Famous People Born In Karachi

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Kumail Nanjiani
(Known for His Role in The HBO Comedy Series 'Silicon Valley')
Kumail Nanjiani
42
Birthdate: May 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus

Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American actor, comedian, and screenwriter. In 2018, Kumail Nanjiani became the first screenwriter of Pakistani origin to be nominated for an Oscar under the Best Original Screenplay category; he received the nomination for the 2017 film The Big Sick. In 2018, he was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.

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Azim Premji
(Business Tycoon)
Azim Premji
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo

Business magnate Azim Premji revolutionized the Indian software industry with Wipro Limited. Twice listed to Time 100, he transformed his vegetable oil and soap manufacturing company to a leading IT solutions brand, through marked diversification. He owns a non-profit foundation and is the first Indian to join The Giving Pledge.

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Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(The Founder of Pakistan)
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 11, 1948
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Pakistan’s Father of the Nation, was an All-India Muslim League leader who led to the formation of Pakistan in 1947. Educated in England, Jinnah was a barrister and had worked at the Bombay High Court. He had helped pass the 1916 Lucknow Pact, too.
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Benazir Bhutto
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)
Benazir Bhutto
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto was a Pakistani politician who served as Pakistan's prime minister in two separate terms and became the first woman in a Muslim majority nation to lead a democratic government. She was assassinated, at the age of 54, and after her death has been revered by many as an icon for women's rights.

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Mahira Khan
(One of the Highest-Paid Pakistani Actresses Known for Her Role in the Drama 'Humsafar' and Film 'Raees')
Mahira Khan
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Birthdate: December 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Pakistani actor Mahira Khan began her career as a VJ with MTV and is best known for her award-winning performance in the telenovela Humsafar. She also gained fame with her Bollywood movie Raees, starring Shah Rukh Khan. The divorced mother of one was on BBC's 100 Women in 2010.

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Javed Miandad
(Pakistani Cricket Coach, Commentator and Former Cricketer Known for His Unconventional Style of Captaincy and Batting)
Javed Miandad
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Javed Miandad is a Pakistani former cricketer. During his playing career, he was touted to be the “greatest batsman Pakistan has ever produced.” He also captained his team and was known for his unconventional style of captaincy. He had an unusually long playing career spanning almost two decades. He was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009. 
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Junaid Jamshed
(Recording artist)
Junaid Jamshed
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 7, 2016
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Nazia Hassan
(Pakistani Singer-Songwriter Considered as 'The Queen of South Asian Pop')
Nazia Hassan
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 13, 2000

Known as the Queen of Pop in South Asia back in the 1980s, Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan soared to fame with tracks such as Aap Jaisa Koi and Boom Boom. She began her career as part of a duo with her brother, Zoheb Hassan. She died of lung cancer at 35.

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Mawra Hocane
(Pakistani Actress and Model Known for Her TV Series 'Ek Tamanna Lahasil Si' and 'Aahista Aahista')
Mawra Hocane
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Birthdate: September 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra

Pakistani actor Mawra Hocane is best known for her performances in serials such as Ek Tamanna Lahasil Si and Aahista Aahista. She also appeared in the Bollywood romantic tragedy Sanam Teri Kasam. She co-owns a clothing line and is equipped with a law degree from the University of London.

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Fawad Khan
(Pakistani Actor Known for His Films 'Khuda Kay Liye', 'Khoobsurat' and the TV Series 'Humsafar')
Fawad Khan
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Birthdate: November 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Fawad Khan is a Pakistani actor, model, singer, screenwriter, and producer. A prominent actor known for his contribution to films and TV, Khan has received several prestigious awards, including a Filmfare Award and Lux Style Awards. A well-known philanthropist, Fawad Khan has helped raise funds for many charitable organizations across Pakistan.

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Dilshad Vadsaria
(Actor, Television actor)
Dilshad Vadsaria
1
Birthdate: September 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Ahad Raza Mir
(Actor who earned recognition with the television series Sammi (2017))
Ahad Raza Mir
5
Birthdate: September 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Jahangir Khan
(One of the Greatest Squash Players of All Time)
Jahangir Khan
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Though he had to undergo surgical treatment for hernia as a child, Jahangir Khan has begun playing squash by age 8 and later emerged as the greatest squash player not just in Pakistan but in the world, too. The former world number 1 is a 6-time World Champion.

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Tarek Fatah
(Journalist Known for His Fiery Stance on Pakistan)
Tarek Fatah
5
Birthdate: November 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Tarek Fatah is a Canadian liberal journalist, author, commentator, and Islamic reformer. Fatah, who was born in Pakistan, is renowned for his criticism of Islamism and Pakistan. Thanks to his views, Fatah remains a controversial figure in several Islamic countries. He is also known for his activism and has been active in advocacy groups that support causes like LGBT rights.

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Bohemia
(Pakistani-American Rapper and Songwriter)
Bohemia
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra

Pakistani-American rapper, songwriter, singer and poet Bohemia, is known for producing studio-albums like Da Rap Star that peaked atop the Planet M chart; Thousand Thoughts .that won Best International Album award at PTC Punjabi Music Awards; and Skull & Bones:The Final Chapter that topped Indian iTunes Chart within 24 hours of release. His upcoming album is titled I Am I.C.O.N.  

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Yumna Zaidi
(One of the Leading Pakistani Television Actresses of Her Generation)
Yumna Zaidi
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Birthdate: July 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo

Yumna Zaidi is a Pakistani actress best known for her contribution to the Urdu-television industry in Pakistan. One of the most important and popular television actresses of her generation, Yumna Zaidi is renowned for her versatility. Zaidi is also one of the most decorated actresses of her generation, having won three Lux Style Awards so far in her career.

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Fatima Jinnah
(Sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
Fatima Jinnah
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 31, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 8, 1967

Fatima Jinnah was a Pakistani politician, stateswoman, and dental surgeon. She was the younger sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Fatima worked closely with her elder brother, who often sought the advice of his sister. Fatima Jinnah is also credited with co-founding the All Pakistan Women's Association, which aims at promoting the welfare of Pakistani women. 

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Aga Khan III
(Political Leader)
Aga Khan III
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 11, 1957
Though born into a family of imams, Aga Khan III surprisingly had an elite Western education, with him attending Eton and Cambridge. He took over as the imam of Shi'a Isma'ili Muslims at 7 and grew up to form the All-India Muslim League. His disinherited his son Prince Aly Khan.
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Aamina Sheikh
(Actress, Model)
Aamina Sheikh
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Birthdate: August 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Mac Mohan
(Actor)
Mac Mohan
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Birthdate: April 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 10, 2010
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Ramesh Sippy
(film director, film producer, composer)
Ramesh Sippy
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Birthdate: January 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Mehwish Hayat
(Pakistani Actress Known for Her Films 'Actor in Law', 'Load Wedding' and 'Chhalawa')
Mehwish Hayat
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Birthdate: January 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn

One of Pakistan’s most popular actresses, Mehwish Hayat is the daughter of popular TV actor Rukhsar Hayat. The National Civil Award and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz-winning actor is also a talented singer. She is best known for her blockbuster hit films such as Load Wedding and has also starred in series such as Ru Baru.

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Asif Ali Zardari
(Former President of Pakistan)
Asif Ali Zardari
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo

Asif Ali Zardari is a Pakistani politician who served as the president of Pakistan from 9 September 2008 to 9 September 2013. His tenure was widely criticized for his inability to control terrorism in Pakistan. He is the current president of a popular Pakistani political party called Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP).

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Govind Nihalani
(Film director)
Govind Nihalani
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Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Sarfaraz Ahmed
(Pakistani Professional Cricketer)
Sarfaraz Ahmed
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini

Sarfraz Ahmed is a Pakistani professional cricket player. He plays as a wicketkeeper-batsman for the Pakistani national cricket team. In the past, he has captained the Pakistani side in all formats. Under his captaincy, Pakistan won the Champions Trophy in 2017. He received the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2018, becoming the youngest cricketer to be awarded this honor. 

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Anil Dalpat
(The first Hindu ever to play Test cricket for Pakistan)
Anil Dalpat
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Umer Shareef
(Former actor known as only actor to receive four Nigar Awards in a single year)
Umer Shareef
4
Birthdate: April 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 2, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Saeed Anwar
(Pakistani Former Cricketer and a Former Captain for Tests and ODIs)
Saeed Anwar
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo

Saeed Anwar is a Pakistani former cricketer. He played international cricket between 1989 and 2003 and is considered one of the greatest opening batsmen Pakistan has ever produced. He scored 20 centuries in ODIs and 11 centuries in test matches. As a young man, he was also known for being a style icon in the sporting scene. 

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
(Politician)
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Bushra Ansari
(Pakistani Actress and Comedian Known for Her Shows ‘Fifty Fifty’ and ‘Angan Terha’)
Bushra Ansari
1
Birthdate: July 20, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer

Pakistani actress, comedian, singer and playwright Bushra Iqbal, recipient of Sitara-e-Imtiaz award and Pride of Performance award, commenced her career as child artist. Over the years, she has worked in several films, telefilms and television shows and is best-known for appearing in some of the most-watched shows of PTV, including the sketch-comedy series Fifty Fifty and the satirical-drama Angan Terha.    

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Moin Akhter
(Actor)
Moin Akhter
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Birthdate: December 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 22, 2011
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Somy Ali
(Pakistani-American Actress Best Known for Her Work in Bollywood Films)
Somy Ali
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Birthdate: March 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries

Somy Ali is a Pakistani-American actress, model, writer, filmmaker, and activist. She is best known for her work in Bollywood films. Also an activist, Somy Ali is credited with founding a non-profit organization called No More Tears, which aims at protecting women from domestic violence and sexual abuse.

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Irfan Afridi
(Cricketer)
Irfan Afridi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
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Ayesha Omer
(A Style Icon and One of the Most Famous and Highest-Paid Actresses of Pakistan)
Ayesha Omer
4
Birthdate: October 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra

Pakistani actress-model-singer Ayesha Omar, regarded a style icon, is counted among the most-famous and highest-paid actresses of her country. She gained-prominence starring in the Pakistani series Bulbulay. Moving on, she bolstered her career starring in series like Zindagi Gulzar Hai and films like Karachi Se Lahore; and with the album Khamoshi that won her Lux Style Award for Best Album.  

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Sohail Abbas
(One of the Greatest Field Hockey Players of All Time)
Sohail Abbas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini

Sohail Abbas is a Pakistani former field hockey player. With 348 international goals under his belt, Abbas is the highest goal-scorer in the history of field hockey and is counted among the greatest players of all time. Nicknamed King of the drag flick, Sohail Abbas was renowned for his lethal drag-flicks, speed, and accuracy.

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Danish Taimoor
(Actor)
Danish Taimoor
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Birthdate: February 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
(Pakistani-Canadian Journalist, Filmmaker and Activist)
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
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Birthdate: November 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Mohsin Khan
(Pakistani Cricket Coach, Actor and Former Cricketer)
Mohsin Khan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces

Legendary Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan was equally proficient in tennis and swimming in childhood. Known as a dependable opening batsman, he later married Bollywood actor Reena Roy and acted in a few Hindi films, too, such as Batwara and Saathi, earning a Filmfare nomination for the former.

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Aamir Liaquat Hussain
Aamir Liaquat Hussain
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Hanif Khan
(Pakistani Field Hockey Player)
Hanif Khan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer

Hanif Khan is a Pakistani former field hockey player best known for helping his team win gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. He also has an Olympic bronze under his belt, having won the medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. In 1984, he was honored by the President of Pakistan with the Pride of Performance Award.

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Mohammad Sami
(Pakistani Cricket Coach and Former Cricketer)
Mohammad Sami
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

Mohammad Sami is a Pakistani former cricket player best known for his fast bowling skills. He represented the Pakistan national cricket team in all three formats—One Day International, Test, and Twenty20 cricket—between 2001 and 2016. Mohammad Sami was considered one of the fastest bowlers of his generation.

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Danish Kaneria
(Pakistani Former Cricketer Who Played for the Pakistan National Cricket Team Between 2000 and 2010)
Danish Kaneria
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Danish Kaneria scripted history when he became the second Hindu to play for the Pakistani national cricket team. At the time of his retirement, he was the highest wicket-taking Pakistani leg spinner. He was also involved in a spot-fixing controversy and was banned for life by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

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Momina Duraid
(Television producer, Television director, Screenwriter)
Momina Duraid
0
Birthdate: June 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Nadia Chaudhri
(Pakistani-Canadian Psychologist and Professor of Psychology)
Nadia Chaudhri
1
Birthdate: January 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 5, 2021
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Behroze Sabzwari
(Film actor)
Behroze Sabzwari
1
Birthdate: February 16, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Iqbal Theba
(Pakistani Actor)
Iqbal Theba
1
Birthdate: December 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Hassan Sardar
(Pakistani Former Field Hockey Player and Team Captain)
Hassan Sardar
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra

Hassan Sardar is a Pakistani former field hockey player best known for leading his team to win the gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Hassan Sardar also played an important role in Pakistan's gold medal-winning performances at the 1982 World Cup and Asian Games.

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Shehroz Sabzwari
(Model, Putita)
Shehroz Sabzwari
1
Birthdate: August 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
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Asma Jahangir
(Human rights activist, Lawyer)
Asma Jahangir
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Asma Jahangir was a Pakistani human rights lawyer and social activist. She was a co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. A lawyer by profession, she played a prominent role in the Lawyers' Movement and also served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. She was posthumously awarded the Nishan-e-Imtiaz. 

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Atiqa Odho
(Pakistani Actress)
Atiqa Odho
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Birthdate: February 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Atiqa Odho is a Pakistani actress, TV host, and entrepreneur. She is credited with founding a popular cosmetics brand called Odho Cosmetics. Also known for her philanthropic activities, Odho has been working for the betterment of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital since 2016.