For many years, Pakistan’s entertainment sector has produced brilliant performers and actresses. A few of these celebrities have successfully made the switch to film, even if many of them have achieved success in television. By succeeding in both genres, these performers and actresses have shown their talent and adaptability.
Here are 6 Pakistani celebrities who have successfully transitioned from television to films:
Actor, singer, and model Fawad Khan is from Pakistan and has a huge following in both television and movies. He started off in the music industry as a singer with the group Entity Paradigm. In 2007, he made his television series debut in “Dastaan.” With his breakout performance in the 2011 drama series “Humsafar,” Khan gained both enormous fan base and critical acclaim.
Khan had an equally successful move into movies. In the critically acclaimed and financially successful Pakistani comedy-drama “Khoobsurat,” he made his screen debut in 2014. After that, he starred in a number of Bollywood movies, such as “Khoobsurat,” “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil,” and “Sanam Teri Kasam.” Critics and viewers praised Khan for his performances in these movies, which cemented his status as one of the top performers in Indian and Pakistani cinema.
Mahira Khan is a highly sought-after actress in Pakistan’s entertainment business, having made a name for herself as an actor, producer, and television presenter. She started off as a television host in 2006 and debuted as an actress in the 2008 series “Yariyan.” In the 2011 drama series “Humsafar,” Khan played opposite Fawad Khan in a pivotal role. Khan received a lot of praise for his act, and the series was a huge success.
In the 2014 Pakistani historical romance “Bin Roye,” Khan made her screen debut. She later starred alongside Shah Rukh Khan in the 2015 Bollywood film “Raees.” Khan received special recognition for his performance, and the movie was a commercial success. Since then, she has acted in numerous more Pakistani movies, such as “Verna” and “Superstar.”
Actor Humayun Saeed hails from Pakistan and has made a name for himself in both movies and television. He made his television series debut in the late 1990s with “Bandhan.” Later, Saeed starred in a number of well-liked TV shows, such as “Daam,” “Shehr-e-Zaat,” and “Meri Zindagi Hai Tu.”
In the 2007 Pakistani social drama “Khuda Kay Liye,” Saeed made his screen debut. Since then, he has been in a number of other Pakistani motion pictures, such as “Janaan,” “Punjab Nahi Jaungi,” and “Jawani Phir Nahi Aani.” Saeed is renowned for his adaptability and capacity to play a variety of roles.
Actor and vocalist Atif Aslam, originally from Pakistan, has successfully made the leap from stage to screen. He started out as a singer in the early 2000s and became well-known very soon because to his hits “Aadat” and “Wohi Khuda Hai.” Since then, Aslam has put out more hit albums and received multiple accolades for his vocal performance.
Aslam made his screen debut in the musical drama “Bol,” a 2011 Pakistani production. Both critically and commercially, the movie was a hit, and Aslam received accolades for his portrayal. Since then, he has acted in a number of other Pakistani movies, such as “Jawani Phir Nahi Aani” and “Parwaz Hai Junoon.”
Ali Zafar is a successful Pakistani singer, actor, and director in all three of these domains. In the early 2000s, he started his singing career and became well-known for the hits “Channo” and “Yeh Lo Duhaai.” Since then, Zafar has put out a number of hit albums and received multiple accolades for his vocals.
In the 2007 Pakistani romantic comedy “Tere Bin Laden,” Zafar made his screen debut. Zafar received accolades for his portrayal, and the movie was a huge hit. Since then, he has acted in a number of other Pakistani movies, such as “Teefa in Trouble” and “Love Mein Gum.”
Actress Mehwish Hayat is a Pakistani who has made a name for herself as one of the top performers in the country’s cinema industry. She starred in the television series “Aapki” to start her career in the early 2000s.