Zainab Qayyum Biography

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Zainab Qayyum biography
Zainab Qayyum

Zainab Qayyum (also known as "ZQ") is a Pakistani model, an actress and a TV host. She is considered to be one of the most talented stars in Pakistan. She was crowned the best model of the year 2004 in the Lux Style Awards and was given the Most Stylish TV Actress Award in the Indus Style Awards 2006. She has appeared in numerous dramas serials, and in even more music videos, such as Abrar-ul-Haq's Asaan Jana Malo Maal.


Zainab Qayyum's family comes from Kohat, but she was born in Karachi. She did her O-Levels in Karachi, and then moved to Lahore to study for a B.A and M.A. She graduated from Kinnaird College with a Masters degree in literature. In Lahore, she taught in a grammar school for a year, before joining Libas as an assistant editor. She worked there for two years while doing her Masters.

She started her modeling while she was an assistant director of Libas International. The first time she did catwalk work was for Vinny, who invited her to model in a show.

Zaniab Qayyum hosted "Maachis" which was a top-rated talk show on Hum TV, focusing on real-life family issues. The concept of Maachis show was based on America's popular Jerry Springer Show, which brings real-life cases of betrayal and cheating in front of a live audience, and allows guests to make public confessions, venting their venom and even hitting each other. Zainab Quayyum also hosted a morning show on the Duniya TV channel.She is now married to a Dubai based business man named Aslam.

Film career

After a successful television acting career, Qayyum is to make her Pakistani film debut in Syed Faisal Bukhari's Saltanat as a lead role opposite Javed Sheikh, Mona Laizza, Ahsan Khan and Javeria Abbassi. She would be doing an "item number" with Laizza. The film began filming in early 2010 in Malaysia, Dubai and Pakistan. The music is composed by Chaku Lehri, a newcomer in the composing scene.

Morning Show

Jago Dunya

Drama serials

Kabhi Na Kabhi

Thora Thora Pyar


Naa Jaane Kyun

Yeh Zindagi hai


Dil Hi Jaane

Najar Lage Sayain

Bin Tere Keya Hai Jeena


Mei jaan

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