Pakistani Celebrities in Hijab. Wearing hijab is considered controversial in several countries, so much so that some have even banned women from the act. However, it is a woman’s choice. Whether she opts for a hijab or not, it should be her decision.
This is why we see women all over the world protesting this deliberate violation of their basic right and rebelling against it by wearing a hijab. Even in a Muslim country like Pakistan, not many celebrities wear hijab, and when they do, it becomes an instant matter of conversation and critique.
Most Beautiful Pakistani Celebrities in Hijab
Whether chosen as a lifestyle or just for fun, here are some Pakistani celebrities wearing hijab. These actresses received a lot of love and a lot of hate for their decision to wear hijab.
↓ 25 – Suzain Fatima
Her career in the Pakistani entertainment industry began in 2004. The first play she acted in was Mohabbat Hai Zindagi which aired on PTV Home. In 2015, she also hosted season 2 of Haan Qabool hai on ATV Pakistan. She has done modeling for many years now. From bridal to causal looks, she has done many shoots. Suzain is about to make her debut on the ramp. She has done many commercials as well and that too of reputable brands in Pakistan like Olpers, Dawlance, Mobilink Jazz, Askari Bank, Knor and many others. Check our earlier post about Pakistani Snapchat Accounts to Follow.
↓ 24 – Nida Yasir
Nida Yasir, formerly known as Nida Pasha is a television host. She has also acted and modeled in the past, a notable role of hers being Saima in Hum Tum. She currently hosts the morning television series Good Morning Pakistan at ARY Digital. Her morning show is considered the worst in the country with Yasir doing ridiculous things for the sake of ratings. Most recently she came under fire for triggering the breakout Pathan child to misbehave on her show, angering the masses as it gave the wrong message. Here’s a picture of her wearing hijab on her show.
↓ 23 – Ayyan Ali
Ayyan is a model and singer. She started modeling in 2010 at the age of sixteen. She was awarded the Best Female Emerging Model award for her work. She has been nominated for the Lux Style Awards several times as well. She has done modeling jobs for big fashion designers such as Hassan Sheheryar Yasin, Karma, Chinyere (Bareeze) and Gul Ahmed. In March 2015, she was arrested by Pakistan Airport Security Forces for charges of money laundering. The case was extremely controversial, but she was released on bail later. She has released three singles featuring various artists in the last years.
↓ 22 – Neelam Munir
Neelam is an actress and model who began appearing in television serials at a very young age. She began her career in 2010 with Qaid-e-Tanhai on Hum TV opposite Faisal Qureshi. Muneer’s first telefilm was Achay Ki Larki on Hum TV. Neelam’s first film was Chupan Chupai released in 2017. She acted opposite Ahsan Khan in the film. Neelam belongs to a Pashtun family and has the good looks to prove it. She’s been nominated for a Lux Style Award for Best Actress as well.
↓ 21 – Javeria Abbasi
Javeria Abbasi is a Pakistani film–television actress and former model. For her titular role in Najia, she earned her first and only Lux Style Award nomination. Like several of her fellow older actresses, Javeria has ventured into hosting and now hosts a morning show. She has a daughter, Anzala Abbasi who has also started appearing in lead roles in many television serials.
↓ 20 – Shaista Lodhi
Shaista Lodhi is a television host and actress. She’s the sister of Sahir Lodhi. Shaista’s shows have been a subject of controversy for one reason or another. She left the country in 2014 for fear of her safety after her show was slammed for blasphemy and she received threats. Shaista performed Umrah and was seen wearing hijab. Also, check out these gorgeous Pakistani Female Models.
↓ 19 – Amina Sheikh
Amina Sheikh is a Pakistani actress and former model. She acted alongside her husband Mohib Mirza in the 2012 film Seedlings. The social drama was critically acclaimed, and she won a New York Film festival Award for her role. Her most recent film is Cake, which critics have hailed as the best Pakistani film of all time. She’s done multiple TV serials, commercials and has been the recipient of many prestigious awards. She wore a hijab for her role in the 2011 ARY dram Umm-e-Kulsoom.
↓ 18 – Veena Malik
A controversial figure, Veena has appeared in both Lollywood and Bollywood films. Her participation in the Indian reality TV show Big Boss was the subject of much controversy and she was part of several scandals subsequently. After getting married, she moved abroad with her husband and frequently posted family pictures in which she was seen wearing a hijab.
↓ 17 – Meera
Meera is considered one of the controversial celebrities in the Pakistani media industry, and she’s striving to be in the limelight for both good reasons and bad. She debuted in the film industry with Kanta which came out in 1995. However, the role that earned her nationwide critical acclaim came in the 1999 film Khilona. During the late 1990s, she became an integral part of Lollywood. Meera was spotted in an abaya and hijab to celebrate ‘World Hijab Day.’
↓ 16 – Sanam Chaudhry
Sanam is a fresh face in the industry. During her short career, she has done several lead roles in serials produced by major production houses and has also starred in two films. She made her debut in 2013 with Hum TV’s Ishq Hamari Galliyon Main. Sanam’s characteristic doe-eyed look works well for her when she’s playing emotional roles.
↓ 15 – Sadia Khan
A model and an actress, Sadia rose to fame with the television serial Khuda Aur Mohabbat. In the drama, she played the daughter of a religious man and starred opposite Imran Abbas. She’s been a part of the popular Khaadi campaign and has done multiple television serials, films, and commercials. She’s rumored to be working in a Bollywood film too. Here’s an old picture of Sadia wearing hijab.
↓ 14 – Nadia Hussain
Nadia is considered one of the top models of Pakistan’s fashion industry. She’s also an actress, host, and designer. She started her career when she was 19 years old. She owns a lawn collection and a footwear line called Fetish. Nadia is a mother to four children. She posted pictures of herself when she went to perform Hajj with her family a few years ago.
↓ 13 – Resham
Resham is a veteran film and television actress. Her real name is Saima, but she chose ‘Resham’ as her stage name because she thought the former was too common a name at that time. She was a popular actress in the golden days of the Pakistani film industry during the 1990s. She made her debut in films with Jeeva in 1995. Her titular role in the 2007 television serial Man-o-Salwa earned her a nomination at the Lux Style Awards. She’s also an entrepreneur having launched an Eastern-wear boutique in France.
↓ 12 – Sanam Saeed
Sanam Saeed is a Pakistani actress, singer and former model who predominantly works in Urdu cinema and television. Her most notable role is Kashaf Murtaza in Mominda Duraid’s Zindagi Gulzar Hai. For her role, she received numerous accolades including Lux Style Awards for Best Television Actress. Sanam has done numerous versatile roles in television, film, and theater. She was seen wearing hijab for her role as Samina in the 2016 film Rahm.
↓ 11 – Sanam Baloch
Sanam belongs to a Sindhi family and started her career as a talk show host in Sindhi Television channel KTN. She shot to fame with leading roles in hit dramas like Dastaan and Durr-e-Shahwar. She hosted morning show Morning With Hum on Hum TV but then moved to Samaa TV for a morning show Subha Saveray Samaa Ke Saath. Pakistani morning shows are infamous for the kind of things hosts do for rating’s sake. Among all others, Sanam’s is one of the very few shows which the audience doesn’t dislike. She appeared in hijab in her show.
↓ 10 – Sumbal Iqbal
One of the fresh faces in the Pakistani entertainment industry, Sumbal quickly became famous for her acting skills and attractive looks. Sumbal wore a hijab for her role in the Hum TV drama Aik Pal which aired in 2014. The drama showed the contrast between the lives of two girls, Bareera played by Arij Fatima and Noor Fatima played by Sumbal Iqbal. The former is a spoiled, rich girl used to having her way in life while Sumbal played a poor village girl who’s intelligent and aims to study further. The drama received positive reviews. Her white attire here reminds us of how this color has been a hot favorite amongst celebrities this year, so here are 24 Ways to Wear All White Outfits Like Pakistani Celebrities.
↓ 9 – Sadia Imam
Sadia Imam is one of the veteran actresses of Pakistani television. She’s appeared in numerous hit tv dramas, commercials, and music videos. Her older sister is Aliya Imam who is both an actress and comedian. She married a German-Pakistani and has now moved to Germany. Sadia came under fire for her decision to undergo plastic surgery which angered many fans as she was considered naturally beautiful. She frequently appears on morning shows. The actress was spotted wearing a hijab after her marriage, and many media sources reported the actress claiming that she was going to adopt it as a lifestyle.
↓ 8 – Arij Fatima
Arij is a television actress and model. She’s well known for her doll-like features. She debuted with a leading role in Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga 2, produced by Geo in 2012. Arij has donned a hijab both on-screen and off-screen. She has posted multiple selfies of her self in casual hijab, and she looks ethereal in each one. She received negative comments about her hijab from followers on Instagram, but she shut them down.
↓ 7 – Hania Amir
Hania Amir is a real eye candy and a very talented actress who rose to prominence with her role in the film Janaan. She’s also done numerous television commercials and drama serials. Her bubbly and happy-go-lucky persona is as endearing as her heavenly dimples. A picture of Hania exists back from her college days where she’s seen wearing this lovely blue hijab. As expected, she looks lovely.
↓ 6 – Noor Bukhari
A former actress, director, and model, Noor began her acting career by debuting as a child star in Pakistani films in the mid-1990s. She decided to quit showbiz in 2017 and started wearing hijab. She claims that she is a changed woman and will no longer appear in television or film roles. She’s active on Youtube and regularly puts up personal and religious videos.
↓ 5 – Urooj Nasir
Urooj Nasir is another one of the few actresses who have adopted hijab as a lifestyle. She left showbiz after a 16-year career in 2011 and has been seen sporting hijab ever since. She owns a hijab brand called Hijabeaz, which she launched in January 2013. The website showcases a wide variety of hijab styles as well as hijab caps and accessories to wear with hijabs.
↓ 4 – Humaima Malick
Though she was part of a few television serials like Akbari Asghari before, Humaima Malick received fame in 2011 by acting in Shoaib Malik’s Bol.The film was a critical and commercial success. Humaima also has famous siblings, Dua Malik, and Feroz Khan. She performed Hajj not long ago, and as is customary during that time, she wore a hijab.
↓ 3 – Sajal Ali
Sajal Ali has carved a name for herself since a very young age through her strong and powerfully emotional performances in serials like Yaqeen Ka Safar, O Rangreza. She has also received acclaim in the Indian film Mom in which she starred alongside Sridevi. Sajal Ali, along with her family, performed Umrah before her mother’s death a few years ago and was seen in hijab along with her sister Saboor Ali, also a famous actress.
↓ 2 – Maya Ali
Among the top actresses in the country right now, Maya Ali has done numerous versatile roles in her short 6-year career. For her role as Qurat-ul-ain in the 2014 Hum TV drama Shanakht, Maya was seen wearing a hijab throughout. Shanakht’s story revolves around a young girl named Qurrat-ul-Ain (nicknamed Annie), a devout and practicing Muslim. Qurrat-ul-Ain faces strong criticism and objections from her family members over her obsession with being a dutiful Muslim, especially from her liberal-thinking mother.
↓ 1 – Ayeza Khan
The television actress and model famous for dramas like Pyarey Afzal and Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai is known for her natural beauty was seen sporting a black hijab. The 27-year-old looked gorgeous in this garb, which accentuated her doll-like features.