The actress began her journey by featuring in drama serials.
Pakistani actresses are certainly making their mark in the entertainment industry and with greater popularity comes a higher paycheque.
Pakistani films and dramas are followed both at home and abroad. The Pakistani entertainment industry has produced some of the finest talents worldwide.
The leading ladies are known for their amazing acting skills, grace and beauty.
In fact, many Pakistani female stars have paved a way by themselves without having an artistic background through their enticing performances onscreen.
Understandably, the leading female celebrities have garnered large and loyal fan followings who champion their work.
With their great success and fame, Pakistani actresses have also increased their amount on their respective paycheques.
We explore the highest paid actresses in the Pakistani entertainment industry.
Former actress Ayesha Khan is still considered one of the highest paid actress in Pakistan.
After her marriage in 2018, Ayesha Khan retired from acting.
However, she continues to be remembered for her character portrayals in dramas like Parsa (2010-2011), Mujhe Khuda Pe Yaqeen Hai (2013-2014), Khuda Mera Bhi Hai (2016-2017), Woh Aik Pal (2013-2014) to name a few.
Ayesha Khan charged Rs 250,000 (£2,634.12) per episode for television dramas.
The actress has also tried her hand at acting in films like Waar (2013), Abhi Toh Main Jawan Hoon (2013) and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (2015).
In second position is Pakistani actress Aamina Sheikh. The model-turned-actress has gained wide recognition for starring in female-centric dramas.
Main Qadir Hoon (2010), Mera Saaein (2010), Hum Tum (2010) are a few of the dramas she has featured in.
For each episode, Aamina charges around Rs 400,000 (£4,214.33).
The actress has also gone on to star in films like Heer Maan Ja (2019), O21 (2014), Good Morning Karachi (2013) and many more.
Talented actress Sajal Aly is another name worthy of mention. Her impeccable acting skills have seen her become a fan favourite.
She has featured in many Pakistani television dramas across many genres.
For example, the comedy-drama Mohabbat Jaye Bhar Mein (2012), the romantic serials Sitamgar (2012) and Meri Ladli (2012) to mention few.
Recently, her hit drama Yeh Dil Mera (2019-2020) came to an end.
The actress’ paycheque stands at Rs 650,000 for each episode.
Sajal has also starred in two films. These include Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai (2016) and the Bollywood film, Mom (2017).
Following suit we have the nation’s favourite Ayeza Khan. She is synonymously linked with Pakistani television dramas.
Ayeza Khan’s fans will remember her in dramas like Do Qadam Door Thay (2014), Koi Chand Rakh (2018-2019), Kahi Unkahi (2012-2013) and many more.
Currently, she is starring in the serial Meharposh (2020) opposite her husband Danish Taimoor.
The actress charges Rs 650,000 (£6,821.55) per episode.
As of now, she has not stepped into the film industry. We wait to see if this is a venture she pursues later.
Popular Pakistani actress Saba Qamar is another established star who has made her mark in the industry.
Her impressive career has seen her grace both Pakistani television dramas and films.
Dastaan (2010), Baaghi (2017), Paani Jaisa Pyaar (2011) are some of her finest dramas.
For the same, she charges Rs 800,000 (£8,411.76) for each episode and we can see why.
She was last seen in the hit drama Cheekh (2019). Not only that, but the actress also has several successful films to her name.
These include Lahore Se Aagey (2016), Manto (2015), Dil Diyan Gallan (2018) to name a few.
In fact, Saba Qamar has another film in the pipeline titled, Kamli.
Up next, we have renowned Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat.
Starting out as a model, Mehwish went on to acting in Pakistani dramas where she gained recognition.
Some honourable mentions include Meray Qatil Meray Dildar (2011), Mirat-ul-Uroos (2012), Kabhi Kabhi (2013) amongst others.
However, her last drama was the 2016 serial Dilagi. Mehwish earned Rs 800,000 (£8,411.76) per episode.
Since then, she has starred in several films and has cemented a loyal fan following.
Some of these include Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (2015), Load Wedding (2018), Punjab Nahi Jaungi (2017) and more.
Having achieved immense success onscreen, Mehwish has voiced her thoughts of becoming the Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2028.
One of the most popular faces in Pakistani entertainment is none other than Mahira Khan.
The actress began her journey by featuring in drama serials. These include Neeyat (2011), Hamsafar (2011-2012), Bin Roye (2016-2017) to name a few.
Mahira then went on to star in films like the 2017 thriller Verna, the 2020 action film The Legend of Maula Jatt, the 2019 romantic comedy Parey Hut Love and many more.
Reportedly, the actress charges approximately Rs 850,000 (£8,939.54) per episode in a drama serial making her the highest paid actress.
The figures mentioned above are in accordance with Reviewit.pk.
As the popular expression goes, ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’.
The fine talent and service provided by these Pakistani actresses are certainly worthy of their paycheques.