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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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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Pakistani directors?" and "Which directors are from Pakistan?"

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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 There is no user-contributed description yet.

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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.

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Jehangir Jani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Jehangir Jani is an actor, film director, producer and editor.

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K. Amarnath is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
K. Amarnath Died at 69 (1914-1983) K. Amarnath was a film director and film producer.

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Kabir Khan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 44 Mohammad Kabir Khan is a Pakistani cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler who played for the Pakistan national cricket team. He was the coach of the ...more

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Kader Khan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 83 Kader Khan is an Indian film actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer, as well as director. He has appeared in over 300 films after his debut in the 1973 film Daag in which he acted as a ...more

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Kedar Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Kedar Kapoor Died at 60 (1927-1987) Kedar Kapoor was a film director and producer.

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Liaquat Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Died at 56 (1895-1951) Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, often simply referred as Liaquat, was one of the leading Founding Fathers of modern Pakistan, statesman, lawyer, and political theorist who became and served as the ...more

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M. Sadiq is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
M. Sadiq Died at 61 (1910-1971) M. Sadiq was a screenwriter, cinematographer, film director and film producer.

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Maheen Zia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Maheen Zia Maheen Zia is a Pakistani film director and film editor. She has a degree in Radio/TV Production from Drake University and teaches at the Department of Visual Studies at the University of ...more

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Manoj Kumar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 81 Manoj Kumar is an award-winning Indian actor and director in the Bollywood film industry. He is remembered for his films Hariyali Aur Raasta, Woh Kaun Thi?, Himalaya Ki God Mein, Do Badan, ...more

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Mehreen Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 47 Mehreen Jabbar, is a noted Pakistani film-maker and television director/producer. Mehreen is the daughter of well known media-person and businessman Javed Jabbar.

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Mohan Kumar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 84 Mohan Kumar is a film producer, director and screenwriter.

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Moti B. Gidwani is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Moti B. Gidwani Moti B. Gidwani is a film director and producer.

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Mushtaq Gazdar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Mushtaq Gazdar Mushtaq Gazdar was a Pakistani cinematographer, who during his lifetime scripted, directed and produced around 190 short feature films, documentaries and newsreels on subjects like poor women, ...more

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Najeeb Mirza is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Najeeb Mirza Najeeb Mirza is a film director, film producer and cinematographer.

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Nazir Ahmed Khan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Died at 73 (1910-1983) Nazir was a Pakistani/Indian film actor, director and producer. He was the first successful film hero in pre-independent India and later in Pakistan. Nazir was associated with almost two hundred ...more

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Noor Jehan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Died at 74 (1926-2000) Noor Jahan or Noor Jehan, a singer and actress in British India and Pakistan. Her career spanned seven decades. She was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of her time ...more

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Nurjahan Akhlaq is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Nurjahan Akhlaq Nurjahan Akhlaq is a film director, producer, screenwriter, editor and film score composer.

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Omar Majeed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Omar Majeed Omar Majeed is a Pakistani Canadian film director and producer who studied cinema at York University Film School and later on studied editing at the International Academy of Design in Toronto. ...more

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Pervez Malik is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Died at 71 (1937-2008) Pervez Malik was a film director, a film producer and a screenwriter.

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Prem Narayan Arora is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Died at 73 (1912-1985) Prem Narayan Arora was a film director and producer.

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Rahat Kazmi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
age 72 Rahat Kazmi is a Pakistani television actor, a talk-show anchor, a professional speaker and an academician. He is married to Pakistani actress, producer and director Sahira Kazmi, with whom he ...more

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Rajendra Kumar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Died at 70 (1929-1999) Rajendra Kumar was an Indian film actor who starred in Bollywood films. Starting his career in 1950, he appeared in more than 80 films in a career spanning over four decades. He was considered ...more

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Ram Daryani is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Ram Daryani Ram Daryani is a film director.

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Ramesh Saigal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Ramesh Saigal Died at 62 (1918-1980) Ramesh Saigal was a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Ravindra Dave is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Pakistan
Ravindra Dave Died at 73 (1919-1992) Ravindra Dave was a film director and producer.