Faiza Iftikhar is a Pakistani novelist, screenwriter, and writer. She is a Pakistani television playwright recognized for her romantic and social inputs on her plays. She was born and raised in the Pakistani city of Lahore. She earned her bachelor's degree in sociology and political science from a Lahore university. Nadia Akhtar and Sadia Akhtar, her sisters, are well-known playwriters in Pakistan. Faiza is married and has three children. Faiza's college teacher, Altaf Fatma (also a famous author and story writer), pushed her to write when she was a student. Although Faiza was unsure about this career, she started writing and got enough appraisal for her works.
Iftikhar started writing seriously, with stories and novels appearing in Khwaatein and Shuwa before drawing the attention of actor and director Samina Ahmed, who hired her to write a sitcom. "Hissar-e-Mohabbat," "Mera Tera Khali Kamra Hoon," "Phulaan De Rang Kalay," "
," etc., are some of Faiza's published novels. After meeting Samina, he collaborated with Haissam Hussain and wrote her first-ever drama series, "Chaudhvin Ka Chand." Since then, she has been writing drama after drama, deftly blending the brutal realities of life with comedy and romance. Some of her notable works include "Mannchalay" (2009), "Zindagi Dhoop Tum Ghana Saya" (2011), "Yahan Pyar Nahin Hai" (2012), "Aik Nayee Cinderella" (2012), "Khoya Khoya Chand" (2013), "Dil Lagi" (2016), "Ranjha Ranjha Kardi" (2019), etc.
Her recent works include "Prem-Gali" (2020), "Bandhay Aik Dor Se" (2020), and "Pehli Si Mohabbat" (2021). She won the Lux Style Award for Best TV Writer for "Ranjha Ranjha Kardi." Faiza has also written the romantic comedy film "Tich Button." Although the film's shooting began in February 2019, it is yet to be released. The film was scheduled to release on Eid-al-Fitr in 2020 but was delayed due to Covid-19.