With her real name as Saima, Resham has been one of the leading actresses of Pakistan. Resham's entrance into showbiz was something that happened by chance as she gave an audition at Pakistan Television Lahore Center and got selected to play the role of an extra in a drama. From there onwards, she landed a role in the drama serials 'Din' and 'Dukh Sukh'. She also appeared in a long play written by Bano Qudsia by the name of 'Amar Bail' in which she starred opposite Abid Ali.
This is where Syed Noor saw her and cast her in his movie 'Sangam' alongside Shaan in the mid 1990s. Right after she finished shooting 'Sangam', Syed Noor cast her in his next film 'Jeeva', which actually got released before 'Sangam' in 1995. She was given the National Film Award for her performance in 'Sangam'.
From there onwards, Resham launched her film career appearing super hit films like 'Chor Machaye Shor', 'Ghunghat', 'Yes Boss', 'Very Good Duniya, Very Bad Log', 'Dupatta Jal Raha Hai', 'Guns n Roses' and 'Inteha'.
As the film industry went towards another decline after the decade of revival it had witnessed, Resham made a comeback to television appearing in a number of successful drama serials 'Man-o-Salwa', 'Aashti', 'Gulnar Bano', 'Tere Liye', 'Deewangi' and will now be seen in another drama serial 'Dil'.
Resham has also been a regularly appearing celebrity on many fashion shows and fashion shoots. She has also featured in a number of music videos such as 'Deewana' by Faakhir Mehmood.