Find out more about the greatest Pakistanis, including Kumail Nanjiani, Malala Yousafzai, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Imran Khan and Muhammad Iqbal.

Come to think of Pakistan and your mind will be swamped with images of nefarious crimes, political instability, Talibanism, corrupt elites and terrorism. But beyond all the hostile headlines and bad press, there exists another Pakistan — a country that boasts of unparalleled geographic beauty, mind-boggling architectural glories, unbelievable archaic bazaars and heart-warming people. That is right! Pakistanis beat many nationalities when it comes to their warm hospitality. But that is not the only good thing about India’s next-door neighbor. Besides being home to the highest mountain range, largest deep sea port, highest paved international road, highest polo ground, and largest irrigation system, Pakistan is the first Islamic nation to attain nuclear power. A minefield of inexhaustible talent and unlimited resources, Pakistan has given the world some exemplary figures like Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Malala Yousafzai, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Wasim Akram, Imran Khan and many other unsung heroes who have contributed to promote a pro-Pakistani image to the world. It is because of their individual efforts that today Pakistan is appreciated, however little. Let us draw inspiration from the lives of famous Pakistanis through their timeline, trivia and interesting facts covered in their biographies here.
Malala YousafzaiMalala Yousafzai
(Youngest Nobel Laureate)

12 July 1997

Muhammad Ali JinnahMuhammad Ali Jinnah

25 December 1876

Imran KhanImran Khan
(Ex-Cricketer, Politician)

05 October 1952

Kumail NanjianiKumail Nanjiani
(Comedian, Actor)

21 February 1978

Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto

21 June 1953

Muhammad IqbalMuhammad Iqbal
(Poet & Philosopher)

09 November 1877

Nawaz SharifNawaz Sharif
(Prime Minister of Pakistan)

25 December 1949

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

13 October 1948

Khalid Sheikh MohammedKhalid Sheikh Mohammed
(Terrorist)

01 March 1964

Zulfikar Ali BhuttoZulfikar Ali Bhutto

05 January 1928

Saba QamarSaba Qamar
(Actress)

05 April 1984

Pervez MusharrafPervez Musharraf

11 August 1943

Asif Ali ZardariAsif Ali Zardari
(Former President of Pakistan)

26 July 1955

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

01 October 1895

Noor JehanNoor Jehan
(Singer and Actress)

21 September 1926

Iqbal MasihIqbal Masih
(Children's Rights Activist)

1983 AD

Abdus SalamAbdus Salam
(Theoretical Physicist)

29 January 1926

Abdul Sattar EdhiAbdul Sattar Edhi
(Philanthropist)

01 January 1928

Fatima JinnahFatima Jinnah
(Sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah)

31 July 1893

Mehdi HassanMehdi Hassan
(Ghazal Singer)

18 July 1927

Ziauddin YousafzaiZiauddin Yousafzai
(Education Activist, Diplomat)

1969 AD

Iskander MirzaIskander Mirza
(Former President of Pakistan)

15 November 1899

Abida ParveenAbida Parveen
(Ghazal Singer)

1954 AD

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

06 February 1890

Shaheen AfridiShaheen Afridi
(Cricketer)

06 April 2000

Khawaja NazimuddinKhawaja Nazimuddin
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

19 July 1894

Shaukat AzizShaukat Aziz
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

06 March 1949

Altaf HussainAltaf Hussain
(Politician)

17 September 1953

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

19 October 1909

Mohammad AliMohammad Ali
(Actor)

19 April 1931

NargisNargis
Raj KapoorRaj Kapoor
(Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor)

14 December 1924

Mahira KhanMahira Khan
(Actor)

21 December 1984

Aafia SiddiquiAafia Siddiqui
(Neuroscientist)

02 March 1972

Atif AslamAtif Aslam
(singer)

12 March 1983

Shahid AfridiShahid Afridi
(Cricketer)

01 March 1980

Yash ChopraYash Chopra
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Artist)

27 September 1932

Wasim AkramWasim Akram
(Cricketer)

03 June 1966

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

11 May 1912

Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
(Diplomat, Jockey, Socialite)

13 June 1911

Ali ZafarAli Zafar
(Singer)

18 May 1980

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

12 August 1924

Ajmal KasabAjmal Kasab
(Criminal)

13 July 1987

Ramzi YousefRamzi Yousef
(Terrorist)

20 May 1967

Meesha ShafiMeesha Shafi
(Actor, Singer, Model)

01 December 1981

Ayesha KhanAyesha Khan
(Actor, Model)

27 September 1982

Maryam NawazMaryam Nawaz
(Politician)

28 October 1973

Farhan SaeedFarhan Saeed
(Singer, Songwriter)

14 September 1984

Shoaib AkhtarShoaib Akhtar
(Cricketer, Autobiographer)

13 August 1975

Nadia AliNadia Ali
(Singer-songwriter)

03 August 1980

Imran AbbasImran Abbas
(cricketer)

25 March 1978

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

01 April 1936

Mohammad AmirMohammad Amir
(Cricketer)

13 April 1992

Sanam BalochSanam Baloch

Veena MalikVeena Malik
(Model, Actor)

26 February 1984

Bilawal Bhutto ZardariBilawal Bhutto Zardari
(Politician)

21 September 1988

The Great GamaThe Great Gama
(Amateur wrestler)

22 May 1878

Somy AliSomy Ali
(Journalist, Actor, Model)

25 March 1976

Mamnoon HussainMamnoon Hussain
(Politician, Entrepreneur)

23 December 1940

Yahya KhanYahya Khan
(Diplomat)

04 February 1917

Sanam SaeedSanam Saeed
Inzamam-ul-HaqInzamam-ul-Haq
(Cricketer)

03 March 1970

Hafiz Muhammad SaeedHafiz Muhammad Saeed
(Politician, Terrorist)

10 March 1950

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

08 October 1954

Sajal AliSajal Ali
(Model, Actor)

17 January 1994

Ayeza KhanAyeza Khan

Humayun SaeedHumayun Saeed
(Actor, Model)

27 July 1971

Hina Rabbani KharHina Rabbani Khar
(Diplomat, Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist)

19 November 1977

Waqar YounisWaqar Younis
(Cricketer)

16 November 1971

Mohsin KhanMohsin Khan
(Actor, Cricketer)

15 March 1955

Attaullah Khan EsakhelviAttaullah Khan Esakhelvi

19 August 1951

Lal Shahbaz QalandarLal Shahbaz Qalandar
(poet)

1177 AD

Zeba BakhtiarZeba Bakhtiar
Aamir Liaquat HussainAamir Liaquat Hussain

05 July 1971

Javed MiandadJaved Miandad
(Cricketer)

12 June 1957