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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.

List people include Prem Nath, Riaz Ahsan and more.

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
Vallabhbhai Patel Died 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

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Iqbal Masih is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Iqbal Masih Died 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
Yash Chopra Died 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
Imran Abbas Naqvi age 33 - 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
Milkha Singh age 80 - 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
Prem Chopra 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 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
Tariq Ali age 73 - 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
Jawad Ahmad age 45 - Jawad Ahmad is a music composer.

Googie Withers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Googie Withers Died 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
Aafia Siddiqui age 45 - 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
Amar Gupta age 64 - 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
Abdus Salam Died 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
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari age 28 - 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
L. K. Advani age 89 - 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

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Mohan Kumar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Mohan Kumar age 82 - Mohan Kumar is a film producer, director and screenwriter.

Sudhir is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Sudhir Died at 75 (1922-1997) - Sudhir is an actor.

Ali Abbasi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Ali Abbasi Died 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
Chris Anderson age 60 - 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
Sunil Dutt 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 37 - 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 35 - 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
Campbell Christie Died 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
Kulbhushan Kharbanda 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
Amjad Khan Died at 52 (1940-1992) - 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

Somy Ali is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Somy Ali age 41 - Somy Ali is a former Pakistani actress of the early 1990s. She has her own clothing line, So-Me Designs apart from running a non-profit organisation, No More Tears.

Abdul Mannan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Abdul Mannan age 34 - Abdul Mannan is a Pakistani male model, manager, photographer, film actor, chess master and a Telenor employee. Mannan will make his screen debut as cricket hero Imran Khan Niazi in the 2012 ...more

Guru Nanak Dev is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Guru Nanak Dev Died at 70 (1469-1539) - Guru Nanak is the founder of Sikhism and the first of the Sikh Gurus. His birth is celebrated world-wide on Kartik Puranmashi, the full-moon day which falls on different dates each year in the ...more

Achala Sachdev is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Achala Sachdev Died at 92 (1920-2012) - Achala Sachdev was an Indian film actress from Peshawar who started her career as a child actor. She later became known for mother and grandmother roles in Hindi films. Her most memorable roles ...more

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Faiz Ahmed Faiz Died at 73 (1911-1984) - Faiz Ahmad Faiz, MBE, NI, Lenin Peace Prize was an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most regarded poets of the Urdu language, being considered four times ...more

Ravindra Dave is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Ravindra Dave Died at 73 (1919-1992) - Ravindra Dave was a film director and producer.

Prem Nath is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Prem Nath Died at 66 (1926-1992) - Premnath Malhotra was an Indian actor.

Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli Dr. Prof. Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli is a Pakistani-American political scientist and an Ambassador. In 2008, she was the senior advisor for women's empowerment to the United States Secretary of State ...more

Amir Jaffer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Amir Jaffer Amir Jaffer is a film director, cinematographer, editor, producer and screenwriter.

Ahmed Rashid is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Ahmed Rashid age 67 - Ahmed Rashid is a former Pakistani militant, a journalist and best-selling foreign policy author of several books about Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia.

Raaj Kumar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Raaj Kumar Died at 70 (1926-1996) - Raaj Kumar, born Kulbhushan Pandit, was a Hindi film actor. Raaj Kumar started out as sub-inspector i.a.s. of Mumbai Police in the late 1940s before he turned to acting with the 1952 film ...more

Anand Bakshi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Anand Bakshi Died at 72 (1930-2002) - Anand Bakshi was a popular Indian poet and lyricist.

Khawaja Khurshid Anwar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Khawaja Khurshid Anwar Died at 72 (1912-1984) - Khwaja Khurshid Anwar was a filmmaker, writer, director and music composer who gained extreme popularity both in India and Pakistan. He is widely credited as being one of the most original and ...more

Faisal Qureshi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Faisal Qureshi age 54 - Faisal Qureshi is a Pakistani entrepreneur, electrical engineer, and founder and chairperson of the non-profit organization Loose Ends Pakistan. He is also the anchorperson of several TV talk ...more

Nadeem F. Paracha is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Nadeem F. Paracha age 50 - Nadeem Farooq Paracha, is a left-liberal, Pakistani journalist, cultural critic, satirist, and short story writer.

Mani Shankar Aiyar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Mani Shankar Aiyar age 76 - Mani Shankar Aiyar is a former Indian diplomat turned politician. He is a member of the Indian National Congress party and was a part of first Cabinet of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh He has ...more

Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi age 85 - Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi, usually referred to as Moeen Qureshi, is a Pakistani economist and political figure. A former Vice President of the World Bank, he was the Interim Prime Minister of ...more

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Died at 49 (1948-1997) - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a Pakistani musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis. Considered as the greatest voice ever recorded, he possessed an extraordinary ...more

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Imran Anwar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Imran Anwar age 54 - Imran Anwar is a Pakistani American technologist, electrical engineer, business entrepreneur, journalist, television personality, photographer and speaker. Imran Anwar founded the .pk internet ...more

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy age 38 - Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, is a Pakistani journalist and documentary filmmaker. She won an Academy Award for her documentary, Saving Face in 2012 and became first Pakistani to win an Oscar. She won ...more

Art Malik is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Art Malik age 64 - Art Malik is a Pakistani-born British actor who achieved international fame in the 1980s through his starring and subsidiary roles in assorted British and Merchant-Ivory television serials and ...more

Shekhar Kapur is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Shekhar Kapur age 71 - Shekhar Kapur is an Indian film director, actor and producer known for his works in Hindi cinema. Kapur became known in Bollywood with his recurring role in the TV series Khandan in the ...more

Agha Shorish Kashmiri is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Agha Shorish Kashmiri Died at 58 (1917-1975) - Agha Shorish Kashmiri was a scholar, writer, debater, and leader of the Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam party. He was a figure of the freedom movement of undivided India, as well as the chief editor of ...more

Michael Nazir-Ali is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Michael Nazir-Ali age 66 - Michael James Nazir-Ali is a Pakistani-born British Anglican bishop. He was the 106th Bishop of Rochester in the Church of England from 1994 until his resignation in September 2009, taking a new ...more

Anwar Ali is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Anwar Ali age 72 - Anwar Ali, born: 1945 in Lahore, British Punjab State, British Indian Empire, is a Pakistani nuclear physicist who served as the Chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission from 2006 till ...more