Sunita Marshal was born to Pakistani Christian parents in 1982 in Lahore. She graduated in commerce from St. Patrick’s College. Sunita married her co-actor and model Hassan Ahmed in January 2009. The couple is parents to two children, a boy named Raakin Ahmed, and a girl named Zyna Ahmed.
She was introduced into the modeling world by her aunt, the renowned Angie Marshal. In an interview, she said that she had not planned on becoming a model. She had planned on persueing MBA. During her college days, her aunt suggested her to give modeling a try. Her first project was with the famous makeup artist Saima Rasheed. She has appeared in a Garnier Fructis commercial and other hair products such as Pantene, Head and Shoulders and Kuene. She mentioned that one project led to another and she ended up as a model. She mentioned that her only regret is that she could not complete her education.
In her own words, Sunita thinks that she is a sophisticated person and dresses in a similar manner.
Sunita mentioned in an interview that in the beginning she faced resistance from her family who did not want her to join the field but she thinks that now people’s attitudes toward modelling have changed over the years. She says that in contrast to previous years, “now every other girl wants to be a model.”
In response to a question asked by Farah in a morning on A T.V, Marshal replies that she is not worried about what people say about her as she has never cared about that. In the same interview she also mentioned that when she feels that her age insists on leaving the industry, she would quit modeling.
Marshal has worked with almost all the leading brands of Pakistan, including Gul Ahmed, and designers like Deepak Perwani, HY, and Nilofer Shahid.
She starred in Abrar-ul-Haq’s music video Preeto and in the music video for the Shehzad Roy’s song ‘Jana’.
Marshal was chosen by Bunto Kazmi to model for her clothes in 2000 for the Milan fashion show and later modeled for Dior and Gucci.
She started her acting career with a telefilm named Tere Bina where she played the role of a young girl who elopes and marries a young boy, and later realizes the importance and responsibilities that come with the relationship. From then onward, she has worked in numerous T.V plays and proved that she is as talented an actress as stunning she is a model. Her famous plays include Thori Door Sath Chalo, Sandal, Tair-e-Lahoti, Mere Naseeb Ki Barishen, Mera Saeein 1 and 2, Qaid-e-Tanhai, and many more.
In an interview on Mazaq Raat, Sunita said that she is focusing on her modelling career more than acting as acting schedule is tough and takes a lot of time.
Marshal has won 7th Lux Style Award, the most prestigious Pakistani entertainment industry award, for Best Female Model. Recently, she was also awarded with 4th Hum Award for Best Female Model.
In a country where religion is of prime importance, Marshal has often been criticized for marrying a man from a different religion, but Pakistan are proud of the work she has done and see her as a shining star among the many Pakistani who have made them proud.