Sarmad Sultan Khoosat is a Pakistani actor, director, producer and screenwriter known for his exceptional work in feature film Manto, which received critical acclaim and commercial success locally and internationally. Sarmad has proved himself on TV as well and has given big hit serials such as Humsafar and Shehr-e-Zaat. He rose to prominence through his sitcom Shashlick in the late 90’s and since then he has contributed a lot to TV and film. He has also been attached to academic teaching and has taught ‘film’ at various institutes including Kinnaird College, Punjab University and National College of Arts. Sarmad has an MSc Psychology degree from Government College University, Lahore.