80 Indian Artists who have worked in Pakistan

Most of the people in Pakistan and India are aware that some Pakistani artists have worked in India. However, it’s rarely mentioned that dozens of Indian artists have also worked in Pakistani dramas, films, songs and TV commercials.

We have compiled a list of Indian actors, actresses, models and singers who have worked in Pakistan. This article is divided into three parts:

32 Indian actors and actresses in Pakistani films and TV serials

Kirron Kher

Kirron Anupam Kher is an Indian theater, film and TV actress. She is also a politician belonging to BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and was elected as member of parliament in 2014. She played a major role in Pakistani film Khamosh Paani released in 2003.

Kanwaljit Singh

Kanwaljit Singh is an Indian actor who has performed in films as well as television serials. He acted in Pakistani film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 in 2018. He was part of Pakistani TV serial Dharkan in 2006-2007 (aired on ARY Digital) that also featured other Indian actors Sakshi Tanwar, Tina Parekh and Rohit Bakshi.

Arbaaz Khan

Arbaaz Khan is an Indian actor, director and film producer. Since making his debut in 1996, he has acted in many leading and supporting roles. He is the younger brother of Salman Khan. He acted in Pakistani film Godfather: The Legend Continues (2007).

Sakshi Tanwar

Sakshi Tanwar is a famous film and TV actress. She is most notably known for TV serials Baray Achhe Lagte Hain and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki. In 2006-2007, she worked in Pakistani serial Dharkan and it was aired on ARY Digital. This serial also featured other Indian actors Kanwaljit Singh, Tina Parekh and Rohit Bakshi.

Vinod Khanna

Vinod Khanna was an Indian actor, film producer and politician. He was the recipient of two Filmfare awards. He belonged to BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and served as the minister for Culture and Tourism and later as Minister of State for external affairs. He played the lead role in Pakistani film Godfather: The Legend Continues (2007).

Rajeev Khandelwal

Rajeev Khandelwal is a film and television actor, singer and host. He is notably known for films like Aamir (2008), Table No.21 (2013) and Samrat & Co (2015). He acted in a Pakistani TV serial Sun Leyna (2005) that was aired on ARY Digital. He played the lead role in this serial.

Neha Dhupia

Neha Dhupia is an Indian actress and beauty pageant winner who works in Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu and Malayalam language films. She won the 2002 Femina Miss India pageant. She was part of a Pakistani film Kabhi Pyar Na Karna (2008) in which she performed on a song Kurti Lai Rajasthan Se.

Om Puri

Om Puri was a veteran Indian actor who was a part of mainstream Indian films as well as several art films. He also appeared in British and American films. In 2016, he performed in Pakistani film Actor in Law.

Johnny Lever

Johnny Lever is an Indian film actor and one of the most noted comedians in Hindi cinema. He began his career in 1984, and has acted in more than three hundred Bollywood films. He acted in a Pakistani film Love Mein Ghum (2011).

Deepak Parashar

Deepak Parashar is a film actor who starred in dozens of Bollywood films during 80’s and 90’s. He is best known for his lead role in horror/romantic film Purani Haveli (1989). He played a major role in a Pakistani TV serial that was aired on Aaj TV between 2005 and 2008. Famous Pakistani actress Saba Hameed (known as Saba Pervaiz that time) was also part of that TV serial and she played role of Deepak’s wife. If you know the name of that serial, please let us know in comments.

Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah is a veteran film and stage actor and director in the Indian film industry. He is considered among the finest actors of India. He has won numerous awards in his career, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards and an award at the Venice Film Festival. He has acted in three Pakistani films Khuda Ke Liye (2007), Zinda Bhaag (2013) and Jeewan Hathi (2016).

Govind Namdeo

Govind Namdev is an Indian film actor. He has acted in numerous critically acclaimed movies, often as a villain in well-regarded performances. Some of his most notable work has been in films like Oh My God, Dum Maro Dum, Bandit Queen, Virasat, Satya, Kachche Dhaage, Mast, Thakshak, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Pukar, Raju Chacha, Sarfarosh, Satta, Qayamat and Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon, Johny Gadhaar. He has worked in Pakistani film Sultanat (2014).

Amrita Arora

Amrita Arora is an Indian film actress, model and TV Presenter. She has worked in many films including Awara Paagal Deewana, Red: The Dark Side, Rakht, and Golmaal Returns. She acted in Pakistani film Godfather: The Legend Continues (2007).

Nandita Das

Nandita Das is an Indian actress and director. She has acted in more than 40 feature films in ten different languages that includes in Fire (1996), Earth (1998) and Before The Rains (2007). She acted in Pakistani film Ramchand Pakistani (2008) and a short TV film Saayey (2005). She also appeared in Pakistani singer Salman Ahmad’s song “Ghoom Taana” in 2004.

Hrishitaa Bhatt

Hrishita Bhatt is an Indian actress and model. She debuted in the film Asoka (2001) opposite Shahrukh Khan, but it was Haasil (2003) that brought her fame. She appeared in Ab Tak Chhappan, Jigyaasa and many others. She worked in Pakistani film Godfather: The Legend Continues (2007).

Preeti Jhangiani

Preeti Jhangiani is an Indian model and actress. She is known for her work in Mohabbatein (2000) and Awara Paagal Deewana (2002). She acted in Pakistani film Godfather: The Legend Continues (2007).

Tina Parekh

Tina Parekh is an Indian Television actress and voice actress. She is best known for her roles as Shruti Om Agarwal in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, as Mukti Deshmukh in Kasautii Zindagii Kay and as Melissa in Khichdi and Instant Khichdi. She acted in Pakistani TV serial Dharkan in 2006-2007 that also featured other Indian actors Sakshi Tanwar, Kanwaljit Singh and Rohit Bakshi. The serial was aired on ARY Digital.

Kim Sharma

Kim Sharma is a Bollywood actress and model. She made her acting debut in the blockbuster Mohabbatein in 2000. She has worked in over a dozen films. She acted in a Pakistani film Godfather: The Legend Continues (2007).

Shilpa Shukla

Shilpa Shukla is an Indian theatre, television and Bollywood film actress She is famously known for her roles in film Chak De India (2007). She was awarded the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress too. In 2003, she worked in Pakistani film Khamosh Paani.

Shehzad Khan

Shehzad Khan is an Indian actor who has appeared in Bollywood films and TV serials. He has acted in more than 50 films including popular ones like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Andaz Apna Apna. He appeared in Pakistani film Jawani Phir Nahi Aani 2 (2018).

Deepak Shirke

Deepak Shirke is an Indian film actor who is known for his work in Hindi and Marathi films. He has worked in more than 100 Hindi films, usually playing the role of the villain. He acted in Pakistani film Sultanat (2014).

Akashdeep Saigal

Akashdeep Saigal is an Indian model and actor. He is notably known for playing the role of Ansh Gujral in serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on Star Plus. He has worked in Pakistani film Sultanat (2014).

Shweta Tiwari

Shweta Tiwari is an Indian film and TV actress. She has appeared in Kasautii Zindagii Kay as the lead protagonist. In 2010, she won the reality show Bigg Boss 4. She has also worked in other TV shows and films. She has acted in Pakistani film Sultanat (2014).

Kunika

Kunickaa (Mullicka) Sadanand Lal, also known as Kunika, is an Indian TV actor and producer. She is known for her various characters in many Indian films as a villain and in comic roles. She has worked in over 85 films and over half a dozen TV serials. She appeared in Pakistani film Jawani Phir Nahi Aani 2 in 2018.

Chetan Hansraj

Chetan Hansraj is an Indian film and television actor. He made his television debut with a positive role in TV serial Kkusum. Later, he worked in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Virrudh and many other serials. He has acted in Pakistani film Sultanat (2014).

Achint Kaur

Achint Kaur is an Indian television and film actor and is best known for TV serials Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. She has worked in over a dozen films. Some of her notable films are Julie, Corporate and 2 states. She has worked in Pakistani film Sultanat (2014).

Sara Khan

Sara Khan is an Indian actress and model. She won the title of Miss Bhopal in 2007. She has worked in more than 15 TV serials. Some of her famous serials are Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai, Kavach, Ram Milaayi Jodi and Sasural Simar Ka. She worked in two Pakistani TV serials. Bay Khudi (2016) was aired on ARY Digital. Her second Pakistani serial was Laikin (2017) that was aired on A-Plus channel.

Nausheen Ali Sardar

Nausheen Ali Sardar is an Indian television actress and model. She has acted in several Bollywood movies, drama serials, reality shows and music albums. She is known for her work in the popular television soap Kkusum. She worked in Pakistani film Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga (2007).

Pooja Kanwal

Pooja Kanwal is an Indian actress who has worked in films and TV serials Her most prominent role was in TV serial Palampur Express (2009) that was aired on Sony TV and she portrayed the main lead role. She appeared in Pakistani film Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga (2007).

Simran Bagga

Simran is an Indian film actress, producer, model and television personality. She has predominantly appeared in Tamil and Telugu-language films, as well as in few films in Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada. She acted in Pakistani film Koi Tujh Sa Kahaan (2005).

Deepti Gupta

Deepti Gupta is an Indian actress who has worked in films and TV serials in India, Singapore, Pakistan and the United States. She has acted in Pakistani drama serials New York Stories (2005), Maaney na ye Dil (2007), Saraab (2007), Malal (2009), Ishq Junoon Deewangi (2009), Aks (2011), Neeyat (2011) and Mastana Mahi (2011). She has also worked in Pakistani short TV film Saayey (2005).

Rana Jung Bahadur

Rana Jung Bahadur is an Indian actor best known for his comic characters. He has worked in several Punjabi and Hindi films. He was part of Pakistani film Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga (2007).

In the next part, you will see the list of 42 Indian singers who sang for Pakistani films and TV serials. They include Asha Bhosle, Kumar Sanu, Sunidhi Chauhan and many others.

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