Sarmad Khoosat is a Pakistani actor, film/TV director, producer and screenwriter best known for directing the super-hit TV dramas Humsafar and Shehr-e-Zaat. He is considered to be one of the best South Asian filmmakers with his 2019 film Zindagi Tamasha being selected as Pakistan’s entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards. The film also premiered at the 24th Busan International Film Festival under the section ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’. He also portrayed the role of Saadat Hasan Manto in his film Manto.