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Famous People From Pakistan

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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
Dec. at 75 (1875-1950)
Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), popularly known as Sardar Patel, was an Indian politician. He served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an ...more
Iqbal Masih is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 12 (1983-1995)
Iqbal Masih (Urdu: اقبال مسیح‎) was a Pakistani Christian boy who became a symbol of abusive child labour 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 (27 September 1932 – 21 October 2012) was an Indian director and film producer who worked in Hindi films. The founding chairman of the film production and distribution company ...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 (birthdate, 8th Oct 1935), also known as The Flying Sikh, is an Indian former track and field sprinter who was introduced to the sport while serving in the Indian Army. He was the ...more
Prem Chopra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 80
Prem Chopra (born 23 September 1935) is an Indian actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. He has acted in 380 films over a span of over 60 years. He has a soft-spoken diction despite being a villain ...more
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 Khan (; Urdu: طارق علی‎; born 21 October 1943) is a British political activist, writer, journalist, historian, filmmaker, and public intellectual. He is a member of the editorial ...more
Jawad Ahmad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 48
Jawad Ahmad is a Pakistani pop singer and musician. He is known for his song "Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki" sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. This song was recreated by Sharib-Toshi for Indian ...more
Googie Withers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 94 (1917-2011)
Georgette Lizette Withers, CBE, AO (12 March 1917 – 15 July 2011), known professionally as Googie Withers, was an English entertainer who had a lengthy career in theatre, film, and television. ...more
Aafia Siddiqui is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 46
Aafia Siddiqui ( (listen); Urdu: عافیہ صدیقی‎; born 2 March 1972) is a Pakistani neuroscientist with degrees from MIT and Brandeis University, who was convicted of multiple felonies. In 2010, ...more
Amar Gupta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 66
Amar Gupta (born 1953) is a computer scientist, originally from Gujarat, India and now based in the United States. Gupta has worked in academics, private companies, and international ...more
Abdus Salam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 70 (1926-1996)
Mohammad Abdus Salam (; Punjabi, Urdu: عبد السلام‎, pronounced [əbd̪ʊs səlaːm]; 29 January 1926 – 21 November 1996), was a Pakistani theoretical physicist. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in ...more
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 30
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (born 21 September 1988) is a Pakistani politician and the current chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party. He became a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan on 13 ...more
L. K. Advani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 91
Lal Krishna Advani (born 8 November 1927) is an Indian politician who served as the 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004 under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He is one of the co-founders ...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 (Urdu: علی عبّاسی) (August 1961 – 30 July 2004) was a Pakistani-born Scottish television presenter, born in Karachi. He moved from Pakistan to Glasgow, in 1963, with his parents as a ...more
Chris Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
age 62
Chris Anderson (born 1957) is a British-American businessman who is the head of TED, a non-profit organization that provides idea-based talks and hosts an annual conference in Vancouver, British ...more
Sunil Dutt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 76 (1929-2005)
Sunil Dutt (6 June 1929 – 25 May 2005), born as Balraj Dutt, was an Indian movie actor, producer, director and politician. He was the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Manmohan Singh ...more
Saqib Ali is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Saqib Ali age 40
Saqib Ali (born 14 April 1978) is a former Emirati cricketer of Pakistani origin who played for the United Arab Emirates national team from 2006 to 2015, including in five One Day International ...more
Yasir Arafat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Yasir Arafat age 36
Yasir Arafat Satti (born 12 March 1982) is a Pakistani first-class 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 74
Kulbhushan Kharbanda (born 21 October 1944) is an Indian actor who works in Hindi and Punjabi films. He is best known for his role as the antagonist Shakaal in Shaan (1980), inspired by the ...more
Amjad Khan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Pakistan
Dec. at 46 (1946-1992)
Amjad Khan may refer to people named: Amjad Khan (actor) (1940–1992), was an Indian actor and director Amjad Khan (American cricketer) (born 1966), a Kashmiri-born American cricketer Amjad Khan ...more