Did you know these 5 Hollywood stars have Pakistani backgrounds?
Did you know that many Hollywood stars have Pakistani backgrounds?
The entertainment industry of Hollywood, Bollywood, and Lollywood is filled with several incredible stars. However, most fans and followers of these celebrities don’t know about the background or the life story of their favorite icon.
Here are 5 Hollywood stars that come from a Pakistani background:
1. Faran Haroon Tahir
Faran Haroon Tahir is one of the most famous Hollywood stars who has worked in several movies. His recent well-known movie is Escape Plan, in which he played the role of a Muslim Prisoner. Faran started his career in theater, after which he got a leading role in the 1996 movie “the jungle book”. From there, his career soared, and he started garnering significant fame. In 1997, he worked in “picture perfect”, in 1999 he worked in “anywhere but here,” and in 2007 he worked in “Charlie Wilson’s war”.
The most significant role Faran played in the movie was “iron man” in 2008, where he played the role of a villain Raza; he also worked in “star trek” in 2009. To date, Faran Haroon Tahir has worked in almost 20 movies and 30 TV series. The shocking fact about this actor is that he is the son of Naeem Tahir, a famous actor in Pakistan who also produces dramas.
2. Athar Ul-haque Malik
Athar Malik goes by the name of Art Malik and belongs from Pakistan, Bahawalpur. His whole family shifted to London, where he was admitted to acting school. Soon he got a leading role in 1984 in the movie “the jewel in the crown”. He became a famous superstar. He then played the villain role in “true lies,” against Arnold Schwarzenegger.
3. Syma Chowdhry
Syma Chowdhry has been the news anchor in WXYZ-TV since 2016. She became famous in America due to her bravery in shooting in hazardous areas. This courage is why she had been awarded an Emmy award two times. Her background is Asian and mainly Pakistani as her father was Pakistani and her mother was Indian. Syma usually visits Pakistani as her brother still lives in Pakistan.
4. Kumail Nanjiani
Kumail Nanjiani was born in 1977 in Karachi and has worked in many Hollywood movies. He has become an A-list Hollywood actor. He has worked in 28 Hollywood movies and worked in more than 40 Hollywood dramas. Kumail’s most famous movie is DOLITTLE, after which he also worked with famous WWE star Dave Batista in the movie “Stuber”. His next movie, Eternals, is an American superhero film based on Marvel Comics.
5. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was born in Karachi and completed her two master’s degrees from Stanford University. She then entered into Film Industry in 2002 by producing several animated movies and documentaries: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, saving face, 3 bahadurs, Sitara – let girls dream, songs of Lahore, etc. She received 7 Emmy Awards and 2 Academy Awards. She was also awarded “halal-e-Imtiaz” in 2012 by the Pakistani government.
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