Yamina Peerzada a Pakastani actress, singer and puppeteer. She is the performer of Rani on Sim Sim Hamara. Peerzada graduated from Central School of Speech and Drama in the UK with a Masters Degree in "Acting for Screen" and has performed as a puppeteer with the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop in multiple countries.
“Growing up amongst artists she was introduced and drawn to the performing arts from a very young age. She performed her first stage play at the 2nd World Performing Arts Festival 1994. She has performed as a puppeteer with the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop in Pakistan, India, Turkey, Italy, Scotland, France, Norway, Denmark and United Kingdom.
She was the first Pakistani actress to perform a One-Woman Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, 2008. She performed 'Dance Without Movement' (One-Woman Show) at the Invasian Festival-Edinburgh Fringe Festival, for 21 Nights, directed by Jim Johnson-Peshkar Productions.
She has two music videos to her credit namely 'Chal Merey Saath' by Rubberband, directed by Ahmed Ali Butt and Bilal Lashari (2008 ) and 'Moray Sayyan' by Kaavish, directed by Sohail Javed (2010).
She made her acting debut on television in 'Rangeel Pur' written and directed by Usmaan Peerzada, on PTV Home in Nov 2010. Her second serial was A & B's "Roag" directed by Babar Javed and Furqan Khan and written by Faiza Ifthikar, on ARY Digital in April 2011.
Since she is also a puppeteer, she voices and manipulates the female protagonist "Rani", a six year old puppet character on 'Sim Sim Hamara', a Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop and Sesame Street collaboration, on PTV Home aired in Dec 2011.
Her third serial was A & B's "Baraf" directed by Mohsin Mirza, on A Plus in Jan 2013. The same serial was renamed as "Roshni Andhera Roshni" and aired on ATV in 2014.
Her fourth serial was "Anjanay Nagar" directed by Khwaja Najam ul Hasan and written by Haseena Moin, TV One in May 2013.
Yamina won the 'Best Actress (Terrestrial)' Award for 'Roshni Andhera Roshni' at the Lux Style Awards in 2014.”
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