Entertainment industry is not easy to get into, its cut-throat competitive nature makes it more challenging for the newer lot to gain opportunities and professional growth. Every day hundreds of aspirants try their luck in the acting realm but only few can get themselves noticed.
Here’s a list of the most promising fresh faces of recent years:
Zubab Rana made her acting debut with a role in Hum TV’s series Naseebo Jali in 2017. She further appeared as an antagonist in Shahood Alvi’s directorial Mere Khudaya in 2018 and as a protagonist in horror series Bandish 2019, which landed her a nomination at the Lux Style Awards. Her recent biggie Fitrat along with ARY’s Bharaas presented her range as a performer. Rana has been praised for her acting nuances and strong screen presence.
After launching a series of popular songs, Danyal finally made his acting debut in Saife Hassan’s Tanaa Banaa opposite Alizeh Shah. Being a Ramadan special play, the series had thirty episodes and got Danyal noticed for his acting skills and impressive dressing sense. Danyal is also interactive with his fans on social media.
Hamza made his debut in Kashif Nisar’s Raqeeb Se, co-starring Faryal Mehmood. Playing a layered character with grey shades, Hamza was impressive in his part and fans want to see more of him in the future. His chemistry with Faryal was also one of the highlights of the show. Rumour mills are buzzing that Hamza will be seen next in Fahad Mustafa’s production, directed by Badar Mehmood.
Nazish made her television debut in 2017 with drama serial Bharosa, followed by Gali Mein Chand Nikla and Khatakaar. Dil Tanha Tanha and Kahin Deep Jaley showcased her growth as an actress.
Arez received fame with his breakthrough role of Asim in Saima Waseem’s Kahin Deep Jaley. The Meherposh actor received critical acclaim for his performance in Uraan where he shined in the role of Waqas. His pairing with co-stars Hiba Bukhari and Nazish Jahangir have been appreciated by netizens. Arez will be seen next in Mere Apne co-starring Zoya Nasir and Hajra Yamin.
Aymen Saleem started her acting career with the hit Ramadan special play Chupke Chupke, despite it being an ensemble, Aymen got herself noticed for her natural and likeable performance.
Prior to his acting debut, Arsalan has been a successful youtuber with a loyal digital fanbase. With an effortless comic timing in Chupke Chupke, Arsalan managed to stand tall opposite seniors such as Osman Khalid Butt and Ayeza Khan. His chemistry with co-star Aymen Saleem is one of the highlights of the show.
Usama debuted with Hania Amir starrer Mujhay jeene do in a brief role, before delivering his breakthrough performance in Hum TV’s Sanwari as Tabrez Farasat Ali for which he also received a HUM award. Usama gained further prominence with dramas like Uraan and Ishq Jalebi and is currently featuring on Geo Entertainment’s Mohlat as Essa.
Zainab Shabbir started her drama career in 2018 with Maa Sadqey where she played a negative role. She is well known for her characters in Malaal e Yaar and Meherposh, Zainab has the skills to perform mature characters. Currently she is working in Hum TV’s drama serial Yaar Na Bichray.
After enjoying fame on digital platforms such as TikTok, Hammad turned a mainstream actor with dramas such as Soteli Mamta and Deewar-e-shab. Hammad featured in ARY’s Eid Telefilm Uff Yeh Biwiyan in which the actor displayed his diverse acting range.
After being an internet sensation post his viral world cup meme, Momin forayed into the world of acting with HUM TV’s Bey Adab, followed by Wajahat Rauf’s Raqs-e-Bismil, in which the actor impressed his critics by essaying the role of Isa in the show.
Dur-e-Fishan made her acting debut in 2020’s Dil ruba, followed by an engaging performance in Bharaas alongside Omer Shehzad. The two have been like for their on-screen pairing.
Post debuting with Ishq Mein Kafir opposite Gohar Mumtaz, Momina gained recognition for her performance in Ehad-e-wafa. She is currently playing a significant role in Geo TV’s Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3.
Mirza Zain Baig
Zain is a growing name of the local entertainment industry, with a right balance of lead and supporting parts, Zain is getting popular with the drama audiences. After entering showbiz with Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat starrer Dillagi, Zain achieved popularity with his roles in Dil-e-Gumshuda, Fitrat and Malal-e-yaar. His latest outing is Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 in which he plays a love-struck Taimoor.
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