Pakistani Women Film & Theater Personalities

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Throughout history, there have been many Pakistani women film & theater personalities who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Pakistani female film & theater personalities such as Saba Qamar, Noor Jehan, Mahira Khan, Nargis, Sajal Ali.
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Mahira Khan
(One of the Highest-Paid Pakistani Actress Known for Her Role in the Drama 'Humsafar' and Film 'Raees')
Mahira Khan
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Birthdate: December 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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Mawra Hocane
(Pakistani Actress and Model Known for Her TV Series 'Ek Tamanna Lahasil Si' and 'Aahista Aahista')
Mawra Hocane
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Birthdate: September 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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Sajal Ali
(Pakistani Televsion Actress)
Sajal Ali
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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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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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Ayeza Khan
(Pakistani Actress and Model)
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Qandeel Baloch
(Pakistani Model and Actress)
Qandeel Baloch
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Birthdate: March 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: D G Khan, 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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Geeta Bali
(Indian Actress Who Worked in Hindi Language Films)
Geeta Bali
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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')
Sanam Saeed
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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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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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Veena Malik
(Pakistani Actress and TV Personality Known for Her Stint in the Indian Reality Show 'Big Boss')
Veena Malik
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Birthdate: February 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rawalpindi
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Sara Loren
(Pakistani Actress Best Known for Her Work in Hindi and Urdu Language Films)
Sara Loren
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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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Mehwish Hayat
(Pakistani Actress Known for Her Films: 'Actor in Law', 'Load Wedding' and 'Chhalawa')
Mehwish Hayat
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Birthdate: January 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
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Arfa Karim
(Computer scientist)
Arfa Karim
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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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Sanam Baloch
(Pakistani Actress and Television Presenter)
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Humaima Malik
(Pakistani Actress)
Humaima Malik
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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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Nadia Ali
(Singer-Songwriter Best Knonw as the Frontwoman of the Dance Music Band 'iiO)
Nadia Ali
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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')
Neelam Muneer
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Yumna Zaidi
(One of the Leading Pakistani Television Actresses of Her Generation)
Yumna Zaidi
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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')
Ushna Shah
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Birthdate: February 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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Ayesha Omer
(A Style Icon and One of the Most Famous and Highest-Paid Actresses of Pakistan)
Ayesha Omer
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Birthdate: October 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
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Meesha Shafi
(Pakistani-Canadian Actress)
Meesha Shafi
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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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Hania Aamir
(Pakistani Actress Best Known For Her Work in TV Serials)
Hania Aamir
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Birthdate: February 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Hania Aamir is a Pakistani actress best known for her work in Pakistani TV serials, such as Phir Wohi Mohabbat, Mere Humsafar, and Sang-e-Mah. Her portrayal of Alishba Ashar in Phir Wohi Mohabbat earned her a Hum Award in 2018. Hania Aamir has also earned critical acclaim for her performances in serials like Titli, Dil Ruba, and Anaa.

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Salma Agha
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role in the 1982 Indian Film 'Nikaah')
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Bushra Ansari
(Pakistani Actress and Comedian Known for Her Shows ‘Fifty Fifty’ and ‘Angan Terha’)
Bushra Ansari
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Birthdate: February 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karachi
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Hareem Farooq
(Pakistani Actress Best Known for portrayal of Arjumand Suhaib Khan in the Television Serial 'Diyar-e-Dil')
Hareem Farooq
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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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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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Saba Hameed
(Pakistani Television Actress and the Daughter of Journalist Hameed Akhtar)
Saba Hameed
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Birthdate: June 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lahore
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Sohai Ali Abro
(Pakistani Actress)
Sohai Ali Abro
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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')
Reshma
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: Bikaner
Died: November 3, 2013
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Iman Ali
(Pakistani Actress Best Known for Her Portrayal of Maryam in the Movie 'Khuda Kay Liye')
Iman Ali
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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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Shabnam
(Bangladeshi Film Actress)
Shabnam
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Birthdate: August 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Born Jharna Basak, Bangladeshi-Pakistani actor Shabnam soared to fame with her roles in movies such as Aakhri Station and Jahan Tum Wahan Hum. A 13-time Nigar Award winner, she also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the government of Pakistan. Post-retirement, she is now a housewife in Dhaka.
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Syra Yousuf
(Pakistani Actress, Model, and Former VJ)
Syra Yousuf
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Birthdate: April 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

Syra Yousuf is a Pakistani actress, model, and former VJ. She is best known for her portrayal of Resham in a 2017 Pakistani romance film titled Chalay Thay Saath, for which she received the Galaxy Lollywood Award under the Best Female Debut category.

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Reema Khan
(Pakistani TV Host and Former Actress)
Reema Khan
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Birthdate: October 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lahore

Reema Khan is a Pakistani TV host and former actress, director, producer, and stage dancer. She achieved immense popularity during the 1990s, becoming one of the top actresses of the decade. Reema Khan, who has appeared in over 200 films, was honored with the prestigious Pride of Performance Award for her contributions to Pakistani films.

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Sanam Jung
(Pakistani Model, Actress, and Former Television Host)
Sanam Jung
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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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Naveen Waqar
(Pakistani Actress Best Known for Her Negative Role in the TV Series 'Humsafar')
Naveen Waqar
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Birthdate: January 9, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

Naveen Waqar is a Pakistani actress and former radio and video jockey. Waqar is best known for playing a negative role in the popular telenovela, Humsafar. Her portrayal of Sara in Humsafar earned her a couple of awards. Naveen Waqar also received a Hum Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in Mol.

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Momina Duraid
(Television producer, Television director, Screenwriter)
Momina Duraid
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Birthdate: June 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Karachi
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Armeena Khan
(Pakistani-Canadian Actress)
Armeena Khan
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Birthdate: March 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Armeena Khan is a Pakistani Canadian actress and model. One of the most popular actresses in Pakistan, Khan has appeared in many successful television series like Karb and Daldal. In 2016, Armeena Khan was named in Eastern Eye newspaper's 50 Sexiest Asian Women list. In 2017, she was honored at the Pakistan Achievement Awards with the Women Empowerment Award.

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Sonya Jehan
(Pakistani Actress Best Known for her Work in Hindi and Urdu-Language Films)
Sonya Jehan
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Birthplace: Pakistan

Sonya Jehan is a Pakistani actress best known for her work in Hindi and Urdu-language films. Jehan has played important roles in critically acclaimed films like My Name Is Khan, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and Ho Mann Jahaan. Her portrayal of Sabina in the coming-of-age musical drama film, Ho Mann Jahaan, earned her a Nigar Award nomination.

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Noor Bukhari
(Pakistani Film & TV Actress)
Noor Bukhari
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Birthdate: July 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Noor Bukhari is a Pakistani former model, actress, director, and television host. She is best known for her work in films, TV shows, and commercials. Bukhari appeared in 20 Punjabi films and 44 Urdu films during her career. She has won several awards, including a Hum Telefilm Award. In 2017, Bukhari was named Women of the Year at Leo Awards.

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Saima Noor
(One of the Leading Pakistani Actresses During the 1990s)
Saima Noor
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Saima Noor is a Pakistani actress best known for her portrayal of Billo in the 1998 action romantic film Choorian, which is counted among the highest-grossing Pakistani films. One of Pakistan's leading actresses during the 1990s, Saima Noor is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Nigar Award, which she won in 1999.

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Marina Khan
(One of the Most Popular Pakistani Actresses of the 1980s)
Marina Khan
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Birthdate: December 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan

Marina Khan is a Pakistani actress, producer, and director. Khan achieved popularity during the 1980s when she appeared in TV serials like Tanhaiyaan and Dhoop Kinare. Over the years, Marina Khan has also appeared in several reality shows, including The Shareef Show and Mazaaq Raat.

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Sarwat Gilani
(Pakistani Actress Best Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Dil E Muztar')
Sarwat Gilani
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Sarwat Gilani is a Pakistani actress and model. She is best known for her portrayal of Zoya in a TV serial titled Dil E Muztar, which earned her a Hum Award nomination for Best Negative Character. She also achieved popularity for playing Gul in a film titled Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, which earned her a Lux Style Award nomination.

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Mahnoor Baloch
(American-Canadian-Pakistani Actress)
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Birthdate: July 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: United States

Mahnoor Baloch is an American-born Pakistani Canadian actress and film director. A former model, she made her TV debut in 1993 and has since appeared in many TV serials. Mahnoor Baloch is best known for her portrayal of Falak in a drama serial titled Talafi, which earned her a Lux Style Award for Best Actress.

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Sanam Chaudhry
(Retired Pakistani Actress Known for Her TV Series: 'Aasmanon Pay Likha' and 'Bhool')
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Birthdate: July 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Mansha Pasha
(Pakistani Actress Best Known for Her Role in the TV Serial 'Mohabat Subh Ka Sitara Hai')
Mansha Pasha
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Birthdate: October 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Karachi

Mansha Pasha is a Pakistani television presenter and actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Aliya in a television tragic romantic drama serial titled Mohabat Subh Ka Sitara Hai, for which she received the Hum Award for Best Supporting Actress. Mansha Pasha is also known for playing Aaliyah Malik in the 2019 action crime thriller film Laal Kabootar.

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Atiqa Odho
(Pakistani Actress)
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Birthdate: February 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karachi

Atiqa Odho is a Pakistani actress, TV host, and entrepreneur. She is credited with founding a popular cosmetics brand called Odho Cosmetics. Also known for her philanthropic activities, Odho has been working for the betterment of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital since 2016. 

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Samina Peerzada
(Pakistani Film & TV Actress)
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Birthdate: August 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Samina Peerzada is a Pakistani actress, producer, and director. She is best known for her work in Pakistani films and TV serials. Peerzada is renowned for her directorial debut Inteha, which was honored with nine national awards. Samina Peerzada is also known for her Hum Award-winning performances in Zindagi Gulzar Hai and Roshan Sitara.

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Babra Sharif
(Pakistani Actress Best Known For Her Versatility)
Babra Sharif
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Birthdate: December 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lahore

Babra Sharif is a Pakistani actress who achieved popularity between the mid-1970s and the 1980s. Renowned for her versatility, Sharif has been regarded by critics as one of the finest actresses of her generation. Babra Sharif has received eight Nigar Awards among other prestigious awards so far in her career.