Showbiz can be a lonely business. From long hours of shooting to traveling all the time at various locations, a life of an actor/singer, or anyone in showbiz, can be difficult. Most of them do not even get the chance to catch with their family and relatives. However, some are lucky to have a relative who is also part of the industry. Not only does that bring a sense of comfort around the set but their kin also provides moral support to young actors/actresses starting their journey in showbiz.
Did you know that these 26 Pakistani celebrities are relatives? Here is a list of popular celebrities who are related by blood.
Let’s have a look!
Bushra Ansari and Zara Noor Abbas
The renowned actress Bushra Ansari is Zara Noor’s aunt (or khala). The young actress always praises her amazing khala on social media and they have even worked together on several projects.
Ahmed Ali Butt and Sonya Jehan
Not many people know this but Sonya Jehan and Ahmed Ali Butt are first cousins. Both of them are grandchildren of the late great Madam Noor Jehan.
Arifa Siddiqui and Fariha Parvez
Fariha Parvez is a popular singer, while Arifa is more of a television actress than a singer. The two come from a family that is well-associated with showbiz as they have several cousins that are part of the industry.
Adnan Siddiqui and Asad Siddiqui
Adnan Siddiqui is one of the most well-known actors in showbiz right now. While the veteran actor continues to shine, his nephew, Asad Siddiqui, is a young and upcoming star of the industry. Asad has often jokingly mentioned in talk shows that he gets a lot of work because of his uncle! These two have a special bond.
Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui and Sultana Siddiqui
Many might not know this but the founder and director of HUM TV is a close relative of popular actor and producer Sheheryar Munawar. Sultana Siddiqui is his aunt (phupo). However, the actor has always prided himself on making it in the industry on his own without relying on his phupo or her powerful connections.
Sana Fakhar and Noor Bukhari
Sana and Noor are both first cousins. However, most people might not know that these two particular cousins do not get along too well. Often times, the two are seen saying things about each other in a negative manner.
Tina Sani and Nadia Hussain
Tina Sani is actually Nadia Hussain’s aunt (khala) and it seems like artistry and talent seems to run in their family. Nadia Hussain once invited Tina to one of her talk shows where she finally revealed this big secret.
Yasir Akhtar and Mehreen Jabbar
Mehreen Jabbar and Yasir Akhtar are first cousins. Not only that, but the two also grew up together and spent a lot of memorable moments together since they were very close as kids.
Mehreen is also an award-winning director and writer with numerous Pakistani dramas and films to her credit.
Yasir Akhtar continues his career as a filmmaker, singer, director, and producer to date. He has a lot of popular musical and drama productions under his belt. In 2000, he worked on Yasir-My Love’, Jayen Kahan Armaan, Sard Aag, Sansani, Take it Easy, AssalamuaAlaika Ya Nabi (SAW) and many more. Akhtar also organized the first-ever Pakistan Parade in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Sunita Marshal and Benita David
Sunita Marshal started her career in showbiz as a model and later took up acting. Similarly, Benita David is also an actress and a model. What most people not know is that Sunita and Benita are cousins.
Juggan Kazim and Alyy Khan
Juggan Kazim is a talented actress, model, and host. While Alyy Khan is a well-known actor who has also worked in Hollywood and Bollywood. Often times, Juggan would post a picture with Alyy Khan and she would often refer to him as her brother. One of her curious fans asked if Alyy Khan was her actual brother. To which Juggan replied that Alyy was her first cousin’s husband, hence her brother in law. However, Juggan believes he is more than a brother as they are very close to one another.
Ushna Shah and Faiza Gillani
Everyone knows that the popular actress Irsa Ghazal is Ushna Shah’s step-sister. However, not a lot of people know that actress Faiza Gillani is also Ushna’s cousin. Faiza is very close to Ushna and considers her to be more of a sister than just a cousin.
Agha Ali and Ali Azmat
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to know that these two talented singers are in fact related! Even though the two do not have many big resemblances, Junoon lead vocalist, Ali Azmat, and Agha Ali are cousins.
Haroon Rashid and Ahad Raza Mir
Although Ahad Raza Mir’s father is a well-known actor and producer but the young actor has managed to carve his own identity in showbiz. Haroon Rashid is another young and upcoming actor who recently entered the entertainment industry. He has become a household name with the drama serial Khaas. What you might know but would’ve have gotten the gist by now, these two are actually cousins!
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