Famous Pakistani - Pakistani Celebrities

Come to think of Pakistan and your mind will be swamped with images of nefarious crimes, political instability, Talibanism, corrupt elites and terrorism. But beyond all the hostile headlines and bad press, there exists another Pakistan — a country that boasts of unparalleled geographic beauty, mind-boggling architectural glories, unbelievable archaic bazaars and heart-warming people. That is right! Pakistanis beat many nationalities when it comes to their warm hospitality. But that is not the only good thing about India’s next-door neighbor. Besides being home to the highest mountain range, largest deep sea port, highest paved international road, highest polo ground, and largest irrigation system, Pakistan is the first Islamic nation to attain nuclear power. A minefield of inexhaustible talent and unlimited resources, Pakistan has given the world some exemplary figures like Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Malala Yousafzai, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Wasim Akram, Imran Khan and many other unsung heroes who have contributed to promote a pro-Pakistani image to the world. It is because of their individual efforts that today Pakistan is appreciated, however little. Let us draw inspiration from the lives of famous Pakistanis through their timeline, trivia and interesting facts covered in their biographies here.

Find out more about the greatest Pakistanis, including Kumail Nanjiani, Malala Yousafzai, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Imran Khan and Muhammad Iqbal.

The Most Famous Pakistani

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Bushra ManekaAugust 6, 1968PakistaniBushra Maneka is the wife of former cricketer and the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan
Iqbal Masih1983PakistaniIqbal Masih was a Pakistani boy who suffered as a child labourer and later became a symbol of child labour
Saba QamarApril 5, 1984PakistaniSaba Qamar is one of the top Pakistani film and television actresses, best known for her performance in the biographical movie 'Manto'
Shahveer JafryNovember 26, 1993PakistaniShahveer Jafry is a Pakistani sketch-comedy artist
Kumail NanjianiFebruary 21, 1978PakistaniKumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host
Iskander MirzaNovember 15, 1899PakistaniIskander Mirza is the last Governor-General of Pakistan, and the first President of the country
Muhammad Ali BograOctober 19, 1909PakistaniMuhammad Ali Bogra was the third Prime Minister of Pakistan and was known for initiating bilateral talks with India on the Kashmir issue
Asif Ali ZardariJuly 26, 1955PakistaniThis famous Pakistani politician was the country’s first democratically elected President and husband of late Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Altaf HussainSeptember 17, 1953PakistaniAltaf Hussain who currently resides in the UK after being exiled from his homeland, is the leader of the fourth largest political party in Pakistan
Abdul Sattar EdhiJanuary 1, 1928PakistaniAbdul Sattar Edhi was a legendary Pakistani philanthropist and humanitarian who founded the Edhi Foundation

Liaquat Ali Khan

Liaquat Ali Khan was the first Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shaukat Aziz

Shaukat Aziz was the Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2004 to 2007

PakistaniMarch 6, 1949227 views

Noor Jehan

Noor Jehan was a famous Pakistani singer and actress who was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum

Abida Parveen

Abida Parveen is a Pakistani singer counted amongst the world's greatest mystic singers

Pakistani1954185 views

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was a Pakistani musician and singer, counted amongst the greatest voices ever recorded

Mehdi Hassan

Mehdi Hassan was a Pakistani ghazal singer, famously called the "King of Ghazal"

PakistaniJuly 18, 1927120 views

Iskander Mirza

Iskander Mirza is the last Governor-General of Pakistan, and the first President of the country

PakistaniNovember 15, 1899304 views

Muhammad Ali Bogra

Muhammad Ali Bogra was the third Prime Minister of Pakistan and was known for initiating bilateral talks with India on the Kashmir issue

PakistaniOctober 19, 1909276 views

Khawaja Nazimuddin

Khawaja Nazimuddin, from Bangladesh, was a popular political figure, having served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan

PakistaniJuly 19, 1894106 views

Fatima Jinnah

Fatima Ali Jinnah was a famous Pakistani politician and activist and sister of Mohammed Ali Jinnah

PakistaniJuly 31, 1893132 views