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Famous Film Actors From Karachi

Updated October 13, 2018 3.6k views40 items

List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Karachi, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Karachi, as in some cases Karachi may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Karachi then your city's claim to fame might be that the actors and actresses listed below are from there as well. There may be a lot of famous athletes, musicians and other famous people that were born in Karachi, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

The list you're viewing contains items like Benazir Bhutto and Sadhana Shivdasani.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Karachi?" and "Which famous actors were born in Karachi?"
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    Adil Murad

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    ParentsSalma Maker, Waheed Murad

    Adil Murad (born 1976) is a Pakistani film producer and actor in films, Television serials and... more on Wikipedia
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    Afzal Khan

    Afzal Khan

    Age: 49

    Films Acted InShahrukh Bola "Khoobsurat Hai Tu", Sangam, Moosa Khan, Kursi Aur Qanoon, Darinda

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Afzal Khan (Urdu: افضل خان) better known as John Rambo, is a Pakistani actor and comedian. He... more on Wikipedia
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    Ali Haider

    Ali Haider

    Age: 52

    Films Acted InSilsila Hai Pyar Ka, The Combination, Chalo Ishq Larain, Main Osama

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Ali Haider (Urdu:علی حیدر, born 22 September 1967) is a Pakistani singer. He had a number of... more on Wikipedia
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    Alyy Khan

    Age: 51

    Films Acted InA Mighty Heart, Traitor, Don 2, Luck by Chance, Stumped

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan, United Kingdom

    Alyy Khan is a British-Pakistani film and television actor and host. He has worked in... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Angela Thorne

    Films Acted InBallet Shoes, Cold Comfort Farm, Oh! What a Lovely War, The Human Factor, The BFG

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityEngland

    ParentsWilliam Thorne

    ChildrenRupert Penry-Jones, Laurence Penry-Jones

    Angela Thorne (born 25 January 1939) is an English actress of stage, television and film who... more on Wikipedia
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    Asif Ali Zardari

    Films Acted InSalgira

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    ParentsAra Zardari, Hakim Ali Zardari

    ChildrenBilawal Bhutto Zardari, Asifa Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari

    Asif Ali Zardari (Urdu: آصف علی زرداری‎; Sindhi: آصف علي زرداري‎; born 26 July 1955) is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Atiqa Odho

    Atiqa Odho

    Age: 51

    Films Acted InMummy, Mujhe Chand Chahiye, Jo Darr Gya Woh Marr Gya

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Atiqa Odho (Urdu: عتیقہ اوڈھو‎; born 12 February 1965) is a beauty queen Pakistani television... more on Wikipedia
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    Babar Ali

    Age: 49

    Films Acted InYeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa, Mehndi Waley Hath, Naag aur Nagin, Kursi Aur Qanoon, Jeeva

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Babar Ali (born 1 May 1975) is a well-known Pakistani film and television actor. He started... more on Wikipedia
  • 9

    Films Acted InKhulay Aasman Ke Neechay, Chief Sahib, Lands End, Mushkil

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    ChildrenShehroz Sabzwari

    Behroze Sabzwari (Urdu: بہروز سبزواری‎; born 1957) is a Pakistani film, television and voice... more on Wikipedia
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    Faisal Qureshi

    Films Acted InYariyan, Aina

    BirthplaceLahore, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Faisal Qureshi is a Pakistani television personality, actor, director, writer, drama producer... more on Wikipedia
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    Benazir Bhutto

    Benazir Bhutto

    Dec. at 54 (1953-2007)

    Films Acted InBhutto

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    ParentsMurtaza Bhutto, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Nusrat Bhutto

    ChildrenBilawal Bhutto Zardari, Asifa Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari

    Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀُٽو‎; Urdu: [beːnəˈziːr ˈbʱʊʈ.ʈoː]; 21 June 1953 – 27 December... more on Wikipedia

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    Films Acted InFixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Daniele Mastrogiacomo (born on 30 September 1954, Karachi, Pakistan) is an Italian-Swiss... more on Wikipedia
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    Dilshad Vadsaria

    Films Acted In30 Minutes or Less

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Height5'1"

    Dilshad Vadsaria (born c. 1985) is an American television actress. She is known for her role... more on Wikipedia
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    Googie Withers

    Googie Withers

    Dec. at 94 (1917-2011)

    Films Acted InThe Lady Vanishes, Shine, Night and the City, It Always Rains on Sunday, Dead of Night

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Height1.65

    ParentsEdgar Withers, Zitette Withers

    ChildrenJoanna McCallum, Amanda McCallum, Nicholas McCallum

    Georgette Lizette Withers, CBE, AO (12 March 1917 – 15 July 2011), known professionally as... more on Wikipedia
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    Humayun Saeed

    Films Acted InKhulay Aasman Ke Neechay, Inteha, Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga, Jashnn: The Music Within, Gidh

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Humayun Saeed (born Humayun Saeed Ansari: 27 July 1971) is a Pakistani actor and producer.... more on Wikipedia
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    Iqbal Theba

    Films Acted InTransformers: Dark of the Moon, BASEketball, Indecent Proposal, Playing for Keeps, Dancing at the Blue Iguana

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Iqbal Theba (pronounced ; born December 20, 1963) is a Pakistani-American actor. Theba is... more on Wikipedia
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    Izhar Qazi

    Izhar Qazi

    Dec. at 52 (1955-2007)

    Films Acted InLaila

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Izhar Qazi (Urdu: September 16, 1955 – December 23, 2007) was a famous two time Nigar award... more on Wikipedia
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    Javed Khan

    Age: 64

    Films Acted InLast Chance Harvey, Get Set Goal

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Javed Khan is an actor.
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    June Thorburn

    June Thorburn

    Dec. at 36 (1931-1967)

    Films Acted InThe Three Worlds of Gulliver, Tom Thumb, Broth of a Boy, The Scarlet Blade, Touch and Go

    BirthplaceBritish Raj

    NationalityEngland

    ChildrenHeather-Louise June Bryse-Harvey, Inger-Sheleen Christabel Smith-Petersen

    June Thorburn (8 June 1931 – 4 November 1967) was a popular English actress whose career was... more on Wikipedia
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    Films Acted InMummy Punjabi: Superman Ki Bhi Maa!!

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Kashif Khan (born 17 August 1977) is a Pakistani stage and television actor.
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    Kumail Nanjiani

    Films Acted InHell & Back

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan, United States of America

    Kumail Ali Nanjiani (born February 21, 1978) is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor,... more on Wikipedia

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    Mac Mohan

    Dec. at 72 (1938-2010)

    Films Acted InSholay, Kaala Patthar, Shaan, Jaani Dushman, Heera Panna

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityIndia

    ChildrenVikrant Makijany, Manjari Makijany, Vinati Makijany

    Mohan Makijany (24 April 1938 – 10 May 2010), popularly known as Mac Mohan, was a well-known... more on Wikipedia
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    Mahira Khan

    Films Acted InBol

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Height5'6"

    ChildrenAzlaan

    Mahira Hafeez Khan (pronounced [maɦiːraː hafiːz xan]; born 21 December 1984) is a Pakistani... more on Wikipedia
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    Margaret Lockwood

    Margaret Lockwood

    Dec. at 74 (1916-1990)

    Films Acted InThe Lady Vanishes, The Slipper and the Rose, Night Train to Munich, Man of the Moment, A Place of One's Own

    BirthplaceBritish Raj

    NationalityEngland

    ChildrenJulia Lockwood

    Margaret Lockwood, CBE (15 September 1916 – 15 July 1990), was an English actress. One of... more on Wikipedia
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    Mehwish Hayat

    Mehwish Hayat

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan

    Mehwish Hayat is a Pakistani actress, model and singer. She participated in series Madventures... more on Wikipedia