Pakistani drama industry has always welcomed new faces with an open heart. We have witnessed singers, models and film artists turning drama artist due to the immense popularity of this medium. Drama audience will greet you warmly If you are talented, passionate and dedicated. Once entered in the charismatic world of Pakistani drama industry, there would be no going back for you! Let’s have a look at 5 popular female Pakistani VJs who are recognized as successful TV actresses today.
The winner of three Hum Awards, Mahira Khan started her career as a video jokey when she was only 16 years old, a tough feet for Pakistani VJs. Her friendly manner of hosting the show, fun and energetic style won the hearts of youth, as a result her show Weekends with Mahira was an instant hit. Mahira started her career as a film artist before stepping into TV dramas. Her debut movie Bol was praised internationally both by critics and audience. Her debut drama Neeyat wasn’t successful in capturing the attention of audience however her second drama Humsafar was the biggest hit of Hum TV. She won the award of best actresses for her acting in Hum TV’s Shehr-e-Zaat. In a very short span of time Mahira managed to establish her identity as a potential actress.
Dazzling Naveen Waqar aka VJ Fuse was first known for her live music request show, “Pick and Choose with Fuse”. Naveen stepped into tv dramas with a telefilm, “Ab Set Hai”. She came back with a big bang as Sara of Humsafar and proved the audience that she has got enough potential among other Pakistani VJs. Later she played the title role in “Annie ki ayegi barat”. Unfortunately this serial didn’t get as popular as the other sequels of this drama series; her fans appreciated her performance but a majority of people still recognize and remember her as Hamsafar’s Sara.
A very talented and elegant addition in the drama industry of Pakistan is Sanam Jang. She started her career as a VJ on Aag TV and later decided to try her luck in TV dramas. Her first acting venture, Dil-e-Muztar is on air at Hum TV. She is one of those fortunate actresses who made their presence felt with their very first acting project. Audience is loving seeing their bold Sanam Jang playing the character of Silla; who is a house wife and mother. We have high hopes from Sanam, let’s wait for her to unveil her versatility as an actress.
Young, talented, electrifying and energetic Syra Yousuf aka Syra Khan is a popular face of TV commercials of leading brands of Pakistan and a famous VJ of MTV. She is one of those lucky girls who started their career as VJ at MTV and got success with their very first show. The popular shows of Syra yousuf are “Bheja Fry” and “Most Wanted”. Apparently Syra Yousuf has the biggest fan following in social media due to her cute style, funky looks and pretty smile. She amazed her fans with her acting skills in Mera Naseeb where she played the role of a daughter and later daughter in law of very conservative family. It was a pleasant surprise watching bold and confident Syra playing such a role.
Alishba Yousuf is among popular Pakistani VJs turned actress with a lot of acting projects on her credit including; Mere Dard ko jo Zuban Miley, Main Abdul Qadir Hoon, Takkay ki ayegi baraat, Annie ki ayegi baraat , Tanhaiyan: Naye Silsilay and Ek Nazar Meri Taraf. She is careful and conscious in signing her television projects that’s why each of her character is different than the other. She gave her best performance in Geo TV’s, Ek Nazar Meri Taraf; playing the character of a widow who after the death of her husband is left alone to discover the unfaithfulness of her husband and the ugly side of the society.