Pakistani showbiz is full of some remarkable performances that created some classical instances of acting. It needs a lot of struggle for the actors to create their worth in the industry. But some are lucky enough to get instant fame because of outstanding performance, social media, or PR companies. Among them, there are those who decided not to continue it any further because of their personal or other reasons. Here are instances of Pakistani actors who quit acting after instant fame. We have specified the list from the most recent to the former actors.
These Stars Quit Acting Soon After They Became Famous..
Aymen Saleem got the chance to become a national crush in a short time. She appeared as her debut character in a drama serial, Chupke Chupke. She could have easily continued and made great progress in the industry. But, no one knows why she is one of the Pakistani actors who quit acting. Aymen appeared in a lot of interviews where she showed her desire to be on screen. But, after HUM Style Awards, this decision took everyone by surprise. still, everyone will remember her as a brilliant actor for her role of Mishi.
Naimal Khawar Khan
Naimal Khawar Khan made everyone crazy about her angelic looks. She did her debut role with Mahira Khan in the film, Verna. But, because the film could not make a great success, she did not get a lot of fame. When she appeared in the drama serial, Anaa, in the role of Izza, no one could deny praising her. Her fan following increased to a surprising extent. Naimal never used any PR strategies or showed up in many interviews, but she managed to retain her lovers throughout Pakistan and elsewhere. The main reason is her blinding beauty.
When she got married to Hamza Ali Abbasi, she took the decision of staying put to her family life. Since then, we have not seen her in any projects nor are there any rumors about her return. After leaving one form of art, she preferred other forms like painting and sketching that we can also see on her public account. Her fans miss her on the screen because she was a treat to look at.
All generations of living Pakistanis might remember Faraz because of his same role in three different dramas. These three different dramas are the only acting projects he has done and in all three, he has performed the same role. He appeared for the first time in drama, Alpha Bravo Charlie, and the last time in Ehd-e-Wafa. His fans loved his return on the TV screen and wished him to continue acting.
But, acting was never his goal because he performed the role of Captain Faraz only to reflect his own dream of becoming a fighter pilot. He quit acting because he did not consider himself a good actor. He is currently working as a banker who left his dream of becoming a fighter pilot because of his weak eyesight. His few appearances are enough to make him memorable forever.
Shanaz Khawaja is currently working as an Assistant Director for Resilience and Recovery Strategies at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. But, a few people know that she is a former actress who did an outstanding role in Alpha Bravo Charlie. She made everyone fall in love with her but she disappointed her fans with her decision to quit acting. Alpha Bravo Charlie is her first and last project. She also worked as a model for several international brands but now she is successful working in her profession.
Abdullah is another actor from the memorable drama Alpha Bravo Charlie. He also quit acting like his fellow cast members. He played the role of Captain Kashif Kirmani. Abdullah was also a part of the army when he played the role in Alpha Bravo Charlie. He tried his utmost to stay away from the sight of the public. But, in 2014, unfortunate news came that his house caught fire. As a result, his family got badly injured and he lost his son. Since, then, we do not get to hear much from him.
Syed Qasim Shah
Syed Qasim Shah also appeared in Alpha Bravo Charlie after his successful performance in Sunehry Din. He did brilliant acting but did not continue this role for a long time. His passion was the army and he is now a retired colonel and working in the IT department. But, he could not detach himself from showbiz and is frequently seen in showbiz gatherings. He is also very active on social media.
It is speculated that he is working on a film and also posted a picture with Ahad Raza Mir.
Ashir Azeem wrote a drama Dhuwan with reference to his experience in Custom Department. This was an emotional thriller from his experience that he penned down. After many years, he also made a film, Maalik, in which he also showed the reality of life. His only motive to act was to produce something for the awareness of society.
After those projects, he has detached himself from acting. Currently, he is active on YouTube where he talks about the rights of minorities and shares his experiences with the world.
Shehnaz Sheikh is a great actor from a time when there was no social media for fame. But, she managed to gather love and praise from a lot of people because of her leading roles in only two dramas. Her performance was so amazing in Ankahi and Tanhaiyan. Everyone loved her but she is a free spirit who wanted no boundaries. She love to be around the kids so she chose a teaching profession and bade farewell to the showbiz industry. Her acting will always be remembered although she is one of the Pakistani actors who quit acting.