9.5k readers

Famous Film Actors From Peshawar

Updated October 13, 2018 9.5k views15 items

List of famous movie actors & actresses who were born in Peshawar, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Some of these celebrities weren't necessarily born in Peshawar, as in some cases Peshawar may only be their hometown and not necessarily their birthplace. If you're from Peshawar 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 Peshawar, but this list highlights only names of actors and actresses.

Items include everything from Raj Kapoor to Vinod Khanna.

This list answers the questions, "Which actors are from Peshawar?" and "Which famous actors were born in Peshawar?"
  • 1

    Achala Sachdev

    Dec. at 92 (1920-2012)

    Films Acted InDilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Raja Rani, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan


    ChildrenJyotin Peters

    Achala Sachdev (3 May 1920 – 30 April 2012) was an Indian film actress who appeared in classic films of Bollywood. She was from Peshawar who started her career as a child actor. She later became...  more
  • 2
    Ajab Gul (Pashto: عجب گل) is a Pakistani actor turned film director, producer and music director who has mostly worked in Pashto films. As well as working in Pakistani cinema he has worked in...  more
  • 3

    Amjad Khan

    Dec. at 46 (1946-1992)

    Films Acted InSholay, The Chess Players, Naseeb, Sitapur Ki Geeta, Vikram

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan, Eurasia, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa



    ChildrenShadaab Khan, Ahlam Khan, Seemaab Khan

    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
  • 4

    Films Acted InThe Emperor of the Mughals, Devdas, Shakti, Sunghursh, Ram Aur Shyam

    BirthplaceQissa Khawani Bazaar


    ParentsLala Ghulam Sarwar

    Muhammad Yusuf Khan (born 11 December 1922), known professionally as Dilip Kumar, is an Indian actor. Popularly known as The Tragedy King and The First Khan, he has been credited with bringing...  more

    More Dilip Kumar 

    #946 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#34 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

  • 5


    Dec. at 60 (1915-1975)

    Films Acted InDo Raaste, Sunghursh, Madhumati, Zindagi, Heer Raanjha

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan

    NationalityPakistan, India

    ChildrenAmjad Khan, Imtiaz Khan, Inayat Khan

    In Hindu mythology, Jayanta (Sanskrit: जयन्त, "victorious"), also spelled as Jayanta, is the son of Indra, the king of the gods (devas) and his consort Indrani. He resides in Svarga, the Hindu...  more
  • 6

    Prithviraj Kapoor

    Dec. at 66 (1906-1972)

    Films Acted InThe Emperor of the Mughals, Zindagi, Heer Raanjha, Kal Aaj Aur Kal, Awara

    BirthplaceSamundri, Pakistan


    ParentsDewan Basheswarnath Singh Kapoor

    ChildrenRaj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Urmila Sial Kapoor, Devi Kapoor

    Prithviraj Kapoor (3 November 1906 – 29 May 1972) born Prithvinath Kapoor, was a pioneer of Indian theatre and of the Hindi film industry, who started his career as an actor in the silent era of...  more
  • 7

    Najeebullah Anjum

    Age: 64

    Films Acted InIn the Name of God

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan

    Najeebullah Anjum (born 1955) is a Pakistani film and TV actor. He was born in Peshawar, and grew up there, attending Forward High School and later graduating from Edwardes High School.As of 2007...  more
  • 8

    Prem Nath

    Dec. at 66 (1926-1992)

    Films Acted InBobby, Ishq Ishq Ishq, Jaani Dushman, Baharon Ke Sapne, Johny Mera Naam

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan


    ChildrenPrem Krishen, Monty Nath

    Premnath Malhotra (21 November 1926 – 3 November 1992) was an Indian actor....  more
  • 9

    Qavi Khan

    Age: 72

    Films Acted InTiger Gang, Mohabbat Zindagi Hai, Society Girl

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan


    Qavi Khan is an actor....  more
  • 10

    Raj Kapoor

    Dec. at 64 (1924-1988)

    Films Acted InNaseeb, Sangam, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, Dharam Karam, Chhalia

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan


    ParentsPrithviraj Kapoor, Ramsarni Mehra Kapoor

    ChildrenRishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Ritu Nanda, Reema Kapoor

    Raj Kapoor (14 December 1924 – 2 June 1988) was an Indian film actor, producer and director of Indian cinema. Born at Kapoor Haveli in Peshawar to actor Prithviraj Kapoor– he was a member of the...  more
  • 11

    Films Acted InIn the Name of God, Kyun Tum Say Itna Pyar Hai, Qayamat – A Love Triangle In Afghanistan, Kandahar Break, Baby

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan


    Rasheed Naz (born 9 September 1948) is a Pakistani film and television actor. He was born in Peshawar, N W F P(now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa). In 1971, he started his television career as an actor in Pushto...  more
  • 12

    Rauf Khalid

    Dec. at 54 (1957-2011)

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan

    Abdul Rauf Khalid (Urdu: عبدالرؤف خالد‎; 19 December 1957 in Peshawar – 24 November 2011) was a Pakistani actor, filmmaker and television writer/director. An ex-serviceman and bureaucrat, he worked...  more
  • 13
    Trilok Kapoor was an actor....  more
  • 14

    Films Acted InKudrat, Guddi, Wanted, Parichay, Sachaa Jhutha

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan


    ParentsKishanchand Khanna, Kamla Khanna

    ChildrenAkshaye Khanna, Rahul Khanna, Sakshi Khanna, Shraddha Khanna

    Vinod Khanna (6 October 1946 – 27 April 2017) was an Indian actor, film producer and politician. He was the recipient of two Filmfare awards. He was also an active politician and was the MP from the...  more
  • 15

    Zia Sarhadi

    Dec. at 83 (1914-1997)

    Films Acted InManmohan

    BirthplacePeshawar, Pakistan


    Zia Sarhadi was a film director and screenwriter....  more