Top 10 Famous Person In Pakistan 2023

Pakistan ranks in the top 10 countries for being home to numerous globally famous person. Many of them have been true inspirations to most people. You may be familiar with most of the following personalities.

Yet, you might be unaware of some of them being Pakistani. Below is the list of the most famous people in Pakistan in 2023

Famous Person In Pakistan 2023:

1. Imran Khan

Imran Khan to address University of Sargodha today - Daily Times

These days, Imran Khan Niazi is known as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. However, he has been a cricket star for achieving one of the great victories in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Alongside, he is a political activist as well as a philanthropist. His influential and charming personality makes him the most famous person in Pakistan and other foreign states. Furthermore, he is the University of Bradford’s Chancellor and Founding Chairman of the Shaukat Khanum Hospital.

Nonetheless, being one of the world’s most dominant Muslims, The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre announced him as Man of The Year.

2. Abdul Sattar Edhi

Abdul Sattar Edhi The Legendary Humanitarian - Halal Incorp

Abdul Sattar Edhi, also known as Maulana Edhi, founded the Edhi Foundation. He started it alongside his wife, Bilquis Edhi. His humanitarian personality made him the most popular person in Pakistan. By being a social activist and philanthropist, he became a public figure and won the hearts of millions of people.

Moreover, he received various awards for his appreciable services to mankind. However, After he died in 2016 and his wife’s death in 2022, his son Faisal Edhi has been carrying the legacy, keeping Maulana Edhi’s name alive.

3. Noor Jehan

Noor Jehan remembered on her 22nd death anniversary

Noor Jehan was a Punjabi playback singer. She worked as an actress in British India. After the partition, becoming a Pakistani nationalist, she joined Pakistani Cinema. For her work span of more than six decades, she lists among the most influential singers, hitherto.

She is known to be the first female director of Pakistani films too. However, being prominent for her talent in the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan entitled her as Malika-e-Tarannum.

4. Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai has called out Hollywood for its lack of Muslim  representation – Emirates Woman

Earning fame at a very young age, Malala Yousafzai came from the Swat district of KPK province. She won the Nobel Prize when she was only 13 years old. The reason for her fame is her bravery in standing against and surviving the attack of the Taliban.

It not only made her famous nationally but also sparked international support. Since then, she has been supporting girls’ education and women’s rights.

5. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan

Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan: The Man Who Made Pakistan a Nuclear Power | SOFREP

Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, born in India, migrated to Pakistan in 1947. He is famous as ‘Mohsin e Pakistan’ for his contribution to the Nuclear Project of Pakistan. Moreover, his study in metallurgical engineering at the European University made him the father of the Uranium Enrichment Program too.

6. Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi clarifies his 'statement' about Imran Khan

Shahid Afridi, the only cricketer hitting 400 sixes in his cricket career, has created history. Due to such a performance, he has caught the attention of most cricket fans resulting in numerous fan clubs. Moreover, he founded the Afridi Foundation, which provides help with health care and education. This act has listed him among the charitable athletes of the world.

7. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

King of Qawwali Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan remembered

Whether you are into classical music or not, there is no option of not knowing the most famous Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Born in Faisalabad to a Punjabi Muslim family, he carried his family’s legacy by being the greatest singer. Along with being a singer, he was a poet, music director, and composer as well. However, he is most known for his Qawwali and Sufi Islamic devotional music.

8. Reema Khan

Fellow actress tried to poison me: Reema Khan - Daily Times

Sameena Khan gained popularity in the entertainment industry with the name ‘Reema Khan’ in the 1990s. She earned most of her fame for being an exceptional stage dancer. Moreover, she has worked as a leading actress in Pakistani and Indian movies.

She also received a Pride of Performance award for her outstanding contribution to Pakistani cinema. However, previously working as a Pakistani film actress, producer, and director, she works as a television host now.

9. Dr. Israr Ahmed

Dr. Israr Ahmad - Dost Pakistan

Dr. Israr Ahmed, the writer of 60 books regarding Islam, founded Tanzeem-e-Islami. Being an Islamic scholar, theologian, and philosopher, he became most popular in 2022, as nearly 3 million people started following his YouTube Channel.

However, due to some anti-jewish remarks, the YouTube authorities deleted his account, which was restored later, with the help of subscribers’ efforts.

10. Benazir Bhutto

On her 69th birth anniversary: Remembering Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto is the most famous person in Pakistan for being the kindest and first female Prime Minister of Pakistan. She was the daughter of the former Prime Minister, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, and the Wife of the former president, Asif Ali Zardari. This assassinated politician was one of the well-educated and wealthiest ministers of the 1990s as she acquired Higher education from Harvard University.

These top 10 personalities have created a big difference and gained fame for themselves and Pakistan. However, many of them enjoy privileges and fame while alive. Whereas, some became popular after their souls departed

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