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23 Apr

Haute List: 8 Pakistani actors who are also good singers


There is no denying the fact that Pakistan is blessed with great artists. Looking at out TV and film industry, we know that many talented individuals caught the acting bug and it seems as if the camera (as well as the audience) loves them. But there are a few gifted ones who are multi-talented and have occasionally broken out of their acting cocoons and displayed serious knack for singing.

We have comprised a list of the most surprising discoveries (in terms of mainstream Pakistani actors) who can also sing very well with attached proof for our claims. From Mehwish Hayat to Imran Abbas, here are some of the most sought-after actors in our industry who can also hold a really strong tune.

Sit back, relax, get entertained to the max and find out about the stars who are clearly double-threats – or maybe they can dance too? Who knows!


1. Sajal Aly



Well… by now we are sure you know that Sajal is a good singer. She sang the soothing soundtrack of her drama serial O’Rangreza with Sahir Ali Bagga.



That’s not all, we also heard her latest tune in the form of Yeh Dil Mera’s OST — Tip Tip — alongside Naveed Nashad.



2. Mehwish Hayat



Is there something Mehwish Hayat cannot do! She is an impeccable performer and a complete package in the truest essence. She made her official singing debut in Coke Studio season 9, opposite Shiraz Uppal with a song titled Tu Hi Tu. The actor has also performed live on several occasions.



She has sang with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as well.



3. Imran Abbas



You must have followed Imran’s career as an actor but did you know that he is quite blessed in terms of vocals as well? Not only is it a pleasant surprise that he can sing but Imran also loves classical and semi-classical tunes. We look forward to see him sing an OST some day.

Check out a video of him singing Bollywood film Ashiqui 2’s song Tum Hi Ho brilliantly:



Imran also sang Yaar Na Vichray, live at 2017’s Lux Style Awards, giving a special tribute to the stars who had passed away.



4. Omer Shahzad



This man right here has been the latest model-cum-actor who is found to be a surprisingly great singer. Omer Shahzad posts singing videos quite often on his Instagram and we are impressed!

Check this title track of Bollywood film Kalank in his voice.



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Or perhaps a local tune like OST of Meray Paas Tum Ho.



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5. Sanam Saeed




Sanam Saeed is also a hidden gem and is one of the few who can actually sing an English tune as beautifully as a song in any local language. She is known for giving background vocals in Coke Studio particularly in Arif Lohar-Meesha Shafi’s Jugni Ji.



Here are some fun videos that you may have not seen. Sanam singing Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On in Urdu:



Or singing Mamma Mia with Zoe Viccaji at Rachel Viccaji’s wedding:



6. Hira Mani



I think everybody knows that Hira Mani loves singing and why not, especially if you have a good voice like her. She has also sung the OST of drama serial Thays with Junaid Khan.



Have you heard how beautifully she sang the OST of Meray Paas Tum Ho?



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7. Ayesha Omar




You have probably been living under a rock if you didn’t know Ayesha Omar can sing, but we are still including her for anyone who has only seen her as the charming Khoobsurat in Bulbulay, year after year. She is trained in singing since she was 9 years old and made her singing debut over a decade ago.  In 2012, she released two albums Chalte Chalte and Khamoshi for which she won Lux Style Awards for Best Album.



Ayesha has performed Laage Re Nain in Coke Studio, as well as Miyan ki Malhaar with Fariha Pervez and Zara Madani.



8. Aagha Ali



Aagha Ali is one of those TV actors who hasn’t got his due but he left many in disbelief when the OST of his drama serial Mere BewafaDuhaiyan — was released. The actor sang the tune alongside songstress Aima Baig and his vocals were quite noticeable. The song was written by him as well. Although he has sung songs prior to this tune, still it left an impression on everyone.



Later, he released many singles; one of which Main Haara stood out. You can check his songs on his official YouTube channel.




Syeda Zehra

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute. A journalist by profession, the writer has a penchant for films, fashion and music.