These Pakistani Actresses & Actors Took A Chance In Bollywood, But Luck Comes Differently To Them

Salena Harshini |Jan 29, 2021

For many years, Bollywood artistes came to Pakistan for work. But did you know that there are many Pakistani celebs who have worked in Indian films and TV shows as well? See top 15 now!

Bollywood, like Hollywood, is home to a lot of talents across the globe. A plethora of artists from different nations have arrived in the Indian show business to make a foothold in films and modeling. Among all of them, Pakistan may witness the largest number of stars pursuing a chance in town.

Pakistani Actors In Bollywood
List of Pakistani actresses and actors who also work in Bollywood

So, here is the list of Pakistani actors in Bollywood for those who are intrigued.

Mahira Khan

Mahira Khan makes it hard not to love her with the sweet girl-next-door vibe. Brightening up the screens with her charisma and smile, she has collected a loyal fanbase.

Mahira Khan
She is the most famous Pakistani actresses in India.

Post the global success of Bol, she got the chance for Bollywood with King Khan! Mahira garnered laurels for her acting prowess in Raees and instantly became viral in India. Mahira Khan drama series will get you a closer peek into her talents.

Mawra Hocane

One of the most credited Pakistani actors in Bollywood must be Mawre Hocane. She made just the right decision to step into the town and took her career to another height. Before debuting as one of the Pakistani actresses in Bollywood, she had appeared in numerous TV series, telefilms in her country.

Mawra Hocane
Mawra Hocane impresses with a pure beauty.

Her acting in films like Saraswati “Saru” Parthasarthy helped her win the hearts of many.

Fawad Khan

Pakistan’s heartthrob also took the plunge into Indian film industry with the movie Khoobsurat. His effortless charm on the screen and dashing looks make him one of the most well-known Bollywood Pakistani actors in India.

Fawad Khan
No one can deny the influence of the Humsafar star.

Working alongside top stars like Siddharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt in Kapoor and Sons, and a lot more projects, Fawad is definitely here to stay.

Sajal Ali

She has already been a noted TV actress in Pakistan with a wide range of serials before joining the line of Pakistani actors in Bollywood.

Sajal Ali
The young actress is a sight to behold!

She appeared alongside late actress Sridevi in Mom and struck a strong impression.

Ali Zafar

Here is another one among the Pakistani actors in Bollywood who have many adoring fans. Eventually, it led him to follow more opportunities in the neighboring nation.

Ali Zafar
His voice paved him with an enviable music career in his nation.

He acted with Katrina Kaif in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) and also performed the hit track Madhubala. He has then proceeded to entrench his Bollywood stardom with Kill Dil and Total Siyapaa.

Meera

We just cannot miss out on Meera when it comes to Pakistani actors on Bollywood screens.

Meera
The star was introduced to the business with the 2005 movie Nazar.

In fact, her bold role sparked controversies among fans with Ashmit Patel. Then, Meera featured in Kasak with Lucky Ali in the same year.

Mikaal Zulfiqar

His looks and acting skills are evident and lauded in many popular TV drama series. Mikaal ventured into the town and became one of the hottest Pakistani actors in Bollywood movies with Baby (2015).

Mikaal Zulfiqar
He is the hottest Pakistani male actor in Bollywood.

Mona Lizza aka Sara Loren

After marking her first role in Bollywood with Kajraare, she gained more fame via Murder 3 with Randeep Hooda. The projects did open a door for her to be the top Bollywood Pakistani actors in India.

Mona Lizza 2
Her films also consist of Barkha, Sultanat, Fraud Saiyaan, and Ishq Click.

Imran Abbas

Imran Abbas had his debut in Bollywood with Bipasha Basu in Creature 3D. Although he took quite some shots in the town, he did not manage to impress.

Imran Abbas
He looks like a 3D character in games.

His Bollywood films also include Jaanisar and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Mathira

Although she is more known for controversies, she also made known for herself in the item son for Punjabi movie Young Malang.

Mathira
Her boldness always makes heads turn.

From 2017 to 2019, she also played a supporting role in Geo Kahani's serial Naagin.

Saba Qamar

Who would not know Saba Qamar? The stunning actress is also one of the most iconic Pakistani actors in Bollywood after starring In Hindi Medium (2017). Everyone fell for her acting skills and glamorous avatars.

Saba Qamar
Not many may know that Irrfan Khan was the person who recommended her for the part after seeing her acting videos on Youtube.

Humayun Saeed

Humayun Saeed is among the top male actors in Pakistani as well as filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s close friend. All that given, it’s unbelievable that his foray into the Indian movie industry did not go too well.

Humayun Saeed
He was not very lucky in the B-town.

He had an antagonist role for Jashnn which also featured man newbies. However, the 2009 movie failed miserably at the ticket revenue and he bought his one-way ticket back to his hometown.

Javed Sheikh

The senior actor is a well-respected performer in both Indian and Pakistan. Having a long and successful career in Lollywood, he is also welcomed with open arms in Bollywood.

Javed Sheikh
Javed Sheikh is a seasoned and adored actor in both Pakistan and India.

Acting in Namastry London with Katrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar, to super hut Om Shanti Om with SRK, the male star has managed to prove his talent.

Meesha Shafi

To name yet another personality in the Pakistani actresses in Bollywood list, model-actress Meesha Shafi is the essential one. She bagged a quick appearance in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and executed it splendidly.

Meesha Shafi
She was the ramp walker for many fashion shows.

For the unversed, she started working as a model at a young age.

Moammar Rana

Among the Pakistani actors in Bollywood movies, Moammar Rana is a famous name in his country. He has collaborated with a lot of Indian actors in Pakistan like Johnny Lever, Neha Dhupia.

Moammar Rana
In spite of his work with Indian actors in Pakistan, luck did not smile at him when he ventured into Bollywood.

However, his work in Bollywood has never been on the spot as all of his Indian movies went unnoticed. He starred in the 2004 film Doobara.

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