By Oindrila Muhuri Last Updated:
Pakistani dramas are currently one of the most loved ones all over the world. Undoubtedly, Pakistani actors and actresses are also gaining immense popularity due to the same. In addition, the netizens are extremely curious about their favourite Pak celebs' lifestyles, fashion choices, personal life along with their professional backgrounds. Amongst all, one thing that always grabs eyeballs is the huge amount of money the stars charge for each of their projects. Thus, here is a curated list of some of the most loved Pakistani actors, with their huge salaries.
Post giving a mesmerising performance in Humsafar in 2011, Fawad Khan became the heartthrob of not only Pakistan but also India. For the unversed, the multi-talented actor began his journey with his debut film, Khuda Kay Liye, in 2007, and his debut TV serial, Dastaan, in 2010. He also stepped into Bollywood with the film, Khoobsurat in 2014. Following this, he constantly works on one after the other projects. As per reports, the actor, with a net worth of USD 6 million, charges Rs. 20 lakhs per series, and Rs. 3 lakhs per episode. In addition, for each commercial project, he charges between Rs. 15-30 lakhs.
Pakistani model, actor and director, Hamza Ali Abbasi made his debut in the television industry with his first series, Dally in the Dark, in 2006. Following this, he appeared in a short film, The Glorious Resolve, directed by Bilal Lashari in 2010. Not only that, in 2013, he worked in two feature films, including Main Hoon Shahid Afridi and Waar. However, Hamza is mostly loved for his stint in Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Alif, Mann Mayal, Pyare Afzal, Parwaz hai Junoon and others. As per multiple reports, the actor charges Rs. 5 lakhs per scene.
Mikaal Zulfiqar is a British-born Pakistani model and actor. The handsome hunk is known for his comedy commercials for the popular mobile phone, Ufone. Post working for the commercials, he appeared in the Abrar-ul-Haq video album, Sanu Tere Naal Pyar Ho Gya and also in many Bollywood films, including Shoot on Sight, U R My Jaan, and Baby. Along with this, Mikaal is famous for his stint in television drama serials, including Durr-e-Shehwar, Maan, Pani Jaisa Pyar, Tum Mere Hi Rehna, Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan, Diyar-e-Dil, and other. He charges a salary of Rs. 1.5 lakh per episode.
Imran Abbas made his acting debut in 2013 with the romantic movie, Anjuman. He was also seen in a few Bollywood movies, including Creature 3D and Jaanisar. Following this, Imran worked in a few popular TV series, including Piya Ke Ghar Jana Hai, Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan, Tum Kon Piya, and Koi Chaand Rakh. As per reports, he charges Rs. 10 lakhs for a scene.
One of the most popular actors in Lollywood, Faisal Qureshi made his acting debut with the series, Emergency Ward and Andhera Ujala as a child artist on PTV. Finally, he worked in the lead role in the movie, Saza in 1992. Later, he worked in the top Pakistani dramas, including Meri Zaat Zarra E Beishan, Qaid-e-Tanhai, Khushboo Ka Ghar and Bashar Momin. As per reports, Faisal charges Rs. 25 lakhs per project, and on an episode basis, he charges Rs. 2 lakh.
Pakistani actor-cum-host, Ahsan Khan started his acting career in 1998. He was part of many movies, including Nikah, Dil Mera Dharkan Teri, Billi, Love in Hong Kong, Ishq Khuda, and Ghar Kab Aao Gay. Later, he moved on to television serials, and worked in some popular series, including Mausam, Udaari, Preet Na Kariyo Koi, Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu, Mere Qatil Mere Dildar, and others. According to multiple reports, Ahsan charges around Rs. 3 lakhs per episode.
Danish Taimoor began his acting journey with a brief appearance in the television drama serial, Dil Diya Dehleez in 2006. Later, he appeared in many TV serials, including Deewangi, Massi aur Malika, Mannchalay, Chudween Ka Chand, Chemistry, Kuch Unkahi Batain, Ab Dekh Khuda kia Karta hai, Larkian Muhalley Ki, Koi Jane Na, and Lamha Lamha Zindagi. Danish also appeared in many telefilms and movies. As per reports, he charges Rs. 1 lakh per episode.
Shehryar Munawar is known for his acting stint in the notable serial, Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley, for which he won the Hum Award for “Best New Sensation Television”. Shehryar also worked as a film producer and a cast of the movie, Ho Mann Jahaan. His best dramas include Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay, Kahi Un Kahi and Aasmanon Pay Likha. As per reports, he charged around Rs. 1 lakh per episode. Moreover, one of his movies, 7 Din Mohabbat In, co-starring Mahira Khan, also earned Rs. 5.3 crores at the box office, making the actor one of the most bankable stars.
Adeel Hussain made his acting debut with the popular TV serial, Dunya Goal Hai in 2007. He also won the “Kara Film Festival Award” for his outstanding performance in the television series. Afterwards, he appeared in various commercials, music videos, television dramas, and telefilms. He made a special appearance in the 2015 film, Bin Roye, and debuted in the movie, Ho Mann Jahan in 2016. As per reports, Adeel charges Rs. 45,000 per episode.
The charming actor, Fahad Mustafa made his acting debut with the TV serial, Sheeshay Ka Mahal, in 2005. Later, he appeared in several dramas, including Main Abdul Qadir Hoon, Mastana Mahi, Tahir e Lahooti, Ek Tamanna Lahasil Si, and others. He also hosted a few shows, including Jeeto Pakistan, and has his own production house named Big Bang Entertainment. If reports are to be believed, the actor charges around Rs. 70 lakhs for any project.
Shaan Shahid started his acting career in 1990 with the film, Bulandi. He was also part of many movies, including Asoo Billa, Musalman, Zill-e-Shah, Waar, Yalghaar, Zarrar and many others. In his career span of more than 30 years, he was also part of a few Punjabi films. As per reports, the actor charges Rs. 50 lakhs for any project.
Handsome Pakistani actor, Feroze Khan is extremely loved for his role in the drama series, Khaani. However, he began his career as a VJ on ARY Musik and then worked as a model. Following this, he made his acting debut in the 2014 TV series, Chup Raho. Although the exact salary of Feroze is unknown, he has a net worth of USD 9 million.
Pakistani actor-cum-anchor, Nauman Ijaz has received several accolades, including 10 Lux Style Awards, 7 Hum Awards and a few others. He has been part of many television series, and in 2017, he also hosted a prime-time talk show on Neo News HD titled G Sarkar. As per reports, Nouman charges Rs. 2.5 lakhs per project.
Wahaj Ali made his television debut with the series, Ishq Ibadat in 2015. Post this, he worked in many popular television dramas, including Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha, Dil Na Umeed To Nahi, Tere Bin and others. As per reports, he charges Rs 2.25 to 3 lakhs for each episode and has a net worth of around USD 1 million.
One of the most popular actors in Pakistan, Ahad Raza Mir began his journey in the showbiz in 2017 with the drama series, Yaqin Ka Safar. Afterwards, he was part of many popular serials, including Ehd-e-Wafa, Angan, Yeh Dil Meera, Dhup Ki Dewar and others. If reports are to be believed, Ahad charges up to Rs. 1 crore for a drama.
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