The Pakistani entertainment industry is blessed with the most talented actors. Some of these actors are so gifted that they give every role they play their best without even making a lot of effort. These Pakistani actors are the reason people watch dramas. It is a fact that actors can make or break a drama. No matter how good the script or production values are, if an actor does not deliver then a drama cannot be a success. Some Pakistani actors have been performing for decades and then there are others who are new but their name guarantees a good performance if nothing else. These are the actors who never disappoint their fans with their choices. They also make their fans proud of them by making each performance count even when they are part of a drama that isn’t too impressive overall. They are talented, good-looking, stylish, graceful, and undisputed heroes of the Pakistani industry. They have worked really hard to win the kind of love, admiration, and appreciation they enjoy today.
Here is a list of those phenomenal Pakistani actors who never disappoint their fans.
Noman Ijaz has been around for decades yet even after so many years he continues to play roles that surprise the viewers. The way he showed his versatility in Dar Si Jati Hei Sila and Sang-e-Mar Mar went to prove that Noman Ijaz will never cease to impress his fans. Noman Ijaz has such a wide career and he has done so many outstanding roles yet there hasn’t been even a brief period of time when the viewers felt that they needed a break from him. His name alone is a guarantee that people will watch a drama. He rules the hearts of people because he has always come up to the expectations of his fans. Nauman Ijaz’s career is a testament to the fact that actors indeed do not have a shelf life.
Imran Ashraf has made such a name for himself in the past two years or so that now he has just as much fan following as all the other top actors on this list. His hard work and dedication is the reason why his name guarantees quality entertainment. In 2020 he broaden his horizon by playing different kinds of characters and in 2021 his performance in Raqs-e-Bismil proved to be the main attraction. After leaving the viewers in awe of his brilliant performance in Ranjha Ranjha Kardi, he made a conscious effort not to be typecast. That is why he played a negative role in Inkaar followed by two of the best performances of his career in Mushk and Raqs-e-Bismil. Imran Ashraf has redefined the concept of a hero in Pakistani dramas. He is one of those few actors who treasure their fans since he engages with them on regular basis and makes sure that his fans are indirectly part of his social media presence.
Faysal Qureshi is another brilliant performer who has been around for decades. Faysal Qureshi started acting at a really young age and since then he has come a long way. It won’t be wrong to say that acting comes naturally to him but he also puts his heart and soul into all his acting projects. Faysal Qureshi can play two opposite roles that could be poles apart and nail both of them effortlessly. Faysal Qureshi is loved and respected by fans. He knows his responsibility and therefore has never made choices that would disappoint his fans. Even if he has worked in dramas that did not have a good subject or were not well executed, his acting was always superb. There has never been even one instance where the viewers felt that Faysal Qureshi disappointed them with his individual work.
Adnan Siddiqui is another actor who has been associated with the Pakistani entertainment industry for decades yet even now he manages to impress and excite in most of his projects. He is constantly reinventing himself and even though he has been typecast every now and then, he makes sure that he does give at least one such performance every year which is unforgettable. Most recently, his performance in Mere Pass Tum Ho impressed everyone and he got the kind of attention which most often only the young heroes get nowadays. He also interacts with his fans on social media and values their opinion.
Humayun Saeed’s acting career has been remarkable. Whether it was Doraha or Mere Pass Tum Ho, all the performances Humayun Saeed gave were simply brilliant. This superstar always gives the roles he plays his best. Even when he was a new actor, his acting was always natural. Humayun Saeed also deserves due credit for making sure that he is seen in a different role every time. He has ruled the big screen and is ruling the small screen even now. All of his performances in his dramas and films have always impressed his fans. Even though Humayun Saeed gets into controversies but he always handles these controversies gracefully. He also makes sure that his fans know that he loves them just as much as they love him. Although Humayun Saeed has not played certain kinds of characters which the other actors in this list might have but he is definitely someone who has never disappointed his fans in any way. Sometimes his presence alone makes a drama stand out because of his organic performances.
Sami Khan was an underrated actor for the longest time. Even 7 years back he had given some outstanding performances but his talent wasn’t recognized until now. Sami Khan is the king of expressions. He makes you feel and believe all that his characters go through. One thing about his performances that sets him apart from the rest is that he plays grey roles with perfection. Sami Khan can make the viewers hate his character just as easily as he can make them fall in love with his characters. Sami Khan is truly gifted. In dramas such as Aisi Hei Tanhai and Inkaar he proved that he gives every project he works his best. Right now in the drama serial Phaans he is playing another likable character. He has never disappointed his fans even when he was part of projects which overall were not that impressive.
Syed Jibran has also performed so many different characters and he has a definite screen presence. He was typecast after he played a negative role in the drama serial Chup Raho but the fact is that even in these similar roles, Syed Jibran always stood out. In Ranjha Ranjha Kardi he gave an unforgettable performance and went on to impress his fans in all the dramas in 2020 and now in 2021 as well. Syed Jibran should experiment more because he is versatile enough to do justice to all kinds of roles. He is perhaps the only actor whose performance is always a treat to watch even when he continues choosing to play more or less similar characters.
Ahad Raza Mir
Ahad Raza Mir is a new and young actor but he is not afraid to experiment and his performances are always spellbinding. Ahad Raza Mir has played some really complicated characters in his short career. All of his characters have struggles that are not easy to portray but Ahad Raza Mir has never disappointed his fans. Whether it was Yakeen Ka Safar, Aangan, Ehd-e-Wafa, or Yeh Dil Mera, Ahad Raza Mir gave performances which increased his fan following. Apart from this, Ahad Raza Mir has an amazing personality off-screen as well. Ahad Raza Mir’s acting career has just started but he is certainly making his presence felt. The viewers have a good reason to expect great things from him in the future. In his fan following is already unprecedented and he is the kind of actor who likes to let his work speak for him.
Mirza Zain Baig
Among the relatively new actors, Mirza Zain Baig has been consistent as well as impressive in all the roles he has chosen to play. Even when some of the dramas he worked in weren’t too impressive, Mirza Zain Baig always managed to make his characters as realistic as possible. He is the kind of actor who makes the viewers look forward to his scenes and has not disappointed his fans up till now. Considering how well he has done so far we expect even greater things from him in the future.
Syed Muhammad Ahmed
Although this list has all the leading and relatively younger men, it will be incomplete without Syed Muhammad Ahmed. Even though he most often plays central supporting characters but his screen presence and acting are such that very often the viewers are just as interested in his characters as they are in the other one all thanks to his brilliant portrayals. He can make the viewers laugh and cry with him. Presently in the drama serial Aulaad he is playing the leading role and has proved that even now he has what it takes to keep the interest of the viewers alive. He is one-of-a-kind on-screen father who gets as much love as the leading men in Pakistani dramas.
These are those few actors who never disappoint their viewers and their presence alone is enough to make the viewers tune into a drama. They have proved that they continue to experiment with different roles even now. Although the Pakistani drama industry is blessed with many more talented actors but none of them can fit into any kind of role the way these actors can. Some of the actors are typecast and others appear to be miscast when they try to experiment. There are only a handful of actors who can pull off different kinds of roles on the screen which is why their viewers are never disappointed with their performances. There are some actors who might do the character roles well but when it comes to playing a chocolate hero they might not fit in. The actors in this list have done it all and they have shown that they are capable of doing so much more.
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