Yumna Zaidi is known for her versatile performances and a natural aptitude for pulling off challenging roles with the utmost ease. Right from the beginning of her career, Yumna has always experimented with different roles. Even at a young age, she did not shy away from choosing projects which did not have a commercial value. She is also one of those few actors who work with all the channels and with every producer who offers variety and most often quality. Of course, not all the dramas Yumna has worked in have been a must-watch. Some of them missed their mark but there were many which were impressive.
Lately, Yumna Zaidi has been seen in some commercial television projects as well. Her popularity is at an all-time high with drama serial Tere Bin winning over the viewers which basically proves that actors who are naturally endowed and are dedicated to their craft do not have a shelf life.
Yeh Raha Dil
In her vast career, Yumna Zaidi has done light-hearted comic roles just as brilliantly as those which required a completely different version of her. Yeh Raha Dil for the most part is a romantic comedy that keeps the viewers engaged. Yumna Zaidi and Ahmed Ali Akbar’s on-screen chemistry is an all-out winner. The script is gripping and entertaining. The character Yumna Zaidi plays on-screen is the perfect combination of gutsy, fun-loving, and sensitive. If you are a Yumna Zaidi fan and want to watch her play a fun and quirky character then Yeh Raha Dil is a must-watch.
Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahin
Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahin is a classic masterpiece in which some of the finest stars in the industry came together to give the most memorable performances of their career. This was one of the earliest dramas in which Yumna Zaidi proved that she can easily take on a challenging role and make it come alive on screen. Ullu Baraye Farokht has a dark and depressing theme. The script, direction, and performances make it one of the most captivating and impactful dramas of its kind. Watch Yumna Zaidi shine in one of her best performances in Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahin if you have not watched it already.
Jugnoo was a light-hearted family drama that had its flaws but overall it was a good watch. Yumna Zaidi’s character in the drama stood out more than any other which is why her fans should definitely watch this one. Jugnoo, the main protagonist of the drama, played by Yumna Zaidi, continued to be the star of the show from the beginning till the end. A well-written character can only come alive on screen when performed brilliantly which Yumna managed to do yet again in Jugnoo. Therefore, do watch this one.
Guzarish does not have a unique storyline especially if you watch it in the present day but it is one of the most engaging dramas starring Yumna Zaidi. The fast pace of the drama, well-etched-out characters, and solid performances make this one a drama that should not be missed. The writer intelligently turned a typical story into one that is both entertaining and meaningful,
Ishq Zah e Naseeb
Ishq Zah e Naseeb is another one of those dramas in which Yumna Zaidi showed her excellence as an actor whose talent knows no limits. The main plot of the drama and its characters are unlike any other we have seen on television. It is full of mystery and intrigue, the kind of drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Inkaar is a powerful, engaging, and meaningful drama that highlights an issue that is rarely shown in Pakistani dramas. It is based on a true story of a young girl who was stabbed multiple times for refusing to have a relationship with him. Yumna Zaidi plays a character that leaves a lasting impression and Inkaar has some of the most beautifully penned-down dialogues. This drama has so much going for it, it should not be missed.
Dar Si Jati Hai Sila
Dar Si Jati Hai Sila is another one of those phenomenal dramas in which Yumna Zaidi nailed a difficult character effortlessly. This drama covers everything from complications of arranged marriages, limitations of a joint family system, and most importantly sexual abuse by people who you trust and hold dear. Even though the main protagonist Sila, enacted by Yumna Zaidi, barely had any dialogues, Yumna’s expressions and body language told Sila’s story accurately. Dar Si Jati Hai Sila is a brilliantly written drama with extraordinary execution. You must watch this one if you like quality content.
Pyar Ke Sadqay
Pyar Ke Sadqay is an addition to all the novelty Yumna Zaidi has given her viewers over the years. Yumna played a rather unusual role in the drama which was difficult to understand for many. However, Mahjabeen, the character that Yumna played on-screen was one which grew on even those viewers who found it difficult to relate to in the beginning. This is another one of those dramas that did not only serve a bigger purpose but also entertained thoroughly. Bilal Abbas Khan and Yumna Zaidi makes Pyar Ke Sadqay a treat to watch. It has some of the most faultless performances and characters that leave their mark.
Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahin
Just when the fans thought, they had seen all the different avatars of Yumna Zaidi we could on screen, she surprised them with an amazing portrayal of a young girl who is forced into prostitution. Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahin is a drama full of both hope and despair. It covers so many different aspects of human trafficking and does so while keeping the viewers engaged. All the tracks have been penned down brilliantly and Yumna’s performance impresses throughout.
Parizaad was another iconic drama serial in which Ahmed Ali Akbar and Yumna Zaidi made a remarkable comeback as an on-screen couple. Although the story primarily revolved around the male protagonist, Yumna Zaidi played one of the main female leads in the drama. This was yet another character that demanded a different version of the actress and she delivered just the way she always does.
Drama serial Bakhtawar had a great deal going for it. The main lead definitely was the biggest strength of the drama played superbly by Yumna Zaidi. The premise of the story was brand new and the way Bakhtawar’s journey highlighted how difficult it was for a woman to make it on her own was the best part of the drama. Bakhtawar was shown as a young girl who was forced to live a double life as a man in order to make ends meet. Even with all the odds against her, the writer never showed Bakhtawar as a victim. She was always the hero in her story. The writer managed to show that and at the same time, the viewers got to watch the vulnerable and more human side of the character. Bakhtawar’s inner turmoil was always an important part of her story. The viewers were ‘shown’ her ups and downs in detail and not ‘told’ what she was going through. Yumna Zaidi definitely made the right choice when she decided to take up this challenging role. Bakhtawar proved to be another feather in Yumna Zaidi’s cap. It is definitely a drama that showcases Yumna Zaidi’s exceptional performance like no other.
Yumna Zaidi’s performances over the years are a testament to her strength and presence as a performer. She continues to enthrall and experiment. We are looking forward to watching more amazing performances from her.
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