Ten Pakistani Celebrity worked in Hollywood – Pak Celebs Fan Club


We all know that there is an ever-increasing list of prominent Pakistani celebrities who are reaping immense fame across the border in Bollywood movies. However, there are some exceptional shining superstars of the nation who, with their talent, created a massive uproar in Hollywood. While inspiring the veterans of the West is no piece of cake, these popular Pakistani personalities successfully seized the limelight of America’s entertainment industry and prompted the world to take notice of their commendable work. Check out our list of proud Pakistani celebrities who made their presence known in Hollywood! 01.NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN The musical maestro, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is a revered global star and even Westerners are die-hard fans of the evergreen singing sensation. His music masterpieces became a part of a plethora of Hollywood movies like Dead Man Walking, Last Temptation of the Christ, Natural Born Killers and Any Given Sunday. 02.FARAN TAHIR The Pakistani that boasts the most number of projects in Hollywood is the one and only, Faran Haroon Tahir. A frequent presence in movies, the Lahori lad has worked with Hollywood bigwigs like Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Natalie Portman, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Downey Jr, Jodie Foster, and Matt Damon. His résumé of work includes: ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Picture Perfect’, ‘A Price Above Rubies’, ‘Anywhere But Here’, ‘ABCD’, ‘A Town Without Pity’, ‘Manticore’, ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Star Trek’, ‘Ashes’, ‘Elysium’, ‘Torn’, ‘Escape Plan’, ‘Mr. Jones’ and ‘Jinn’. 03.MAHNOOR BALOCH The stunner debuted into Hollywood, that too in a leading role, with the movie Torn. She played the role of a Pakistani mother who loses her son in a bomb attack. Meanwhile, her dead child becomes a prime suspect in the terrorist attack. 04.ALI KAZMI Apart from acting he has also worked as a host, director, producer and model. 05.SHARMEEN OBAID-CHINOY Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a Pakistani journalist, filmmaker and activist. She has established a career as a filmmaker in and outside Pakistan, and is the recipient of several awards, including two Academy 06.KUMAIL NANJIANI An unsung hero in Pakistan, Kumail Nanjiani is quite a star in Hollywood. An alumni of Karachi Grammer School, he is a celebrated stand-up comedian in the West. Debuting via the TNT Series Franklin & Bash, he is now a main cast member “Dinesh” of HBO’s Silicon Valley. What’s more, he is also the co-host of the show The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. 07. NOVAIRA MASOOD Novaira studied software engineering from Fast-NU, Islamabad, before she went to the US to pursue her Masters degree from the University of Minnesota. She has worked on visual effects for some popular Hollywood films, like A Christmas Carol, Mars needs Moms, Thor, Transformers 3 and Jack the Giant Slayer. 08.HAMEED SHAUKAT Hameed had a number of movies under his belt. But the most prominent one is Game of Thrones. He made the main title for the TV Series in 2011, which also won an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Main Title Design. 09.MIR ZAFAR ALI Mir Zafar Ali is a Pakistani movie visual effects artist. He worked in the team that won the Academy Award for best visual effects for the 2007 movie The Golden Compass Ali has worked on visual effects and graphics in many Hollywood movies, including The Day After Tomorrow, X-Men: First Class, Stealth, Monster House, The Golden Compass, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Aliens in the Attic. 10.LARAIB ATTA Many people are unaware but Laraib Atta is Pakistan’s Youngest Visual Effects Artist who is making waves in Hollywood. She is the daughter of acclaimed Pakistani musical legend Atta Ullah Khan Esakhelvi and

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