The Pakistani TV and film industry has a legion of pretty and talented actresses who are adored across the nation owing to their mesmerising performances. Here are 7 Pakistani actresses who are the talk of the town.
Mahira will be seen alongside Shahrukh Khan in his upcoming film, Raees.
What Pakistan’s entertainment scene lacks in the Lollywood, it makes up for with the TV industry.
The TV industry is famous for the production of dramas that are adored by viewers in both India and Pakistan.
The talented performers who are vital to the success of these dramas also deserve appreciation.
Here are seven gorgeous Pakistani actresses who have mesmerised viewers with their beauty and talent.
1. Mahira Khan
Mahira Khan was born on December 21, 1984 in Karachi. She left for America at the age of 17, where she went to the University of Southern California, but didn’t complete her degree.
Mahira tied the knot with Ali Askari on 13 July 2007. She met the fellow actor at the Indus TV studios and both of them fell in love. They have two children, a daughter, and a son named Azlaan.
Her role as Khirad Ehsan in the famous TV series, Humsafar, which was also broadcasted in India, earned her a lot of praise and she quickly became a fan favourite.
Mahira’s first role as an actor was in the film Bol, which was directed by Shoaib Mansoor.
Mahira Khan will also be seen alongside Shahrukh Khan in his upcoming film, Raees. Her film Bin Roye received tremendous response from the film watchers.
2. Humaima Malik
Humaima Malik was born in Quetta on November 18, 1987. She started modeling at the age of 14. The beauty was also named as South Asia’s 8th most fancied women.
She married a fellow actor Shamoon Abbasi in 2009, but they split up after only a year.
Later, she was also rumoured to be dating Wasim Akram, but the gossip died down when the latter married his Australian girlfriend, Shaniera Thompson.
Humaima has been the talk of the town ever since her debut in the TV series, Ishq Junoon Deewangi. She made her film debut with Bol. She also appeared in the 2012 Shehzad Rafique film, Ishq Khuda.
Humaima is currently shooting for her Bollywood movie Sher, which is being directed by Soham Shah. She is also in contract for three films with Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Her performance in Kunal Deshmukh’s film, Raja Natwarlal, opposite to Emraan Hashmi earned her positive response from viewers. She will also be working with Shaan Shahid for the movie, Mission Allahu Akbar.
3. Iman Ali
Iman Ali, born December 19, 1980, is a widely renowned actress and model, who has worked in both Pakistan and India. She is the daughter of known TV actor Abid Ali. Her parents are separated and Iman is said to have a distant relationship with her parents.
Iman Ali was also rumored to have an affair with the Bollywood director, Imtiaz Ali. She reportedly lived with him in India for a brief time. They have since broken up, and she has reduced her visits to India.
In 2007, Iman made her debut in Khuda Kay Liye, which was directed by Shoaib Mansoor starring opposite Shaan, Fawad Khan and Naseeruddin Shah.
She went on to win the ‘Best Actress’ award for it at the 2008 Lux Style Awards.
In 2015, she will be seen playing a lead role in Anjum Shehzad’s Mah-e-Meer, starring opposite to Fahad Mustafa and Sanam Saeed.
Despite of her battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Iman has managed to deliver performances that applaud her talents. She is also known be very selective about her work.
4. Mehwish Hayat
Mehwish Hayat was born on January 6, 1983. She is an actress, model and singer who grabbed the attention of TV audiences very quickly and become one of the top television actresses very quickly.
Her stunning performances in TV serials like Meray Qatil Meray Dildar, Ishq Mein Teray, Mirat-ul-Uroos, Kabhi Kabhi, and Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain made her a fan favourite.
Her 2015 comedy film, Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, is breaking box office records across screens in Pakistan. This film also stars Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ahmed Ali Butt and Humayun Saeed.
Mehwish also had a mesmerizing item song ‘Billi’ in the Lollywood comedy flick Na Maloom Afraad, garnering critical acclaim from the audience and it was positively reviewed by the top critics of industry.
5. Saba Qamar
Saba Qamar born April 5, 1984, is a multi-talented actress, model and TV host who has been captivating Pakistani TV viewers with her work since 2004.
Her real name is Sabahat Qamar, and she was born in Gujranwala, Punjab. She spent her early life there with her grandmother after her father passed away. She chose the career of acting because of her passion for it.
She has appeared in several hit TV serials, films and as a host of a satire based comedy show, Hum Sub Umeed Say Hain.
She has won multiple Best TV Actress Awards. Her brilliant performances in Pani Jaisa Pyar, Dastaan, Maat, and Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahi made the serials super hit.
Her recent film Manto, which was based on the life and works of controversial Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto is receiving appreciation from audiences and critics.
6. Sara Loren
Sara Loren, real name Mona Lizza Hussain was born on December, 11, 1985 in Kuwait.
In 2001, after her father passed away, Sara’s family shifted back to Pakistan and this is where she started building a career for herself as a model and an actor.
Alongside acting, Sara loves poetry, painting, writing and travelling. In 2012, Mona Lizza decided to change her name to Sara Loren and shifted to Mumbai, the City of Dreams.
She made her Bollywood debut with Pooja Bhatt’s romantic thriller film, Kajraare, opposite Himesh Reshammiya in 2010. Her second performance was in the 2013 film, Murder 3.
She will also be seen in 2015 upcoming Bollywood film, Barkhaa. She is currently filming for Prakash Jha’s film, Fraud Saiyyan.
7. Ainy Jaffri
Ainy Jaffri born on June 9, 1981, is a model, actress and voice over artist. She was born in Pakistan but spent most of her life in Singapore.
She went to McGill University in Canada. She worked at an advertising firm in Singapore after that, before eventually returning to Pakistan.
She made her debut with the drama series Dreamers, but she received appreciation more for her work in Meri Behan Maya. She was nominated for ARY Film Award for ‘Best Star Debut Female’ and ARY Film Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’.
Often compared to Kristen Stewart because of her looks, Ainy made her Lollywood debut in 2013 with Humayun Saeed’s film, Main Hoon Shahid Afridi. She is also the voice of the main character in Burka Avenger, Pakistan’s first female superhero.
All these Pakistani actresses ooze beauty, brains and undoubtable talent. We love and adore these gorgeous ladies.
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