and Dil Hara Hai for GEO TV.
Moreover, Naeem has also worked on many other successful projects as Director Producer. His well-known projects are Makaan Number 47, Zeenat Bint-e-Sakina Hazir Ho, Meri Subh Ka Sitara, Hakeem Bodla Kay Baitey, 23 UP, Tum Mujh Mein Zinda Ho, Jazeera, Cheekh, Noor-e-Nazar, Main Chori Hogayi, Rangbaaz, Madawa and Bechaari Mehrunnisa.
BOL welcomes Acclaimed Director and Creative Writer, Shahid Naqvi to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Shahid Naqvi completed his Masters in International Relations from Hyderabad Sindh University and began his career with Radio Pakistan around 18 years back.
He also has experience of Print Media, Shahid Naqvi was Reporter and Magazine Editor for Daily Pakistan Islamabad and Daily Ausaaf Pakistan and wrote for Popular Columns including Ashoobay Chasham & Aks Dar Aks. He was also Incharge for Showbiz and Sports Color Pages for a long period.
Eventually, he started his career as an actor and writer. He began working with PTV and later moved to GEO and was part of the Founding Team. Some of his famous works include Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain, Pyaar Kahaani, Siyahsi Academy, Mahmoodabad ki Malkaaen, Kaash Mein Teri Beti Na Hoti and Daam.
He has also written the Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain song. He worked on Pitti Hui News which is the first political satire mock news channel. Raasta, the recently launched feature film starring Sahir Lodhi was also written by Shahid Naqvi.
BOL welcomes Successful Director and Popular Actor, Syed Muhammad Shahid to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Syed Muhammad Shahid completed his MBA from Preston University, Karachi. He began his career in 1999 and has rich experience of acting and direction. He has directed several famous programs including Shaadi Ka Ladoo on Express Entertainment, Kiya Yehi Pyaar Hai on Express Entertainment, Family Band on ARY, Total Siyaapa on ARY, Batashay on ARY, Bunyaad documentary on ARY Digital and Bhatti & DD on TV One.
As an Actor, he worked on all the projects mentioned above as well as Khudussi Sahab Ki Bewa on ARY, Bulbulay on ARY Digital, Haseena Moin Ki Kahani on A Plus, Delli walay Dularay Baabu on ARY Digital, Sab Set Hai on Indus Vision, Dulha Bhai on UrduOne, Honeymoon and Sehaayli on HUMTV.
He has also executed direction of Live Programs including Good Evening Pakistan on Sun TV and Sangam on ARY Digital. He has also directed Magazine Shows like Idher ki Udher, Showbiz Tonight and Bollywood Buzz for ARY Digital. His diverse portfolio comprises of SitCom Direction as well for programs like Bewakhufiyan on ARY Digital and Extras: The Mango People on HUMTV. Being multitalented, he has also worked as RJ in ApnaKarachi FM 107 from 2002 to 2016. He was also nominated as Best RJ for Media Awards and as an Actor for Viewers Choice Award ARY Digital.
BOL welcomes Top-Level Writer and Highly-Regarded Director, Syed Nabeel to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Syed Nabeel completed his MBA from Preston University, Islamabad. He has been in Pakistan’s Media Industry since the past 24 years. He has written and directed more than 4000 plays and hosted more than 100 live transmissions on PTV.
Some of his famous plays as Director and Writer include Shaadi Ka Ladoo which aired on Express and Chehray which aired on PTV, Dulha Bhai and Main aur Tum which were aired on ARY. Other legendary works include Tanveer Fatima BA, Chemistry, Chehrey, Dilnawaz, Takeaway, Maan Na Maan, Hastey Bastey and Half Set.
Syed Nabeel has also worked on several documentaries for UNFPA and other International NGOs like IDP Norway for causes including Education, Women Empowerment and Child Abuse.
BOL welcomes Remarkable Director, Qasim Latif to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Qasim Latif completed his Bachelors from Karachi University and then joined the Media industry in 1984. He has a diverse portfolio and has directed various programs.
Some of his works include Rasgullay, Joru Ka Gulaam, Shaadi Ka Ladoo, Kiya Yehi Pyaar Hai series, Bhatti and DD, Socha Na Tha, Gath Jorh, Chain Aaye Na, Kaisi Hain Yeh Dooriyan, Ahsaas, Jub Jub Dil Milay, Naseeb, Khaandan, Phool Wali Galli, Bus Stand, Saudai-e-Dil, Dasht-e-Dil, Waada, Yunhi Kubhi Kubhi, Kuch Na Kaho, Tere Ajaanay Se and Gulzaar Classic Series. He has also worked as an Associate Director on Boltay Afsanay and Shrain on TV One. He has been nominated in HUM TV Awards for SitCom Best Director, Joru Ka Gulaam.
BOL welcomes the Leading and Award-Winning Writer, Zafar Mairaj to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Zafar Mairaj studied Civil Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar and soon after his graduation he entered the Media Industry in 1993, his passion for writing and expressing his thoughts motivated him. He is a Pakistani drama writer, lyricist, and short story writer.
He primarily writes in Urdu, but has also written in Brahui, and Balochi. He mainly writes about problems faced by the Lower Middle Class as he himself belonged to the same deprived class of the society. The themes chosen along with bold and blunt style of writing about life's harsh realities make him stand out from other writers.
He has written more than 50 drama serials, drama series, short plays and telefilms, for National television PTV (Pakistan Television) as well as for most of the private channels in Pakistan like Geo TV, AAJ TV, ARY Digital, Indus Vision, TVOne Global, Hum TV. A few of his masterpieces include Muqabil, Munkir, Dumpukht, Sufaid Posh, Vanee, Muqaddas, Sangat, Shantul, Ashq, Yalgaar, Mein Ek Din Laut Ke Aaoga and Mohabbat Ki Akhri Kahani.
He had also written the first draft of the famous movie, WAAR. He won numerous awards for his outstanding work in the industry including PTV Award for his serial Shantul, Best Writer TV Film Award in Indus Telefilm Festival for Murad, Best Writer for his Drama Series Maa Aur Mamta in The 1st Indus Drama Awards, Best Writer PTV Prize for Kohzade, Lux Style Awards Best Drama Serial Award for Lyari Express and he has been nominated for many other awards.
BOL welcomes the Legendary Writer, Respectable Poet and Renowned Print and Electronic Media Personality, Seema Ghazal to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Seema Ghazal completed her education from Sir Syed Girls College in 1976. During her teenage, she wrote for Aao Bachon Kahaani Suno and also worked as a Radio Artist. Soon after, she wrote her first Radio Program titled Subeh 9. In 1986, she joined DoSheeza magazine and worked for more than 12 years as an Editor. Throughout this period, she wrote around five thousand stories for digests and magazines.
In 1998, she wrote the first drama serial i.e. Manzilein for PTV which was a super hit. In her career, she has worked on over 500 dramas serials and over 400 serials have been on air on all local entertainment channels including HUM, ARY, GEO and PTV. Some of her famous projects including Chaar Chand, Moorat, Jese Jante Nahi , Akhri Barish, Awaz Don, Pyar Hi To Hai, Kon Jany Kya Hona Hai, Hum Se Juda Na Hona, Phir Love Hoa, Baat Kuch Bhi Na Thi, Kuch Ishq Tha Kuch Majboori Thi, Tania, Kuch To Barish, Aasman Choony, Doraha, Bohat Dair Kar Di, Aahat, Pal Mein Ishq Pal Me Nahi, Akeli Hon, Koi Charagar To Ho, Ab Jee Ke Kya Karain Gay, Ab Kis Se Kahain, Oss, Bhanwar, Akhir Kab Tak, Majbooriyan, Nayaab, Pehla Rishta, Saiban Sheeshay Ka, Tanhai, Shaam Se Pehle, Manzilein, Singhar, ZeherBad, Kanwal, Pehla Pyar, Payal, Mera Ghar Ek Whirlpool Hai, Saibshesh, Sahary, Aik Pal, Badban, Aag, Kanghan, Noor Bano, Ana, Aurat Ka Ghar Kaun Sa, Chaandni Raatain, Mehndi, Aashti, Dil Nahi Maanta, Pachtawa, Soteli, Shiddat, Jeena Dushwar Sahi, De Ijaza Jo Tu, Meher Bano aur Shehr Bano, Ijazat, Sarkar Sahab, Main Kahan Tum Kahan, Kahan Se Kahan Tek, Billo Bablu Aur Bhaiyya, Ishq Ibadat, Chahat, Parchaiyan, Wafa Na Ashna, Aanchal and many others.
During her life time, she also wrote seven novels which are Koori Ankhain, Bhanwar, Kaal Bail, Chand ke Qaidi, Zard Patton Ka Bhanwar, Andhi Raat Ka Beta and Aadha Wajood. Her portfolio also comprises of two poetry books which are Mein Saye Khud Banati Hun and Adha Sooraj Adha Chand which were published in 2013 and 2015 respectively. Mein Saye Khud Banati Hun won the Parveen Shakir Khushboo Aks Award in the same year as it was published in. She also received the Ahmed Faraz Husn-e-Karkardagi Award.
Seema Ghazal has won around thirty International and National Awards. Some of which include the Lux Style Awards for writing several plays including Mehndi, Chandni Raatain and Hum Se Juda Na Hona for three years in a row as well as a National Award for her play Aurat Ka Koi Ghar Nahi which aired on PTV. Her plays, Mehndi and Chandini Raatain proved to be a record breaking TV rating magnets attracting up to 57 minutes of advertisements in merely a 42 minute episode.
BOL welcomes Veteran Writer, Iqbal Bano to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Iqbal Bano has been in the industry since 1979, she started writing at a young age and wrote over 600 Afsaanay. Eventually, she started writing Novels and Books, her diverse collection comprises of Sheesha Gar, Ghoongay Dukh, Darwaza Khula Rakhna, Tujhe Har Jagah Pukaara, Chandni aur Angan, Ek Bar Milo Humse, Khuwaaish, Mere Saajan, Mein Tere Sath Chalti Rahi, Meda Ishq Vi Tuu, Ghustaaq Ankhiyan and many more. She also worked on Afsaanon Kay Majmoonain like Koi Sajjan Mol Le Aaway and Ishq mein Roug Hazaar Paen.
She is also the First Saraiki Women Novel Writer and has written Sawal Mor Baharaan in Saraiki and a book with Sairaiki Poems titled Dil Taang Taangay. In 2011, she started writing for drama serials and within six years, she has made a mark in the industry by writing famous dramas including Mar Jaen Bhi Toh Kiya for HUM TV, Jeena Dushwar Sahi for PTV, Susraal Meri Behen Ka for GEO TV, Bechari Mehrunnissa for GEO TV. Over has career, she won numerous awards including the Dosheeza Writer Award and Sawal Sangal Award for her work in Saraiki and three Pakeeza Digest Awards.
BOL welcomes Meticulous Writer, Syed Sajjad Imam Kazmi to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Syed Sajjad Imam completed his Bachelors from Karachi University and then entered the Media Industry in 2007. He has written various Drama Serials including Perfume Chowk, Khatti Meethi Zindagi, Aslam Bhai & Company, Dil Ka Rung Karun, Sitaara Jahaan Ki Betiyaan, Ae Haye Kambakhat, Pagli, Shaadi Ka Ladoo, Kitni Girhein Baaqi Hain and Susraal Kay Rung Annokhay.
He has also worked on Taan, a Musical Serial. His other experiences include writing Telefilms and Blogs for Dawn. Some of the famous telefilms that he has worked on include Ooper Gori Ka Makaan, Dilwali Dulha Le Jayegi, Ishq for Sale, Shaadi Ka Tarkaa and Band Baj Gaya.
BOL welcomes Respected Writer, Adeel Razzaq to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Adeel Razzaq completed his bachelors from Karachi University. He has been in Pakistan’s media industry since the past five years. He has written several dramas for Hum TV including Jiya Na Jae, Muqaddas and Deewana. In total, he has written 12 single plays for Hum Tv and 4 single plays for ARY.
Amna Riaz belongs to Okara city, she graduated from Punjab University and began her career in the Media Industry in 2014. She is a fiction writer and has written about the ethical, cultural, and social issues which prevail in the society.
In a young age, she started writing episodic stories for Monthly Urdu digests such as Kiran, Khawateen Digest and Shuaa. Eventually, her separate novels were released including Basat-e-Dil, Tum Jo Akhri Jazeera Ho, Merg-e-Wafa and Sitaara-e-Shaam. She made her entry in the Media industry with writing the famous drama serial, Vasl-e-Yaar for ARY Digital.
BOL welcomes the reputed Screen Writer, creative Content Developer, well-regarded Director, Art Director, Production Designer as well as a Lyricist, Bee Gul to the BOL Entertainment Team.
She completed her Masters in English Literature from University of Baluchistan, Quetta. Some of her popular works include Kaun Qamar Ara, Talkhiyan, Firdous Ki Dozakh, Ain, Chup Ka Shor, Zidh, Hum Dono, Der Jaati Hai Sila, Naql-e-Makani, Badshahat Ka Khatima, Laloolal.com and Shahon Ki Kothi. She also contributed to the famous show, Kitni Girhain Baaqi Hain. Bee Gul has also served as Content Head at HUM TV as well as Mehroz Karim Films.
BOL welcomes Veteran Writer, Irfan Ahmed Urfi to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Irfan Ahmed Urfi completed his Masters in 1984 from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. Post graduation, he attended numerous international training sessions which include workshops on Gender Sensitization and Creativity for Drama Production organized by Trish Williams, workshop based on Politics & Civil Society organized by International Academy for Leadership in Germany and 6th CALD Communications Workshop in Hong Kong.
He has worked on famous projects including Barish Mein Likhi Kahani, Aan, Armaan, Hum Sipahi Hain, Lamha, ZIP – Bus Chup Raho, Band Khirkyon Kay Peechay, Chaap,Baji, Kahani Pyaar Ki, Aurat Aik Kahani, Sachaayan, Parchaiyaan, Pyaas, Dil Ka Drama, Manjdhar & Chaukhat. Irfan Ahmed Urfi is known for writing strong scripts and his work has been recognized multiple times in PTV Drama Festival. Irfan Ahmed Urfi also has publications to his credit; Paaon 'پاوں', & Control Room are collections of short stories. Irfan's elaborative weaving of ordinary scenes from everyday life maps news ways of storytelling and for this he deserves accolades. For his great work, he has received the Aks Best Fiction of the year Award 2015 by Parveen Shakir Trust and he was also nominated for the Best Urdu Fiction Award in Karachi Literature Festival 2015-16.
BOL welcomes Passionate Writer, Rabia Abdul Razzaque to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Rabia Abdul Razzaque belongs to Azad Kashmir and has been in the industry for 17 years, she completed her Masters in Communication degree from Karachi University in 2000. She is known for writing great romance and emotional content. Rabia started her career with Khawateen Digest, she was initially part of the Editorial Team where she mainly worked on short stories. Soon after, her first novel titled “Khawab, Khuaaish, Zindagi” got published.
Rabia’s entry in Electronic Media was through FM 103 where she worked for a few years after which she joined Samaa News as News Producer. During the five years with Samaa, she was writing short stories as well as novels and soon after, she realized she should write drama serials. Her mentor was Noor-ul-Huda Shah who helped her develop the first drama which was Jannat Se Nikaali Hui Auraat. Her famous projects include Aasmaano Per Likha, Tera Mera Rishta and Mor-e-Saaiyan. Then, she spent three years at GEO as Head of Content and worked on great projects like Dua and Annabiya Tumhari Hui. After leaving GEO, she joined iDream as Head of Content and worked on various projects for ARY.
BOL welcomes Renowned Writer, Rizwan Hassan to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Rizwan Hassan completed his masters in Mass Communication from Federal Urdu University. He has been in the industry since the past 14 years. He began his career writing children’s stories for Jang and then moved on to writing Urdu plays.
Some of his famous works include Stand up Acts for Comedy Circus (Sony TV India), Dh000m Dharrkka (ARY Digital), Sound Track of Chirrion Ka Chamba (Hum Sitaray), Chirrion Ka Chamba (Soap - Hum Sitaray), Halka Na Lo (Hum TV), Mauhabbat Zindabad (Express TV), Bus Kardo Bus (Express TV), Shoqeen (Light Mood Serial - Hum TV), Jungle Mein Mangal (Telefilm - Hum TV), Mohabbat Ka Chaand (Express TV), Dehli Colony (Light Mood Serial - Urdu 1 ), Narm Garam Political Humor Based Show (Samaa TV), Dum Dum Di Di (Sitcom - ARY Digital), Aik Bechara (Sitcom - ARY Digital), Doll's & Dude (Sitcom - Geo TV), Ganday Bacchay (Sitcom - ARY Digital), Title Song of Drama Serial Mangal 2 (GEO TV), Do Se Chey (Telefilm - GEO TV), WE — 3 (Sitcom - ATV), Eid Katakat (Eid Play – ATV), Eid on Credit (Special Eid Play - Indus TV), Kid's Time (Vibe TV), Putli Ghar (Kid's Show - Vibe TV), Bhooli Bisri Yadien (Vibe TV), Nazakat Ka Tarka (Comedy Cooking Show - Vibe TV) and Odham Mushaira (Eid Special - Health TV). Rizwan Hassan has also worked on six commercial advertisements.
BOL welcomes Renowned Writer, Saima Akram Chudhery to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Saima Akram completed her Masters in Mass Communication & Urdu Literature from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan and Islamia University, Bahawalpur respectively. She began writing stories for children during her school days in 1994 and started writing novels during her university life. In 2013, she started writing drama serials and since then, she has written numerous famous scripts including Mohabbat Ab Nahi Hogi, Anaya Tumhari Hui, Meray Ajnabi, Mera Dard Na Janay Koi, Adhi Gawahi, Mirpur Ki Maya, Shaam Kay Baad and Silsila.
Moreover, she has also written novels like Band Mutthi Mein Sulagti Raet, Deemakzada Mohabbat, Ibn-e-Adam, Seeyah Hashya, Aik Rasam Mohabbat Hai and Gumshuda Jannat. During her career, she has also worked as a Lecturer at Federal Government College, Rawalpindi and as Sub-Editor for Shifa News, Islamabad.
Saima has been recognized for her great work multiple times. Some awards which she has received from Governor of Punjab in Lahore are Best Writer of Phool Year in 1997, Best Performance Award in 1998 and Best Incharge of Poetry Section in 1999.
BOL welcomes Remarkable Writer, Sajjad Gul to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Sajjad Gul completed his BA honors from National College of Arts, Lahore. His first play aired in 2005 with GEO. He was nominated in the Lux Style Awards for the serial Sanata which aired with ARY. He has also worked as a producer with PTV for seven years.
BOL welcomes Popular Writer, Saqib Sumeer to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Saqib Sumeer completed his diploma in acting from NAPA and joined the theatre industry, later he entered the Media industry. He has been in the industry for around seven years and within a short time period, he was able to outstand.
Saqib’s strong portfolio includes writing and acting experience – some of his famous projects are Mehrunnisa we love you, Lovengers, Bananistan, Tanveer Fatima BA, Kaun Hain Hum, Bombay Dreams, Tom Dick and Harry, CinderJutt, Avanti, You Only Marry Twice, Anwar Maqsood ka Dharna, Light On Hai, Four Men Show, Udham Night, Kis Din Mera Viyaa Howay Ga, Middle Class Shehryar Shehzadi, Pyaaray Afzal, Phir Se Meri Kismat Likhdo and Dumpukht.
BOL welcomes Veteran Writer, Syed Kishwar Raza Jafri to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Syed Kishwar Raza Jafri has been in the industry since over a decade, he has worked on famous projects including Single Plays and Telefilms. Some of his famous works comprise of Unki Surat Nazar Aaye Toh, Mirza aur Hameeda, Akhri Ghanti, and Chaanp Tayyar Hai on TV One, Baap Bara Na Bhaiya and Kahin Pol Na Khul Jae on ARY as well as Dil Parosi Hogaya on HUMTV.
He has also worked on popular SitComs like Total Siyapa on ARY and Haryalay Bannay on TV One, Phuppo Amma on PTV and Railway Colony on TV One, Auraat Raj on Aplus and Qaraar on TVOne.
BOL welcomes Leading Comedy Writer, Wajih-ur-Rahman Warsi to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Wajih-ur-Rahman Warsi began his career in 1988 with theatre and in 2008, he started working for television. His diverse experience of theatre and television comedy make him one of the best and most experienced writers. Some of his famous works include 208-episode-long Dugdugi SitCom on ARY Zindagi which was also aired on ARY Digital, Aroos Paroos and Maqbool Qabool Hai on ARY Digital.
BOL welcomes Acclaimed Writer and Well-Regarded Comedian, Wasiq Ali to the BOL Entertainment Team.
Wasiq Ali completed his Bachelors in Technology and soon after, entered the Entertainment Industry. He began his career as a Standup Comedian and Actor. Initially, he worked for Indian Channels including Sony and Sahara.
Wasiq Ali’s First Pakistani Project was with Aaj TV, he worked for Super Karara as Actor in Season 1 and as Writer in Season 2 & 3. He has worked on numerous SitComs and Format Shows, two of his famous programs are Main Aur Tum on ARY Digital and Atiqa O on HUM TV. His diverse portfolio also includes Drama Serials and Telefilms. Some of the popular ones are Dua & Sila Aur Jannat on GEO TV, Haal-e-Dil on ARY Zindagi and the telefilm, Mein Bhi Tha Tiger.