The Best British Pakistani Actors And Actresses Ever 

Many British Pakistani actors and actresses are making their names in the British media Industry. Some British Pakistani actors, Riz Ahmed and Art Malik have become leading actors like other English Actress, Emilia Clarke, Emily Blunt, and Kate Winslet of Hollywood. Famous British Tv actresses also play a significant role in the British Drama / Film industry.

Pakistani Famous British actresses Noreen Khan, Mehreen Baig, and Shazia Mirza are famous like other English actresses Emma Watson, Keira Knightley, and Kate Beckinsale.

British-Pakistani Riz Ahmed becomes first Asian man to Win Acting Emmy

These British-Pakistani actors and actresses have marked their names in movies, tv shows, and stand-up comedy. The famous British Pakistani actors below have been part of favorite 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 was selected for the award nomination, and Riz acted as Michael Winterbottom. They won the award in the year 2016. Recently, British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed also performed an anti-villain role in the Marvel film Venom in 2018.

Previously, he acted as Omar in the award-winning movie Four Lions in 2010. In a movie named “Rogue One,” A Star Wars Story, Riz Ahmed served as a Bodhi Rook in 2016 and made his name in Hollywood. Riz MC is famous for movies and tv shows.

Upcoming Riz Ahmed projects are American-British drama films named “Sound of Metal” and “Mughal Mowgli” for 2019 and 2020.

The net worth of this British Pakistani actor is US dollars, $3 million.

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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 a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He also played the role of Othello in the play by Shakespeare.

In season 2 of “Indian Summers,” aired on Channel 4, he was cast for the role of Maharaja, released in 2010. In the year 2014, he played the role of Bunny Latif, Bunran in the Homeland. The Homeland was an American thriller spy television series. Art Malik, a Pakistani British actor, performed the role of a Pakistani General in season 4.

Previously, Art Malik acted in a British television drama named “Holby City,” which aired on BBC from 2003 to 2005.

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3. Abdullah Afzal:

Abdullah Afzal is another of the best British Pakistani actors who have achieved 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.”

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British Pakistani Actresses

4. Shazia Mirza:

Shazia Mirza is a British actress born in Birmingham, and her parents moved from Pakistan to Birmingham in 1960. This British Pakistani actress is an English stand-up comedian; before that, she was a science teacher at Langdon Park School.

Shazia Mirza is a writer and a comedian who presented a documentary on BBC Three named “F*** Off, I’m a Hairy Woman.”

Her popular stand-up comedy show was “The Kardashians Made Me Do It.” Shazia used satire on social and political situations and offense in her performances and was received critically well.

Shazia Mirza, a British Pakistani actress, has been a writer or columnist in The Guardian since 2008 and the magazine New Statesman.

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5. Mehreen Baig:

Mehreen Baig is one of the Pakistani British actresses 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?

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6. Noreen Khan:

Noreen Khan is a BBC presenter and a cheerful 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 bit of spice of cultural jokes and stories. In 2014, she launched her clothing line named Noreen Khan Couture. Noreen became a businesswoman and expanded her business to NK Accessories. 

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In 2016, Noreen Khan, a British Tv actress, started her female comedy nights and also gained success in this field. She is also considered one of the great social media influencers.

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