The Pakistani drama industry is full of surprises. Over the past decade, many new faces entered the stream of talented actors and won the hearts of the audiences. While some of the new entrants struggled to reach a higher point in their acting careers, most of them established their mark really well. Here, it is important to mention that the drama and film industry is not only the home to actors alone. There are some extremely talented names on the list who were singers first. Today, we will have a look at the 7 Pakistani singers turned actors with a huge as well as crazy fan following. Let’s get started.
7 Pakistani Singers Turned Actors
This heartthrob needs no introduction. Fawad Khan is known as one of the finest actors in the Pakistani industry. He has received a lot of fame for his dramas including Humsafar, and Zindagi Gulzar Hai. Not to mention, the iconic singer-turned-actor has also starred in Pakistani as well as Bollywood films. Before joining the acting industry, Fawad Khan was part of the famous rock band Entity Paradigm (EP). However, the band disbanded in 2007.
With his dreamy and soulful voice, Ali Zafar has inspired man hearts across the globe with his singing talent over the years. The fans may still remember his first album ‘Huqqa Paani’ released in 2003. While the fans were busy acknowledging and admiring his voice, Ali started his acting career by starring in the Bollywood film Tere Bin Laden (2010). Moreover, he continued to reap the fruits of his success by starring alongside Katrina Kaif in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. Ali Zafar is undoubtedly one of the most loved singer-turned-actors across the globe.
Who doesn’t remember Call the band? Junaid Khan was the lead vocalist for the band and continued to reap huge success alongside Xulfi. Little did we know, the singing heartthrob was soon going to be among the most-liked TV actors. Junaid Khan has acted in several popular HUM TV dramas and never failed to impress the fans with his talent.
The former lead vocalist of the renowned Pakistani band Jal is rocking the fans with another hidden talent. Farhan Saeed is loved by millions of fans for his heart-touching voice. However, it was an even bigger surprise to see him act in TV dramas. Farhan has acted in some of the highly popular dramas including Udaari, Suno Chanda, and Prem Gali. To some people’s surprise, he is doing really well in the drama industry.
Ahmad Ali Butt
Another important name on the list is none other than Ahmad Ali Butt. He was the rapper of the rock band EP alongside Fawad Khan. Little did we know that he was going to impress his fans with his acting talent as well. Ahmad has worked with many TV channels including HUM TV, ARY Digital, Indus TV, and PTV Home. He has mostly appeared in comedy-oriented roles and did several sitcoms including Mr. Shamim.
This handsome guy is winning the hearts of the fans for several years. Not many may remember this but Haroon was the frontman of the band SYMT that surfaced in 2011. The band also performed in Coke Studio. Although he is still regarded as one of the most amazing singers of the current era, Haroon chose to move forward by trying his luck in acting. To the surprise of many of his music fans, Haroon turned out to be an amazing actor. He has also starred in the Shoaib Mansoor film ‘Verna’ alongside Mahira Khan.
The globally recognized heart-touching singing sensation, Atif Aslam has also secured his spot on the list of Pakistani singers turned actors. His music career needs no introduction as he is one of the most popular musicians in the country. Atif Aslam did his first acting project in the film ‘Bol’ opposite Mahira Khan. However, he never did another acting project after it. Now, the singer is all set to make his TV debut in the sequel of a HUM TV drama known as Sang-e-Marmar.
We hope you loved reading about these 5 male Pakistani singers turned actors. Can you add more names to the list? Out comments section awaits your feedback.
Who are the top 7 male Pakistani singers turned actors?
- Fawad Khan
- Ali Zafar
- Junaid Khan
- Farhan Saeed
- Ahmad Ali Butt
- Haroon Shahid
- Atif Aslam