Famous Pakistani Actors

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Find out more about the greatest Pakistani Actors, including Mahira Khan, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Ajmal Kasab, Ramzi Yousef and Javed Sheikh.
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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
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

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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Ali Zafar
(Pakistani Singer-Actor Who Has Had a Successfull Career in Bollywood With Films 'Tere Bin Laden', 'Chashme Baddoor')
Ali Zafar
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Birthdate: May 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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Imran Abbas
(One of the Most Famous Pakistani Television Actors )
Imran Abbas
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Birthdate: October 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Islamabad, Pakistan
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Ahad Raza Mir
(Actor who earned recognition with the television series Sammi (2017))
Ahad Raza Mir
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Birthdate: September 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
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Humayun Saeed
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Birthdate: July 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Humayun Saeed is a Pakistani actor and producer, counted amongst the highest-paid TV actors in the country. He has a bachelor’s degree in commerce and worked in a garments company before becoming an actor. He has appeared in numerous TV shows and a handful of films. He is a co-founder of the media production house Six Sigma Plus.   

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

Javed Iqbal was a Pakistani serial killer who sexually abused and killed 100 young boys between the ages of 6 and 16. He confessed to the killings and was subsequently arrested and sentenced to death. However, he committed suicide by hanging before the sentence could be carried out. His life inspired a film which has been banned by the government.

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Umer Shareef
(Former actor known as only actor to receive four Nigar Awards in a single year)
Umer Shareef
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Birthdate: April 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Died: October 2, 2021
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Danish Taimoor
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Birthdate: February 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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Art Malik
(Pakistani-born British Actor Known for His Role in the Series 'The Jewel in the Crown')
Art Malik
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Birthdate: November 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bahawalpur, Pakistan
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Ahmed Ali Akbar
(Actor, Tennis player)
Ahmed Ali Akbar
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Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Ahmed Ali Akbar is a Pakistani actor and former tennis player. He is best known for his portrayal of Adeel Alam in the 2019 action crime thriller film Laal Kabootar for which he received the Best Film Actor award at the Lux Style Awards.

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Hamza Haq
(Actor best known for his leading role in the television series Transplant.)
Hamza Haq
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Birthdate: October 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Moin Akhter
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Birthdate: December 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi
Died: April 22, 2011
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Osman Khalid Butt
(Journalist, Choreographer)
Osman Khalid Butt
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Birthdate: February 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Islamabad

Osman Khalid Butt is a Pakistani actor, choreographer, and writer. Butt is best known for playing important roles in highly popular and successful TV series like Diyar-e-Dil, Baaghi, Ehd-e-Wafa, and Chupke Chupke. Over the years, Osman Khalid Butt has won several prestigious awards such as Hum Awards and Pakistan Excellence Award.

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Mohsin Khan
(Actor, Cricketer)
Mohsin Khan
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Birthdate: March 15, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karachi

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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Balraj Sahni
(Indian Film Actor)
Balraj Sahni
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Birthdate: May 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India [now Punjab, Pakistan]
Died: April 13, 1973

Balraj Sahni was an Indian actor best remembered for playing important roles in films like Do Bigha Zameen, Kabuliwala, and Garam Hawa. A Padma Shri Award recipient, Balraj Sahni was also a gifted writer and is considered an important contributor to Punjabi literature.

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Shaan Shahid
(Actor, Writer, Film director)
Shaan Shahid
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Birthdate: April 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lahore

Shaan Shahid is a Pakistani actor, model, film director, writer, and producer. One of the most popular and highest-paid actors of Pakistan, Shahid has won several prestigious awards like the National Film Awards, Nigar Awards, ARY Film Award, and Lux Style Awards. In 2007, Shaan Shahid was honored with the Pride of Performance Award by the Government of Pakistan.

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Javed Ahmad Ghamidi
(Theologian who is founding President of Al-Mawrid Institute of Islamic Sciences)
Javed Ahmad Ghamidi
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Birthdate: April 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pakistan

Javed Ahmad Ghamidi is a Pakistani Muslim theologian, Islamic modernist, Quran scholar, and educationist. He is also the founding president of the Islamic research institute Al-Mawrid Institute of Islamic Sciences and its sister organization Danish Sara. Currently, he is the principal research fellow of the Ghamidi Center of Islamic Learning in the United States.  

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Sultan Rahi
(Former Actor who received a reputation as Pakistan's "Clint Eastwood")
Sultan Rahi
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Birthdate: June 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: January 9, 1996
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Javed Sheikh
(Actor, Film director, Film producer)
Javed Sheikh
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Birthdate: October 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rawalpindi
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Waheed Murad
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Birthdate: October 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sialkot, Pakistan
Died: November 23, 1983
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Behroze Sabzwari
(Film actor)
Behroze Sabzwari
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Birthdate: February 16, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karachi
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Iqbal Theba
(Actor, Television actor)
Iqbal Theba
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Birthdate: December 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Karachi
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Shehroz Sabzwari
(Model, Putita)
Shehroz Sabzwari
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Birthdate: August 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karachi
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Nadeem Baig
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Birthdate: July 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vijayawada
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Abid Ali
(Pakistani television actor)
Abid Ali
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Birthdate: March 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Quetta
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Rasheed Naz
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Birthdate: September 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peshawar
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Nauman Ijaz
(Pakistani Actor & TV Anchorperson)
Nauman Ijaz
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Birthdate: February 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
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Sami Khan
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Birthdate: July 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lahore
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Mohammad Ali
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Birthdate: April 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rampur, Uttar Pradesh
Died: March 19, 2006

Known as the Shehenshah-e-Jazbat, or the King of Emotions, Pakistani actor Mohammad Ali was known for his versatility. Born in Rampur in British India, he migrated to the newly formed Pakistan after the Partition of India. He formed the Ali-Zaib Foundation, which assists thalassemia patients and has built hospitals.

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Fazlullah
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Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Pakistan
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Mustafa Qureshi
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Birthdate: May 11, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
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Faisal Rehman
(film director)
Faisal Rehman
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Birthdate: January 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lahore
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Zia Mohyeddin
(Actor known for originating the role of Dr. Aziz in the stage play of A Passage to India)
Zia Mohyeddin
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Birthdate: June 20, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Faisalabad, Pakistan
Sarmad Sultan Khoosat
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Birthdate: May 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Sohail Ahmed
(Comedian, Actor)
Sohail Ahmed
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Birthdate: May 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
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Tipu Sharif
(Pakistani Singer-Songwriter and Actor)
Tipu Sharif
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Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

Tipu Sharif is a Pakistani singer-songwriter and actor. He is best known for his work in the Pakistani TV industry. A versatile actor, Sharif has played diverse characters in over 100 drama serials. At the 14th PTV National Awards, Tipu Sharif was honored with the Best Actor award.

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Ghulam Mohiuddin
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Birthdate: October 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
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Sikandar Sanam
(Comedian, Actor)
Sikandar Sanam
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Birthdate: September 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Died: November 5, 2012
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Ali Saleem
(Tv host who broke into the mainstream audiences through his impersonations of late prime minister Benazir Bhutto)
Ali Saleem
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Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Islamabad, Pakistan
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Ajab Gul
(Film director, Actor)
Ajab Gul
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Birthdate: July 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Peshawar Pakistan
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Habib-ur-Rehman
(Actor, Film director)
Habib-ur-Rehman
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Birthdate: November 26, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Punjab, British India
Died: February 25, 2016
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Badar Munir
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Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: Madyan, Pakistan
Died: October 11, 2008
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Shahid Khan
(Actor, Producer)
Shahid Khan
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Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan
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Mirza Shahi
(Comedian)
Mirza Shahi
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Birthdate: November 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pakistan
Died: September 29, 2020
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Ahmed Ali Butt
(Pakistani Actor & Singer Best Known for His Association With the Popular Rock Band 'Entity Paradigm')
Ahmed Ali Butt
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Birthdate: March 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Ahmed Ali Butt is a Pakistani actor, comedian, television host, rapper, keyboardist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his association with the popular rock band Entity Paradigm, where he began his career as a vocalist and rapper.