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Top 11 Pakistani Actors Who Worked in Bollywood

There’s no denying the success of Pakistani stars in Bollywood because to their undeniable charisma and talent. Many Pakistani stars have collaborated with acclaimed Bollywood filmmakers, giving the world a glimpse of their genuine acting chops.

As their stardom has grown, so has the demand from outside fans, prompting some of Pakistan’s top stars to try their luck in Bollywood.

Here is a list of famous Pakistani Actors Who Worked in Bollywood

1. Fawad Khan

Fawad Khan

Fawad Khan took his romantic escapades as Ashar & Zaroon to both Pakistan and India. Khoobsurat, starring Sonam Kapoor, was the first film offer he received. His charisma and performance in the picture were huge draws.

Much awaited since 2014, Fawad Khan’s Bollywood debut was the romantic comedy “Khoobsurat.” His reputation as a talented actor in India’s film industry was bolstered by the plaudits he received for playing the moody and intelligent character of Vikram Rathore.

 Fawad’s acting skills and charisma made him a fan favorite and made him a major heartthrob. Soon after, he joined Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and acted in his first major motion picture for the company.

 He was doing so well that he co-hosted the IIFA awards with Karan Johar before tensions between India and Pakistan erupted.

2. Javed Sheikh

Javed Sheikh

Javed Sheikh is a veteran of the Pakistani film industry and is widely regarded as one of the best actors in the country. He also worked with Shahrukh Khan & Mahesh Bhatt

He was a renowned actor who also found great success in India.

He’s one of those performers that got his start working alongside A-listers in Bollywood and went on to play equally impressive parts throughout his career.

Although he was most often seen with legend Rishi Kapoor, he did collaborate with Akshay Kumar in the film Namaste London.

3. Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar is a multitalented artist, writer, and singer whose early fame sprang from his extraordinary singing voice, which was recognized even outside Pakistan’s borders.

He, like Javed Sahab, sought employment with large billboards and, by God’s grace, found it. He made his debut as an actor in Bollywood’s “Tere Bin Laden” in 2010, in which he played the lead part of a driven Pakistani journalist.

His impressive turn in the film won him rave reviews and marked him as a rising star in the acting world. In subsequent films like “Mere Brother Ki Dulhan,” “Dear Zindagi,” , and “Chashme Baddoor,” he continued to demonstrate his acting prowess, garnering acclaim for his range and charisma.

4. Mahira Khan

Mahira Khan

Mahira Khan’s efforts in Woh Humsafar as well as additional films are among her best. In the film Raees, she starred opposite Shahrukh Khan, aka King Khan, who played her lover.

When she did Raees, circumstances in India for Muslims, and Pakistanis in particular, was deteriorating, therefore she didn’t do many more Bollywood films after that.

5. Sabar Qamar

Sabar Qamar

Sabar Qamar is widely regarded as one of Pakistan’s hardest-working and most gifted actresses, having played several memorable parts. In the television series Baaghi, she even plays the part of Qurutulain Baloch, a controversial character in Pakistan.

She made her Bollywood debut in Hindi Medium with Bollywood’s most brilliant and natural actor, Irrfan Khan, for which she received a best actress nomination at the Filmfare Awards.

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6. Mikaal Zulfiqar

Mikaal Zulfiqar

The attractiveness and charisma of Mikaal Zulfiqar repel every female he encounters. After establishing himself as a major player in Pakistani television, he made his Bollywood debut alongside Akshay Kumar in the film Baby.

After the success of Fawad and Ali Zafar, Mikaal rose to prominence as one of Bollywood’s most sought-after actors. Stunning good looks and acting chops have made TV drama serials starring Mikaal a hit.

Unfortunately for his Pakistani fanbase, the film was banned in their country owing to terrorism-related controversies.

7. Sajal Ali

Sajal Ali

Sajal Ali, a rising star in Pakistan’s film and television industry, has impressed critics with her skill as an actress. She’s already established in Pakistan, where her fame for iconic roles precedes her.

The moment she made her debut in Bollywood was shared with the late Sridevi. She has joined the cast of yet another Hollywood film.

8. Humayun Saeed

Humayun Saeed

Even if you’re a well-known actor back home, that doesn’t mean you’ve done something particularly noteworthy in Bollywood. That’s what experienced by Humayun Saeed, who had a same disastrous experience after appearing in a single film.

Mahesh Bhatt produced the film Jashn, in which he had a small role. A lot of people had high hopes for him, but following Jashn he was left with no offers.

9. Imraan Abbas

Imraan Abbas

Imran Abbas Naqvi is better known by his stage name, Imran Abbas. In Islamabad, Pakistan, he entered the world on October 15, 1982. In the entertainment sector, Imran began his career as a model before making the switch to acting.

He rose to fame as one of Pakistan’s most popular male models thanks to his attractiveness and charisma. His success as a model opened doors for him to pursue acting, where he was able to display his range and talent.

He is the sexiest and cutest representative of Pakistan nation. He blew his chance to co-star with the hot Bipasha Basu in movie Creature 3D because he didn’t act like a gentleman in Bollywood.

Imran took some risks in his roles and helped spread the heat, but the film ultimately bombed. He also made a small appearance in movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He also worked in Jaanisar movie.

10. Humaima Mallick

Humaima Mallick

She is amongst that Pakistani actress who has dared to be seen as a leading lady. In the film Raja Natwarlal, she co-starred alongside Emraan Hashmi.

She has also been attacked for the movie due to her willingness to perform an intimate moment with Emraan. No other film roles were offered to her after Natwarlal.

Humaima certainly had the tabloids busy with her stunning physique in the item single “Namak Paare” and passionate cinematic kiss with her co-star Emraan.

11. Salman Shahid

Salman Shahid

Pakistani cinema, theater, television, and voice actor Salman Shahid was born on 1 January 1948, in Lahore. He has made a lasting impression on the entertainment industry with a career that has spanned Bollywood, Lollywood, and the stage.

He has worked in top 3 bollywood films called Ishqiya, Kabul express, and dedh ishqiya.


These Pakistani superstars have found great success in Bollywood, allowing them to showcase their talents to a wider audience while also giving Bollywood their own unique spin.

These Pakistani celebrities have made it big in Bollywood thanks to their varied acting, singing, and modeling skills.


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