Jab dost banake kaam ho sakta hai … toh phir dushman kyun banaye? These lines couldn’t hold truer for little else than for the relationship Bollywood shares with Pakistan. Irrespective of the political situation, the constant bickering between diplomats and governments or daily defamation on media channels on both sides of the border, Bollywood has been the glue that holds the thin fabric of civility and culture strong. This has for the longest time been attributed to the entry of indispensable stars in the realm of music dance and films. Starting from the ghazals of Abida Parveen and Ghulam Ali to the newer generations of stars like Adnan Sami and today Fawad Khan, Bollywood has always welcomed artists from across the border with open arms. Here’s a look at the top 10 Pakistani artists in news today.
Top 10 Famous Bollywood Stars From Pakistan
This drool-worthy heart-throb made his debut in Bollywood with the movie Khoobsurat opposite the dashing Sonam Kapoor. The actor who rose to fame in Pakistan with the movie Khuda Kay Liye is also a singer, drummer and guitarist and is also part of a band named Entity Paradigm. Till date the handsome Pathan is most popular for his role as Zaroon Junaid in Zindagi Gulzar Hai. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut 2014. Fawad at the present has a film lined up with Aishwarya Rai titled ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ to be produced by Karan Johar.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
is the nephew of the legendary qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Honed for years this musical giant with the most soulful voice took Bollywood by storm with his modern renditions of sufi music. His songs are dripping with melody and the smooth as silk voice makes him a catch for music directors of all generations. His most famous songs in Bollywood include Jag Soona Soona Lage, Ajj Din Chadheya, Sajda, Bahara, Tere Mast Mast Do Nain and many more.
Shafqat Amanat Ali
With superhits like Tere Naina(My Name is Khan), Yeh Honsla(Dor),and more recently Manchala( Hasee toh Phasee), and Allah Waariyan(Yaariyan), this pakistani singers voice epitomises the mystical alleyways that music necessitates. Shankar Mahadevan on hearing this singer’s poignant voice on the radio by chance went on to give him his big break with Mitwa (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna) that took Bollywood by storm. He is undoubtedly one of the striking gems of the music industry that India and Pakistan share.
rose to fame in 2003 with the hit single ‘Channo’ from his album Huqa Pani and there has been no stop to what the versatile artist could do since. The singer, songwriter, actor, model, music composer and producer wears many hats on his rather handsome head. He has worked in quite a few Bollywood movies like Tere Bin Laden, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, London Paris New York, Chashme Badoor and Total Siyappa.
made his acting debut with Bol a critically acclaimed film in 2010. Although the artist hasn’t really received as much fame for his acting skills in Bollywood, it is his music that makes him one of the biggest pop sensations of all times with songs like Woh Lamhe, Bheegi Yaadein and Jeena Jeena
has been no stranger to the indipop scene in Bollywood and its inherit controversies and glamour. The song from his albumTeri Yaad was the title track of his first album, which became a huge hit in Pakistan. His songs Kabhi toh Nazar Milao and Lift kara de went on to become some of the most popular chart busters of all times. His career took him to singing for movies like Lagaan and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Recently, Sami came into spotlight again for his song Bhar Do Jholi Meri in the film Bajrangi Bhaijan.
His chiselled jaw and light eyes has the media in both countries swooning in his irreplicable charm. This new comer has already bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Male for his role in Creature3D. One of the superstars of Zindagi Channel, he has already bagged a role in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil produced by Karan Johar.
This feisty actress is a household name on television. Her infectious smile and versatility added to her smouldering looks makes her the most awaited debutants in Bollywood of the coming year. She has already signed for the lead role alongside Shah Rukh Khan in the film Raees.
of Raja Natwarlal fame made her film debut again in Shoab Mansour’s Bol. She walked her first ramp at the age of 14 and thus is no newcomer to fame bit she has only recently got her big break in Bollywood. Humaima has currently signed a three movie deal with Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
who started his career as a model came into spotlight after essaying the role of Ashfaq in Baby alongside Akshay Kapoor. His fiery bad boy image has caught on like wild fire with the Indian audiences. He was reportedly quoted as saying he was too good a guy for Bigg Boss but we hope to see more of him in the future.
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