10 Pakistani celebrities who have worked in Hollywood

10 Pakistani celebrities who have worked in Hollywood

We only talk about Pakistani stars working in Indian films and earning tremendous fame, however not many of us actually know that our stars have also worked in Hollywood projects and have made a mark with their extraordinary talent.

Here are 10 Pakistani celebrities who have worked in Hollywood films and programmes.

  1. Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Arguably the greatest musician Pakistan has ever produced, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s music has been included in many known films and serials such as Natural Born Killers and Dead Man Walking.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

  1. Adnan Siddiqui

The actor and model starred as Dost Aliani alongside Angelina Jolie and Irrfan Khan in “A Mighty Heart”.

Adnan Siddiqui

  1. Sajid Hassan

He too played a role in “A Mighty Heart” as Zubair.

Sajid Hassan

  1. Mahnoor Baloch

The actress made her Hollywood debut by working in movie named “Torn”. She is also looking forward to working in many international projects.

Mahnoor Baloch

  1. Meesha Shafi

The actress and singer was seen in “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” which starred Liev Schreiber, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri and Kate Hudson.

Meesha Shafi

  1. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Pakistan’s only Oscar-winning director earned tremendous fame for her documentaries named “Saving Face”, “Song of Lahore”, and “Ho Yaqeen”.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

  1. Atif Aslam

Atif Aslam’s three songs were featured in the soundtrack of an American independent film “Man Push Cart”.


  1. Strings

The current producers of Coke Studio Pakistan, Strings’ song “Najanay Kyun” was a soundtrack of super-hero flick Spider-Man 2.


  1. Iqbal Theba

He starred in “Glee” where he appeared as Principal Figgins. Many known stars and musicians namely Ricky Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sara Jessica Parker were also part of that show.

Iqbal Theba

  1. Mir Zafar Ali

He provided special effects is many renowned films including “The Golden Compass”, “Spiderman 3”, “X Men: First Class” and “Life of Pi” among many others. He won an Academy Award for his work in animated flick “Frozen”.

Mir Zafar Ali


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