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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

    Vallabhbhai Patel

    Dec. at 75 (1875-1950)

    BirthplacePakistan, Eurasia, Nadiad, Gujrat city, India

    Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950), popularly known as Sardar...  more
  • Iqbal Masih

    Dec. at 12 (1983-1995)

    BirthplaceMuridke, Pakistan

    Iqbal Masih (Urdu: اقبال مسیح‎) was a Pakistani Christian boy who became a symbol of abusive...  more
  • Yash Chopra

    Yash Chopra

    Dec. at 80 (1932-2012)

    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan

    Yash Raj Chopra (27 September 1932 – 21 October 2012) was an Indian director and film producer...  more
  • Imran Abbas Naqvi

    BirthplaceIslamabad, Pakistan

    Imran Abbas Naqvi is a Pakistani actor and former model. He is best known for his performance...  more
  • Milkha Singh

    BirthplaceGovindpura, Pakistan, Pakistan

    Milkha Singh (birthdate, 8th Oct 1935), also known as The Flying Sikh, is an Indian former...  more
  • Prem Chopra

    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan

    Prem Chopra (born 23 September 1935) is an Indian actor in Hindi and Punjabi films. He has...  more
  • Zara Durrani
    Zara Durrani is a Pakistani-Canadian actress and model, who currently hosts and produces CHCH...  more
  • Tariq Ali

    Tariq Ali

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan

    Tariq Ali Khan (; Urdu: طارق علی‎; born 21 October 1943) is a British political activist,...  more
  • BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan

    Jawad Ahmad is a Pakistani pop singer and musician. He is known for his song "Main Tenu...  more
  • Googie Withers

    Googie Withers

    Dec. at 94 (1917-2011)

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    Georgette Lizette Withers, CBE, AO (12 March 1917 – 15 July 2011), known professionally as...  more
  • Aafia Siddiqui

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    Aafia Siddiqui ( (listen); Urdu: عافیہ صدیقی‎; born 2 March 1972) is a Pakistani...  more
  • Amar Gupta

    Amar Gupta

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceNadiad, Gujrat city, India

    Amar Gupta (born 1953) is a computer scientist, originally from Gujarat, India and now based...  more
  • Abdus Salam

    Abdus Salam

    Dec. at 70 (1926-1996)

    BirthplaceSahiwal District, Pakistan

    Mohammad Abdus Salam (; Punjabi, Urdu: عبد السلام‎, pronounced [əbd̪ʊs səlaːm]; 29 January...  more
  • Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (born 21 September 1988) is a Pakistani politician and the current...  more
  • L. K. Advani

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    Lal Krishna Advani (born 8 November 1927) is an Indian politician who served as the 7th Deputy...  more
  • BirthplaceSialkot, Pakistan

    Mohan Kumar is a film producer, director and screenwriter....  more
  • Sudhir

    Dec. at 75 (1922-1997)

    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan

    Sudhir is an actor....  more
  • Ali Abbasi

    Ali Abbasi

    Dec. at 43 (1961-2004)

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    Ali Abbasi (Urdu: علی عبّاسی) (August 1961 – 30 July 2004) was a Pakistani-born Scottish...  more
  • Chris Anderson


    Chris Anderson (born 1957) is a British-American businessman who is the head of TED, a...  more
  • Sunil Dutt

    Sunil Dutt

    Dec. at 76 (1929-2005)

    BirthplaceJhelum, Pakistan

    Sunil Dutt (6 June 1929 – 25 May 2005), born as Balraj Dutt, was an Indian movie actor,...  more
  • Saqib Ali

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceMultan, Pakistan

    Saqib Ali (born 14 April 1978) is a former Emirati cricketer of Pakistani origin who played...  more
  • Yasir Arafat

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceRawalpindi, Pakistan

    Yasir Arafat Satti (born 12 March 1982) is a Pakistani first-class cricketer. He bats...  more
  • Campbell Christie

    Dec. at 70 (1893-1963)

    BirthplaceMurree, Pakistan

    Campbell Christie was an Indian-born British playwright and screenwriter who frequently...  more
  • BirthplaceHasan Abdal, Pakistan

    Kulbhushan Kharbanda (born 21 October 1944) is an Indian actor who works in Hindi and Punjabi...  more
  • Amjad Khan

    Amjad Khan

    Age: Died at 52 (1940-1992)

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan

    Amjad Khan may refer to people named: Amjad Khan (actor) (1940–1992), was an Indian actor and...  more