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List of famous people from Pakistan, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Pakistan, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Pakistan you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Pakistan, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Pakistan?" or "Which celebrities were born in Pakistan?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Vallabhbhai Patel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 75 (1875-1950)
Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was an Indian barrister and statesman, one of the leaders of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India. He was a social ...more
Iqbal Masih is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 12 (1983-1995)
Iqbal Masih was a Pakistani child who became a symbol of abusive child labor in the developing world.
Yash Chopra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 80 (1932-2012)
Yash Raj Chopra was an Indian film director, script writer and film producer, predominantly working in Hindi cinema. Yash Chopra began his career as an assistant director to I. S. Johar and ...more
Imran Abbas Naqvi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 36
Imran Abbas Naqvi is a Pakistani actor and former model. He is best known for his performance as Hammad/Maddy in Khuda Aur Muhabbat. After working for several years in TV dramas, Imran Abbas ...more
Milkha Singh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 84
Milkha Singh, also known as The Flying Sikh, is a former Indian track and field sprinter who was introduced to the sport while serving in the Indian Army. He was the only Indian male athlete to ...more
Prem Chopra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 80
Prem Chopra is an actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. He has acted in 320 films over a span of over 50 years. He has a soft spoken diction despite being a villain in most films.
Zara Durrani is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Zara Durrani is a Pakistani-Canadian actress and model, who currently hosts and produces CHCH television series Life & Style with Zara. She was born and grew up in Pakistan, and later moved ...more
Tariq Ali is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 75
Tariq Ali is an English Pakistani writer, journalist, and filmmaker. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and contributes to The Guardian, ...more
Jawad Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 48
Jawad Ahmad is a music composer.
Googie Withers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 94 (1917-2011)
Georgette Lizette "Googie" Withers CBE, AO was a British entertainer who had a lengthy career in theatre, film, and television. She was a longtime resident of Australia with her ...more
Aafia Siddiqui is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 46
Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani who studied neuroscience in the United States. She immigrated to the US in 1990 and obtained a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 2001. In early 2003, during the ...more
Amar Gupta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 66
Amar Gupta is a computer scientist, originally from India and now based in the USA.
Abdus Salam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 70 (1926-1996)
Mohammad Abdus Salam NI, SPk, KBE, was a Pakistani theoretical physicist who, when he shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to electroweak unification, became the first ...more
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 30
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is a Pakistani politician who serves as the Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party and presides over the party's executive committee. Born in the political Bhutto dynasty, ...more
L. K. Advani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 91
Lal Krishna Advani is an Indian politician and a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Advani served as Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government ...more
Mohan Kumar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 84
Mohan Kumar is a film producer, director and screenwriter.
Sudhir is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 75 (1922-1997)
Sudhir is an actor.
Ali Abbasi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 43 (1961-2004)
Ali Abbasi was a Pakistani-born Scottish television presenter, born in Karachi. He moved from Pakistan to Glasgow, in 1963, with his parents as a child and joined BBC Scotland as a travel ...more
Chris Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 62
Chris Anderson is the curator of TED, which hosts conferences in North America and Europe each year and an open-access website where TED talks can be viewed by the public. Previously he founded ...more
Sunil Dutt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Died at 76 (1929-2005)
Sunil Dutt, born Balraj Dutt, was an Indian movie actor, producer, director and politician. He was the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Manmohan Singh government. His son, Sanjay ...more
Saqib Ali is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Saqib Ali age 40
Saqib Ali is a United Arab Emirates cricket player.
Yasir Arafat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Yasir Arafat age 36
Yasir Arafat Satti is a Pakistani cricketer. He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast.
Campbell Christie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 70 (1893-1963)
Campbell Christie was an Indian-born British playwright and screenwriter who frequently collaborated with his wife Dorothy Christie on plays such as Carrington V.C. and Someone at the Door.
Kulbhushan Kharbanda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 71
Kulbhushan Kharbanda is an Indian actor, who worked in Hindi and Punjabi films. He is better known for his role as antagonist Shakaal in Shaan inspired by the character of Blofeld from James ...more
Amjad Khan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 46 (1946-1992)
Amjad Zakaria Khan was an Indian actor and director. He worked in over 130 films in a career spanning nearly twenty years. He enjoyed popularity for his villainous roles in Hindi films, the most ...more