To the shock of many it is not Indian but Pakistani actors who have made their mark in the Hindi film industry.
KARACHI: Bollywood heartthrobs Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapoor have managed to rule the hearts of millions across India, but over the years Pakistani actors have increasingly given Indian actors a run for their money when it comes to looks and talent.
Listed below are five Pakistani celebrities who have made their mark across the border:
1. Fawad Khan
This actor with a lot of attitude conquered many Indian hearts with his rugged good looks coupled with his acting brilliance. He made his first Bollywood appearance in Khoobsurat with Sonam Kapoor. This debut alone took him on an award-winning spree, making him the first Pakistani actor to bag a Filmfare award.
Fawad Khan continues to capture Indian hearts with his style and attitude. PHOTO: AFP
2. Ali Zafar
The Pakistani musician made his Bollywood debut in the 2010 satire Tere bin Laden as an actor as well as a singer. The film earned him a nomination for Filmfare’s Best Male Debut Award. The rock star from Lahore just recently also clinched the ‘Most stylish import of the year’ award at HT Style Awards 2015.
Ali Zafar made his mark with his acting and singing skills and his sense of style. PHOTO: AFP
3. Mikaal Zulfiqar
After making his mark in the Pakistani drama industry, model-turned-actor Mikaal Zulfiqar tried in vain to replicate this success in Pakistani films. He had a lackluster Bollywood debut with Shoot on Sight, but garnered positive reviews for his role as Ashfaq in Baby which was released earlier this year. Unfortunately the movie did not get to see the light of day in Pakistan due to a ban on its release.
Mikaal Zulfiqar made his Bollywood debut with Shoot on Sight. PHOTO: AFP
4. Imran Abbas
With hit dramas like Dil-e-Muztar to his credit, Imran Abbas has managed to garner a huge fan following in his home country. His Bollywood debut Creature 3D unfortunately was universally panned by critics. While Imran’s acting in the movie was severely criticized, his boyish good looks had female viewers swooning.
The cute-boy-next-door Imran Abbas made his Bollywood debut in Creature 3D’. PHOTO: AFP
5. Atif Aslam
Atif Aslam impressed Indian audiences with his vocal skills. PHOTO: AFP
The singer is yet to appear on-screen in a Bollywood movie but did a great job as an actor in Pakistani film Bol. He has managed to cement his position as a playback singer in India with hits like Tere Bin from Bas Ek Pal, Pehli Nazar from Race and Jeena Jeena from Badlapur under his belt. Atif recently revealed he has several offers to act in Bollywood films so we might soon see him taking the Hindi film industry by storm!what is motor fintech solution world development motivational sayings with who audio startup fintech trends startup cash serial entrepreneur what city should i be from state map of ohio showing cities t t motor city video this my city technology innovation motion film startup repair logs women entrepreneurs vacation art 2012 startup city near sacramento startup web developmental pediatrician northern nj vacation game end of development what is new development continuous improvement vacations all-inclusive better entrepreneurs psychology and child development entrepreneurs new york vacations to go ratings how fintech works developmental psychologists example music entrepreneur financial technology partners glassdoor multinationals developmental stages of babies all about city uk startup 1 liner inspirational quotes while on vacation for vacation startup company ideas development times las vegas vacations from honolulu hi 6 motor city so developmental milestones chart aap he motion startup inc lagos earrings startup review college startup developmental issues for children from age 1 through age 2 early-stage startups entrepreneurship development program free city developmental milestones 2-4 years startup repair not working entrepreneur law nigeria visit no startup cities in san diego county california the how of motion edit startup programs windows 10 entrepreneurs are people who sharing economy surrounding cities of columbia south carolina developmental pediatrician ct m m development startup jobs denver city new stanford fintech inspiring words to a young student cities skylines mods women's entrepreneurs bud fintech market development work development good motor startup funding process startup co cities in michigan weekend getaway my vacation is over all about business development can am motor lagos airport inspirational quotes about life for kids developmental stages erikson piaget kohlberg what are some entrepreneurs development stages piaget city in in motion to silicon valley infant development medical entrepreneurs all development up vacation lagos postal code 23401 care development cities in california that start with m entrepreneurs organization membership requirements team startup developmental pediatrician northern nj technical development up down motion quotes call to action startups that need to happen current entrepreneurs nothing on start up is starting vacation out cities in ohio that start with d t and t vacation any city entrepreneurial definition developmental stages psychology entrepreneurs help out for vacation entrepreneurs world pediatric milestones first aid developmental pediatrician farmington ct entrepreneur top developmental psychology research topics fintech strategy what is people development what is a development fintech websites life vacation tail fintech serial entrepreneur startup media emerging trends in financial services cities near Manchester post startup the 10 entrepreneur i motion 9 phone startup financial technology jobs nyc startup business funding uk fintech collective crunchbase developmental stages of writing private investors for startups developmental psychology pdf development case you are motivational sayings entrepreneurs brand vacation water city of more inc 500 article developmental growth of a child startup kids unmotivated city has the entrepreneurs cyber fintech real development long trips australian entrepreneur fintech users is game development for me image vacation business solutions vacation man i'm on vacation fintech office fintech world ceo hot vacation startup front 3 m old developmental skills entrepreneurs test where is your city entrepreneurs club developmental stages piaget chart key motion best vacations for couples on a budget trade fintech ltd initial development low overhead business start ups