Famous Pakistani Film & Theater Personalities

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Mahira Khan
(One of the Highest-Paid Pakistani Actress Known for Her Role in the Drama 'Humsafar' and Film 'Raees')
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Birthdate: December 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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Fawad Khan
(Pakistani Actor Known for His Films 'Khuda Kay Liye', 'Khoobsurat' and the TV Series 'Humsafar')
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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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Mawra Hocane
(Pakistani Actress and Model Known for Her TV Series 'Ek Tamanna Lahasil Si' and 'Aahista Aahista')
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Birthdate: September 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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Sajal Ali
(Pakistani Televsion Actress)
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Birthdate: January 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lahore
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Saba Qamar
(Actress)
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Birthdate: April 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gujranwala, Pakistan
With critically acclaimed hits such as the Pakistani road-comedy Lahore Se Aagey and the Bollywood drama Hindi Medium under her belt, Pakistani actor Saba Qamar remains one of the highest-paid celebrities of her country. She was once dragged into legal issues for filming a music video inside a mosque.
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Gulzar
(Lyricist)
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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.

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Yash Chopra
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Artist)
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Birthdate: September 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Died: October 21, 2012

The man who revolutionized the Bollywood romantic film genre, Yash Chopra was a legendary filmmaker who gave Hindi cinema some of its most cult films, such as Kabhi Kabhie, Deewar, Darr, and Lamhe. The Padma Bhushan winner was also honored by the Swiss government for popularizing the country through his films.

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Noor Jehan
(Singer and Actress)
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Birthdate: September 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kasur
Died: December 23, 2000

Noor Jehan was a Pakistani actress and playback singer. In a career spanning over 60 years, she is estimated to have sung around 20,000 songs. One of the most important Pakistani singers of all time, Noor Jehan is also widely regarded as one of the most influential and greatest South Asian singers of all time.

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Qandeel Baloch
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Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dera Ghazi Khan District, Punjab, Pakistan
Died: July 15, 2016

While fans named her Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian, social-media celebrity Qandeel Baloch made headlines when she was strangled to death by her brother for bringing dishonor to her conservative Muslim family. Qandeel was known for her outrageous antics, such as promising a strip-tease if the Pakistani cricket team won against India.

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Ali Zafar
(Pakistani Singer-Actor Who Has Had a Successfull Career in Bollywood With Films 'Tere Bin Laden', 'Chashme Baddoor')
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Birthdate: May 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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Ayeza Khan
(Pakistani Actress and Model)
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Prince Aly Khan
(Father of Aga Khan IV, Diplomat)
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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.

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Geeta Bali
(Indian Actress Who Worked in Hindi Language Films)
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Birthdate: 1930 AD
Birthplace: Sargodha, Pakistan
Died: January 21, 1965

Geeta Bali was an Indian actress best remembered for her work in Hindi language films. Bali appeared in over 70 movies in a career spanning more than a decade. Geeta Bali's acting career was cut short when she died at age 35 due to smallpox.

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Sanam Saeed
(Pakistani Singer and Actress Known for Her TV Series 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai')
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Sanam Saeed is a Pakistani singer, actress, and former model. Saeed is best known for playing Kashaf Murtaza in a TV series titled Zindagi Gulzar Hai, which earned her many awards including the Lux Style Award. In 2019, Sanam Saeed was adjudged Pride of Pakistan by Daily Times.

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Veena Malik
(Pakistani Actress and TV Personality Known for Her Stint in the Indian Reality Show 'Big Boss')
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Birthdate: February 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rawalpindi
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Ahad Raza Mir
(Actor who earned recognition with the television series Sammi (2017))
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Birthdate: September 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
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Zeba Bakhtiar
(Pakistani Actress and Television Director)
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Zeba Bakhtiar is a Pakistani actress and television director. She is best known for her performance in the 1995 musical film Sargam, for which she won the Nigar Award under the Best Actress category. Zeba Bakhtiar also participates in campaigns to create awareness about diabetes.

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Imran Abbas
(One of the Most Famous Pakistani Television Actors )
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Birthdate: October 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Islamabad, Pakistan
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Sara Loren
(Pakistani Actress Best Known for Her Work in Hindi and Urdu Language Films)
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Birthdate: December 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kuwait City, Kuwait

Sara Loren is a Pakistani model and actress best known for her work in Hindi and Urdu language films. In 2013, she won the Tarang Housefull Award for her portrayal of Anjum Hayat Khan in a telefilm titled Anjuman. Sara Loren achieved popularity in India in 2015 when she played the title role in a Bollywood romantic film titled Barkhaa.

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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.   

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Mehwish Hayat
(Pakistani Actress Known for Her Films: 'Actor in Law', 'Load Wedding' and 'Chhalawa')
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Birthdate: January 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
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Sanam Baloch
(Pakistani Actress and Television Presenter)
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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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Humaima Malik
(Pakistani Actress)
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Birthdate: November 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quetta

Humaima Malik is a Pakistani model and actress. She is best known for playing imporant roles in popular TV serials like Ishq Junoon Deewangi and Akbari Asghari. Humaima Malik has also played leading roles in films like Raja Natwarlal and Dekh Magar Pyaar Say.

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Umer Shareef
(Former actor known as only actor to receive four Nigar Awards in a single year)
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Birthdate: April 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Died: October 2, 2021
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Art Malik
(Pakistani-born British Actor Known for His Role in the Series 'The Jewel in the Crown')
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Birthdate: November 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bahawalpur, Pakistan
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Arfa Karim
(Computer scientist)
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Birthdate: February 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ram Diwali
Died: January 14, 2012

Arfa Karim was a Pakistani computer prodigy. She became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in 2004 and held the title until 2008. She represented Pakistan on various international forums and received Pakistan's highest literary award, the Presidential Pride of Performance, in 2005. The bright young girl suffered from ill health and died at the age of just 16. 

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Nadia Ali
(Singer-Songwriter Best Knonw as the Frontwoman of the Dance Music Band 'iiO)
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Birthdate: August 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tripoli, Libya
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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
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

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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Neelam Muneer
(Pakistani Actress and Model Known for Her TV Series 'Dil Mom Ka Diya')
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Ayesha Omer
(A Style Icon and One of the Most Famous and Highest-Paid Actresses of Pakistan)
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Birthdate: October 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
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Yumna Zaidi
(One of the Leading Pakistani Television Actresses of Her Generation)
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Birthdate: July 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

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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Ushna Shah
(Pakistani Actress Known for Her TV Series 'Bashar Momin' and 'Alif Allah Aur Insaan')
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Birthdate: February 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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Balraj Sahni
(Indian Film Actor)
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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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Meesha Shafi
(Pakistani-Canadian Actress)
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Birthdate: December 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Meesha Shafi is a Pakistani-born Canadian actress, model, artist, and singer. She is best known for her portrayal of Laxmi in a 2013 Pakistani action-thriller film titled Waar, which earned her an ARY Film Award under the Best Supporting Actress category. Waar remains one of the highest-grossing films in Pakistan.

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Hamza Haq
(Actor best known for his leading role in the television series Transplant.)
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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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Ahmed Ali Akbar
(Actor, Tennis player)
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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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Salma Agha
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role in the 1982 Indian Film 'Nikaah')
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Hareem Farooq
(Pakistani Actress Best Known for portrayal of Arjumand Suhaib Khan in the Television Serial 'Diyar-e-Dil')
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Hareem Farooq is a Pakistani actress and film producer. She is best known for her portrayal of Arjumand Suhaib Khan in the television serial Diyar-e-Dil. In 2018, Hareem Farooq became the first woman to host the Pakistan Super League.

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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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Osman Khalid Butt
(Journalist, Choreographer)
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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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Momal Sheikh
(Pakistani Actress and Film Producer)
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Momal Sheikh is a Pakistani actress and film producer. She is best known for her work in television. Over the years, Momal Sheikh has played important roles in popular TV series such as Silsilay, Yaariyan, and Damsa. 

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Sohai Ali Abro
(Pakistani Actress)
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Birthdate: May 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lahore

Sohai Ali Abro is a Pakistani actress, model, and dancer. She is best known for her work in Pakistani films and television serials. She achieved popularity in 2016 when she played Zoya in an adventure comedy film titled Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, for which she received the ARY Film Award for Best Actress.

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Reshma
(Pakistani Folk Singer Best Known for Her Song 'Lambi Judai' from the Movie 'Hero')
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: Bikaner
Died: November 3, 2013
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Sanam Jung
(Pakistani Model, Actress, and Former Television Host)
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Sanam Jung is a Pakistani model, actress, and former television host. Since making her TV debut in Dil e Muztar, Jung has played lead roles in several TV serials like Muhabbat Subha Ka Sitara Hai, Mere Humdum Mere Dost, and Mein Na Janoo. Sanam Jung has also hosted popular TV shows like Jago Pakistan Jago and Hum Awards.

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Shaan Shahid
(Actor, Writer, Film director)
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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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Iman Ali
(Pakistani Actress Best Known for Her Portrayal of Maryam in the Movie 'Khuda Kay Liye')
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Birthdate: December 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Iman Ali is a Pakistani model, actress, and singer. She is best known for her portrayal of Maryam in the 2007 drama film Khuda Kay Liye, which earned her two Lux Style Awards for Best Actress. Apart from acting in films and TV serials, Iman Ali also appears in music videos. 

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Bushra Ansari
(Pakistani Actress and Comedian Known for Her Shows ‘Fifty Fifty’ and ‘Angan Terha’)
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Birthdate: February 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karachi
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Saba Hameed
(Pakistani Television Actress and the Daughter of Journalist Hameed Akhtar)
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Birthdate: June 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lahore
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