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Cybil Sadiq (Urdu, Punjabi: صیبعل) (born 1984) is a Pakistani model known for her ads for Mobilink Indigo.
Sadiq's mother, who is German, thought her daughter could be a model and encouraged her to get a portfolio made. Pakistani model Vaneeza Ahmad and her brother Amir introduced her to fashion photographers Ather and Shahzad.
After steadily modeling for about two years, Sadiq surprised the fashion world when she announced that she was getting married. She is married to Kashif, and they have two sons.
Ayesha Khan, (born September 27, 1982) is a Pakistani television actress.
Khan was born in a Pakistani family on 27 September 1982. Her family basically hails from Lahore, Pakistan. Her father is of Punjabi descent and her mother is of Kashmiri descent.
Khan was raised in Abu Dhabi and Canada. She adapted into the Pakistani culture just as her career in Pakistan's entertainment industry began.
Khan can be credited for playing some extremely well-loved characters on the Pakistani television. She has appeared in several Pakistani television serials. She is not only the top model but leading drama actress of Pakistan TV industry. Her notable dramas include Mane na ye dil and Kafir. One of her most popular acts has been the character of Sajjal in Mehndi, a 2003 drama serial which was produced by Ever new Pictures and directed by Javed Fazil, where she played opposite Humayun Saeed. Ayesha Khan has earned herself reputation in the industry as a skilled actress over the years.
Jia Ali (Urdu: جیاعلی, often spelled as Gia Ali) is a Pakistani Model and actress.
Jia was born in 1972 at Lahore Pakistan. Jia hails from a Punjabi Christian family, Ali began her career at the age of nineteen when she was discovered while working at a Pakistani Salon.
In 1991, Ali booked a Wrangler Jeans commercial and walked the ramp for its fashion show. She was approached by members of Lollywood, Pakistan's film industry. It was while she was in Islamabad, Ali was introduced to Sajjad Gul, a producer, who signed her to play a role in the movie Deewaney Terey Pyar Key. Following the success of the film, Ali acted in several movies that consolidated her success while continuing to travel between Lahore and Karachi for modeling assignments. She has four other brothers. Her brother, Munna Mushtaq, is a Fashion Photographer. Her father Saleem Abbas resides in Slough, England.
Humayun Saeed (Memoni, Urdu: ہمایوں سعید) (born July 27, 1971) is a Pakistani actor, model and producer.
Saeed, who belongs to Memon family, has four younger brothers, Babar, Amir, Adnan and Salman. He and his wife Samina reside in Karachi.
Saeed obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, before establishing himself as a garment factory production manager in Karachi, where he stayed from 1991- 1995.
Saeed first appeared on television at the end of 1995. He accepted roles in various drama serials, appearing alongside other actors such as Aaminah Haq and Faryal Gohar. Taking up modeling as a side-by-side profession, Saeed soon received coverage for "his looks, his etiquette and above all, for his impressive voice."
His first television play was 'Ye Jahan.' In 1996, he was declared Best Actor, at the PTV Performance Awards, for his performance in the play "Ab tum ja sakte ho." The same year he earned another Best Actor award for his performance in the telefilm 'Zeher.' His First Television Serial was 'Karooron Ka Aadmi' produced by Nadeem A. Khan.
Humayun shot to fame with his tremendous acting talents as he continues to impress the Pakistani Audiences and across the border as well. To
Somy Ali (Urdu: سومی علی; born March 25, 1976) is a former Bollywood actress and current model and journalist. She has her own clothing line, So-Me Designs apart from running a non profit organization, No More Tears. Additionally, Somy is currently touring the United States giving lectures about social issues.
Born to an Iraqi mother, Tehmina and a Pakistani father, Madan, she has two sisters, Hina and Huma and one younger brother, Mohammed. After studying at the Convent of Jesus & Mary High School in Karachi until the age of 7, she, her mother and brother re-located to Florida U.S.A, before moving to Mumbai, India to focus on her acting career, where she appeared in 9 movies and had several modeling assignments.
In January 1999, Somy returned to the U.S.A to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She attended Nova Southeastern University in Florida and graduated in three years' time. Somy worked at a local radio station doing talk-shows on social and political issues for two years while working on her bachelor's degree. It was during this time that she became very interested in journalism and decided to attend the University of Miami to obtain a Master's degree in print
Aaminah Haq (Urdu: ﺁﻣﻨﮫ ﺣﻖ, also variously spelled Aamina Haq and Amna Haq) is a Pakistani model and actress more famous as a Lux model and for her role in the television drama Mehndi.
Haq was born in Lahore, Pakistan on 4 November 1972. She is the daughter of former Chief Minister and Governor of Punjab, Mustafa Khar and his fifth wife, Shezade Nilofar Haq. She is an only child.
Over the years, Haq has acted in a number of Urdu dramas. Her serials such as Chaandni Raatain and Ghulam Gardish have been well received.
Haq's magnum opus in drama is considered to be Mehndi: The Color of Emotions. The drama became popular not only for its storyline, but also for the acting by various actors. Haq's acting, in particular, won praise from critics. She also won the Lux Style Awards for the best actress for her drama Mehndi beating veterans like Bushra Ansari and Sania Saeed
She is a professional model who has worked with many designers in Pakistan. Haq has modelled for a large number of magazines, including She, Libas, Visage, Women's Own, Fashion Collection and Newsline. Also she won the Lux Style Awards for the best model.
She also hosted three seasons of Lux Style ki Duniya, and hosted a
Sadia Imam was born in Islamabad, in 1979. She is a Pakistani TV actress and Model. She has appeared in Commercials, Dramas, and Musical Videos. She is the sister of actress and comedian Aliya Imam.
Sadia Imam became the host of morning show 'Mast Mornings' on Dawn News and the show started from 6th February, 2012.
Fahad Mustafa (born June 26, 1983) is a Pakistani television actor, producer and model. He has acted in many television serials throughout 2000s and is the son of Sindhi character actor Salahuddin Tunio. He started his career with Sheeshay Ka Mahal in 2002 and has established a huge name for himself in Pakistani television industry.
Fahad Mustafa is also known as "Sunny Tunio". His notable television serials include Sheeshay Ka Mahal, Haal-e-Dil, Bahu Rani, Ae Dasht-e-Junoon, Aashti, Pul Siraat and Mastana Mahi. Fahad has portrayed many different character roles throughout his career and his most notable performance was in Main Abdul Qadir Hoon. He is also a host of Ary Digital competition dance show Nachle. He was nominated for a Lux Style Award for Best TV Actor (Satellite) for his performance in Haal-E-Dil. The results have not yet been announced.
Fahad Mustafa started his acting career with a silent role in Sheeshay Ka Mahal (2002). Although the drama flopped but Fahad was noticed for his silent role in the serial for about 17 or 18 episodes. Despite being the son of an actor, Fahad's early career was very troubled as he had to face the misbehavior of his seniors but he would
Kashif Khan (born August 17, 1977 in Karachi, Pakistan) is a Pakistani stage and television actor. He was the winner of reality show Comedy Circus paired with Ali Asghar.
His real name is Mohammad Kashif Hasan Khan. Kashif began his career in 1999 as a model. In 2000, he began doing stand-up comedy and stage shows. He has a versatile personality who has appeared in TV serials, films and plays.
His serials include Adha Chula, Adventure time, Zehar Baat. He has acted in plays like Pyar Karna and Lagan. He has generally acted in plays which have a thriller theme. He has also hosted many events. He acted in a Pakistani film titled Amber.
Nirma (born Ayesha, on July 21, 1974) is a Pakistani Lollywood film actress and model, who has acted in many films and many stage and television dramas.
Nirma was born in Lahore but has lived most of her early life in Kuwait. After completing Bachelors, she returned to Pakistan.
When she returned to Pakistan she started off her career with modeling in 1996 after that she acted in television drama. Her first play was Ranjish which gained very good reviews. Her serial Do Chand was also very popular. She was spotted by a director Ejaz Durrani who offered her a role in movies. Her debut film was Bazigar 1996 after which she worked in many Urdu and Punjabi movies. Some of her famous movies include 'Laaj', 'Shararat', 'Qarz', 'Behram Daku' etc. She also ventured into Punjabi movies. One of her popular Punjabi movies is 'Babul Da Wera'. Syed Noor, the famous director, speaks very highly of her. She is also widely regarded as one of the best dancers in Pakistan. Apart from movies, she has also regularly appeared in Punjabi stage dramas. She has also acted in some music videos. Indian singer Daler Mehndi is also known to have approached her for his videos. Nirma has also established herself
Babra Sharif (Urdu: بابرہ شریف, Baabra. born 1954) is an actress in the Pakistani film industry during the 1980s and late 1970s. She started her career in television commercials. She made her presence felt in a 'Jet' washing powder commercial and came to be known as 'Jet' powder girl. Fair-haired, attractive and intelligent, Babra soon became a household name. Her appearance in the 'Lux' advertisement with the message, 'Aakhir loag hamara chehra he to deiktay hain', took her fame to the top. After a while, she appeared in Mohsin Shirazi's television play, which was telecast from Karachi television station. She worked with many famous names of her time, including Shahid, Nadeem, Waheed Murad, Ghulam Mohyedin and even Muhammad Ali. She had great success in Urdu films in Pakistan. She did a variety of roles which proved her versatility as an actress. Some critics have also considered her as the best actress of her time in Pakistan.
She worked in more than 100 movies.
After working in PTV drama Kiran Kahani in 1973, her first film was Intezar in 1974. Confident of her acting potential, Shamim Ara signed her for the film Bhool in 1974. Bhool was scheduled to be directed by S.Sulaiman.
Atiqa Odho (Urdu: عتیقہ اوڈھو; born 12 February 1968) is a Pakistani television and film actress, television host, politician and brand. She debuted in Anwar Maqsood's TV series Sitara aur Mehrunissa and later starred in a string of successful films, including Jo Darr Gya Woh Marr Gya, Mummy and Mujhe Chand Chahiye.
Odho was born in Karachi, Pakistan on February 12, 1968. She originally belongs to Village Tajodero, District Jacobabad. Her native village is in the name of her grandfather Late Taj Muhammad Khan Odho. She is married, and has three children. She started her professional life as a make-up artist and hairstylist in 1989. While working as a make-up artist for various advertising agencies in Karachi, she was discovered by television personality, Anwar Maqsood. She starred in his play, "Sitara Aur Mehrunissa" in 1993; the role turned her into a household name in Pakistan. In 1995, she made her film debut in Jo Darr Gya Woh Marr Gya.
Odho has since worked in many popular television and film projects and has been actively involved in both media and the cosmetic industry in Pakistan. She resides in the UAE and Pakistan.
Since 2009, she has also been engaged in philanthropic
Suneeta Marshall (born 1982) is a Pakistani model and television actress.
Marshall was born in Lahore, Pakistan to a Pakistani Christian family in 1982. She is a commerce graduate from St. Patrick's College (Karachi).
She started her acting career with a telefim named "Tere bina". Marshall was introduced into the modeling world by her aunt. She made her first appearance in a Garnier Fructis commercial and other hair products such as Pantene, Head and Shoulders and Kuene.She was also in a drama tair-e-lahoti as Mahnoor in 2008.
Marshall returned as a model for Gul Ahmed. She worked with fashion designers such as Deepak Perwani, HSY, Bunto Kazmi and Nilofer Shahid.
Marshall was chosen by Bunto Kazmi to model her clothes in 2000 for a Milan fashion show and later modeled for Dior and Gucci.
She starred in Abrar-ul-Haq's music video Preeto (Pretty) and in the music video for the Shehzad Roy song "Jana".
She appeared in the television movie called Tere Bina (without you) in which she played a young spoiled girl who elopes with her boyfriend and then later learns about the responsibilities of marriage, which was followed by a role in the television drama Malika in which she plays a
Adnan Siddiqui (Urdu: عدنان صدیقی) is a Pakistan model and television actor who has appeared in many commercials and drama serials, including Mehndi, Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan, Doraha, Hawa Rait Aur Aangan and Parsa. Siddiqui first started his filming career in the 1990s; he became notable for being cast in one of the famous travel reality shows of the time Gulls & Guys. In 2002, he was nominated for Best Actor (TV) in the Lux Style Awards. He also played a small role alongside Angelina Jolie in the 2007 film A Mighty Heart, a story based on the kidnapped American journalist Daniel Pearl.
Ayesha Omar (born October 12, 1980) is a Pakistani Actress, Model, singer, former MTV Pakistan VJ and painter. She is best known for portraying the character of Khoobsurat in ARY Digital's sitcom Bulbulay.
Born on October 12, 1980, Ayesha graduated from the prestigious National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, where she mastered in fine arts. She acquired fame with two of her hit singles, "Aao" and "Koi To Ho".
Since her early days at school, Ayesha had been keen in theater and charity work. She was a president at her arts school and managed theater productions along with doing costumes and conceptual creative work. She would dedicate her summers at the Rising Sun School for special children. At the age of eight, she started hosting a show with Muneeza Hashmi called Meray Bachpan Kay Din in which she would interview celebrities about their early days.
However, it was her break in the light teen comedy Kollege Jeans that prompted her career in television. The show was directed by another NCA graduate Jawad Bashir and cast her alongside Ali Zafar and other prominent TV personalities. Soon after she was invited to host a show called Rhythm for Prime TV where she interviewed
Mahnoor Baloch (July 14, 1970) is a Pakistani actress and model. She began her modelling career at the age of twenty and made her TV debut in 1993 with the drama serial Marvi.
Mahnoor Baloch was born on 4 July 1960 in U.S. and got married at age of 15. She started her modelling career in the early 90s. She appeared in the TV commercials of very well known brand names.
In 1993, she made her acting debut in the TV serial Marvi which was directed by Sultana Siddiqui. Although she did not appear in the lead role in this serial, her acting was appreciated by viewers. Her next series was Dosra Aasmaan. In this serial she performed the role of Abid Ali’s daughter. In early 90s she started her modelling career.
In 2000, Mahnoor Baloch started directing and producing her own Drama serials. Her first serial as director was “Lamhay”. Lamhay drama series was highly appreciated by viewers. Pakistani well known pop singer Shahzad Roy was also in this serial. Later she planned to direct another drama series Patjhar ki chaioon which was also liked by viewers. Mahnoor Baloch has a huge fan following throughout the country. She is currently working in a hollywood movie "Two Mothers" which is
Noor–ul–Ain, popularly known as Annie or Annie Khalid (Urdu: عینی) was born in Lahore, Pakistan on 27 March 1987. She came to UK at the age of 6 months.
She grew up in East London and later moved to Essex with her parents.
Her music career started in late 2005, when Annie, sitting bored at home, started humming a melody. She met a music arranger through a friend, who helped her compose the very simple, yet catchy song "Mahiya."
Annie was encouraged by family and friends to take it a step further. She got in touch with a record company and preparations for an ordinary video were made.
The video was soon released in Pakistan. With her simple rendition and style of singing, along with catchy lyrics, the song became an instant hit. It started getting ripped from the video to be sold separately. Mahiya became the most accessed Pakistani pop song on the Internet for in 2005 and 2006.
Bollywood cinema moguls Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt expressed their desire to use Annie’s song Mahiya, for their movie “Awarapan," which consequently gained her more fame and fan following.
2010 proved to be a lucky year for the star. On 25 November 2010 Annie released her UK Debut single "Be My Baby"
Iffat Rahim (Urdu: عفت رحیم), née Iffat Omar, is a Pakistani former model who achieved success in the late 80s and early 90s. Rahim is also an actress, director and producer, and has had roles on various TV shows. She won an award for best fashion magazine host at the Indus TV's first award show in 2004.
Tapu Javeri (Urdu: ٹپو جویری; born Mustapha Farabi Javeri on 05th May 1965) is an award winning Pakistani fashion and art photographer, radio host and jewellery designer. He works as a freelance Photographer and was the photo editor of the Xtra magazine. He also designs handbags and T-shirts for his own label "Tapulicious" as well as for the Pakistani fashion designer Maheen Khans label "Gulabo".
He hosts two radio shows The Dark Room and Magic Carpet on CityFm89 (a country wide radio channel in Pakistan). In 2010 and 2011, he was one of the judges for Lux Style Awards.
Javeri is the son of jeweller Hassan Ali Mohammad Javeri and Ayesha Javeri. He has four siblings. He went to Karachi Grammar School for his early education and then he went to BARD College, New York, USA to study Anthropology. After that he went to Athens, Greece for Masters in Archeology but had to come back to Pakistan after the internship.
At the age of 9 , Javeri's first photograph was published in Dawn, a leading Pakistani newspaper. He then worked for magazines like “Teenager”, “Libas”, “Fashion Collection”, “Newsline”, "Gallerie (India)" Visage and “Herald”. He became Photo-editor for the Pakistani fashion
Angeline Malik is a Pakistani director and actress.
Malik won the Lux Style Awards in 2006 for best director and a nomination for best actress. She is also famous for the first coming-of-age talk show Black and White on Indus Vision and for her selection of diverse characters. Her name comes in the top five directors of Pakistan working in this field. She is also known as a producer, working under the banner of Angelic Films.
Malik entered in the fashion and showbiz world about ten years back. Since then, Angeline Malik is continuously establishing her name by working hard in various fields. Other than showing her guts on the fashion ramps, Malik has also proved herself as a producer, director, and as an anchor. Malik has performed diverse types of characters in many T.V dramas, on different channels. Malik is more touchy and selective about the projects she adopts for direction. She has created a name for herself in an industry that is mostly male dominated through the roles she has played and the subjects she has chosen.
Angeline Malik has one elder brother and sister Dr. Arshad khan Malik and Amberine Khan residing in Islamabad with her mother Anees Khan Malik and a younger
Sanam Saeed is an English-Pakistani fashion model and drama serials actress. She started her career from Karachi as comedian in 2001. She has worked in Dawn News for some time. Now she is working in the drama serials on Hum TV and ARY Digital. She has also worked in film industry.
Sanam Saeed was born in London and shifted to Karachi in 1991 at the age of 6. She did her O Level from Bay View High School, and joined L'ecole for Advanced Studies for her A Level.
She had started acting at childhood and started modeling when she was 16. As a teenager Sanam didn't enjoy modeling too much and was afraid "I was too young to be caught up in the industry therefore seldom did shows." As an adult, she grew to be more confident with a stronger, more mature head on her shoulders and found modeling more interesting and easier.
She later contributed her vocals to the popular music show Coke Studio as a background singer.
She continues to work in Pakistani television serials, her most recent being 'Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu' on Hum TV.
Mona Lizza (born 11 December 1979) is a Pakistani actress. She made her debut in the movie Kajraare and stepped into the Bollywood arena.
Mona Lizza, is a Pakistani actress. She was born on 11 December 1979 in Kuwait to a Muslim family. She has four siblings and was named "Mona" before her birth by her father. The "Lizza" was added in by other relatives and friends when Mona Lizza was around three years of age. After the death of her father in 2001, Mona Lizza's family moved back to Pakistan which is where she started her career as an actress. Mona's interests consist of poetry, painting, writing and travelling the world.
Mona accompanied a close friend who was a model to dance in a photo shoot. The photographer took a few casual pictures of Mona which was what won Mona Lizza her first ad campaign. Following this, Mona Lizza made her acting debut in 2003 with Pakistani director S. Suleman in the serial called Rabia Zinda Rahegi.
Mona Lizza has been part of Pakistani artist performances in the United States, UK, and Canada. She has also done theater, Anarkali, Shahyad Issi Ka Naam Mohabbat Hai Sheiftaa, in Karachi and Delhi.
In 2012, her movies Gidh and Saltanat are to be released.
Deepak Perwani (born 1973) (Sindhi: ديپڪ پرواني) is a well known Pakistani fashion designer. He is one of the prominent members of the Hindu Sindhi community in Pakistan. He has a brother, Naveen Perwani who is a snooker player.
The designer has recently created the world's largest kurta. The kurta, large enough to be worn by a 175-foot-tall (53 m) person, was unveiled at a public ceremony.The Guinness Book of World Records later certified the entry based on a rigorous documentation process. The kurta weighs 800 kg, is 101 feet tall and 59 feet 3 inches wide. Each sleeve is almost 57 feet long. It took a team of 50 hardworking professional tailors a period of 30 days to make the kurta. The huge kurta is made of 800 yards of cotton blend fabric. According to Perwani, "the kurta is an intrinsic symbol of Pakistani attire, and (this garment) has successfully put it on the global map. A kurta represents the essence of what we are and defines our individuality in today's world." The world's largest designer kurta will later be used to create smaller kurtas that will be donated to children's homes run by the Edhi Foundation, a Pakistani NGO.The fashion designer Deepak Perwani is running
Amina Shafaat (Urdu: آمنہ شفاعت; born June 8, 1978) is a Pakistani former model.
Shafaat attended Lahore Grammar School and is a graduate of Kinnaird College, Lahore. She had no initial intentions of becoming a model or joining the entertainment business. Her discovery was accidental. A fashion photographer saw her at a party and made her a modeling offer, she initially refused. After taking permission from home, she started modeling. Her biggest break was the music video for Faakhir's song "Dilruba." Shafaat feels that it's the best part of her short career. The idea of the video was conceived, keeping her in mind.
She has worked with many photographers, including Khawer Riaz, Rehan Qureshi and Rizwan Beig. Shafaat is best known as the model who refused to wear sleeveless dresses. People in the fashion industry predicted her career will be short-lived and she would get very little work in the industry, yet she continued to be part of many TV commercials, including Pantene, Everyday, Fair & Lovely, Lipton, Sony, Paktel Tango and Nestle Pure Life to name a few. She was at her prime when she left modeling in early 2006.
She is currently settled in Paris and working as a designer for
Imran Abbas Naqvi (born October 15, 1982) is a Pakistani actor and model, best known for his role in the TV drama "Khuda Aur Muhabbat". He was born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan and has starred in a number of roles in a short span of time. He has been cast in a Bollywood movie directed by Rahul Dholakia, in which he will play a Pakistani character.
Naqvi has appeared in advertisements and commercials for brands like Coca-Cola, Sprite, Mobilink, and Lipton Tea.
Imran Abbas was born on October 13, 1973 and raised in Islamabad. He studied architecture at the NCA in Lahore, but decided to pursue a modelling and acting career. He enjoys writing poetry in his spare time. He is an actor and his best role is in the Urdu drama: "Khuda Aur Muhabbat".
Noor (Punjabi, Urdu: نور; born July 3, 1982) is a Pakistani actress and model. She has mainly appeared in Urdu and Punjabi Lollywood films and several television commercials.
Noor was born in Lahore, Pakistan. She has a younger sister, Faaria Bukhari, Who married and later divorced after 4 years, Faaria has also joined Television Network after her divorce and now is doing some dramas on different channels of Pakistan Media. Faria was also used to be a child-star in Pakistani movies in mid 80's and is a contestant on the reality dance competition show, Nachley Season 3. Noor judged the first two seasons. Actress Sana Nawaz is her Aunty.
Noor made her acting debut as a child-star in mid 80's in Pakistani movies like Uroosa, Jannat, Payar karan toh nai darna etc. in which she played the childhood roles of leading ladies like Reema, Resham, Meera, Babra, Maria Wasti, Mishi khan, Anjuman, Laila, Saima, Durdana Rehman, Neeli, Nilo, Sana and of Iman Ali etc.
She made her debut as a grownup leading lady/heroine in 2000 in the film Mujhe Chand Chaahiye along with Shaan and has since appeared in more than a dozen Urdu and Punjabi films. She left the film industry due to couple of marriages
Javeria Abbasi (Urdu: جویریہ عبّاسی) is a Pakistani former female model turned television actress. She has acted in various films and dramas, including the Hum TV serials Dil, Diya, Dehleez (in which she plays a lead role) and Thori Si Khushiyan as well as Doraha, Andata, Sotayli, Tere Liye; the ARY Digital serials Phool Wali Gali and Phir Kho Jayye Na and PTV serials Maamta and Chahatain. More recently, she will be featuring in the upcoming 2011 film Saltanat. She has been nominated once for the "best actress" title in the Lux Style Awards for her performance in Najia.
Javeria was born and brought up in Karachi to a middle class family; her father was a reputable writer while her mother came from a family of traditional herbal pharmacists. While still young, she survived an almost fatal car accident which caused critical injuries. Her body still bears the marks of surgery.
Her interest in acting initially started while she was still in college. Through successful stage performances, she acquired notability and decided to pursue a permanent career in filming. She was previously married to film actor and producer Shamoon Abbasi with whom she has one daughter. Shamoon reportedly left
Meesha Shafi (Urdu: میشا شافی) is a Pakistani singer, actress and model.
Meesha Shafi was born to Pakistani actress Saba Hameed and Syed Pervaiz Shafi . She is the granddaughter of famous Urdu Writer Hameed Akhtar.
She started her career with fashion design and is now ranked as one of Pakistan's leading Fashion models.
Shafi has acted in television programs such as "Muhabbat Khawab ki Soorat" and "Ye Zindagi to woh nahi". She is set to appear in the Hollywood adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist alongside Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Riz Ahmed, Kiefer Sutherland and Om Puri. She also played a role in Bilal Lashari's "Waar", as yet in the preproduction stages.
Shafi was lead the vocalist for Overload from 2008 until 2011. She was also featured in Coke Studio with Arif Lohar and as a solo artist. The single with Lohar gathered over 7 million views on YouTube, the most-viewed Coke Studio song yet. She has also contributed to the soundtrack of The Reluctant Fundamentalist in a track produced by her husband, musician Mahmood Rahman. Shafi will also be on Adil Omar's debut album, The Mushroom Cloud Effect, releasing in 2012 and also featuring guests such as Xzibit,
Munazza Qamar formerly known as Fiza Ali (Urdu: فزا علی) is a young pakistani model and actress, she started her modeling career in early 2000s, then in 2003 she also came into acting and she started her acting career with drama seriel Mehndi Wich was a veri big hit, and one of the memorable dramas of pakistani drama industry, and her most well known dramas are: love life aur lahore, Chunri, Woh Subah Kab Aayegi, Moum, And Many Many More,, in 2008 she married to Fawad Farooq, who is a Designer, after marriage she said good bye to karachi and came to lahore, she is curentlly living and working in lahore then in 2012 she also start hosting on A-Plus in a morning show called Subh Ki Fiza,,,, and she also starting singing officially veri soon, possiblly her Debut music album release at the end of 2012.
Sabahat Qamar, better known as Saba Qamar, is a Pakistani model and actress from Gujranwala. She has appeared in a variety of television dramas, as well as advertisements. She made her debut in the PTV drama Main Aurat Hoon, and is most well known for her roles as Suraiya in Dastaan, Sana in Pani Jaisa Piyar, Zoofishan in Jo Chalay To Jaan Se Guzar Gaye, and Saman in Maat. She is now the permanent host of the political satire show Hum Sub Umeed Se Hain.
Saba won the PTV Award for the best TV Actress in both Public and Jury choice categories in the 16th annual PTV awards on 23 July 2011.
Saba Belongs to a rich family. She has spent most of her life living in Gujranwala with her grandmother. She is engaged to her cousin, Mr. Farhan Ahmed, an engineer at PAF, and will be getting married in mid 2012 in Rawalpindi.
Some notable modelling appearances by Saba
Ahsan Khan (born October 9, 1981) is a British-born Pakistani actor. He first began acting in 1998. He appeared in the films Nikaah and Ghar Kab Aao Gay, which both were Platinum Jubilees, and later moved on to television. He has since appeared in many different drama serials and soaps. He is currently hosting a Ramadan quiz show called "Haya-Al-Al-Falah" aired on Hum TV.
Ahsan Khan began acting when he appeared in Nikaah and the very same year did Hans Ki Chaal for PTV. Nikaah was a super hit while the play, with Firdaus Jamal Sahib and Sana, was not as successful. Ghar Kab Aao Gay, the film in which Indian singers were introduced for the first time under pseudonyms, was also a hit.
Khan later appeared in the late Ashfaque Ahmed's Shala Kot. He was offered so many good projects that he decided to work for TV only.
Ahsan Khan was born in London. He has an identical twin brother, two elder sisters and an older brother. During his childhood, Khan's family frequently moved between England and Pakistan. He was doing a Masters degree in English Literature from Government College University, Lahore, but had to postpone it because of acting. He is married and has a daughter and a son.
Sonya Jehan (Urdu: سونیا جہاں)(born Sonya Rizvi) is a French-Pakistani Bollywood actress. Jehan's debut film was the big-budget period epic romance Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story in 2005. Jehan's original name was Sonya Rizvi but she changed her last name to Jehan in honor of her grandmother, Noor Jehan, a legendary singer and actress in British India and Pakistan.
Jehan's father is Akbar Hussain Rizvi, who is the eldest son of Noor Jehan. Jehan's mother is Florence Rizvi, who is of French descent and lives in Karachi, Pakistan. She is the owner of one of Karachi's French restaurants, Cafe Flo. Jehan had her early education in Pakistan, she did her O-levels from Centre of Advanced Studies (CAS). And she did her A-Levels from The Lyceum School. Jehan received a degree in design from St. Martin's College of Art and Design and is currently married to Vivek Narain, an Indian banker.
Jehan was also featured in an ad for Lux Soap in 2005. In 2007, she appeared in the film Khoya Khoya Chand and she appeared in blockbuster movie My Name is Khan.
Veena Malik (Urdu: وينا ملک, born Zahida Malik) is a Pakistani actress, model and comedienne. Over a span of ten years, she has worked with news channels and in movies.
Veena Malik was born in Rawalpindi in the province of Punjab, to Ali Malik, and his wife, Zeenat Malik. . She holds a BA in Sociology, Psychology and Persian.
Before starting her career off as an actress, Malik worked as a comedian for several television shows and series. She made her acting debut alongside Shaan and Zara Sheikh in Askari's Tere Pyar Mein (2000), which was a box office hit. She played a supporting role in the film and was barely acknowledged. However, she appeared in a supporting role in Javed Sheikh's Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa (2002).
In 2003, Malik appeared in Indo-Pak cross venture Punjabi film Pind Di Kuri which failed to do so well, however, the film turned out be the first Indo-Pak venture film with a budget of approximately 70 million rupees. She also appeared in Askari's Sassi Punno (2003) alongside Sana and Moammar Rana, however the film failed to do well at Lahore's cinemas and further screenings had stopped in cinemas after a week of its release. She then appeared in Rafique's Jageer.
Aamina Sheikh (born August 29) is a Pakistani actress and model best known for portraying the main leads in television serials Maat, Uraan, Ishq Gumshuda, Hum Tum and Daam. Sheikh also played leads, beside husband Mohib Mirza, in telefilms such as Aasmaan Chulay and Azfar Ali's Youth-oriented venture Baarish mein deewar.
Sheikh won an award in Best Emerging Talent's category on Lux Style Award 2009. She was also nominated for Model of the Year (Female) Award in the following year at Lux Style Award. She is L'Oreal Paris Pakistan's official spokesmodel.
Sheikh was born in New York City and is the daughter of Abdul Sheikh, a pharmacist by profession. Sheikh's paternal side of family have established themselves in textile business but her father had a passion for chemistry, hence he pursued it and became a pharmacist.
Sheikh has spent her childhood in Karachi and Riyadh. She received her primary education from Mama Parsi School and secondary from American International School (SAIS-R) in Riyadh. Sheikh continued further studies in Karachi and did her O-Levels and A-levels from St.Joseph's Convent and The Lyceum, respectively.Aamina has majored in Film Video production from Hampshire
Rafi Khawer (Urdu: رفیع خاور; died June 2, 1986) popularly known as Nanna (Urdu: ننھا), was a renowned comedy actor of Pakistani films and tv drama.
His first Urdu film was Watan ka sipahi, released in 1966. Nanna got breakthrough from film Noukar in 1975. He was hero in film Tehka Pehlwan in 1979 and same year his film Dubai Chalo was super hit on box office. His pair with Ali Ejaz was popular since film Insaniyat (1967 film).
He was regarded as an exceptional comedy talent and for many years was the star of the hit TV show " Alif Noon" that ran across three seasons during the 70s and 80s. He was a familiar face, well known and loved by all. He was a respected figure in his community.
On June 2,1986, Nanna committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. There was an unconfirmed reason to his death but many people find the reason to be a woman.
Sana Nawaz (born 26 April 1972), often credited as Sana (Urdu: ثناء), is a Pakistani film actress and model. She has achieved particular success since the late 1990s. She was introduced to the Lollywood film industry by director Syed Noor in his film Sangam in 1997.
Sana started her career as television actress. A relative of her mother, Shafique Hussain (an assistant producer on PTV) introduced her. Though her debut film, Jannat Ki Talash (1999), did not find succeed, her second film, Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa, (2002) was a success. Her other successful films include Kyun Tum Say Itna Pyar Hai (2005) and Kaafila (2007). She appears frequently on Geo's drama Yeh Zindagi Hai at a supporting role. Her film Ishq Be Parwah was released in January 2009, followed by Haseeno Ka Mela in February 2010. She is currently working on two films, Son of Pakistan and Taxi 190. And
Sana married film actor Fakhar Imam in Lahore on December 13, 2008. Imam is also working in the process to become an actor.
Ali Zafar (Punjabi, Urdu: علی ظفر, born May 18, 1980 in Lahore, Pakistan) is a Pakistani musician, composer, song writer, singer, actor, painter and model, popular for his music and now movies. His popular numbers include his hits like "Channo", "Rangeen", "Chal Dil Merey", "Dekha", "Masty", "Jhoom", "Sajania", "Madhubala","Voh Dekhney Mein", "Dastan-e-ishq" and "Yar Dhadhi Ishq". He started his singing career with the song "Jugnuon Se Bhar Le Aanchal" in the film Shararat, directed by Pakistani actress and director Samina Peerzada but made a big mark with his first single "Channo" from his first album "Huqa Pani" that sold more than seven million copies worldwide. The album turned out to be one of the biggest hits ever in Pakistan with "Channo" topping the charts all the way for a long time. Zafar made his acting debut in the 2010 Indian film Tere Bin Laden by director Abhishek Sharma. His second movie was Mere Brother Ki Dulhan followed by London, Paris, New York. He has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
Ali was born to two professors at the University of the Punjab. He initially attended the C.A.A. Public School and later moved to the Beaconhouse School System from where he
Mahira Khan (Urdu: ماہرہ خان), born Mahira Hafeez Khan (Urdu: ماہرہ حفیظ خان ), is a Pakistani VJ and actress. She has worked with satellite TV channels MTV Pakistan and Aag TV. She also starred in the film Bol.
Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan. She received her primary education from Foundation Public School, Karachi, and went on to Santa Monica Community College in Los Angeles for higher education.. She met with Ali Askari at Indus TV studios during her vacations and fell in love. They married in 2007 and have a son named "Azlaan".
She is also known by her nicknames of Maria, Mena and Mairu.
Khan began her career as a VJ when she was 16 years old. However, her dream was to become an actress. It came true when she started landing roles in TV series and films.
Khan hosted the live show Most Wanted for three days a week on MTV Pakistan, and hosted Weekend with Mahira on Aag TV. She has worked alongside other VJs like Anoushey Ashraf and Ali Charlie.
Her breakout acting role was as Khirad Ehsan in the popular TV serial drama Humsafar, which became one of the most widely-known dramas of the Pakistani TV industry. She was praised for her performance by both critics and fans.
Mehreen Raheel (Urdu: مہرین راحیل) is one of Pakistan's leading models, with dozens of product commercials, cover pages of magazines like Libaas, and many photo shoots of clothes and jewelry to her credit. She is a familiar face to Head & Shoulders and Pantene users, as well as to Lipton tea drinkers, Telenor and even Ufone phone users. She is also an actress who has appeared in television series and a TV Host.
She is the daughter of Simi Raheel who is a talented, renowned TV artist and a social activist who works for a leading NGO and is a gender trainer. Her family is from Lahore but she has traveled a lot due to her father being in Army. She admits that she was brought mainly by her mother because her father was in Rahimiyar Khan setting up a sugar mill in Quetta. She has a younger brother name Danyal Raheel, who is studying Bachelors in Theater, Film & Television from Beaconhouse National University Lahore and is in process of becoming an actor. Her nick name is Annie. She is a daughter of retired army captain Shahid.
Mehreen has changed many schools starting from the Lahore School of Arts & Sciences, Lahore Grammar etc. Since she was a child, she has had an eye for fashion
Naveen Waqar, also known as VJ Fuse, (born January 9, 1985) is a Pakistani Video Jockey, Actress, and Model. She is known for her fun, outgoing and lively nature.
Waqar was born in Pakistan and studied from The City School. She first began her career as a VJ, RJ (Radio Jockey) and a singer, and later opted to become an actress and model too. She enjoys going to movies, painting and travelling. Waqar has a brother, Faraz Waqar Haider, who is also an accomplished singer and recently released his debut album "Andher" in which the two siblings collaborated on the track, "Intizaar".
Waqar started her career with the live music request show, "Pick and Choose with Fuse" (hosted on AAG TV), under the alias VJ Fuse. The program is also noted for dealing with topics on day-to-day matters where people calling to the show can offer their opinions. As a Radio Jockey, Naveen also hosted the Radio One FM91 music show, "Morning Music Chaska". When she chose to become an actress, she got a role in the telefilm, "Ab Set Hai". Waqar's current and most popular role is in the Hum TV drama serial, "Humsafar". She portrays one of the main antagonists, Sara Ajmal, and works alongside Mahira Khan, Fawad
Zara Sheikh (Punjabi, Urdu: زارا شیخ; in Lahore, Pakistan) is a Pakistani model, actress and singer. She began her career through an ad campaign for Mobilink Jazz, working as a full-time model before making her debut on the cinema-screen.
Sheikh has acted in films such as Tere Pyar Mein, Salakhain and Laaj.
In 2003, she branched into singing, playback singing for her film Chalo Ishq Larain
Sheikh made her debut on billboards across Pakistan as the "JaZZ Girl" for one of Pakistan's prominent cellular service providers, Mobilink GSM.
Sheikh appeared in photoshoots in teen and fashion magazines and came to the attention of Khawar Riaz.
Sheikh has modelled for a large number of fashion designers, including designers Deepak Perwani, Umer Syed, Nomi Ansari,Sobia Nazir, Rizwan Baig, Ayesha Versay. Zara Sheikh is the brand ambassador for Salina-Wardah. Sheikh has also worked with Erum Imran, Asia-Saail, Nickie Nina, Sobia Nazir, HSY and companies including Crossroads, Levi's, SKIMYZ, Rijas, Bonanza(Satrangi), Lajwanti, Promize, Gulkari, Nishat Linen, Gul Ahmed, Bakhtawar Lawn and Nee Punhaal.
Sheikh has appeared in a large number of commercials for a variety of brands and products, ranging
Mehreen Syed (Urdu: مﮩرين سيد ) is a Pakistani model. She won the "International Model of the Year Award in 2007." Syed is the first Pakistani model to have appeared on the cover of the popular Middle East fashion magazine Alamra. She was crowned "Indigo-Sunday Face of the Year 2007" in Lahore.
Mehreen grew up with her widow mother, a lawyer,she has 3 sisters and one brother,in one of the famous Pakistani morning shows she said that all she is now is due to her. Her height is 5'9- 5'9½ being one of the tallest models in Lahore Pakistan.She is very humble by nature and being from Syed family she faced a lot of hindrances while she shrived to become a model.
Well known fashion model has participated in many fashion shows and catwalks, where she actually prove her self as a high profile fashion model.
Recently she has launched her own International Fashion Academy Pakistan [IFAP].
Vaneeza Ahmad Ali nicknamed Vinny (Urdu: ونیزہ احمد; born June 29, 1971) is a Pakistani model and actress.
Ahmad has earned a reputation of being the most famous and sought-after female model and celebrity in Pakistan. Initially interested in medicine with a degree in psychology, she joined modeling as a casual hobby only to be become the face of some of the leading brands in Pakistan.
Vaneeza got married on 27th. July, 2010 to businessman, Ali Afzal Malik (42 years). She had known him 15 years ago when they both lived in Lahore and has always expressed that he had always been the one true love of her life and had left her heartbroken when he left in 97 to go to the United states. She rejected many proposals of marriage, in hope of her one true love. He returned in 2009 and the two corresponded for a couple of months and then finally met again. The rest is a tale of true love prevailing. The couple had a very intimate and simple wedding in Lahore and the couple is known to be completely enthralled by each other. In an interview to Women's Own magazine (October2010) she has said that "we are soul mates, made for each other."
Vaneeza Ahmad was born into a Muslim family in Murree,
Iman Ali is a Pakistani actress and model.
She is the daughter of television/film actor Abid Ali and his first wife Humaira Ali. She has two sisters, one younger and one older, both of whom are also actresses.
Ali is known for portraying Anarkali in a seven-minute music video directed by Shoaib Mansoor. She co-hosted the Lux Style Awards in 2005 and has since starred television productions.
In 2007, Ali made her film debut in Shoaib Mansoor's Khuda Kay Liye for which she received the Lux Style Award for 'Best Actress' in 2008. She appeared in a supporting role in Shoaib Mansoor's second film, Bol.
Mikaal Zulfiqar (Urdu: میکال ذوالفقار) is a noted British-Pakistani actor and one of the most leading models.
Mikaal was born in London, England to a Pakistani father and English mother.
He came to Pakistan in 90's Studied from Lahore Lyceum and in year 2000 entered into the Pakistani industry. He started his career as a model and he was first time appeared in the video of song Sanu Tere Naal Pyar Ho Gya by Abrar-ul-Haq. Then he started his work in TV dramas and more concentration in modeling. He is mostly known for his appearance in all comedy commercials of Ufone. He has also worked in a Bollywood film Shoot on Sight in 2008. He was also nominated for the Lux Style Award in 2008.
Babrik Shah (Urdu, Pashto: بابرک شاہ) is a Pakistani film actor. He was introduced by Ajab Gul in film Kyun Tum Se Itna Pyar Hai. Later that year he also appeared in Reema Khan's Koi Tujh Sa Kahan. He achieved popularity after his role as the villain Basanta Singh in the famous 2010 drama serial Dastaan.
Babrak Shah is a son of the famous actor in Lollywood Tariq Shah(Death 09 December,2011). His chance to work alongside Veena Malik in Ajab Gul's film took him outside the box of modelling. The film was very successful, especially in Karachi. He then appeared in Koi Tujh Sa Kahan, alongside Simran, playing a role important enough to get him noticed. 2006 was his chance to work with top film maker Sangeeta. There he worked alongside Indian Punjabi actress Sheeba Bhagri. In the same year, Pashto film director Arshad Khan made his first Punjabi film, Mahi Aawe Ga. Babrak's is well educated and belongs to a very religious family. Shah also had a brief relationship and affair with Film actress Veena Malik.
Danish Taimoor is a Pakistani Actor and Model. He is famous for his Role in Urdu Drama Series Chemistry (drama).
Danish was born into a Muslim family in Sindh, Karachi Pakistan.
Danish started working as a Model before moving to Acting. He appeared in "Massi Aur Malika". His work includes "Chudween Ka Chand", Interview with Pakistan Newspaper"/> "Mannchalay" "kuch unkahi batain" "Koi Jane Na", "Baji", "Larkiyan Muhalley Ki", "Lamha Lamha Zindagi". He has also worked in Telefilms which include "Pappu Ki Padoosan", "Neeli Chatri", Love Hit Tou Life Hit, and Haseena Maan Jaye Gi.
Naheed Shabbir (Urdu: ناہید شبیر) (born on January 6, 1984), is a female Pakistani television actresses and model. She was born in Karachi, Pakistan.
Naheed started her career from fashion modeling. Then she started acting in television programs. Now she is an actress of Pakistan television drama serials. She acted in many PTV television dramas, Geo TV dramas and Hum TV dramas. Her famous drama serials are : Bichrein ge ab kaisay, Yadain and Khawab toot jaty hain.
Noman "Nomi" Qamar (born in Lahore, Pakistan) is a Pakistani male model and retired athlete. He was a member of Pakistan's national baseball and athletics teams. At the age of 20, he had started modelling. His first shoot was photographed by Ather Shehzad. Since then, he has modeled for various Pakistani brands and was nominated for "Best Male Model of Year", 2002. He has his own company, NQC.