A versatile Pakistani film and television actress Maria Wasti was born on 14th August 1980. She belongs to a Muslim family and was born in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. She lived and studied there, her main interest was in Business management but instead of that she started acting unintentionally. Maria Wasti is the niece of well-known actress Tahira Wasti and Rizwan Wasti. Maria Wasti mostly played role that portrayed her as Pakistani women facing difficulties and these roles lend her great respect in the eyes of critics and fans. Her first play was “Sarah Aur Ammara” which was telecasted on PTV by Bakhtiar Ahmed in 1990s alongside with the film actress Resham. This serial was about two sisters who were going through chaos of arranged marriages. This play gathered many applauses and Maria’s acting was admired by everyone. From that time she performed in more than 50 serials.
Firstly she started acting as the passion of art but after much appreciation her parents advised her to pursue acting as her career. After a successful serial she began to receive roles in several other plays from Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore for PTV. In a very limited time, she was regarded as an extremely exceptional actress. According to her when she stepped into acting people were skeptical about her, but they accepted her after her fabulous acting skills.
One of her very famous play was Kallo by Bano Qudsia, in this play she has to put on tons of make to look dark and to perform as a dark complexion girl who fall in love with a fairer guy. This role was also a turning point in her life. One more successful play of her was Baadlon per Basera. She mostly played such roles which were related to sensitive issues of women in Pakistan.
In 2002, Maria Wasti introduced her own production house, from where she has productively showcased several dramas and a dozen plays. Her aim was to improve Pakistani’s dramas production. She performed in numerous drama serials in various TV channels including PTV, Geo TV, AAj TV, ARY Digital, Hum TV and Indus Vision. Maria performed in multiple Telefilms that include Parinda, Kallo, Mama I love you and Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Kay. In 2008, this multitalented actress performed in a film named as “Ramachand Paksitani”, which was a super hit film.