Forget the Afghani mighty KHANs (but who can!). Forget cricket and terrorism bomb blasts. There is a strong breed of Pakistani actors and singers, who rule the roost at any given point in time. Earlier they only acted in a few movies and returned to their country but now they are setting up homes in Mumbai and even applying for Indian citizenship. India indeed has a mighty heart.
MALIKA PUKHRAJ (93, died): Abhi toh main jawan hoon
NOOR JEHAN (85, died): Mughal e Azam (1960), Mirza Ghalib (1961)
GHULAM ALI (71): Nikaah (Chupke Chupke, 1982), Hungama Hai, Awaargi
RESHMA (64): Ankhiyon Ko Rehne De (used in Bobby, 1973), Hero (Lambi Judai, 1983), Ashkan Di Gali Vich Mukaam De Gaya (2004)
NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN (63, dead): Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997), Shaheed e Mohabbat (1999), Dillagi (1999)
JAVED SHEIKH (57): Dus (2005), Shikhar (2005), Rafta Rafta (2006), Jaan e Mann (2006), Namaste London (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007), Apne (2007), My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves (2008), Jannat (2008), Hanste Hanste (2008), Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (2008), Yuvraaj (2008), Road To Sangam (2009), Hum Tum Aur Ghost (2010), Sadiyan (2010), Kajrare (2010), Na Jaane Kabse (2011)
MOHSIN KHAN (56): Batwara (1989), Fateh (1991), Gunehgaar Kaun (1991), Pratikaar (1991), Saathi (1991), Laat Saab (1992), Jannat (1993), Madame X (1994), Beta (1994), Ghunghat (1996), Mahanta (1997)
SAJID HASAN (53): Azaan (2011)
SALMA AGHA (49): Jwala Daku (1981), Nikaah (1982), Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki (1984), Salma (1985), Oonchey Log (1985), Market (1988), Fire (1988), Mahaveera (1988), Paanch Fauladi (1988), Force (1989), Number One (1990), Pati Patni Aur Tawaif (1990), Meet Mere Man Ke (1991), Gehra Raaz (1996)
NAZIA HASSAN (46, dead): Qurbani (Aap Jaisa Koi, 1980), Star/Boom Boom (1982), Dil Wala (1986), Ilzaam (1986), Main Balwan (2006), Sheila (1987), Saaya (1989)
ZOHAIB HASAN (44): Star/Boom Boom (1982), Dil Wala (1986), Ilzaam (1986), Sheila (1987), Saaya (1989)
HASAN JAHANGIR (44): Hawa Hawa (1981)
SHAFQAT AMANAT ALI (44): Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (Mitwa, 2006), Dor (Yeh Hosla, 2006), Red Swastik (2007), Hello (2008), Tum Mile (2009), My Name Is Khan (2010), I Hate Luv Storys (2010), Ashayein (2010), Patiala House (2011), Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Mumbai Cutting (2011), Always Kabhi Kabhi (2011), Love Breakups Zindagi (2011), Ra.One (2011).
ALI AZMAT (41): Paap (Garaj Baras, 2004), Tera Kya Hoga Johnny (2009), Mumbai Cutting (2011)
ZEBA BAKTIAR (39): Henna (1991), Deshwasi (1991), Mohabbat Ki Aarzoo (1994), Stuntman (1994), Jai Vikranta (1995), Muqaddama (1996), Chief Sahib (1996), Qaid (1996), Babu (2001)
ADNAN SAMI KHAN (38): Ajnabee (2001), Saathiya (2002), Koi Mil Gaya (2003), Yuva (2004), Page 3 (2005), Jaan e Mann (2006), Taare Zameen Par (2007), Kidnap (2008), My Name Is Khan (2010),
RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN (37): Paap (2003), My Name Is Khan (2010), Mausam (2011)
SHEHZAD ROY (36): Khatta Meetha (Bullshit, 2010)
SOMY ALI (35): Anth (1992), Krishna Avtaar (1993), Yaar Gaddar (1994), Teesra Kaun (1994), Aao Pyaar Karen (1994), Andolan (1995), Mafia (1996), Chupp (1997), Agnichakra (1997), Bulund (--)
MEERA (IRTIZA RUBAB, 34): Nazar (2004), Kasak (2005), Simran (2009), Paanch Ghante Mein Paanch Crore (2011), Om Allah (2012)
IMRAN ABBAS (33): Aman Ki Asha (2012)
NARGIS FAKHRI (32): Rockstar (2011)
ALI ZAFAR (31): Tere Bin Laden (2010), Luv Ka The End (2010), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011), London Paris New York (2012), Chashme Baddoor (2012)
MIKAAL ZULFIQAR (30): Shoot On Sight (2007), U R My Jaan (2011)
LAILA KHAN (30): Wafaa: A Deadly Love Story (2008)
ATIF ASLAM (28): Zeher (Woh Lamhe, 2005), Kalyug (Aadat, 2005), Bas Ek Pal (Tere Bin, 2006), Race (O Jaane Jaana, 2008), Kismat Konnection (Bakhuda Tumhi Ho, 2008), Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani (Tera Hone, Tu Jaane Na, 2010), Prince (O Mere Khuda, Tere Liye, Kaun Hoon Main, Aa Bhi Ja, Theme, 2010), FALTU (Le Ja, 2011)
VEENA MALIK (27): Dal Mein Kuchh Kala Hai (2012), Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (2012)
MUSTAFA ZAHID (26): Awarapan (Tera Mera Rishta, Toh Phir Aao, 2008), Runway (Khuda Ke Liye, 2009)
MONA LIZZA (25): Kajrare (2010)
ADEEL CHAUDHRY (25): Kismat Konnection (2008), Juggad (2009), Rhythm (2012)
We must not encourage Pakistani actors to come and work in India, we have enough talent in our country itself, there are many struggling Indian actors waiting for a break. So why are we encouraging these Pakistani's to come and work in Bollywood. These Pakistani's can't act and are definitely gonna make the movie our Indian movies FLOP! What is wrong with mumbaikers? wake up mumbaikers and do not pity these pakistani's cause they are never gonna change and have any feeling for India where they come dance and do movie.....Wake up Mumbai.........
why can't Pakistani actors make their own movies why do they come begging to India for a chance in bollywood??
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"India indeed has a mighty heart." , and perhaps bird's brain. Aren't these artists getting caught time and again for violation of FEMA? Not satisfied with mere work permits, Pak artists are emboldened to try and settle down in India only because of the unmentioned influence of certain mafia in the film world. It is a shame, really.
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