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List of famous film actors and actresses from Pakistan, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Pakistan has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Pakistani screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Pakistan and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This list has a variety of film actors in it, from Ajab Gul to Roshan.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Pakistan in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Pakistani film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Kader Khan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Kader Khan Saajan, Naseeb, Aa Ab Laut Chalen 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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Jagdish Raj is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Jagdish Raj Bobby, Deewaar, Silsila 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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Raaj Kumar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Raaj Kumar Kudrat, Ek Nai Paheli, Mother India 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

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Rajendra Kumar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Rajendra Kumar Mother India, Sangam, Zindagi 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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Manoj Kumar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Manoj Kumar Mera Naam Joker, Kranti, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan 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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Kamal Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Kamal Kapoor Sachaa Jhutha, Don, Seeta Aur Geeta Kamal Kapoor was an actor.

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Kamini Kaushal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Kamini Kaushal Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Do Raaste, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman Kamini Kaushal is a Hindi film and television actress, most noted for her roles in films like Neecha Nagar which won the 1946 Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival and Biraj Bahu which won her the ...more

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Alyy Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Alyy Khan A Mighty Heart, Traitor, Don 2 Alyy Khan is a British-Pakistani film and television actor and host. He has worked in Bollywood and Hollywood films. Khan's famous film work includes A Mighty Heart, Don 2, Traitor and Anjuman. ...more

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Gulshan Kumar Mehta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Gulshan Kumar Mehta Agar Tum Na Hote, Zanjeer, Shehzada Gulshan Bawra was an actor and lyricist.

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I. S. Johar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
I. S. Johar Lawrence of Arabia, Death on the Nile, Johny Mera Naam Inderjeet Singh Johar, better known as I. S. Johar, was an Indian actor, writer, producer and director.

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Mohsin Khan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Mohsin Khan Pratikaar, Mahaanta: The Film, Laat Saab Mohsin Khan is a film actor.

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Abdur Rashid Kardar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Abdur Rashid Kardar Daughters of Today Abdul Rashid Kardar was a film director and actor.

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Sudhir is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Sudhir Shatru, Vilkkanundu Swapnangal, Nooran Sudhir is an actor.

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Shyam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Shyam Chhailla Babu, Albela, Samadhi Sunder Shyam Chadda was a Hindi film actor of the 1940s. He originally hailed from Sialkot and his full name was Sunder Shyam Chadha, but he grew up in Rawalpindi. Shyam graduated from Gordon ...more

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Trilok Kapoor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Trilok Kapoor Ishq Ishq Ishq, Prem Kahani, Dostana Trilok Kapoor was an actor.

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Shyama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Shyama Ajnabee, Milan, Barsaat Ki Raat Shyama was a Bollywood actress. Her best known roles were in Aar Paar, Barsaat Ki Raat and Tarana. She was also noticed in 'Sawan Bhadon', 'Dil Diya Dard Liya', 'Milan' and 'Sharda' for which ...more

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Art Malik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Art Malik True Lies, John Carter, The Living Daylights 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

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Mohammad Ali is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Mohammad Ali In Custody, Kalabaaz, Elaan Mohammad Ali was a Pakistani actor. He was known as Shahenshah-e-Jazbaat, meaning The Emperor of Emotions. A highly versatile actor, he performed in historical, biographical and patriotic roles; ...more

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Rosemary Dexter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Rosemary Dexter For a Few Dollars More, Casanova 70, Till Marriage Do Us Part Rosemary Dexter was an actress.

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Shaan Shahid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Shaan Shahid Waar, In the Name of God, Tere Pyar Mein Armaghan Shahid is a Pakistani actor, writer, model, and director, known for his comedy action film Insaf Ho To Aisa. With two decades in Pakistani cinema and around 500 films to his credit – ...more

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Noor Jehan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Noor Jehan Do Bigha Zamin, Across the Heart, Chaudhvin Ka Chand 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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Javed Sheikh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Javed Sheikh Om Shanti Om, Jaanemann, Namastey London 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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Jayant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Jayant Do Raaste, Sunghursh, Madhumati Zakaria Khan or Jayant was a Bollywood actor.

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Shabnam is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Shabnam Khilona, Naya Zamana, Tum Haseen Main Jawaan Shabnam is an actor.

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Saima Noor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Saima Noor Mohabbatein, Ghunghat, Mehndi Waley Hath Saima Noor alias Saima is a Pakistani Actress from Multan, who appeared nearly 300 films Punjabiْْْْْ and Urdu films.She is certainly the leading heroine of Punjabi and Urdu films for more than ...more

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Faran Tahir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Faran Tahir Iron Man, Star Trek, Charlie Wilson's War Faran Tahir is a Pakistani-American film and television actor. Tahir is best known for his act as Raza, the leader of a terrorist organization, "The Ten Rings" in Iron Man.

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Lekh Tandon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Lekh Tandon Rang De Basanti, Riddle, Swades 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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Tariq Ali is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Tariq Ali South of the Border 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

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Waheed Murad is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Waheed Murad Doraha, Armaan, Insaniyat Waheed Murad was a Pakistani film actor, producer and script writer, famous for his charming expressions, attractive personality, tender voice and unusual talent for acting. Waheed is considered ...more

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Adnan Sami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Adnan Sami Khushboo: The Fragrance of Love, Sargam Adnan Sami is a singer, musician, pianist, actor and composer with a command of Indian and Western Classical/Semi-Classical music, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Indian Classical music, Fusion & Indian ...more

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Nadeem Baig is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Nadeem Baig Sharafat, Yaadon Ki Kasam, Pehla Pehla Pyaar Nadeem is a Pakistani actor, singer, producer who has acted in several films, telefilms, and TV drama serials. He has played Hero for 29 film actresses of Pakistan. He has acted in 350+ ...more

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Suraiya is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Suraiya Afsar, Dastan, Vidya Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh, known as Suraiya, was a singer and actress in Indian films in the 40s and 50s. She was a popular actress and singer and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum ...more

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Ali Zafar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Ali Zafar Tere Bin Laden, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Chashme Baddoor Ali Zafar, is a Pakistani music composer, singer-songwriter, painter and actor. He started his singing career with the song Jugnuon Se Bhar Le Aanchal in the film Shararat, directed by Pakistani ...more

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Chetan Anand is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Chetan Anand Hindustan Ki Kasam, Kala Bazar, Aman 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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Reema Khan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Reema Khan Fire, Mummy, Shararat Reema Khan, known by her screen name Reema, is a Pakistani Lollywood film actress, director and producer. She has appeared in more than 200 films since making her debut in 1990.

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Iqbal Theba is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Iqbal Theba Transformers: Dark of the Moon, BASEketball, Indecent Proposal Iqbal Theba is a Pakistani-American actor. Theba is known for his recurring role as Principal Figgins in the show Glee.

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Moammar Rana is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Moammar Rana Fire, Ek Second... Jo Zindagi Badal De..., Shararat Moammar Rana is Pakistani actor. He is known for his various Lollywood movie credits, and has also worked on the small screen in Pakistani soap operas such as Dil, Diya, Dehleez, Love Life and ...more

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Meera is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Meera Nazar, Fire, Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay Irtiza Rubab, is a Pakistani film actress, television presenter, model and leading philanthropist. Meera started her career as stage actress and model in a very young age but later she was ...more

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Resham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Resham Tarap, Pehla Pehla Pyaar, Ghunghat Resham is a Pakistani film, television and theater actress based in Lahore. She debuted with Syed Noor's film, Jeeva in 1995 and later went on to star in a string of commercial hits in the late ...more

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Badi Uzzaman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Badi Uzzaman Eastern Promises, Cry Freedom, Another Year Mohammed Badi Uzzaman Azmi, better known as Badi Uzzaman and also known as BadiUzzaman, was a Pakistani British television and film actor. According to The Guardian, Uzzaman was perhaps best ...more

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Iman Ali is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Iman Ali Bol, In the Name of God, O21 Iman Ali is a 2005 Lux Style Award nominee.

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Zeba Bakhtiar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Zeba Bakhtiar Henna, Sargam, Chief Sahib Zeba Bakhtiar is a Pakistani film and television actress, and television series director. She made her television debut with a PTV drama play, Anarkali. She gained a lot of fame through her ...more

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Atif Aslam is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Atif Aslam Race, Race 2, Prince Atif Aslam is a Pakistani pop/rock singer, dancer and film actor, and makes cameo appearances in Bollywood films. His debut as an actor was in the 2011 film Pakistani movie Bol by ShoMan. He has ...more

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Dead Man Walking: The Concert, A Voice from Heaven, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Live: In Paris 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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Somy Ali is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Somy Ali Aao Pyaar Karen, Andolan, Yaar Gaddar 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.

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Samia Shoaib is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Samia Shoaib The Sixth Sense, Requiem for a Dream, Pi Samia Shoaib is an actress, filmmaker, and writer. She was born in Pakistan and raised in England. She moved to the United States where she studied English and Theater at the University of ...more

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Veena Malik is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Veena Malik Gali Gali Chor Hai, Tere Pyar Mein, Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa Veena Malik is a Pakistani actress, TV host and model who appears in Lollywood and Bollywood films. Malik made her film debut in 2000 with Sajjad Gul's Tere Pyar Mein. In 2002, she starred in ...more

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Zia Mohyeddin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Zia Mohyeddin Lawrence of Arabia, Khartoum, Doomsday Gun Zia Mohyeddin is a Pakistani actor, producer, director and television broadcaster who has appeared in both Pakistani cinema and British cinema throughout his career. He was born in Faisalabad, ...more

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Ayub Khan-Din is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Ayub Khan-Din Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, Idiot, Lebewohl Ayub Khan Din is a British Pakistani actor and playwright. As an actor, Khan Din participated in some 20 British films and TV series in the late 1980s and the 1990s. He made his film debut in My ...more

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Benazir Bhutto is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Pakistan
Benazir Bhutto Bhutto Benazir Bhutto was the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan, serving two non-consecutive terms in 1988–90 and then 1993–96. A scion of the politically powerful Bhutto family, she was the eldest ...more