From Mahira Khan to Fawad Khan: Check out Pakistani celebrities that became household names after their Bollywood debuts
Sajal Aly, Imran Abbas and Saba Qamar are some of the big names from the Pakistani industry to have featured in Bollywood movies.
Did you know that these Pakistani celebrities have featured in Bollywood films?
The Indian audience was already familiar with a few Pakistani celebrities due to the wide popularity of their daily soap operas here in this country. And one such actor is Fawad Khan, who had acquired massive popularity in India with his television series Zindagi Gulzar Hai that led him to receive a Bollywood role. Like him, there are other Pakistani actors and celebrities that have featured in Bollywood movies. From Fawad Khan to Imran Abbas, take a look at Pakistani celebrities who became households name in India.
Mahira Khan featured in the 2017 Rahul Dholakia-directed film Raees. It featured Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan in leading roles. The plotline is that of a gangster which is essayed by Shah Ruh Khan and Mahira plays his love interest in the film. Other than looking incredibily beautiful in the movie, Mahira also rendered justice to her role by bringing emotions and depth to the character in her limited screen time.
Sajal Aly featured in the 2017 thriller-drama film Mom directed by Ravi Udyawar. It featured late actor Sridevi and Sajal Aly in leading roles, and followed the thrilling journey of a mother trying to exact revenge from her daughter’s rapists. A must-watch revenge saga that is available on both Zee5 and Netflix.
Imran Abbas is a popular Pakistani actor who made his Bollywood debut with the 2014 movie Creature 3D alongside Bipasha Basu. He later went on to feature in the 2016 released film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, directed by Karan Johar. He had limited screen time and featured alongside Anushka Sharma.
Fawad Khan has featured in the 2014 romantic-comedy Kubsoorat which was directed by Rhea Kapoor and features her sister Sonam Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah in lead roles. It is similar to the original 1980 film Kubsoorat and focuses on the life of Mili (played by Sonam) who enters the royal family of Rajasthan as a therapist and her fun-loving nature is what transforms the rigid-orthodox family. It is fun to watch her journey and the transformation that she brings to her surroundings. Fawad Khan later featured in Shakun Batra-directed film Kapoor and Sons.
Saba Qamar was seen in the 2017 released film Hindi Medium alongside the late actor Irrfan Khan. She played the role of Irrfan’s ambitious wife who was keen on increasing her social stature and getting her daughter into a posh English medium school. A romantic comedy that is again a must-watch,and is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Last Updated: 07.31 PM, Sep 13, 2022