Top 7 Must-Follow Pakistani Social Media Stars

When someone says Pakistan has immense talent, they are absolutely spot-on. Like in any other creative field, Pakistani artists are not far behind in wit and humor.

While we have legendary comics in the mainstream media like Javed Iqbal (cartoonist), late Moin Akhtar (actor/comedian) and Umar Sharif (actor/comedian), social media too has seen the rise of some genuinely funny individuals.

Here is a list of our picks of the social media stars who made waves in 2014.

Comics by Arslan

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2014 has seen comics by Arslan further rise to take the throne of the top Pakistani social media star with 651,663 Facebook likes. Arslan has developed an avid following for his outrageously funny and sarcastic reviews of all that is Pakistani – cricket team performance, latest TV shows, over enthusiastic news casters, politicians and the not so Pakistani – Bollywood films.

Arsalan is never afraid of saying the truth out loud with his comics, prime example is his take on how our society treats women of all ages or his hilarious yet thought provoking comics on the recent political crisis.

To top it all off Arsalan is also one of the script writers for the internationally acclaimed Pakistani animated series Burka Avenger.

His Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/comics.by.arslan

Zaid Ali T

zaid ali t

A close contender for the throne of the Social Media star of the year is Zaid Ali T. With 2,484,496 likes, he is way ahead of Arsalan when it comes to the number of Facebook likes. His Brown guy Vs White guy and desi parents clips are hilarious.

Just randomly play a clip of his and if you are a Pakistani, you would instantly relate to it. Just 19 year old and he aims to put smiles on our faces and he is doing a great job at it. It doesn’t hurt that he seems to be a genuinely humble bloke.

His Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DaYoutubeGuy/

Sham Idrees

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He is a Pakistani Canadian singer, Nasheed artist and an actor. His songs “London to Paris” and his remix of “Dil Dil Pakistan” have been massive Youtube hits with both songs garnering over a million views. The remix of “Dil Dil Pakistan” was also aired on local TV channels.

Sham’s funny videos and prank vines have also garnered him a huge fan base amongst the desi expat community.

His Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Shamidrees/

Dhoom Bros

dhoom bros

If you’re looking for some wedding videos to dance to with some crazy original dance moves, just look up Dhoom Bros. These four Pakistani American brothers Hussain Asif, Shehryar Asif, Atif Khan and Waqas Riaz are massively talented and can dance to a Bollywood song from 1960’s to 2014, you just name it. Their Bollywood dance spoofs and tributes are huge hits on YouTube.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DhoomBrosOfficial/

Furqan Shayk

furqan shayk

Looking for a funny perspective on everyday life? Check out Furqan Shayk’s funny and sarcastic vines or his hilarious tweets. He is a young social media artist who received great response for his “just Kidding show” on YouTube. Keep following Furqan as he might be a huge hit in 2015.

His Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FurqanShayk/

Danish Ali

danish ali

Danish is a standup comedian, actor, director and an RJ. He is one of the first Pakistani social media sensations with his over a million views on his YouTube channel. Danish started his career in mainstream media with the first English language comedy show “The real news” on Play TV, he was the writer and host of the show. Danish has some insanely funny videos on his Facebook page such as “Misbah Plays took took with my heart”.

His Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/Danishalifanpage/

These are five of the top social media stars from 2014. We look forward to a lot more entertainment from them in 2015. And while we are at it, you must check out a personal favorite.

Sarcasmistan

sarcasmistan

The best sarcastic meme’s and posts from Pakistan.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sarcasmistan/

As with all our lists please feel free to share links in the comments section to any other social media stars that you loved and followed in 2014.


      • You are devil already, so whats the game? I have my own as well and I have got what I desere. This list is very little and also ignoring many great stars.

        • Let go of the negativity and learn to appreciate your fellow brothers. Otherwise you are just an a**hole.

          • Ha, its not negativity dude… its the hard word game , nothing more! There are many many others also on facebook, but why only whom you know??? Why promoting buddies only?

            • At least these guys are doing something creative unlike most of us so give them space. I appreciate them completely. They may have their pros and cons but saying “not impressed with any of them” like you yourself are some kind of a hot shot is completely unfair. GROW UP AND THINK POSITIVELY.

      • Why don’t you go say to a movie critic that they should make their own movies if they don’t like what others make? Someone has to set standards for these things, hence critics exist. Sadly in social media most people just follow the trends without even thinking for a moment. Someone who knows what quality material is, would say Comics by Arsalan is way too Lame to be in this list, i’d name Piddi Official instead, and there were days when Sarcasmistan was one of the best but not anymore because it’s not Original now like Memeabad is.

        • OH FOR GOODNESS SAKE. There is a huge difference between movie critics and some random bored dude sitting at home and judging these good people.
          Get your head out of your buttttt and at least appreciate the hard work that these guys put into their videos so that YOU can be entertained. If you don’t like them, DON’T WATCH.

          • People making movies aren’t putting effort? and please don’t say Arsalan Naseer is not making money and he’s doing it for the people. Oh and i do appreciate everyone’s work, internet is a big place and everyone should be appreciated here, not just 7 people a blogger think are best among them. That’s my whole point of saying this. and about that last line, Same goes for you faggot. If you don’t like Ahmed Habib’s comment or mine for that matter you can just shut the fuck up and mind your own business.

            • HAHAHAHA looks like I got you pretty worked up. Relax and don’t let this get to your head. It’s not that I don’t like your comment, it’s just that I have a LOT more people supporting my argument so yeah take a deep breath and no need for that language otherwise I can shut your mouth in 5 secs but I don’t wanna stoop that low. Have fun mate!

  • These people are the best thing that happened to Pakistan in the recent few years. Arslan and Zaid are the pioneers

    • Dhoom Bros were the first ones who started it. The difference is that dhoom bros are not that fame hungry and just are some lads having some fun unlike ZaidAliT who has been ripping off videos from Desi/Pakistani Vines. He doesnt even gives credit. Also, Arslan copied half of the review of Dhoom 3 from some indian website.

  • Arslan is such an awesome dude, when i was asked in the IELTS examination who is your favorite comic writer in your country? I told about him and i got 7.5 bands :D

  • Arslan Naseer of comics by arslan and Sham idrees I follow. Zaid is good too but most of his videos are based on stolen ideas from others

  • I have met Arsalan from Comics by arslan and believe me he is such a modest person. No wonder Allah has granted him so much fame. Keep rocking man

  • I don’t know Danish Ali and Sham Idress.While rest for them are really Paksitani stars :) Including me too :P

  • What about What the Sach, Taliban are Zaliman etc ? the guys that are raising Social awareness

  • Arsalan is best at funny comics and reviews.. Furqan is good at acting .. zaid is also good at making funny stuff while shaam idrees sucks at acting. .. i did a check on danish today .. he is also fine..If this is about comics. then there are some name missing… like “Mango People-piddi” ,”shahzaib hussain art” and some others. /*This comment is merely my opinion*/

  • Sarcasmistan shouldn’t be on the list. They just copy and paste pics/status/videos from other pages.

  • Following zaid ali t and sarcasmistan. Cba has banned me for speaking truth and here it is written he speak truth. Agreed. But would he dare to listen as well?

  • Follow every single one of them. All are awesomely talented.
    They all deserve credit for what they do.
    #stophatingotherpakis

  • I personally like ZaidAli, as furqan and Sham Idrees have totally the same content likewise Zaid, he is the hero of this war simply said, creative minded person always come with a new concept based on reality.

  • By no mean I intend to belittle the efforts of people
    mentioned in this list, but why you must be ‘funny’, ‘comedy’ or ‘singer’ to be a star in Pakistan?

    “Humans of New York” is the finest page on Facebook worldwide and it’s not funny at all.

    We must change our priorities.

  • ZaidAliT & Sham Idrees has been my favourite, what a great talent they have, to spread smiles on many faces. We love you buddies, U are doing great job. Thumbs Up to U all!

    For Critics: Khud kuch kar nhi sakty to acha krne walon ko to bura mt kaho U bull shitters!!!! Mind your own business. #LetsPromoteOurTalent

  • was an avid fan of Arsalan until he became a PTITroll then all of a sudden reverted and subsequently turned “neutral” & finally started throwing terrible jabs at all politicos instead of entertainment humour.. what a facade that was. Comic became the comical.. :D

  • Dhoom Bros are making a really nice effort. Baighairat Brigade should also be included in this list. Don’t like Zaid Ali at all. His videos are “inspired” (aka copied) from other youtuber’s videos (mostly indian) like iisuperwomanii & AKAamazing

  • You did not mentioned Sher Yar …., he is very creative and inspirational person on Facebook..i love him alot


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