Born on the 14 of October, Waseem Sabir is a television director and producer. He has worked with famous banners such as Balaji and channels such as Sony TV, Star Plus, Colours, etc. Sabir is known for his independent, creative and uncompromising nature with his vision. His ability to be different won him the award for best director at ITA awards.
Sabir is an optimistic and a patient person. He is extremely passionate about directing and feels sad that today television has become completely commercial and has not left sufficient space for creativity. He had also said that television is beginning to deteriorate under the pressure of TRPs. Waseem has directed shows like Tamanna, Veera, Maryada,
Ladies Special, etc.
He loves challenges and chooses a show which makes him think and use his creativity. His choices of shows have a complex set of emotions that the characters are to portray. He has an undying passion for creativity and is willing to work hard. According to him, the most challenging part of his job is to make an actor act in a specific manner when the actor may not be in a mood to do the scene. It also becomes difficult to handle child artists on the set. Despite having said that, he appreciates his child artists and has told many newspapers that Harshita and Bhavesh are God gifted and have done a tremendous job in Veera. He has also applauded Ruhana’s work in “O Meri Jaan”, and “
His actors and colleagues are full of praises for him and his creativity. He admits that last few years have changed him a lot, and he has become far more patient than he was. He has also mastered the art of managing the human resource. Waseem believes that a performer has to be true to himself for giving a perfect shot. Hence, he does not believe in enhancing an actor’s performance through camera angles, lights or multiple shots. His belief in actual performances is proved with shows like Phir Subha Hogi, revolving around the life of a prostitute. He is not fond of the conventional “saas bahu” drama shows but new and fresh concepts, and stories attract him as an audience.
Waseem is a supporter of women rights and had directed many shows that are women oriented. He recently ventured into directing a music video named “O Meri Jaan.” The video portrays the beautiful and dynamic father- daughter relationship. He made this video in collaboration with Suhail Zargar to raise awareness about various issues related to girl child. His endeavor received many appreciations. Apart from directing, He is also a face reader and can tell about a person in merely 15 minutes. He aspires to direct in Bollywood someday.