Ismat Tahira is a veteran Pakistani actress. She became popular with her role in famous PTV drama serial Khawaja and Sons. She has also worked on radio. She also appeared in Neely Hath, which turned out to be biggest hit of her career, considering her role in Khawaja and Sons wasn't a major role.
Ismat Tahira is a brave woman who has set standards for women in media. She used to roam on bike in 70s and 80s when she was unable to afford a car. She moved to Canada in 1990s and never made a comeback on the screen.
Her daughter, Ushna Shah is a popular actress. She is currently working on numerous Geo TV and Hum TV projects and is destined to become one of the finest actress in Pakistan.