Pakistani model and actress zara abid. She made her film debut in chaudry, directed by Azeem Sajjad. She was one of the passengers who died aboard PIA Flight 8303.Which crashed in Karachi, Pakistan, on 22 May 2020.
Her outspoken personality and always for being herself by first and foremost embracing her skin. Her confidence and style broke old stereotypes about beauty created by our very own society. She also highlighted how Abid struggled to be dark-skinned in an industry that has a different concept around ‘beauty’.
Tributes started to appear on social media as soon as news of the plane accident broke. Many celebrities from the fashion and entertainment industries expressed their condolences when her death confirmed. Abid is also the target of online abuse from many people for what she used to wear and her lifestyle choices, leading to her accounts on social media platforms being deactivated.
As a fashion icon, one of the tanned complexion,which made her stand out in an industry dominated by lighter-skin models. Her first shortfilm Sikka uploaded to YouTube two days after her death as a tribute.
The 19th Lux Style Awards announced nominees for the Best Model category, including Abid for the same award. She’s nominated in the category for four years, to be receiving the award this time after her death. Other nominees included Sadaf Kanwal, Anam Malik and Fahmeen Ansari.
Seven months after her death, Abid becomes the first Pakistani model to receive a posthumous award. In January 2020, Abid won an award in the category of “Best Female Model” at the 4th Hum Style Awards. hello pakistan magzine listed zara in “Top 100 People”.