Veena Malik (real name Zahida Malik) is a Pakistani actress who has recently gained a lot of recognition after her appearance in the Indian reality show Big Boss. Veena Malik is a versatile film actress and is also recognized for the various parodies that she has done on television.
She made her debut on television with Javed Fazil's drama 'Lakeer'. She also did some commercials from where directors started noticing her. Veena made her debut in the film industry in the year 2000 in Hassan Askari's film Tere Pyar Mei where she played a supporting role besides actors Shaan and Zara Shaikh. two years later, another hit film featuring Veena Malik came by the name of Yeh Dil Aapka Hua by Javed Sheikh. Veena worked in a couple of other films, Urdu and Punjabi both- some of which flopped like Pind Di Kuri, Sassi Punno etc.
Apart from films, Veena has made a big name for herself with her dynamic work in comedy related programs. She strated hosting a show in the year 2002 called Prime Gupshup ocasionally revelaing her mimick side in the program. MisFit was another popular drama written by Dr.Younus Butt in which Veena was among the actresses. Recently her programs Hum Sub Umeed se Hain and Miss Dunya earned her a lot of recognition in which she performed comic parodies of a number of celebrities and did an esxtremely good job of them proving her talent time and again.
Veena also got herself in a number of controversies, one involving cricketer Mohammad Asif. Apart from that, her participation in the Indian reality show Big Boss in the year 2010 made her a target of a lot of criticism by the masses of Pakistan for her inappropriate behavior in the show. Nonetheless, the show proved to be a lucky charm for Veena and earned her a lot of name among the Indian population apart from some more work opportunities in the same country.
Notable works: Movies: Tere Pyar Mei (2000)
Yeh Dil Apka Hua (2000)
Koi Tujh Sa Kahan (2005)
Mohabbatan Sachiyan (2008)
Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain