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List of famous film directors from Pakistan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Pakistan has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Pakistani directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Pakistan and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

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A.J. Kardar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
A.J. Kardar Died at 76 (1926-2002)
A.J. Kardar was a film director, a film producer and a screenwriter.

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Abdur Rashid Kardar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Died at 85 (1904-1989)
Abdul Rashid Kardar was a film director and actor.

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Ahmad Haseeb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 35
Ahmad Haseeb is a young director and producer who won the Best Documentary award for his 44-minute documentary "A Music Fairy: A Tribute to Nazia Hassan" on pop icon Nazia Hassan in ...more

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Ajab Gul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Ajab Gul is an actor turned director and producer of Pakistani Tv, Theater and film industry. He has starred in a string of successful television serials like Fareb,Girift,"Piyas", ...more

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Alison De Vere is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Died at 74 (1927-2001)
Alison De Vere was a film director, screenwriter and animator.

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I. S. Johar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Died at 64 (1920-1984)
Inderjeet Singh Johar, better known as I. S. Johar, was an Indian actor, writer, producer and director.

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Alizeh Imtiaz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Alizeh Imtiaz age 32
Alizeh Imtiaz is the first Pakistani to have successfully had her debut short film 'Shades of Black' screened at the London Filmmakers Convention 2007. Her short film also won the award for Best ...more

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Altaf Hussain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 65
Altaf Hussain is a Pakistani politician living in exile as a naturalised citizen in the United Kingdom. He is the leader and founder of the Karachi-based political party, Muttahida Qaumi ...more

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Arshad Khan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 47
Arshad Khan is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler. Arshad was first picked to play against the West Indies during the 1997–98 season, and the ...more

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Asad Qureshi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Asad Qureshi is a British filmmaker who was kidnapped on March 26, 2010 by a militant group called the "Asian Tigers" in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the ...more

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Babar Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Babar Ahmed is a Pakistan-born American film director and writer whose movies include Amka and The Three Golden Rules, Royal Kill and Genius.

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Bhimsain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Bhimsain age 82
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Bilal Lashari is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Bilal Lashari
Bilal Lashari is a Pakistani film director, cinematographer and screen writer. He made his directorial debut film in 2013 Waar which holds the record of highest-grossing Pakistani film. His next ...more

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Chetan Anand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Died at 76 (1921-1997)
Chetan Anand was a Hindi film producer, screenwriter and director from India, whose debut film, Neecha Nagar, was awarded the Palme d'Or award at the first ever Cannes Film Festival in 1946. ...more

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Kidar Sharma is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Died at 89 (1910-1999)
Kidar Nath Sharma also Kedar Sharma, was an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, and Lyricist of Hindi films. While he had great success as a director of such movies as Neel Kamal, ...more

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Lekh Tandon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 89
Lekh Tandon has directed numerous Bollywood movies and Indian TV Serials. Recently he has acted in few movies such as Chennai Express. He is brother of Urdu playwright Yograj Tandon.

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Deeyah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 41
Deeyah Khan, is a Norwegian film director, music producer, composer, and human rights defender of Punjabi/Pashtun descent. She is an outspoken supporter of women's rights, freedom of expression ...more

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Edzard Onneken is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 53
Edzard Onneken is a film and television director.

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Fahad Mustafa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Fahad Mustafa age 43
Fahad Mustafa is a Pakistani actor, producer, host, anchor and model. He is the son of Salahuddin Tunio who is also an actor. Mustafa has performed in television serials including Sheeshay Ka ...more

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Farjad Nabi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Farjad Nabi age 49
Farjad Nabi is a film director and a screenwriter.

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Habiba Nosheen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Habiba Nosheen age 36
Habiba Nosheen is a Peabody Award-winning Pakistani-Canadian journalist. Her film, Outlawed in Pakistan, premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and was called "among the ...more

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Jagatrai Pesumal Advani is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Jagatrai Pesumal Advani
Jagatrai Pesumal Advani is a film director.

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Jagdish Raj is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Died at 85 (1928-2013)
Jagdish Raj Khurana was a Bollywood actor who holds a Guinness World Record record for being the most type-cast actor. He played a police inspector in 144 films.

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Javed Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Javed Jabbar age 70
Javed Jabbar is a prominent Pakistani writer, advertising executive, politician, intellectual and former information minister. He is the father of film producer Mehreen Jabbar. Jabbar's roots ...more

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Javed Sheikh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 64
Javed Sheikh is a Pakistani actor, director and producer who has devoted his career to the film industry of Lollywood, Bollywood and Pollywood films.