Nighat Butt is one of the most senior and dedicated TV drama actresses. With decades of experience, Nighat has been a part of some of the most famous and outstanding TV drama productions ever seen in Pakistan. Her most famous drama to date has been the classic Pakistan Television (PTV) production of the 1980s by the name of 'Waris'.
The list of her popular dramas is quite long and impressive. Since her start was from PTV, most of her famous plays have been for the channel. These include 'Natak Mandi' (directed by actor Waseem Abbas), 'Piyas' (directed by Nusrat Thakur), 'Aashiyana' (directed by M. Usman and Zulfiqar Ali), 'Duniya Dari' (directed by Mohammed Javed Fazil), 'Boota From Toba Tek Singh' (directed by Dilawar Malik) and 'Mann Chalay Ka Sauda' (directed by Rashid Dar).
She has decreased her frequency of work ever since the introduction of private entertainment channels. One of her plays 'Uss Par' (ATV) received a lot of appreciation from the audiences.