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5 Pakistani Artists Who Made Their Mark in Bollywood

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Ali Zafar:

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Kicking off his Bollywood career with Tere Bin Laden, this multi-talented artist can safely be termed as one of the most successful Pakistani actors in Bollywood. He was nominated for the Best Male Debut Award at Filmfare Awards for Tere Bin Laden and has gone on to appear in films such as Yash Raj’s Love Ka The End, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, London, Paris, New York and Chashme Baddoor. In 2013, a British newspaper ranked him the “Sexiest Asian Man on the Planet” based on worldwide voting. With a solid fan base in India as well as Pakistan, Ali Zafar shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Javed Sheikh:

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Javed Sheikh is undoubtedly one of the most talented actors, directors and producers Pakistan has produced. And he has gone on to prove that across the border as well. He made his debut in Bollywood in 2005, appearing in Shikhar. Following that, he acted in a succession of Indian films such as Jaan-e-Man, Om Shanti Om and Namaste London. The actor is currently busy working on a British movie called Honour Killings, produced by Harijinder Singh and directed by Avtar Bhogal.

Sara Loren:

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Previously known as Mona Liza, Sara Loren hit Bollywood in 2010, appearing in Pooja Bhatt’s Kajraare opposite Amrita Singh and Himesh Reshammiya. Her acting in the movie gained her nationwide critical acclaim. She went on to appear in an item number called Jano Janam Janeman in the film Saltanat. The actress gained further success by appearing in the 2013 film Murder 3 alongside Aditi Rao Hydari and Randeep Hooda. Her role as Nisha in the film garnered significant success and Anupama Chopra wrote about her, “Sara does whatever she has to do gracefully.” The actress has reportedly signed a three-film contract with Mahesh Bhatt and is currently busy working on her next project.

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Meera:

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A lesser known fact about this controversial Pakistani actress is that her real name is Irtiza Ruba. However, most of you know her by her stage name, Meera. She was one of the first Pakistani actors/actresses to work in Bollywood after a very long time. Her debut Bollywood movie was Soni Razdan’s Nazar, which was the first Pakistani-Indian joint film venture in five decades. She starred alongside Lucky Ali in her next Bollywood film, Kasak. Meera has recently been involved in a succession of scandals and has not been seen in many Bollywood ventures since.

Veena Malik:

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Probably one of the most controversial actresses in Pakistan, Veena Malik never fails to pop into the news every now and then. What most of you don’t know about her though is that her real name is Zahida Malik. Her flight to Bollywood occurred in 2012 when she appeared in Daal Main Kuch Kaala Hai. Following that, she starred in Mumbai 125 KM 3D and Zindagi 50-50. She was ranked 26th on the list of “100 Sexiest Women” by FHM India in 2012. The actress has reportedly married a Pakistani businessman in Dubai and has vowed not to accept raunchy roles anymore.

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