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The Multi talented Sunita Marshall

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Sunita Marshall, Sunita Marshall, commonly known as Abrar ul Haq’s ‘Preeto’ girl belongs to a Pakistani-Christian family. Sunita was born in 1982, in Lahore and graduated in commerce from St. Patrick’s College. Sunita has successfully carved her mark in the Pakistani fashion industry and has been both the recipient of 7th Lux Style Award, the most prestigious

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Pakistani entertainment industry award and in 2016 she won the 4th Hum Award for Best Female Model. Sunita’s success is not only limited to the national modeling scene, she has modeled for Gucci, Dior and walked the ramp of Milan fashion show for Bunto Kazmi in 2000.

 

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The mounting success of Sunita has paved the way for young Pakistani girls to enter the industry. Marshall has worked with all Pakistani leading brands, including Gul Ahmed, and designers like Deepak Perwani, HSY, and Nilofer Shahid.

It would not be wrong to say that no fashion show is complete without the appearance of Sunita Marshall. She has also been featured in television ads of international brands; Garnier Frutics, Pantene, Head and Shoulders and Kuene. Marshall made her debut in Pakistani television industry in 2008 with the TV serial ‘Tair-e-Lahoti’ of Hum TV.

From then onwards, Marshall has starred in various dramas; Sunita’s highly acclaimed ARY political drama- Mera Saaein, is one of the best and most viewed Pakistani dramas of all time. The drama is based on a feudal lord, Malik Wajahat Ali whose incessant pursuit of a male heir has ruined the life of many women. Sunita plays the role of Shazmeen, who married the feudal lord in hope to change him for the better.

 

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She is also a favourite ‘love’ for singers, she has starred in Abrar-ul-Haq’s music video Preeto and in the music video for the Shehzad Roy’s song ‘Jana’. There is no doubt Sunita Marshall’s presence in the Showbiz industry gives confidence to all Pakistani girls. Sunita married her co-actor and model Hassan Ahmed in January 2009.

The couple are parents to two children, a boy named Raakin  Ahmed, and a girl named Zyna Ahmed. As the representative of a Christian minority, in a 97 percent Muslim majority country, Sunita has demonstrated the integral role religious minorities’ play in Pakistan.


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