Rabab Hashim was bitten by the acting bug from a very young age. She faced the camera for the first time at the mere age of ten as a child reporter.
She acquired her education from the Institute of Business Management (IoBM), where she did her BBA (Hons.) in Marketing. Determined to hone her craft and better herself, she attended the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) to get her formal theatre arts training.
Hashim’s television career began with the drama serial ‘Na Kaho Tum Mere Nahi.’ She moved onto more prominent, meatier roles with projects such as ‘Zid,’ ‘Piya Mann Bhaye,’ ‘Anaya Tumhari Hui,’ ‘Ishqaaway,’ ‘Mannat,’ ‘Marzi’ and ‘Aik Thi Misaal.’ Hashim continued to add more brownie points to her already shining filmography by getting rave reviews when she showed her acting chops in the Geo TV drama serial ‘Kam Zarf’ and ‘Mere Mohsin.’
Hashim then made a bold career choice by taking a break from her work and focusing on her personal life. After a gap of a year, she is back with a bang in the drama serial Qarar. The show is written by Aliya Bukhari and directed by Barkat Siddiqui. The show also stars Sanam Jung, Mikaal Zulfiqar, among others.
The show just aired its first two episodes, where we were introduced to all the primary characters. The show deals with the themes of greed, hunger for wealth and power, and shows how far you’ll go to get what you want.
Hashim portrays the character of Fariha, a girl with morals and values. She’s a teacher by profession who lives with her uncle, aunt, and her cousin. Her parents passed away when she was a kid. She’s a hardworking woman, both in her personal and professional life. She does all the chores around the house and takes care of everyone.
Even though her cousin Maya is a headstrong, arrogant, and self-involved girl who doesn’t care about others, Fariha is always considerate towards her. She looks after her and hides her faults in front of her uncle and aunt.
Fariha is the ideal girl next door, who is beautiful both inside and outside. She understands the importance of good character and what it takes to survive in a society with dignity. And it is safe to say that Hashim plays her with aplomb. Her portrayal of Fariha is honest, earnest, and heartwarming.
The first two episodes have taken off on an exciting note. We can’t wait to see how the show further unravels and what kind of difficulties Hashim’s character will face in the future. Qarar airs on Sundays at 8 pm on Hum TV.