Tahira Saleem is counted among one of the most senior actresses in the realm of Pakistani television drama. Her career on television spans over a few decades although during that time, she did not choose to work in too many Urdu dramas. She is an equally well known artist in terms of Punjabi drama productions and that is where she got her start from as an actress.
One of her most popular drama serials was aired on Pakistan Television (PTV) by the name of 'Mann Chalay Ka Sauda'. The play was based on the literary work of renowned author and dramatist Ashfaque Ahmed and was directed by seasoned PTV director Rashid Dar. In the drama serial, she acted alongside some of the most popular and appreciated artists on television at that time such as Firdous Jamal, Khayam Sarhadi, Rehana Siddiqui and Farooq Zameer.
Another one of her popular dramas was 'Wapsi', which also aired from PTV. The play was written by Younis Kayasi and directed by Jehanzaib Sohail.