Popular Pakistani singer Atif Aslam has been equally successful in both India and Pakistan. Known for his distinctive vocal belting technique of singing, the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz-winning singer has sung Bollywood hits such as Tera Hone Laga Hoon. He is also a trained computer engineer and once aspired to be a cricketer.
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.
Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar has been quite successful in Bollywood and has even earned a Filmfare nomination. Best known for his performance in the film Dear Zindagi, the actor had begun his career with Pakistani TV serials. A philanthropist, too, he has his own charitable foundation.
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.
Farhan Saeed is a Pakistani actor, singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, and music video director. He is best known as the former lead singer of the popular pop rock band Jal. He first achieved popularity in 2016 when he played Taimoor Arshad in the successful Pakistani television series, Udaari. Farhan Saeed is the recipient of several Hum Awards.
Pakistani singer and actor Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi, recipient of Sitara-e-Imtiaz award and Pride of Performance Award from the Government of Pakistan and a lifetime-achievement award from Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, is considered a folk-icon and counted among the most prominent classical folk-singers of South Asia. He has featured in Coke Studio and released albums like Bedardi Se Pyar.
Mehdi Hassan was a Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer for Lollywood. He is considered to be one of the greatest figures in the history of ghazal singing and is referred to as the "Shahenshah-e-Ghazal" (Emperor of Ghazal). An influential figure in the Pakistani film industry, he sang and composed music for an estimated 300 films.
Born in the Netherlands to Pakistani parents, Imran Khan began his music career in his teens. Known for tracks such as Amplifier and Imaginary, which garnered millions of views on YouTube, Khan has also sung for the Bollywood film Tevar and has been appreciated for putting Punjabi music on the global platform.
Yasmine Yousaf is a Pakistani American singer, songwriter, and rapper. She is best known as one half of the popular American electronic dance music duo, Krewella, which also includes her sister Jahan Yousaf. Yasmine Yousaf and her sister achieved popularity in 2013 when they released their debut studio album, Get Wet, which peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200.
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.
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.
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.
Shafqat Amanat Ali is a Pakistani singer, songwriter, and composer who specializes in classical and pop music. He is best known for his association with the pop rock band Fuzön where he performed as the lead vocalist until 2006. Shafqat Amanat Ali is also recognized in the Indian film industry where he performs as a playback singer.
Sajjad Ali is a Pakistani singer, actor, poet, film director, and producer. Ali specializes in singing rock, pop, and semi-classical music. Apart from creating his own music, Sajjad Ali also contributes as a composer to Pakistani films and TV series.
Mustafa Zahid is a Pakistani music composer best known as the lead vocalist and band leader of a rock band named Roxen, which was formed in 2004. Apart from his contribution to Pakistani music, Mustafa Zahid is also known for his work in Bollywood.
British singer and model Noor-ul-in "Annie" Khalid became famous in Pakistan with her first single Mahiya that emerged as a big hit and the most-played Pakistani song during 2005-07. The song was used in the Indian neo-noir action thriller film Awarapan. Her fundraising efforts for Pakistani flood victims led Khalid to become Red Cross Goodwill ambassador of Norway in 2011.
Ali Azmat is a Pakistani musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. Azmat is best known for his association with the popular sufi rock band, Junoon, where he performs as the lead singer. In 2001, Junoon became the first ever Pakistani band to perform at the UN General Assembly.
Arif Lohar is a Pakistani singer who specializes in Punjabi folk music. His music is representative of Punjab's traditional folk heritage. He achieved popularity in 2006 when he released his song Jugni. A Presidential Pride of Performance recipient, Arif Lohar was also honored at the 2018 Brit Asia TV Music Awards with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
Iqbal Bano was a Pakistani ghazal singer best remembered for her classical thumris and semi-classical ghazal songs. She was renowned for singing the ghazals of the Lenin Prize-winning poet, Faiz Ahmed Faiz. In 1974, Iqbal Bano was honored with the prestigious Presidential Pride of Performance Award for her contribution to music.
Ghazala Javed was a Pakistani Pashtun singer whose songs achieved popularity in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and among the Pashtun population around the world. One of the most-sought after and popular Pashto singers of her generation, Javed was honored with a Khyber Award in 2011. Ghazala Javed was shot dead on June 18, 2012, at the age of 24.
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.
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.
Falak Shabir is a Pakistani singer-songwriter who achieved popularity after releasing his first song Rog, which received a TMA Award nomination. Nicknamed the King of Soul Style, Falak Shabir has also made immense contributions to Bollywood music.