President Arif Alvi will bestow the “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz” upon celebrated Pakistani actress Sajal Ali, who is noted for her outstanding skill and compelling performances, at an investiture event on Pakistan Day, March 23, 2024.

The president issued 694 Civil Awards on August 14, including Nishan-e-Imtiaz (7), Hilal-e-Pakistan (2), Hilal-e-Shujaat (1), Hilal-e-Iimtiaz (26), and Hilal-e-Quaid-i-Azam (18). President’s Award for Pride of Performance (70), Sitara-e-Quaid-i-Azam (3), Sitara-e-Khidmat (4), Tamgha-e-Shuja’at (24), Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (458).

According to an official statement released on Wednesday, the civilian award recognizes the actress’s extraordinary achievements to the world of acting for more than a decade.

When it comes to an effortless command of the camera, Ali is a powerhouse who packs serious gravitas and considerable charisma, in a career spanning over a decade with performances that have received both critical and commercial acclaim beyond Pakistani borders with films such as Mom alongside the legendary Sri Devi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, as well as the recently released Hollywood film ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It’ alongside Shabana Azmi, Lilly James,

Ali, who has always been a calming presence on screen, has exploited her flexibility to great effect in both comedies and tragedies. Sajal Ali’s 14-year career has included memorable performances in dramas such as Nanhi, O Ranrgreza, Yaqeen ka Safar, Aangan, Alif, Sannata, Sinf-e-Ahan, Ye Dil Mera, Chup Raho, Gule Rana, Mohabbat Jae Bhar Mai, Noorulain, and Kuch Ankahi, to name a few.

She has risen as a towering, boundary-pushing artist in the worlds of drama and cinema since 2009, with gripping performances in over 40 dramas, 14 telefilms, and four films.