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.
- 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.
- Adnan Siddiqui
The actor and model starred as Dost Aliani alongside Angelina Jolie and Irrfan Khan in “A Mighty Heart”.
- Sajid Hassan
He too played a role in “A Mighty Heart” as Zubair.
- 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.
- Meesha Shafi
The actress and singer was seen in “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” which starred Liev Schreiber, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri and Kate Hudson.
- Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Pakistan’s only Oscar-winning director earned tremendous fame for her documentaries named “Saving Face”, “Song of Lahore”, and “Ho Yaqeen”.
- Atif Aslam
Atif Aslam’s three songs were featured in the soundtrack of an American independent film “Man Push Cart”.
The current producers of Coke Studio Pakistan, Strings’ song “Najanay Kyun” was a soundtrack of super-hero flick Spider-Man 2.
- 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.
- 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”.