Famous Pakistani Men

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.

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 1 Imran Khan

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Famous As: 22nd PM of Pakistan
Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, West Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan

The current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan is also the founder and chairman of the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Before making an entry into politics, Imran Khan was an extremely popular international cricketer who led Pakistan to its first ever Cricket World Cup title in 1992. As a philanthropist, he established Pakistan’s first cancer hospital in Lahore.

 2 Abdul Sattar Edhi

Abdul Sattar Edhi.
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Famous As: Philanthropist, humanitarian
Birthdate: January 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bantva, Gujarat, India
Died: July 8, 2016

Abdul Sattar Edhi was a Pakistani ascetic, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is credited with founding the Edhi Foundation, which operates a volunteer ambulance network as well as several animal shelters, orphanages, homeless shelters, and rehabilitation centres across Pakistan. He was often nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize during his lifetime.

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 3 Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lahore

 4 Dev Anand

Dev Anand.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 26, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gurdaspur, Punjab, British India [now Gurdaspur, Punjab, India]
Died: December 3, 2011

 5 Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
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Famous As: Founder of Pakistan
Birthdate: December 25, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (present-day Sindh, Pakistan)
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.

 6 Yash Chopra

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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Artist
Birthdate: September 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Died: October 21, 2012

 7 Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani.
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

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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 8 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Famous As: Qawwal and Ghazal Singer
Birthdate: October 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Faisalabad
Died: August 16, 1997
Pakistani Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, also known as the "Shahenshah-e-Qawwali," belonged to the Patiala “gharana” of classical music. He revolutionized Qawwali, even collaborating with Western artists and composing for Hollywood movies such as Dead Man Walking and The Last Temptation of Christ, and many Hindi movies, too.

 9 Shahid Khan

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Famous As: Business person
Birthdate: July 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan Punjab, Pakistan

 10 Muhammad Iqbal

Muhammad Iqbal.
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Famous As: Poet & Philosopher
Birthdate: November 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sialkot, Punjab, British India
Died: April 21, 1938

Muhammad Iqbal was a Scholar, poet, and politician. Born in British India (present-day Pakistan), Iqbal's poetry in Persian and Urdu languages is regarded as one of the greatest of the modern era. Also an influential politician, Muhammad Iqbal's vision of an independent Muslim state helped inspire the creation of Pakistan where he is recognized as the national poet.

 11 Ramesh Balwani

Ramesh Balwani.
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Famous As: CEO of Theranos
Birthdate: 1965 AD

Ramesh Balwani is an American businessman and former president of a private health technology company called Theranos. The company, which was founded by Balwani's then-girlfriend Elizabeth Holmes, came under criticism when it falsely claimed to have developed groundbreaking blood testing devices. Ramesh Balwani currently awaits trial after being charged with two counts of conspiracy and nine counts of wire fraud.

 12 Atif Aslam

Atif Aslam
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: March 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wazirabad, Pakistan

 13 Adnan Sami

Adnan Sami
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

Adnan Sami is an Indian musician, singer, pianist, and music composer. Best known for his skills as a piano player, Sami was named the world's fastest keyboard player by Keyboard magazine. He is also widely regarded as the first person to have played Indian classical music on the piano. In 2020, he was awarded India's fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Shri. 

 14 Pervez Musharraf

Pervez Musharraf.
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Birthdate: August 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Daryaganj, New Delhi

Pervez Musharraf is a former Pakistani President and army chief who overthrew his country’s elected government in a coup to assume power as its chief executive. Kargil infiltration, confrontation with India and a steep rise in Pakistan’s GDP marked the presidency of the now-retired four-star general. He was awarded capital punishment for treason, but the court order was annulled later.

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 15 Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
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Famous As: Terrorist
Birthdate: March 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Balochistan, Pakistan

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is a Pakistani terrorist, who is believed to be “the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks.” A member of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda organization, he led al-Qaeda's propaganda operations for a few years. He is known by at least fifty pseudonyms. He was captured in 2003 and is currently detained at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

 16 Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vehari

 17 K. L. Saigal

K. L. Saigal
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kashmir, India
Died: January 18, 1947

 18 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
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Birthdate: January 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Larkana
Died: April 4, 1979

Pakistani barrister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto served as the prime minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977. He had also been the president of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. He founded and chaired the Pakistan People's Party. His reign witnessed the formation of Bangladesh and the signing of the Simla Agreement.

 19 Balraj Sahni

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India [now Punjab, Pakistan]
Died: April 13, 1973

 20 Shaheen Afridi

Shaheen Afridi.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Khyber Agency, FATA

Shaheen Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer and plays as a fast bowler. He represents the Pakistan national cricket team and also plays for franchise cricket teams like Dhaka Dynamites and Lahore Qalandars. He made his international debut in 2018

 21 Saadat Hasan Manto

Saadat Hasan Manto.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 11, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Samrala
Died: January 18, 1955

Saadat Hasan Manto was a Pakistani playwright, writer, and author. Best remembered for his 22 collections of short stories, Manto was renowned for writing about the bitter truths of society. Not surprisingly, he was tried for obscenity on six occasions but was never convicted. Considered one of the 20th century's finest Urdu-language writers, Manto is the subject of two movies.

 22 Prince Aly Khan

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Famous As: Father of Aga Khan IV
Birthdate: June 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: May 12, 1960

Son of All-India Muslim League president Aga Khan III, Aly Khan was known for his numerous affairs and his marriage to Hollywood star Rita Hayworth. The socialite and race-horse owner was stripped of his inheritance, as Aga Khan’s will mentioned Aly’s son Karim as his successor.

 23 Ramzi Yousef

Ramzi Yousef
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Famous As: Terrorist
Birthdate: April 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kuwait

 24 Junaid Jamshed

Junaid Jamshed
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Famous As: Recording artist
Birthdate: September 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Died: December 7, 2016

 25 Shoaib Malik

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan

 26 Ali Zafar

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

 27 Usman Khawaja

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Islamabad

Usman Khawaja is an Australian professional cricket player who has represented the Australian men's cricket team in Test, One Day International, and Twenty20 cricket. In 2011, he became the first Pakistani-born player and the first Muslim to play for the Australian Test team. He went on to represent Australia at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

 28 Liaquat Ali Khan

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Famous As: First Prime Minister of Pakistan
Birthdate: October 1, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karnal
Died: October 17, 1951
Born to a landowner, Liaquat Ali Khan received an elite education at Oxford. The lawyer-turned-politician was Pakistan’s first prime minister. The place where he was assassinated by an Afghan, the Company Bagh, was later renamed Liaquat Bagh, and years later, witnessed the assassination of prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

 29 Tarek Fatah

Tarek Fatah
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Karachi

 30 Abdus Salam

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Famous As: Theoretical Physicist
Birthdate: January 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sahiwal
Died: November 21, 1996

Abdus Salam was a Pakistani theoretical physicist who became the first Pakistani to be honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics. He was also the second person from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize. He won the award in 1979 for his work concerning the electroweak unification theory. Salam played a major role in popularizing physics in Pakistan.

 31 Suresh Oberoi

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Quetta, Baluchistan, British India

Born in Quetta in British India, Suresh Oberoi relocated to Hyderabad after the Partition. A great athlete, he began modeling and then stepped into acting. Mostly a character actor, he won the National Film Award for Mirch Masala. He is also known as the father of actor Vivek Oberoi.

 32 The Great Gama

The Great Gama
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Famous As: Amateur wrestler
Birthdate: May 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amritsar
Died: May 22, 1963

 33 Bohemia the Punjabi Rapper

Bohemia the Punjabi Rapper
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Birthdate: October 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karachi

 34 Imran Abbas

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Islamabad, Pakistan

 35 Abdul Qadeer Khan

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Famous As: Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Metallurgist, Theoretical physicist
Birthdate: April 1, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bhopal

Pakistani engineer Abdul Qadeer Khan was a major figure in the development of his country’s nuclear plans. His research also focused on uranium enrichment. He was later apparently involved in transfer of nuclear technology to Iran, among other countries, but was pardoned by then-president Pervez Musharraf.

 36 Misbah-ul-Haq

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mianwali City

 37 Gulzar

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Famous As: Lyricist
Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dina, Punjab

Famed Indian lyricist, poet, author, screenwriter, and film director Gulzar has been a major figure in Bollywood for over six decades. He started doing odd jobs as a teenager and eventually entered films, where he made a name for himself as a lyricist and screenwriter. He soon started directing films as well. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards.

 38 Javed Iqbal

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Birthdate: October 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore
Died: October 8, 2001

 39 Farhan Saeed

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

 40 Aga Khan III

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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: November 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
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.

 41 Imran Khan

Imran Khan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

 42 Art Malik

Art Malik
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bahawalpur, Pakistan

 43 Mohammad Asif

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Famous As: cricketer
Birthdate: December 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sheikhupura

 44 Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Karachi

 45 Javed Miandad

Javed Miandad
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Karachi

 46 Iqbal Masih

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Famous As: Children's Rights Activist
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Muridke, Pakistan
Died: April 16, 1995

Iqbal Masih was a Pakistani boy who brought to light the prevalence of bonded labor in Pakistan. Iqbal escaped his slavery, studied at the Bonded Labour Liberation Front, and helped liberate more than 3,000 Pakistani children from bonded labor. He was fatally shot at the age of 12. His life inspired the creation of many organizations like We Charity.

 47 Israr Ahmed

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Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher
Birthdate: April 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hisar
Died: April 14, 2010

 48 Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi

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Birthdate: August 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mianwali City

 49 Younus Khan

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mardan, Pakistan

 50 Mamnoon Hussain

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Famous As: Politician, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Agra

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.