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Maria Wasti est une Actrice née le 14 aout 1978 à Dar es Salam (Tanzanie)

Maria Wasti

Maria Wasti
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Nom de naissance Maria Wasti
Naissance 14 aout 1978 (41 ans) à Dar es Salam (Tanzanie)

Maria Wasti is a Pakistani film and television actress. Most of her roles in television serials portray her as a Pakistani woman going through difficult times.


Early years
Wasti's parents wanted their daughter to become a doctor. In the day, the only television network active in the country was the government-owned Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV). It would be later in the 1990s that Network Television Marketing (NTM), the country's first privately owned channel, showcased content specifically targeted to the younger generation and Wasti got interested in acting.

First teleplay
In mid-1990s, she was approached by Bakhtiar Ahmed, the programme manager PTV Lahore Centre to be cast in a play called Sarah Aur Ammara alongside Resham, a film actress. The teleplay highlighted a story about two sisters going through the turmoil of arranged marriages. She has since done over 50 serials and around the same number of assorted plays.

Acting as a career
Wasti recalls that her first experience in acting was for the passion of art, but later her parents told her to pursue the career in a professional manner. After her first stint, Wasti began receiving roles in various other plays in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad centres for PTV. She reminisces that people were sceptical when she stepped into acting, but once she proved herself they started accepting her.

She considers Bano Qudsia's Kallo one of her most memorable plays In other equally applauded roles, she played a woman victim in Baadlon Par Basera, who is forcefully led into marriage with a man in the United States of America on the phone and when she meets him for the first time, she realises the man is older than the picture she saw him in.

Wasti is usually seen playing unglamorous roles involving sensitive issues regarding women in Pakistan. She has played roles depicting prominent women like Salma Murad and Lenin Peace Prize winner Bilquis Edhi.
Wasti is known for being outspoken on various of issues women's rights, gender equality and prejudice.

Recent ventures
Wasti has expressed that newer Pakistani plays should portray issues in today's Pakistan. She names drugs and AIDS being amongst the most sensitive. She also cites the reason for the decrease in the quality of drama serials as being the lack of a supply of actors, actresses, writers, directors and producers.

In view of these thoughts, Wasti opened up a production house in 2002, where she has successfully produced several serials and a dozen plays.

Le plus souvent avec

Reema Khan
Reema Khan
(1 films)
Ayesha Omer
Ayesha Omer
(2 films)
Javed Sheikh
Javed Sheikh
(2 films)
Yasir Hussain
Yasir Hussain
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Maria Wasti (3 films)

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Karachi se Lahore
Réalisé par Wajahat Rauf
Origine Pakistan
Genres Comédie, Aventure, Romance
Thèmes Transport, Road movie
Acteurs Ayesha Omer, Shehzad Sheikh, Yasir Hussain, Javed Sheikh, Eshita Syed, Maria Wasti
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Zaeem (Shehzad Sheikh) the protagonist has been mistreated his entire life by his parents, teachers, bosses and his girlfriend. But when he learns that his longtime girlfriend Ayesha (Eshita Syed) is marrying her cousin in Lahore, he decides to stand up for himself for the first time in his life and go to Lahore to stop the wedding. On this roller coaster of a road trip from Karachi to Lahore, everything that can go wrong does and the party of 5 aboard find themselves in conflict with themselves.
Ramchand Pakistani, 1h43
Réalisé par Mehreen Jabbar
Origine Pakistan
Genres Drame
Acteurs Nandita Das, Maria Wasti, Noman Ijaz, Shahood Alvi, Zhalay Sarhadi
Rôle Kamla
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Champa (Nandita Das) is a Hindu woman who is left desolate when her young son and husband disappear one day from their village at the Pakistan-India border near Nagarparkar, in Tharparkar. The film depicts the crossing of the Pakistan-India border, during a period (June 2002) of war-like tension between the two countries, by two members of a Pakistani Hindu family belonging to the 'untouchable' dalit caste, and the extraordinary consequences of this unintended action upon the lives of a woman, a man, and their son.