Famous Artists from Pakistan

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List of the most popular artists from Pakistan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Pakistani artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Pakistani artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Artists on this list include Syed Abdul Mujeeb and Sadequain.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Pakistan?" and "Who are the most well-known Pakistani artists?"

For further information on these historic Pakistani artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Pakistani artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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    Anna Molka Ahmed was a famous Pakistani artist and pioneer of fine arts in the country after its independence in 1947. She was a professor of fine arts at the University of the Punjab in Lahore. Anna Molka's father, painted in 1950 by Anna Molkamore

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    • Artworks: Heaven, Evening garden party, Portrait of Sufi Waqar, Midday rest, A Sindhi woman and child near Thatta, + more
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Poland, Pakistan, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Ayesha Omer is a Pakistani actress, model and singer. She is known for her role as Khoobsurat in Bulbulay, Natasha in Ladies Park, Sara in Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Arzoo in Tanhai and Aleena in Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai. In 2012, she released her first single Chalte Chalte and Khamoshi which, although a ...more

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    • Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
    • Nationality: Pakistan
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Raghu Rai is an Indian photographer and photojournalist. He was a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who appointed Rai, then a young photojournalist, to Magnum Photos in 1977. Cartier-Bresson co-founded Magnum Photos. Rai became a photographer in 1965, and a year later joined the staff of The Statesman, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Jhang, Pakistan
    • Nationality: Pakistan
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    Anwar Shemza

    Anwar Jalal Shemza was an artist and writer active in Pakistan and later the United Kingdom. Despite being better known as an artist, Shemza published several Urdu novels and books of poetry in the 1950s and wrote plays performed on Radio Pakistan. Shemza was initially influenced by Modernism most ...more

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    • Birthplace: Shimla, India
    • Nationality: Pakistan, United Kingdom, England
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jamal Shah is a Pakistani actor, director, painter, and a social worker. He was born in 1956 in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. In 1992 Jamal made his acting debut in K2, directed by Franc Roddam.more

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    • Artworks: Situation 1, Situation, Situation 2
    • Birthplace: Quetta, Pakistan
    • Nationality: Pakistan
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Meesha Shafi, is a Pakistani actress, model and a singer who has appeared in Pakistani, Hollywood and Bollywood films. Shafi made her film debut with a supporting role in the 2013 Mira Nair's Hollywood film The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which was moderately successful at the box office. Her portrayal of ...more

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    • Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
    • Nationality: Pakistan
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    Shahzia Sikander is a Pakistani artist who works in drawing, painting, animation, large-scale installation, performance and video, on an international stage.more

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    • Artworks: Anchor, Fleshy weapons, Seven beautiful daughters of Sethi, Plush Blush 2, Wings, + more
    • Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
    • Nationality: Pakistan, United States of America
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    Anwar Maqsood Hameedi commonly known as Anwar Maqsood is a Pakistani scriptwriter, television host, satirist, humorist, and infrequent actor. He is well known for his artists write ups for Pakistan Television Corporation in late 1970s.more

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    • Birthplace: Hyderabad State
    • Nationality: Pakistan
    • Art Forms: Painting
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