A Pakistani film and television actress, producer and director, Samina Peerzada started her career in 1982 and has acted in several films, including Nazdikiyan, Mukhra, Bazar-e-Husn, Shaadi Mere Shohar Ki and Bulandi. She has also performed in television dramas such as Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan, Rehaai, Durr-e-Shahwar and Dastaan. Samina made her directorial debut through Inteha, a critically acclaimed film addressing the social issue of marital rape. The film received nine national awards. She was also conferred with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Beyond the Mango Film Festival held in UK, in 2013. She married Usmaan Peerzada, a fellow media personality, in 1975.