Nida Yasir is a Pakistani actor and television host who is well known for hosting the show Good Morning Pakistan on ARY Digital.
Nida Pasha Yasir or Nida Pasha was born on Thursday, 31 January 1974 (age 48 years; as of 2022) in Karachi, Pakistan. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. Nida attended Montessori Complex High School in Karachi, Fauji Foundation Model School in Quetta, St. Joseph’s Convent School in Quetta, and Beaconhouse Juniper Campus in Quetta. She enrolled herself at Karachi University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in physics (Hons.). After completing her graduation, Nida aspired to pursue a career in hotel management. She took training at Marriott Hotel in Karachi for almost two years. Nida wanted to study hotel management in Lausanne, Switzerland and to collect funds for the payment of fees, she took up acting. In an interview, Nida talked about how she got into acting and said,
After studying physics for a couple of years, I got hotel management training from Marriott for two years. I got into acting so that I could save up money to go study abroad because I wanted to go to Switzerland which is known for its hotel management school,”
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Figure Measurements (approx.): 34-28-34
Nida Yasir belongs to a Muslim family.
Parents & Siblings
Nida’s father, Kazim Pasha, is a Pakistani television director and producer.
Nida Yasir with her father Kazim Pasha
Her mother’s name is Fehmida Nasreen.
Nida Yasir with her mother Fehmida Nasreen
Nida has two sisters, Saweera Pasha, an anchor and journalist and Sina Pasha, a director. She has a younger brother, Talha Pasha, who is married to Sumbul.
Nida Yasir (right) with her sister, Saweera Pasha
Nida Yasir (left) with her sister, Sina Pasha
Nida Yasir with her younger brother Talha Pasha
Husband & Children
On 2 June 2002, Nida Yasir got married to Yasir Nawaz, a Pakistani director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and former model.
Nida Yasir with her husband Yasir Nawaz
They met on the sets of the telefilm Muhabbat. After Yasir proposed to Nida, she immediately refused his proposal because he belonged to a different ethnicity, Sindhi. In an interview, on being asked how she met her husband and what was his impression of her, Nida replied,
Yasir’s first impression of me was horrible. He was a senior actor and had worked with Mehreen Jabbar, Humayun Saeed, and Sania Saeed. He was very arrogant. He used to think too highly of himself. I think he was too proud of his fair complexion. When I first got a role with him, I was happy because I was cast alongside him because he was an older actor. I was all ready and he ditched us on the shoot that day. The shoot was canceled because of him. I told him he was very arrogant, but then the impression I had of him changed. His sense of humor was so great that I had so much fun working with him.”
Together, they have two sons, Balaj Yasir and Fareed Yasir, and a daughter, Silah Yasir.
Nida Yasir with her son, Farid Yasir
Nida Yasir with her son, Balaj Yasir
Nida Yasir with her daughter Silah Yasir
Nida’s father-in-law’s name is Fareed Nawaz Baloch who was a Pakistani television and radio artist. He died on 15 December 2001, at the age of 55, in Karachi, Pakistan. Her brother-in-law’s name is Danish Nawaz Baloch, a Pakistani television and film actor, director, and comedian.
Nida Yasir follows Islam.
In 2012, Nida made her debut as a host with the show Good Morning Pakistan on ARY Digital.
Nida Yasir, while hosting the show Good Morning Pakistan on ARY Digital
In 2021, she appeared as a host of the show GMP Shan-e-Suhoor on ARY Digital.
In 2001, Nida Yasir made her acting debut with the show Sub Set Hai on Indus Vision. In 2009, she appeared as Nida in the television show Nadaaniyaan on Geo TV.
Nida Yasir in a still from the Pakistani television show Nadaaniyaan on Geo TV
In 2010, Nida played the role of Saima in the television show Hum Tum on Geo TV. In 2013, she appeared in the television show Yeh Zindagi Hai as a guest appearance on Geo TV.
In 2009, Nida made her debut as a producer with the television show Nadaaniyaan on Geo TV.
Poster of the television show Nadaaniyaan (2009) on Geo TV
In 2010, she produced the Pakistani telefilm Baal Baal Bach Gaye on Geo TV. In 2015, she co-produced the Pakistani film Wrong No. In May 2022, Nida produced the film Chakkar.
In 2019, Nida made a cameo appearance in the Pakistani comedy film Wrong No. 2. In 2021, she appeared in a commercial for the brand Iqbal Vanaspati Ghee.
Inviting rape victim parents to the show
In 2020, Nida attracted controversy when she invited the parents of a 6-year-old rape victim, Marwah on her show Good Morning Pakistan on ARY Digital and asked them insensitive questions about the rape and murder of their child. Nida faced fierce criticism on social media for enquiring about the sequence of events during her rape, which led to her murder. She was alleged of showing unprofessional and inhumane behaviour by inviting the parents of Marwah for the sole purpose of increasing the TRPs of the show. Some of the questions she asked relentlessly from Marwah’s parents were like How did you recognise her? Oh, she was wearing the same trouser? How did you realise she had been raped? and many more. Later, Nida apologised for hurting the sentiments of her fans and audience and in her justification said,
First of all, I would like to apologise. If I have said or asked anything inappropriate be it intentionally or unintentionally, I ask for your forgiveness. When media support is given to such cases, the relevant authorities start to work faster. Cases of such nature almost happen on a daily basis and you don’t even find out about them. After the request of Marwah’s family, I felt that I should leave everything else and help them. God is my witness that I didn’t do the segment for any sort of TRP. You will not believe it but two days after my show, Marwah’s rapist was caught. Her family is very grateful to me. They are poor people and were in a dire state before they got some financial support because of our show.”
In March 2022, Nida invited Waqar, a makeup artist, to her show Good Morning Pakistan for giving a tutorial on how to wear a hijab to the general public. As soon as the show went live, she was poorly criticized for disrespecting the Muslim rituals by wearing the hijab from a na-mehram. (a na-mehram is a person with whom one is allowed to marry)
Walked out of Nida’s show
In November 2022, Rabia Anum, a television host and anchor walked out of Nida’s show Good Morning Pakistan after she came to know that Mohsin Abbas Haider, an actor, who was accused of physically abusing his wife, Sohail, in 2019 was also invited. She refused to share the space with an alleged physical abuser. During the show, Rabia revealed the reason behind leaving the show midway and said,
There’s an issue close to me, for which I have taken a very strong stance. When I came to your show today, I knew Fiza will be here but I wasn’t informed of any other guests. I have taken a stand against domestic abuse. And I think if my smallest effort can save my daughter, my friend tomorrow, then I have to comply. But if I sat through this show today, I won’t be able to face my friends, my colleagues, or any victim tomorrow. I hope you can forgive me. For this reason, I don’t want to be a part of this show.”
Ban Nida’s show
In November 2021, Nida invited real-life mothers-in-law and their daughters-in-law to have a debate between them on her morning show Good Morning Pakistan on ARY Digital. The debate in the show allegedly promoted a regressive mentality of mothers-in-law towards their daughters-in-law. As soon the clips of her show went viral on social media, users started bashing her for coming up with controversial content on the show and demanded a ban on her show through their tweets.
Ban #NidaYasir. Enough is enough. Her content has always been problematic but this is truly disgusting. It is dangerous. It feeds women that their ambitions should die as as they get married. Ban this woman and TRP hungry morning shows. @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL https://t.co/GoL9jYze3L
— Javeria Khalid (@JavKhal) November 17, 2021
Okay @arydigitalasia you need to ban #nidayasir and her pointless morning shows!! Have you ever had someone sane appreciate her content? Its toxic content polluting the mindsets of our society. Pls can you stop this from happening? #noratingsfortoxicshows
— Aliya Saqib (@aliya_saqib) November 18, 2021
- 2018: Best Morning Show Host Award at the Pakistan Achievement Awards
Nida Yasir posing with her award of Best Morning Show Host at the Pakistan Achievement Awards 2018
- 2019: Best Morning Show Host Award at the Pakistan Achievement Awards
- 2021: Best Morning Show Host Award at the ARY People Choice Awards
Nida Yasir posing with her Best Morning Show Host Award at the ARY People Choice Awards
- Colour(s): White, Pink, Peach, Lilac
- Pakistani Drama(s): Yeh Na Thi Humari Qismat, Mere Humsafar
- Face Wash: Shiseido ( a Japanese brand)
- Nida follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- In 2021, a clip from Nida’s show Good Morning Pakistan on ARY Digital went viral on social media in which she was seen asking irrelevant questions from her guests. She was heavily criticised for asking ill-researched questions about Formula 1 cars while interviewing her guests, Abdul Aleem and Mohammad Shariq War, the students from the Pakistan Navy Engineering College, Karachi who had built an electric racing car and represented their country in the Formula SAE Lincoln competition, which was held at Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Nebraska in June 2016. Her questions clearly showed that she had not researched well as she was unaware of the fact that the Formula 1 car cannot seat more than a single person. Some of the social media users bashed her with their tweets like-
Kill me. Now. pic.twitter.com/XLl4KlYA3j
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) September 3, 2021
A part of my heart feels sorry for Nida Yasir but honestly, the video itself plus the tweets on #Formula disaster are hilarious 😆. Why don’t they do some research before conducting interviews?
— Hareem Deeba (@Hareem_Deeba) September 4, 2021
- Nida, in an interview, confessed and revealed that she had trust issues with her husband Yasir Nawaz and said,
Yes, I do doubt Yasir a lot. I don’t know but this a manufacturing fault in me, I can’t stop doubting him. Yasir has changed a lot but my habit is still the same and I can’t help it. I know it’s bad.”
- In 2021, Yasir Nawaz mimicked his wife Nida and made a parody video on her viral Formula 1 car controversy.
- Nida has been featured on the cover of magazines like Fashion Collection and Hello Pakistan.
Nida Yasir on the cover of Fashion Collection magazine
Nida Yasir on the cover of Hello Pakistan magazine