List of famous Pakistani men with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous People From Pakistan

Situated in South Asia, Pakistan is a Muslim dominated county. Sixth most populous country in the world, Pakistan is home to some of the world-famous personalities, who through their dedication and hard work have made the country stand tall in the world forum. While talking about famous Pakistani men, the first name that strikes the mind is that of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan and the country’s first Governor General. Popularly known as the Great Leader, Jinnah’s contribution to Pakistan’s politics and society is immeasurable.

Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanNusrat Fateh Ali Khan
(Qawwal and Ghazal Singer)

13 October 1948

16 August 1997

Faisalabad

Libra

Nawaz SharifNawaz Sharif
(Prime Minister of Pakistan)

25 December 1949

Lahore

Capricorn

Muhammad Ali JinnahMuhammad Ali Jinnah

25 December 1876

11 September 1948

Karachi

Capricorn

Imran KhanImran Khan
(Ex-Cricketer, Politician)

25 November 1952

Lahore, West Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan

Sagittarius

Muhammad IqbalMuhammad Iqbal
(Poet & Philosopher)

09 November 1877

21 April 1938

Sialkot, Punjab, British India

Scorpio

Pervez MusharrafPervez Musharraf

11 August 1943

Daryaganj, New Delhi

Leo

Zulfikar Ali BhuttoZulfikar Ali Bhutto

05 January 1928

04 April 1979

Larkana

Capricorn

Ziauddin YousafzaiZiauddin Yousafzai
(Education Activist, Diplomat)

1969 AD

Pakistan

Abdus SalamAbdus Salam
(Theoretical Physicist)

29 January 1926

21 November 1996

Sahiwal

Aquarius

Iqbal MasihIqbal Masih
(Children's Rights Activist)

1983 AD

16 April 1995

Muridke, Pakistan

Asif Ali ZardariAsif Ali Zardari
(Former President of Pakistan)

26 July 1955

Karachi

Leo

Khan Abdul Ghaffar KhanKhan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(Political and Spiritual Leader)

06 February 1890

20 January 1988

Utmanzai, Charsadda

Aquarius

Liaquat Ali KhanLiaquat Ali Khan
(First Prime Minister of Pakistan)

01 October 1895

17 October 1951

Karnal

Libra

Abdul Sattar EdhiAbdul Sattar Edhi
(Philanthropist)

01 January 1928

08 July 2016

Bantva

Capricorn

Iskander MirzaIskander Mirza
(Former President of Pakistan)

15 November 1899

15 November 1969

Murshidabad

Scorpio

Altaf HussainAltaf Hussain
(Politician)

17 September 1953

Karachi

Virgo

Mehdi HassanMehdi Hassan
(Ghazal Singer)

18 July 1927

13 June 2012

Luna

Cancer

Shaukat AzizShaukat Aziz
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

06 March 1949

Karachi

Pisces

Khawaja NazimuddinKhawaja Nazimuddin
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

19 July 1894

22 October 1964

Dhaka

Cancer

Muhammad Ali BograMuhammad Ali Bogra
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

19 October 1909

15 July 1963

Bogra

Libra

Mamnoon HussainMamnoon Hussain
(Politician, Entrepreneur)

23 December 1940

Agra

Capricorn

Khalid Sheikh MohammedKhalid Sheikh Mohammed
(Soldier)

01 March 1964

Balochistan

Pisces

Shahid AfridiShahid Afridi
(Cricketer)

01 March 1980

Khyber Agency

Pisces

Attaullah Khan EsakhelviAttaullah Khan Esakhelvi

19 August 1951

Mianwali City

Leo

Tarek FatahTarek Fatah
(Journalist)

20 November 1949

Karachi

Scorpio

Ajmal KasabAjmal Kasab
(Criminal)

13 July 1987

21 November 2012

Faridkot, Okara

Cancer

Ramzi YousefRamzi Yousef
(Terrorist)

20 May 1967

Kuwait

Taurus

Hafiz Muhammad SaeedHafiz Muhammad Saeed
(Politician, Terrorist)

10 March 1950

Sargodha

Pisces

Muhammad Zia-ul-HaqMuhammad Zia-ul-Haq
(Politician, Officer)

12 August 1924

17 August 1988

Jalandhar

Leo

Javed SheikhJaved Sheikh
(Actor, Film director, Film producer)

08 October 1954

Rawalpindi

Libra

Wasim AkramWasim Akram
(Cricketer)

03 June 1966

Lahore

Gemini

Saadat Hasan MantoSaadat Hasan Manto
(Screenwriter, Journalist, Writer)

11 May 1912

18 January 1955

Punjab region

Taurus

Abdul Qadeer KhanAbdul Qadeer Khan
(Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Metallurgist, Theoretical physicist)

01 April 1936

Bhopal

Aries

Mohammad AmirMohammad Amir
(Cricketer)

13 April 1992

Gujar Khan

Aries

Faiz Ahmad FaizFaiz Ahmad Faiz
Shoaib AkhtarShoaib Akhtar
(Cricketer, Autobiographer)

13 August 1975

Rawalpindi

Leo

Misbah-ul-HaqMisbah-ul-Haq
(Cricketer)

28 May 1974

Mianwali City

Gemini

Bilawal Bhutto ZardariBilawal Bhutto Zardari
(Politician)

21 September 1988

Karachi

Virgo

Faran TahirFaran Tahir
(Actor, Television actor)

16 February 1964

Los Angeles

Aquarius

Javed MiandadJaved Miandad
(Cricketer)

12 June 1957

Karachi

Gemini

Ameen FaheemAmeen Faheem
(Politician)

04 August 1939

21 November 2015

Matiari District

Leo

The Great GamaThe Great Gama
(Amateur wrestler)

22 May 1878

22 May 1963

Amritsar

Gemini

Hassan NisarHassan Nisar
Yahya KhanYahya Khan
(Diplomat)

04 February 1917

10 August 1980

Chakwal

Aquarius

Osman Khalid ButtOsman Khalid Butt
(Journalist, Choreographer)

09 February 1986

Islamabad

Aquarius

Yasir ShahYasir Shah
(Cricketer)

02 May 1986

Swabi

Taurus

Muhammad AsadMuhammad Asad
Humayun SaeedHumayun Saeed
(Actor, Model)

27 July 1971

Karachi

Leo

Zia MohyeddinZia Mohyeddin
(Actor)

20 June 1933

Faisalabad

Gemini

Inzamam-ul-HaqInzamam-ul-Haq
(Cricketer)

03 March 1970

Multan

Pisces

Mian Muhammad ManshaMian Muhammad Mansha

01 December 1947

Chiniot

Sagittarius

Waqar YounisWaqar Younis
(Cricketer)

16 November 1971

Vehari

Scorpio

Mohsin KhanMohsin Khan
(Actor, Cricketer)

15 March 1955

Karachi

Pisces

Meher Ali ShahMeher Ali Shah

Muhammad Taqi UsmaniMuhammad Taqi Usmani
Jahangir KhanJahangir Khan
(Squash player)

10 December 1963

Karachi

Sagittarius

Mohammad IrfanMohammad Irfan
(Cricketer)

06 June 1982

Gaggo

Gemini

Muhammad Tahir-ul-QadriMuhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri
(Linguist, Politician, Translator, Writer)

19 February 1951

Punjab

Aquarius

Saqlain MushtaqSaqlain Mushtaq
(Cricketer)

29 December 1976

Lahore

Capricorn

Salmaan TaseerSalmaan Taseer
(politician, businessperson, entrepreneur, chartered accountant)

31 May 1944

04 January 2011

Shimla

Gemini

Javed Ahmad GhamidiJaved Ahmad Ghamidi
(Mutakallim)

18 April 1951

Aries

Shaan ShahidShaan Shahid
(Actor, Writer, Film director)

27 April 1971

Lahore

Taurus

Sami ShahSami Shah

Israr AhmedIsrar Ahmed
(Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher)

26 April 1932

14 April 2010

Hisar

Taurus

Pervez HoodbhoyPervez Hoodbhoy
(Physicist, Teacher)

11 July 1950

Karachi

Cancer

Zaheer AbbasZaheer Abbas
(Cricketer)

24 July 1947

Sialkot

Leo

Ashfaq Parvez KayaniAshfaq Parvez Kayani
(Politician)

20 April 1952

Jhelum

Aries

Mohammad AsifMohammad Asif
(cricketer)

20 December 1982

Sheikhupura

Sagittarius

Jamiluddin AaliJamiluddin Aali
(poet, journalist, reporter, politician)

20 January 1926

23 November 2015

Delhi

Capricorn

Yousaf Raza GillaniYousaf Raza Gillani
(Journalist, Politician)

09 June 1952

Karachi

Gemini

Shah Abdul Latif BhittaiShah Abdul Latif Bhittai
(poet)

18 November 1690

01 January 1752

Hala, Sindh

Scorpio

Ahmed ShehzadAhmed Shehzad
(Cricketer)

23 November 1991

Lahore

Sagittarius

Lal Shahbaz QalandarLal Shahbaz Qalandar
(poet)

1177 AD

1274 AD

Marwand

Saeed AnwarSaeed Anwar
(Cricketer)

06 September 1968

Karachi

Virgo

Umer ShareefUmer Shareef
(composer, poet, film director, social worker)

19 April 1955

Liaquatabad

Aries

Khurshid Mahmud KasuriKhurshid Mahmud Kasuri
(diplomat, politician, lawyer)

19 June 1941

Lahore

Gemini

Danish KaneriaDanish Kaneria
(Cricketer)

16 December 1980

Karachi

Sagittarius

Amir Abdullah Khan NiaziAmir Abdullah Khan Niazi
(military personnel)

1915 AD

01 February 2004

Lahore

Murtaza BhuttoMurtaza Bhutto
(Politician)

18 September 1954

20 September 1996

Larkana

Virgo

Huseyn Shaheed SuhrawardyHuseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy
(Politician)

08 September 1892

05 December 1963

Midnapore

Virgo

Jon EliaJon Elia
(Linguist, Philosopher, Poet, Literary critic)

14 December 1931

08 November 2002

Amroha

Sagittarius

Tikka KhanTikka Khan

07 July 1915

28 March 2002

Rawalpindi

Cancer

Qudrat Ullah ShahabQudrat Ullah Shahab
Aamir Liaquat HussainAamir Liaquat Hussain

05 July 1971

Karachi

Cancer

Waheed MuradWaheed Murad
(Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director)

02 October 1938

23 November 1983

Sialkot

Libra

Asim RazaAsim Raza
(Film director, Music video director)

21 August 1966

Karachi

Leo

Salman ButtSalman Butt
(Cricketer)

07 October 1984

Lahore

Libra

Mahbub ul HaqMahbub ul Haq
(Economist, Politician, Financier, Banker)

22 February 1934

16 July 1998

Jammu

Pisces

Akbar BugtiAkbar Bugti
(Politician)

12 July 1927

26 August 2006

Barkhan

Cancer

Ayub KhanAyub Khan
(Former President of Pakistan)

14 May 1907

19 April 1974

Rehana, Pakistan

Taurus

Nisar Ali KhanNisar Ali Khan
(Politician)

31 July 1954

Lahore

Leo

VasubandhuVasubandhu

Ishaq DarIshaq Dar
(Economist, Financier, Politician)

13 May 1950

Lahore

Taurus

Choudhry Rahmat AliChoudhry Rahmat Ali
(Politician)

16 November 1897

03 February 1951

Balachaur

Scorpio

Azhar AliAzhar Ali
(Cricketer)

19 February 1985

Lahore

Aquarius

Nadeem BaigNadeem Baig
(Actor)

19 July 1941

Vijayawada

Cancer

Mohsin HamidMohsin Hamid
(writer)

1971 AD

Lahore

Talib JauhariTalib Jauhari

Waris ShahWaris Shah
(poet)

1722 AD

1798 AD

Jandiala Sher Khan

Quote Of The Day

Others who have greatly contributed to the country’s political, military and cultural sphere include, Pervez Musharraf, Asif Ali Zardari, Ayub Khan, Naimatullah Khan and so on. Abdul Sattar Edhi is a prominent Pakistani philanthropist, social activist and humanitarian who founded the Edhi Foundation. A recipient of Lenin Peace Prize, he is one of the most respected individuals in Pakistan. In the field of sports too, Pakistani men made their worth count in the world forum be it legendary cricketer Imran Khan, Rawalpindi express, Shoaib Akhtar, Sultan of Swing Wasim Akram or eight times World Squash Champion Jansher Khan. In this section, we provide the life and works of famous Pakistani Men.