SARMAD KHOOSAT - FILMMAKER/ACTOR
Sarmad Khoosat is a Pakistani actor, film/TV director, producer and screenwriter best known for directing the TV dramas 'Humsafar' and 'Shehr-e- Zaat'. Khoosat directed the remake of the original Pakistani film, 'Aina', as a telefilm. In 2016, he completed shooting 'Mein Manto'. In October 2018 he delivered a 24-hour-long live act, 'No Time to Sleep', enacting the last 24 hours of a death row prisoner’s life, a performance which earned him critical appreciation. A man of diverse talents; his movie 'Zindagi Tamasha' which was to be released in January – was cancelled due to receiving several threatening calls and messages but now has been selected as Pakistan’s official Oscar entry. He wrote the script for Saqib Malik’s upcoming production 'Ajnabee Sheher Main', while he has two upcoming feature films as director, writing one as well.