There have been many television stars who have remained very selective about the work they do on screen. That is why as much as the viewers love them, they do not get to see these actors or actresses much often. Shaista Jabeen has also been among such actors who has kept a very low profile, appearing mostly in supporting roles but producing good quality work every time.
The earliest performance that can be linked to Shaista is the Pakistan Television (PTV) Islamabad Center production 'Aaghosh', which was aired during the early nineties. Her fine acting in the heart wrenching drama was much appreciated by the audiences, especially with the depth she added to her character. Another PTV play in which she acted was 'Duniya Dari'.
After that, Shaista's appearances on TV reduced mostly due to the fact that there was no scope for work in Islamabad (her city of residence) as compared to Karachi and Lahore. However, in recent years she has once again started acting on private channels. Her popular dramas include 'Anokhi' (A Plus), 'Daasi' (ATV) and 'Mujhe Na Chahay Koi' (ATV).