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08 June 2022

King's alumnus and Engagement Officer stars in Lollywood movie

Momin Saqib, King’s colleague, alumnus and former KCLSU president, is starring in his first movie, Dam Mastam.

An image of Momin Saqib smiling

The Lollywood romantic comedy movie will be Momin’s first movie acting role, having previously played various roles on television. Full of talent from Pakistan, Dam Mastam has been produced by Lollywood, Bollywood and Hollywood actor, Adnan Siddiqui. The film follows two acclaimed actors’ Imran Ashraf and Amar Khan as love interests, with King’s Momin playing a comedic antagonist. Premieres have been happening across the world for the past two weeks, and after delays due to COVID-19, the film has finally been released.

Momin is a valued member of the King’s community, he is the Engagement Officer for King’s Vision 2029, as well as an alumnus of King’s and a former KCLSU president. Through his officer role, Momin takes the lead to engage students in the university’s Internationalisation 2029 strategy and our overall mission to create a better, fairer world.

Outside of King’s, Momin has co-founded charitable initiatives to improve access to clean water in Pakistan and tackle food poverty within the UK. The latter initiative named One Million Meals, backed by David Beckham and Amir Khan, provided NHS staff and other key workers with free nutritious meals throughout the pandemic. One Million Meals delivered over 100,000 meals in more than 200 locations, including King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’, and garnered Momin the Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Hero at the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021.

For his contributions to King’s Momin will be honoured as a King’s notable alumnus in June, with his picture being used in one of the windows on our Strand campus.

After graduating from King’s, kickstarting my career in the sector of education and working on social entrepreneurial ventures, being presented with the opportunity to act in a film was quite exciting! Who gets to play the antagonist, and do so while making people laugh? I got to explore a whole new range of human character and emotions as Guddu! Playing him was super fun and an opportunity of a lifetime.

Momin Saqib