Rubina Ashraf was born on 9th November, 1959 in Karachi. She has four brothers. She is the eldest among all siblings. Rubina had no plans of joining showbiz line. She completed her Graduation in Graphic Designing in 1986. Her mother wanted her to be a doctor, but fate wanted something else. She also a director and producer.
Rubina Ashraf accompanied her friends Saba Pervaiz and Huma Pervaiz for an audition, but luckily, Rubina herself got selected as well, along with those two. Rubina’s first play was ‘Sawan Rut’. It was written by Younus Javed. She received huge appreciation for her acting in that play. Her turning point to fame came through the drama serial Hazaron Raastay. It was a great hit.
Rubina Ashraf has always paid importance on doing versatile roles, ranging from serious to comic ones. She acted in Salam aur sitarya, which was a good comedy drama. Drama serial Seeriah was her first play when she acted from Karachi centre of PTV.
The play was directed by Kazim Pasha. Her role in drama Pas e aina is still recalled even today whenever acting is appreciated anywhere in Pakistani drama industry. She has acted in one film; Lahore Se Aagey released in 2016.
Mujhia Apna Bana Lo, Yeh Kon Sa Dayar Hai, Mai Tum Aur Imaran Hashmi, Hisar E Ishq, Band Khirkyon Kay Peechay, Tumhai Kuch Yaad Hai Jaana, Mujhe Roothnay na Dena, Behkawa, Band Khirkio k peechay are some of her serials which went super hit.
Rubina is a director herself now. She has directed seven TV serials including Ruswai, Vaani, Shikwa, Surkh Chandni, Tere Siwa, Ek Adh Hafta and Tarazoo. She has been nominated for Lux Style Award in the category of Best TV Director and Lux Style Award in the category of Best Director 9satellite). Rubina Ashraf was diagnosed with Covid-19 but fortunately she recovered and returned home after making full recovery.