There are many British Pakistani actors and actresses which are making their name in the British media Industry. In fact, some of the British Pakistani actors Riz Ahmed and Art Malik have become the leading actors like any other English Actress Emilia Clarke, Emily Blunt, and Kate Winslet of Hollywood. Famous British Tv actresses are also playing very important role in British Drama / Film industry.
Whereas, Pakistani Famous British actresses are Noreen Khan, Mehreen Baig and Shazia Mirza are famous like any other english actress Emma Watson, Keira Knightley, and Kate Beckinsale.
These British-Pakistani actors and actresses have marked their names in movies, tv shows and stand up comedy. The below mentioned famous British Pakistani actors have been part of famous shows Citizen Khan, The Road to Guantanamo, and The Jewel in the Crown like Harry Potter, Devil wears Prada, Breakfast at Tiffany, Pirates of the Caribbean and Perks of being a wallflower.
British Pakistani Actors
1. Riz Ahmed:
Riz Ahmed is one of the talented British Pakistani actors who is an activist, rapper and known as Riz MC. The Road to Guantanamo selected in the award nomination and Riz acted as Michael Winterbottom and won award in the year 2016. Recently this British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed also performed an anti-villain role in the Marvel film named Venom from 2018.
Previously, he also acted as Omar in the award winning movie named Four Lions from 2010. In movie named “Rogue One”, A Star Wars Story, Riz Ahmed acted as a Bodhi Rook and in the year 2016 and made his name in the Hollywood. Riz MC is famous for movies and tv shows.
Upcoming projects of Riz Ahmed are American-British drama film named “Sound of Metal” and “Mughal Mowgli” for 2019 and 2020.
The net worth of this British Pakistani actor is US dollars $3 million.
2. Art Malik:
Art Malik was born in Pakistan and raised in London. This British Pakistani is famous for the role named Hari Kumar in the series “The Jewel in the Crown” released in 1982. Art Malik is one of the best British Pakistani actors who won scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has also played a role of Othello in the play by Shakespeare.
In the season 2 of “Indian Summers” which was aired on Channel 4, he was cast for the role of Maharaja, released in 2010. In the year 2014, he played a role of Bunny Latif, Bunran in the Homeland. The Homeland was an American thriller, spy television series and Art Malik, a Pakistani British actor performed the role of Pakistani General in season 4.
Previously, Art Malik acted in a British television series drama named “Holby City”, which used to air on BBC from 2003 to 2005.
3. Abdullah Afzal:
Abdullah Afzal is another one of the best British Pakistani actors who achieve fame. He was born in Manchester and got the character of Asif Khan in the Lunch Monkeys, a British comedy series.
He is famous for the role of Amjad Malik in another popular British humorous series named “Citizen Khan”.
British Pakistani Actresses
4. Shazia Mirza:
Shazia Mirza is one of the British actresses who was born in Birmingham and her parents moved from Pakistan to Birmingham in 1960. This British Pakistani actress is an English stand up comedian and before that she was a science teacher in the Langdon Park School.
Shazia Mirza is a writer and a comedian who presented a documentary on BBC Three name “F*** Off, I’m a Hairy Woman”.
Her popular stand up comedy show was “The Kardashians Made Me Do It”. In her shows Shazia used satire on the social and political situations and offense and she was received critically well.
Shazia Mirza, a British Pakistani actress has been a writer or columnist in The Guardian since 2008 and in the magazine named New Statesman.
5. Mehreen Baig:
Mehreen Baig is one of the Pakistani British actresses who was featured on BBC many times. She was part of BBC documentary named “Muslims Like Us”, an award winning featured by BAFTA TV show.
Moreover, in 2018 Mehreen Baig also presented on BBC, Lost Boys? What’s going wrong for Asian Men?
6. Noreen Khan:
Noreen Khan is a BBC presenter and a jolly personality, which people have been watching since 2007. She has one of the most watched Asian radio show in the United Kingdom. Noreen Khan is one of the popular British Tv actresses, famous for her stand up comedy.
The humor in her show revolves around her Desi background from Pakistan with a little spice of cultural jokes and stories. In 2014, she launched her own clothing line named Noreen Khan Couture. Noreen became a businesswoman and expanded her business to NK Accessories.
During 2016, Noreen Khan, a British Tv actress started her own female comedy nights and gained success in this field too. She is also considered as one of the amazing social media influencer.