From Rags To Riches! Here’s How Some Of Our Favorite Pakistani Celebs Kick-Started Their Careers

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When it comes to the talent we all know the Pakistani entertainment industry is filled with amazing stars. Pakistani celebrities are admired and loved for their artistic and groundbreaking talent. May it be Adnan Siddiqui’s soulful flute notes or Saba Qamar’s bold persona we love these Pakistani celebrities a lot.

However, what is most inspiring is the different stories and tales of their hard work and success that made them stand out and shine. We are truly honored to have them and love them for who they are. Here are the stories of some stars we found most inspiring.

Adnan Siddiqui

Adnan Siddiqui is a well-known name in the Pakistani entertainment industry. Not only is he a well-known celebrity in Pakistan, but he managed to bag projects in both Hollywood and Bollywood.

His film ‘The Mighty Heart’ is one of the most moving and motivating films ever. Other than this, the actor is a master of many talents. He has played the flute on multiple occasions with soulful tones and odes.

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What many of us didn’t know was Adnan Siddiqui started his career as a banker. However, the environment of the banking industry didn’t suit him well and he started working at an advertising agency. He states the reason why he got into acting is because of his mentor, Anwar Maqsood. He admires and is still thankful to Anwar Maqsood for always helping and supporting him.

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There are times when it can be difficult to find the right words to say to someone who’s literally taught you from scratch, even if it’s just a few words of thank you to express how grateful you are towards that person. So this is how it all began. I was discovered by Anwar Maqsood Sahab whom I lovingly call, ‘Anwar Mamu’ many many years ago and I had the honour of acting in his play ‘Khwabon ki Zanjeer’ which he wrote for PTV. Then my first drama serial Uroosa happened. Post that, my first film was offered to me via him and we travelled from Karachi to Lahore together. I didn’t end up doing the film but that’s another story. I’ve always been grateful in my heart to Anwar Mamu for all that he is and for all the wisdom that he has imparted to me. I was looking forward to be a part of the Indus Hospital fund raiser but now this trip has an entirely different meaning and an enriching experience for me. On this trip I’m not only gaging his magnanimity, but I’m also seeing a different side of fandom where people are wanting to just catch a glimpse of him. I’ve always been in awe of his personality, but I’m more so now. There’s so much that I’m learning just by observing him and the way he makes people laugh on his wit and satire. His aura is magical and he has the ability of finding humour in the most crucial situations which has always amazed me. Anwar Mamu, thank you for being you and for all that you are to me. This trip with you will be the most cherished one of my life. . . . . #noble #fresno #memphis #initiative #indushospital #karachi #pakistan #calgary #humanity #service #free #treatment #patients #UK #april #charity #fundraiser #adnansiddiqui #actor #brandambassador #proud #US #LA #Washington #anwarmaqsood #trip # genuine #mentor #writer

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The next celebrity on our list is bubbly and one of the emerging stars of the Pakistani entertainment industry. She has managed to work on different diverse roles and amaze us with her adorable yet confident talent.

Yumna Zaidi

This emerging beauty queen is known to be one of the most versatile celebrities of the Pakistani entertainment industry. She revealed the secret behind her success on Samina Peerzada‘s show by telling us about how she entered the industry because of Affan Waheed, who was her sister’s class fellow and amazed by her talent.

The most adorable yet sensational aspect about Yumna Zaidi is how she thinks; and how much she is thankful to her fans for loving her’ for her performance and not her looks.

Humayun Saeed

The famous and handsome Humayun Saeed is known for his extraordinary talent. He is a phenomenal actor and producer who is always providing the public with top-notch entertainment and exciting dramas. Humayun Saeed might have not been into acting after all. He used to work as a manager at a steady company and joined modeling just for fun.

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Saba Qamar

Everyone is in love with this beautiful, talented, and bold Pakistani celebrity. Saba Qamar surely knows how to woo us with her Lionheart and fierce aura. Ever wonder how she made it in the entertainment industry? And even beyond borders for her role in the film ‘Hindi Medium’? Here’s how.

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She belongs to a ‘Syed’ family where the showbiz industry is a big ‘no’, hence she faced a lot of opposition. The reason why she started working in the industry was because of how she managed to do some lines for Pakistan day play, which she was attending with her mother’s friend.

In addition, Saba Qamar is also the holder of the most prestigious award of Pakistan; Tamgha-e-Imtiaz!

Fahad Mustafa

Fahad Mustafa is an actor, producer, and now even a game show host. He manages to woo us with his groundbreaking acting. Not only this, but Fahad Mustafa also entered the industry after his father, who is a famous actor of his time.

Mehwish Hayat

Mehwish Hayat is one of the most lovable personalities in Pakistan and all over the world. She is a goodwill ambassador for girls and women. Above all, she is also very vocal in the revival of the Pakistani industry.

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An eight year old girl went to the PTV studios holding her mother’s hand tightly. She was totally clueless about all the hustle and bustle going on around her. But she was equally fascinated by the lights, the cameras and the way in which everybody was hard at work including her mother who was an actress. Even as a child the wobbly sets amused her but she could see on the screens the magic being woven in that studio creating dreams for so many people. Yesterday that same little girl arrived at the Aiwan e sadr holding tightly on to her mother’s hand equally bemused by her surroundings. That girl knows that she is blessed to be there receiving such a prestigious honour in the company of such distinguished people following in the footsteps of so many legends, so many of her own heroes. At heart she remains that simple little girl from Karachi who has been fortunate to live her dreams. Her journey from that PTV studio to the Awan-e-sadr has been a long one and by no means the easiest. But never in her wildest dreams did she see this recognition coming at such a tender age. Nor did she see the role she would go on to play in the revival of Pakistani Cinema and her contribution being acknowledged in this way…! Thank you to the Government of Pakistan and the President for bestowing this honour upon me and making the dream of that little girl come true. Today, I share this with all the other girls in Pakistan who have a dream, to them I simply say, "Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams turn into reality." Thank you also to all my family, friends and colleagues who have shared this wondrous journey and above all to all the fans who have supported me each step of the way and made me worthy of this award! ??? #MehwishHayat #Tamghaeimtiaz ?#Medalofexcellence #pakistanzindabad ?

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She entered the showbiz industry when she was an 8-year-old girl. It is truly inspiring to see how she managed to become the icon she is today. Although the actress is beautiful inside out, there is a savageness within her which will make you love her even more.

Wow! It truly amazes us to see such beautiful success stories and inspiring talent that we have in the industry. Above all, what we think is truly motivational; is how these stars all give the same message about hard work paying off.

It makes us wonder, how lucky we are to have them and how anyone can accomplish their dreams if they keep moving forward with determination.

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