10 Pakistani artists you might not know have worked in Hollywood! [PICTURES]

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Do you know there are a number of Pakistani artists in Hollywood? You might have seen many great artists in Hollywood movies, but only a few of us know their background. Many Pakistani actors have worked in Hollywood who are also quite famous.

Here is a list of Pakistani artists who worked in Hollywood:

Farhan Tahir

Farhan is a Pakistani-American actor who started working in Hollywood in 1994. He appears in many TV series and films. He is best known for his roles as Raza in Iron Man, Captain Robau in Star Trek, and Nathoo in The Jungle Book.

Meesha Shafi

Meesha Shafi worked in the movie The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Based on the book by Mohsin Hamid, the film features stars including Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Om Puri, and Shabana Azmi.

Kamran Pasha

Pasha is a famous Hollywood screenwriter, novelist, and director. He co-produced and penned the script for Sleeper Cell.

His other works include the TV series Nikita, Disney’s animated Tron Uprising. Kamran also rewrote the screenplay for The Immaculate.

Adnan Siddiqui

Adnan has shared the big screen with the famous Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. He played a supporting role in the movie A Mighty Heart.

Iqbal Theba

This Pakistani-American actor is famous for his recurring character as Principal Figgins in Glee. Iqbal also worked in the famous sitcom Friends.

He has worked with big names like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Ricky Martin, and Sara Jessica Parker.

Umar Khan

This Lahore-born actor can be seen in films like Captain America: Civil War, Deliver Us From Evil, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, District Voices.

Kumail Nanjiani

Pakistani artists in Hollywood

One of the most well-known entries from this list, Kumail has starred in the hit sitcom Silicon Valley and The Big Sick. He also plays Prismo in the animated series Adventure Time.

Mir Zafar Ali

Mir Zafar Ali is a Pakistani visual effects specialist and was awarded an Academy Award for his work in Frozen.

Before that, he worked on several masterpieces such as Spiderman 3, The Golden Compass, X Men: First Class, and Life of Pi, and many more.

Ayad Akhtar

Pakistani artists in Hollywood

Ayad Akhtar is a talented Pakistani writer and actor. His writing work includes Disgraced, The Invisible Hand, and The Who and The What. He made his debut as a novelist with the movie American Dervish in 2012.


Pakistani artists in Hollywood

Both Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia had their big Hollywood break with Spiderman 2. Their song ‘Najanay Kyun’ was included as part of the movie’s original soundtrack.

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  • Of all the celebrities listed, can’t stand Kumail …. don’t know why… maybe because of his ‘accent’ … trying hard to sound American.

    Iqbal Theba, on the other hand; love him…his comedic acting skills … superb!

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