Top 18 Pakistani Male Models – Pakistan’s fashion industry is rapidly growing and has become one of the most inspiring enterprises in the country. The Pakistani Fashion Council formed ten years ago aims to encourage, foster, promote, enhance, facilitate and assist individuals and/or design houses in the sale and promotion of high-quality garments in the domestic market.
Their objective is to foster and promote the Pakistani fashion industry both locally and internationally, encourage excellence in design, and build alliances with associations both within and outside Pakistan.
Who are the Best Pakistani Male Models in 2019
Pakistani models, both men and women are one some of the most beautiful people on the planet. In this article we focus on the male models who have risen through the ranks these past few years through their hard work, campaigns, sheer good looks and skill in front of a camera. All of these ten gorgeous men have been nominated in the Best Male Model category for the Lux Style Awards or LSAs for short, the most prestigious entertainment award show in the country dubbed as “the Pakistani Oscars” and more than half of them are winners of the past five years.
↓ 18 – Mohammed Mubarak Ali
Height: 6 feet
More comonly known as Mubarak Ali, he started out as a model and later transitioned into acting. He has walked the ramp for many famous fashion brands over the years and is considered one of the best models our industry has to offer. He has also done international fashion shoots and campaigns. He’s been nominated for the Best Male Model category in Lux Style Awards and Hum Awards. He is also a fitness freak and started his career as a fitness expert. He has his own company called Entourage. He ventured into acting after a few years and has acted in multiple drama serials including Dhaani, Ranjish Hi Sahi, Kaif-e-Baharan, Mannat, Honey vs Money, Meri Nanhi Pari and most recently, he appeared as the lovable and charming Arham in Geo’s hit drama Khaani.
↓ 17 – Iffi Zafar
Iftikhar Zafar, also known as Iffi Zafar, is a Pakistani male model. He won the LSA for best male model for two consecutive years and was nominated for the third time in 2012.
↓ 16 – Hareeb Farooq
Age: Mid thirties
He is one of Pakistan’s most sought after male models. Despite having joined the Pakistani modeling fraternity just a few years ago, Hareb has already worked with renowned men’s wear brands such as Cambridge, Amir Adnan and Lawrencepur. He was also selected as Gul Ahmed’s G-Man of the Year in 2012. Initially hesitant about acting, Hareeb remained true to modeling for a long time before venturing out onto the silver screens. Hareeb set the TV screens ablaze with his stellar performances in the hit Geo TV serial Aas and the A-plus drama Baraf. Hareb is a graduate from the University of Manchester with a degree in Mass Communication.
↓ 15 – Abdul Mannan
Height: 6 feet
Known as one of the leading male models in the country, Mannan is a man for all seasons. A go-getter, Mannan began modelling in 2005 and enjoys “boxing, swimming, playing chess and working out,” as he says. With a passion for exploring new avenues, he has also stepped foot in the world of acting. He played Imran Khan in the film Kaptaan — The Making of a Legend, which is a biopic about the former cricketer and politician. Not one to give up easily, Mannan overcame the distasteful criticism that he received earlier in his career. He attributes his success to his mother.
↓ 14 – Kashif Deewan
Age: Early 30’s
Kashif Deewan has that starling resemblance with a young Hugh Laurie, he has a very gifted and photogenic face. He has worked most prominently for Republic by Omar Farooq. He was nominated for the Best Male Model LSA in 2012.
↓ 13 – Rizwan Ali Jaffri
Rizwan Ali Jaffri is a Pakistani fashion model, singer, actor and athlete. It was due to his good looks, height and physique that Rizwan Ali Jaffri entered the fashion industry. After walking the ramp for renowned designers and appearing in various commercials, Rizwan ventured into acting in 2012 with the serial ‘Pani Jaisa Piyar’, directed by Sarmad Khoosat. Later he stepped into singing and released his album, ‘Yaran De Toli’ in 2013 and surprised everyone by winning the most coveted Lux Award of Best Album in 2014. In his debut movie, ‘Thora Jee Ley’, he played the character of a composed, focused and mature guy. Even though the film didn’t do well, Rizwan surely made his presence felt and got much appreciation for his acting skills. He is an MBA in IT from Punjab University as well.
↓ 12 – Nabeel Zuberi
Height: 6 feet
Having started his career as a model in 2013, Nabeel Zuberi made his transition from modeling to acting in 2016 with Anjum Shahzad’s film Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay that marked his big screen debut. Almost a year later, in 2017, Zuberi appeared in drama serial Yaqeen Ka Safar that featured Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Aly in pivotal roles. However, it was the popular drama serial, Suno Chanda, which aired in 2018 during the month of Ramazan that brought Nabeel Zuberi into the limelight. He essayed the role of Sherry in the play that starred singer and actor Farhan Saeed and the versatile Iqra Aziz in lead roles. He reprises his role in the second season which aired this year in the month of Ramazan.
Nabeel has also bagged a nomination in the Best Emerging Talent category at the Lux Style Awards 2019 for his role in Suno Chanda.
↓ 11 – Abdullah Ejaz
Abdullah Ejaz is a Pakistani male model and television actor. Influential director-producer of the 60s and 70s, Riaz Ahmad ‘Raju’, was his maternal grandfather, himself being the younger brother of the famous character actor Allauddin. The family is of Kashmiri descent. After a successful modeling career, he first gained recognition as an actor by playing the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan in the political satire show Hum Sub Umeed Se Hain, making his debut in TV serials with Nail Polish in 2011. He was awarded Best Male Model Award in the 5th Sony Ericsson LUX Style Awards, September 2006 and has also received a Indigo Dailytimes Award. He also proclaims himself to be a photographer. Abdullah has done modeling jobs for a lot of big names and has also acted in a couple of television shows.
↓ 10 – Champ Imi
Age: Early twenties
Height: About 6 feet
Nominated for the LSAs in 2018 , Champ is a model of Pakistani-British descent and has been on the cover of many major UK magazines. He started his modeling career pretty young. He’s an international model who works for local brands as a hobby and describes fashion as his passion in life. He has worked for brands such as Balmain Paris, L’Oréal, TopMan, Levi’s, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
When he moved to the UK at the age of 17 hoping to make a career as an international model, Imi’s tall, well-built frame and chiseled good looks landed him a contract with an agency immediately. According to the model, there weren’t many brown, Asian models at the time, and he had to face a lot of discrimination in the early stages of his career for being a Pakistani. His agency actually began to portray him as an Italian to make it easier for him to be cast. Imi now acts as the brand ambassador for Models of Diversity. He recently attended the British Fashion Awards and represented them. Sitting with Sam Smith, Julian Macdonald, Lady Gaga and so many other celebrities was an amazing experience he says.
His actual name is Muhammad Ali Subhani. He is also a part of the ensemble cast of Disney’s live-action Aladdin released recently.
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↓ 9 – Athar Amin
Age: About 30
He’s a self-described fitness freak and was, in fact, discovered working out at the gym by a member of the fashion industry. His first acting job was a shoot for Levi’s. He describes himself as being passionate about life and work, confident, expressive, and incredibly hardworking. He moved to Dubai in 2016 and has been working there ever since. Athar was nominated for the LSAs in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and cites HSY as his favorite Pakistani designer.
↓ 8 – Emmad Irfani
Birth Place: Peshawar, Pakistan.
Emmad Irfani is one of the veterans of the Pakistan Fashion Industry. Hailing from a family of military background, the supermodel started his career in 2002. His body of work includes campaigns for local brands such as HSY with Khaadi, Hang Ten, Charcoal, Nilopher Shahid, Bunto Kazmi, Nomi Ansari, Deepak Perwani, Maria B, Karma as well as international ones such as Versace Dior, Levis, DKNY, Parada and Armani in Paris and Milan. He won the Lux Style Award for Best Male Model in 2005 and was nominated for the next two years as well. He is currently focused on his acting career but does modeling jobs on the side.
He’s a sportsman as well and enjoys healthy physical activity to maintain his physique. Emmad has ventured into acting and has several well-received television serials under his belt. He most recently appeared in Cheekh, Titli, Woh Aik Pal and Mah-e-Tamam. He also made a cameo appearance in Mahira Khan’s 7 Din Mohabbat In..
↓ 7 – Abbas Jafri
Birth Place: Karachi, Pakistan.
Abbas Jafri started out as a cricketer. After a few years, he joined the industry as a model and was successful, winning the Best Model Lux Style Award in 2011 and 2012. His signature bearded look lends him a certain uniqueness and distinction among his peers. He’s considered one of the most good looking men in Asia. He has modeled for Republic by Omar Farooq, Ismail Farid, Ahmad Bahm, Jazib Qamar and other names in menswear.
↓ 6 – Omer Shahzad
Birth Place: Karachi, Pakistan.
Omer started his career in 2011 with modeling, when Vaneeza Ahmed had auditioned him for Bridal Couture Week. He has worked with Deepak Perwani, Sania Maskatiya, HSY, Zainab Chottani, Fahad Hussayn, and Zaheer Abbas, that earned him widespread acclaim and recognition. He was nominated in the 2018 LSAs. Omer ventured into acting in 2013 and is now a popular actor as well.
↓ 5 – Aimal Khan
Birth Place: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
He has been nominated for Best Male Model successively for three years now, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He won the for Sunday Fashion Awards 2017 for the same category. Do check out these 25 Pakistani Snapchat Accounts to Follow.
↓ 4 – Jahan-e-Khalid
Birth Place: Lahore, Pakistan.
Jahan-e-Khalid studied at Aitchison College from where he did his bachelors degree in Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He worked for two years in the field after which he joined the fashion industry. He has modeled for Republic by Omar Farooq and worked with HSY, Deepak Perwani, Emraan Rajput and many others. He regularly appears in Pakistan Fashion Design Council’s fashion weeks, events and seminars. He has been nominated for four consecutive years at the Lux Style Awards from 2014-2017.
↓ 3 – Waleed Khalid
Birth Place: Lahore, Pakistan.
He is youngest of 4 siblings, three brothers, and one sister and comes from a very normal conservative family. He loves sports and was cricket crazy at school. In college, he developed a passion for bodybuilding and took part in competitions initially at the college level then went on to compete at National level and represented Punjab at the Nationals. His first campaign was for a clothing brand while studying. He was selected to walk the ramp for Munib Nawaz for the very first PFDC show and after that HSY approached him backstage. The two regularly work together. Waleed Khalid is a four-time LSA nominee. Here are 5 Most Affordable Pakistani Fashion Brands you Must Know About.
↓ 2 – Shahzad Noor
Birth Place: Karachi, Pakistan.
Hailed as one of the top male models in the industry, Shahzad Noor is a five-time LSA nominee and two-time winner. He won the 2013 and 2015 LSA for Best Male Model. The model entered the world of acting in 2015 with the serial “Tera Mera Rishta”. He started his modeling career in 2008 and has since worked with every top fashion designer of Pakistan such as HSY, Saniya Maskatiya, Faraz Manan, Nomi Ansari, Omer Farooq and many more.
↓ 1 – Hasnain Lehri
Birth Place: Balochistan, Pakistan.
Hasnani Lehri started his career in 2014 and has won LSAs for three consecutive years since. He’s the top male model in Pakistan currently and is in high demand with fashion industry folks all over the country. He’s worked with huge names like Faraz Manan, Nomi Ansari, Sapphire and HSY.