Famous Comedians from Pakistan

List of notable or famous comedians from Pakistan, with bios and photos, including the top comedians born in Pakistan and even some popular comedians who immigrated to Pakistan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Pakistani comedians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These comedians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known comedian from Pakistan is included when available.

This list of famous Pakistani people of comedy has everyone from Kader Khan to Zaid Ali.

This historic comedians from Pakistan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Pakistani comedians of note?" and "Who are the most famous comedians from Pakistan?" These prominent comedians of Pakistan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Pakistani comedians.

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  • Afzal Khan
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    Afzal Khan (Urdu: افضل خان) better known as John Rambo, is a Pakistani actor and comedian. He rose to fame by playing a janitor nicknamed John Rambo on PTV's famous comedy show Guest House (1991). He later assumed John Rambo as his unofficial screen name taken from the Sylvester Stallone's character John Rambo. People on the TV stage set, had nicknamed him 'John Rambo' due to his striking resemblance to the Hollywood actor.
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
  • Irfan Khoosat is a Pakistani actor, producer and a well-known comedian. He is famous for his comic role as Hawaldar Karamdad in the TV series Andhera Ujala in which he portrayed simpleton and blabbermouth character of a low-ranked policeman. He is also known as stage comedian. He also won Nigar Award for his comic role in 1985 film Hum se hai zamana.
    • Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
  • Kader Khan
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    Kader Khan (Pashto: قادر خان‎ Qâder Xân; 22 October 1937 – 31 December 2018) was an Indian-Canadian film actor, screenwriter, comedian, and director. As an actor, he appeared in over 300 films after his debut film in the 1973 film Daag, starring Rajesh Khanna, in which he acted as a prosecuting attorney. He was also a prolific screenwriter for Bollywood films in the period 1970s to 1999 and wrote dialogues for 200 films. Khan graduated from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated to Bombay University. Before entering the film industry in the early 1970s, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Mumbai, as a professor of Civil Engineering.
    • Age: 87
    • Birthplace: Pakistan, Pishin, Pakistan
  • Kashif Khan (born 17 August 1977) is a Pakistani stage and television actor.
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
  • Lehri
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    Safirullah Siddiqui, commonly known as Lehri (2 January 1929 – 13 September 2012), was a comedian and actor in the Urdu film industry of Pakistan. He is still considered as one of the most acclaimed comedians of South Asia. Lehri is also known as the comedy king in the Pakistan film industry. He won 11 Nigar Awards in Lollywood.
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1929-2012)
    • Birthplace: India
  • Moin Akhter
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    Moin Akhter (also: "معین اختر" Moin Akhtar), (24 December 1950 – 22 April 2011) was a Pakistani television, film and stage artist, humorist, comedian, impersonator, host, writer, singer, director and producer who rose to fame in the era of Radio Pakistan along with his co-actors Anwer Maqsood and Bushra Ansari. He became an icon through his screen persona "Rosy" and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry of the sub continent. His career spanned more than 45 years, from childhood in the Radio Pakistan era of modern film making until a year before his death in 2011.
    • Age: Dec. at 60 (1950-2011)
    • Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan