List of Pakistani Actors Who Reached Hollywood

Written by Ali
(Last Updated On: 14/01/2018)

Hollywood is said to be one of the best largest showbiz industries in the world. The artist from the developed countries and even small showbiz industries wish to work in Hollywood. Even, Bollywood, that is also called one of the largest showbiz industries in the world, its actors also sometimes pay for the participating in any scene of Hollywood movie. Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachan, and few others are common examples of that. For Pakistanis actors and artists, it is no harder to make the path towards Bollywood but making it to Hollywood is the thing that count.

Here are some Pakistani actors who reached Hollywood. This list contains actors and actresses only. We are not including writers, directors, singers, visual effects and others on this list.

1. Faran Haroon Tahir

Faran Haroon Tahir is an American-born Pakistani actor who is active in Hollywood since 1994. So far, he has appeared in dozen of TV and movies. Honeyglue, Flight World War II, Jinn, and Escape Plan are its popular movies.

2. Meesha Shafi

Meesha Shafi is a renowned Pakistani actress and singer. Meesha Shafi made her debut in Hollywood film in 2012. Her first movie name was The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

3. Mahnoor Baloch


Mahnoor Baloch is listed among the leading actresses in Pakistan. Mahnoor Baloch made her debut in Hollywood from movie Torn (2013) where she played the role of a mother.

4. Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar is an American-born Pakistani actor, screenwriter and novelist. Ayad Akhtar is best known for his best Hollywood play, Disgraced. He is active in Hollywood since 2002.

5. Syma Chowdhry

Syma Chowdhry is another actress who is present in Hollywood industry since 1999. She has hosted various TV shows. Currently, she is working as a news reporter.

6. Adnan Siddiqui

Adnan Siddique is the another big name in Pakistani showbiz industry. This man has worked in both Hollywood and Bollywood in addition to Lollywood. In 2007, he appeared in Hollywood movie A Might Heart.

7. Iqbal Theba

Iqbal Theba is from Karachi who is active in Hollywood since 1990s. Iqbal Theba appeared in various TV shows and later on appeared in various Hollywood movies as well.

8. Dilshad Vadsaria

Dilshad Vadsaria is best known for her acting in the ABC Family TV program Greek where she performed the role of Rebecca Logan, Dilshad Vadsaria is from Karachi and is active in Hollywood since 2006.

9. Art Malik

Art Malik achieved international fame during the early 80s. Art Malik is from Bahawalpur and is active in Hollywood since 1978.

10. Sajid Hasan

Sajid Hasan is one of the most recognized actors in the country. He has also performed a role in 2007 Hollywood movie A Might Heart.

11. Gabe Grey

From Karachi, Gabe Grey whose original name is Syed Fuad Ahmed is a leading actor of the most of the Hollywood movies such as The Haircut, Beeba Boys, and Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy.

12. Saad Siddiqui

From Hyderabad, Pakistan, Saad Siddiqui is the another renowned name in Hollywood. Saad Siddiqui is one of the most versatile Hollywood actors.   He appeared in several TV shows and seasons as well.

About the author


Ali Rajput is an entrepreneur and I.T professional from Pakistan who loves to blog about ICT & current Pakistani issues. He is well known in local industry for his consulting services for cooperate computing solutions. He also holds Masters Degree in Advance Computer Science from University of Leicester, United Kingdom. Reach out to him on Twitter @acompk via email at admin [at] web.pk

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