Pakistan’s films and drama industry, also known as Lollywood, is a growing industry filled with aspirational people ready to illuminate the world with their glimmer of talent. Some of them are born actors, meaning they either had the knack of acting in their blood or were from a lineage of successful actors/actresses. Some had to work really hard to become popular in this field, and others even had to learn the Urdu language. In this blog post, you will get to know a lot about Pakistani actors. So without further ado, let’s get to know some of the brilliant Paki actors you will fall in love with.
Ahad Raza Mir
He is the only son of the one and only Asif Raza Mir, who is also a prominent and well-known name in the Pakistani drama industry. He was born in Karachi on September 29, 1993.
Ahad Raza Mir used to live in Canada and has studied fine arts at the University of Calgary. There he used to work as a theatre artist having a perfect hobby to help him earn.
He came to Pakistan in 2016 with his appreciable acting skills. He went on air for the first time as he got featured in the serial Sammi drama. He received a lot of recognition through that drama, and because of it, he got a lead role in the drama serial Yaqeen Ka Safar which proved to be a jackpot for his career.
Ahad Raza Mir married Sajal Aly, a famous Pakistani female actress, in 2020, but they divorced officially in March 2022.
So far, Ahad Raza Mir has performed in just two movies: Parwaaz Ha Junoon, which was quite a successful movie, and Kalasha. If we talk about the dramas, he has performed in Sammi, Yaqeen Ka Safar, Aangan, Ehd e Wafa, Yeh Dil Mera, Hum Tum, and many more. He is the first Pakistani actor to work in Resident Evil’s Netflix web series, and this was his Netflix debut.
When it comes to singing, Pakistani people consider him worse than the immature singers you see on Instagram and TikTok. He has sung the classic Pakistani song Ko Ko Korina and Momina musters in coke studio season 11, and this song became the most disliked video in the history of Pakistan.
No doubt, Ahad Raza Mir is among the most successful actors in Pakistan. He has won many awards. Some of them are,
- Best television actor – Lux Style Awards
- The best actor famous – Hum Awards
- An onscreen couple popular – Hum Awards
- Best television sensational male – Hum Awards
Fawad Khan, a Punjabi Pathan, was born in Karachi on November 29, 1981. He went to LGS JT (Lahore Grammar School Johar Town) for his early schooling and to NUCES (the National University of Computing and Emerging Sciences) for his bachelor’s.
Fawad Khan started his journey through music. He had a band, Paradigm, which was popular in 2000, and it got more hype when the music band Entity merged with them to create Entity Paradigm. This merged band got into the finals of Pepsi Battle of the Bands but lost.
You can imagine his hustle when I tell you that he became the judge of the same show in 2017. That’s what we call rising from the ashes. Fawad Khan continued his successful career as a musician till 2012 and then suddenly left it all for acting.
Fawad khan is said to be the highest-paid actor in the Pakistani media industry, and according to the South Asian media, he is one of the most attractive men. He was awarded the most beautiful man at the Vogue beauty awards.
Fawad Khan started his acting career in 2001 with the sitcom Jutt and Bond. Seven years after, Fawad Khan was seen in a movie called Khuda Kay Liye, his first Lollywood film.
In 2008 he performed in the drama serial Dil De Ke Jayengy and Satrangi, and in 2010 Dastaan was a famous drama in which he played an important role. And likewise, his career improved, and the future became brighter daily.
Fawad Khan is more known for his acting in movies than in dramas. He made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with the great movie Khoobsoorat. In 2016, Fawad Khan featured in three films: Ho Mann Jahan, Kapoor and Sons, and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
This was a life-changing year of his life. After that, he never performed in Bollywood but is still in business in Pakistan. He has also started working on web series, and Ms. Marvel is the first one.
Fawad Khan is the best of the best. Diabetes clung this handsome 17-year-old into its paws, but he never let his disease come in the way of his hustling journey.
Fawad khan has won many awards, some of which are:
- Best actor film – Lux Style Awards
- Best actor satellite- Pakistan Media Awards
- Best Onscreen couple (with Mahira Khan) – Hum Awards
- The best actor- Hum Awards
And many others. Fawad khan has more awards in the film industry than any other person.
Adnan Siddiqui was born in Lahore, Punjab, on October 29, 1969. He played the role of the backbone of the Pakistani industry for many years. He is a model, a host, an actor, a producer, and a director too.
Adnan Siddiqui is a versatile actor. He stepped into the arena of media before the 90s, and he used to get featured in small TV commercials. He slowly carved his way through all the emerging talents of that time and appeared in a drama serial Uroosa in 1994, which turned out to be a classical hit, followed by another super hit banger Pal Do Pal in 1996.
As time passed, he appeared in most of the drama serials aired on television then, and sixty percent of those were absolutely mind-blowing. The most recent super hit drama serial in which he appeared as a wealthy businessman, attracting women through his business, was Mere Paas Tum Ho.
As a producer, Adnan Siddiqui has produced many old and new dramas, which include Ghughi, Saiyaan Way, Main Na Janoo, and many more.
Adnan Siddiqui is one of the few stars who have worked in all three of Bollywood, Hollywood, and Lollywood. He has worked with Angelina Jolie in Hollywood, Irfan Khan, and some others in Bollywood.
Adnan Siddiqui is one of the oldest people in the Pakistani media industry and has won:
- Best actor – Hum Awards
- Best supporting actor – Pakistan Media Award
This leading actor has competed in every category of award shows and has given his co-workers tough competition.
Faysal Qureshi was born in Lahore, Punjab, on October 26, 1978. He is an actor, director, model, producer, and a good host. He has served a lot for the betterment of Pakistan and its film and drama industry.
Faysal Qureshi came into the drama and film industry as a child star in the old classic Andhera Ujala and Emergency Ward. This was his drama debut. And over the years, Faysal Qureshi has performed in many dramas and films.
At the start of his career as a film actor, he acted in nineteen movies in just a span of four years, from 1992 to 1996. But even after all this hard work, he couldn’t make his place in the film industry. This was when he thought of switching to drama serials, which was a good decision. Faysal Qureshi is famous for his bossy attitude in Bashar Momin and his performance in Meri Zaat Zarra e Benishan which succeeded in receiving love from thousands of Pakistanis.
Faysal Qureshi has also hosted many shows, whether a morning show or a game show. He knows how to deal with them and make them a likable deal to keep the audience engaged. Faysal Qureshi charges almost three million per episode of any drama serial, which makes him one of the highest-paid actors in the industry.
Since 1992, Faysal Qureshi has worked in almost eighty-two drama serials, an enormous count for a small screen industry. Besides that, he has also performed in many short films and films. He is an all-rounder of Pakistani media, and a gem like him is pretty challenging to find.
Now this one that I am just going to tell you about is my favorite Pakistani actor, Farhan Saeed. He was born in Lahore, Punjab, and was the first son of two doctors. Since childhood, Farhan Saeed was allured by music and anything related. Later, he pursued his passion and became a singer, choreographer, model, cinematographer, actor, and music video director.
Farhan Saeed went to Crescent high school for early education and NUCES (the National University of Computing and Emerging Sciences) for his bachelor’s. He met Atif Aslam and Gohar Mumtaz at the same university and formed the band Jal. This band got popular in Asia in no time. (I still love and listen to the album Sajni by this band because it has some of the best songs)
But in 2011, he left Jal and started his career as a solo artist. After that, he sang a song for the Indian movie Creature 3.
Farhan Saeed stepped into acting in 2014 with the drama serial De Ijazat Jo Tu. In 2015 he performed in Mere Ajnabi and in 2016 in Udaari, which crossed all the top charts. Farhan Saeed is also famous for his rom-com drama serial Suno Chanda. And these days, his drama “Meray Hamsafar” is being featured on ARY Digital, and that man is literally slaying the role. It won’t be wrong to say, “he’s killin’ it.”
In the area of films, he has played a supporting role in one of the highest-grossing films in Pakistan, which is Punjab Nahi Jaungi.
Farhan Saeed has won many awards for his singing and a few for acting.
- Best song of the year – 14 Lux Style Awards
- Best music single- 3rd Hum Awards
- Best actor – 7th Hum Awards
Farhan Saeed has won three best on-screen awards featuring Urwa Hocane, who is his co-star in Udaari and whom he married in 2016, and Iqra Aziz, who is his co-star in Suno Chanda.
Hamza Ali Abbasi
Hamza Ali Abbasi was born in Multan, Punjab, on June 23, 1984. He is a handsome Pakistani film actor, television actor, and director. He has studied International Relations and secured a degree from none other than Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad.
Hamza Ali Abbasi is a knowledgeable gentleman who passed the CSS exam and worked in the Police department before entering this field. He started his acting career in the year 2006, and he began as a theatre actor.
But in 2013, he was offered to perform in the movie Main Hun Shahid Afridi. This was his breakthrough movie. And later completed in Waar, Parwaaz Hai Junoon, and many others.
Jawani Phir Nahi Aani and Jawani Phir Nahi Aani 2 were the movies which made him popular all over the country. He has voiced many cartoon characters, including Baba bandook and Wadero Pajaro in Burqa Avenger.
Because of his political stance, most Pakistanis tend to dislike Hamza Ali Abbasi. He is a pro-PTI (Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf) supporter and had a little beef with Reham Khan, the ex-wife of Imran Khan, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan. Reham tried to malign Hamza Ali Abbasi because of his closeness to Imran Khan.
Hamza Ali Abbasi has won many awards. Among these are,
- Best supporting actor – Ary Filmfare awards
- Best star debut – Ary Filmfare awards
- Best TV actor – LUX Style Awards
- Best dressed male – LUX Style Awards
- The best actor famous- Hum TV Awards
- Best Onscreen couple – Hum TV Awards
- Style icon of the year – International Pakistan Prestige Awards.
That’s it for this blog post. We have enlightened you with the sparkling world of Lollywood. If you are also fond of Pakistani actors, you must want to learn their language. Watching Pakistani dramas becomes highly convenient when you understand the Urdu language and learning the Urdu language becomes extremely easy when you know with the Ling App.
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