By Minahil Makhdoom
Pakistani actors have tons of potential and energy which is why many of these actors have also managed to set up their own businesses. It is a trend the world over that the celebrities run their own businesses once they have made enough money from their primary job. It is always a great idea to invest in the business because that ensures personal growth too. Also, even if an actor wants to take a break from acting, they have something to fall back on. There are also those celebrities who obviously have a lot of creativity so instead of acting in dramas alone, they are now making dramas and even films. So that is another way of going further in the same field.
Humayun Saeed is not just a capable actor but he is also a really smart businessman who runs not just one but two leading production houses in Pakistan. Apart from being the co-founder and owner of the biggest production house in the country Six Sigma Plus, Humayun Saeed has now entered into another partnership with his sister-in-law to form another big production house with the title Epic Entertainment. The production houses Humayun Saeed owns have given the Pakistani viewers some of the best dramas and films. Humayun Saeed, therefore, has contributed to the entertainment industry in more ways than one. Even though he is running these multiple businesses at the same time, he makes sure that he stays in touch with the audience on social media and other platforms.
Fahad Mustafa is another intelligent man who realized early on that acting alone was not enough. He saw a great opportunity in the entertainment sector and joined hands with a friend to set up his own production house with the title Big Bang Entertainment. Although this production house is relatively new it has produced many dramas which most often have become really popular among the masses. Fahad Mustafa too takes what he does really seriously which is why even though he has his own production house, he is often seen working for other producers.
Atiqa Odho joined the Pakistani entertainment industry as a model and an actress. She has been part of many mega projects and was known for her beauty and her acting skills. After making a big name for herself in showbiz, Atiqa Odho set up her own cosmetic brand with the name Atiqa Odho Cosmetics. She was the first Pakistani celebrity to come up with her own make-up brand. Atiqa Odho’s business has flourished over the years and is going strong.
Nadia Hussain is an actress and a model who also runs her own salon and has recently started her cosmetic brand as well. Nadia Hussain too takes business initiatives and manages to work on different platforms at the same time. Nadia Hussain Bridal Salon and Clinic is located in Karachi, Clifton area. Nadia Hussain does the make-up herself too and she also got training in doing a few cosmetic procedures to widen the scope of her business. Nadia Hussain’s cosmetic brand was launched only recently. It goes by the name NH Bling Cosmetics. Nadia Hussain also has her own clothing brand which is quite popular.
Yasir Nawaz and Nida Yasir
Yasir Nawaz is better known as an actor and also as a director. Nida Yasir is an actress and is also a well-known host of a leading morning show. Yasir Nawaz and Nida Yasir also stepped in the world of production a few years back. Unlike Fahad Mustafa and Humayun Saeed, Yasir Nawaz and Nida Yasir have concentrated more on making films instead of dramas. Nida Yasir and Yasir Nawaz both contribute equally to their production house and they obviously save money too since Yasir directs these films himself. Their production house goes by the name YNH Films.
Hareem Farooq is also another actress who runs a production house which has given the cinema-goers many memorable films. Hareem Farooq runs this production house along with her partners and she has also been part of the most popular films produced by the production house which is named IRK Productions. Hareem Farooq is really passionate about her work and her aim is to bring the viewers back to cinema houses by providing them with quality entertainment.
Faysal Qureshi is one of the most versatile actors of the Pakistani entertainment industry. Faysal Qureshi too recently started his own production house with the name Connect Studios. His first production was the play Baba Jani in which he played the leading role. Right now, Faysal Qureshi is working on his first film as a producer in which he will also be playing the leading role. Faysal Qureshi has big plans and clearly a good business strategy.
Adnan Siddiqui has been associated with the showbiz industry for decades now but it was only recently that he decided to start his own production house. Adnan Siddiqui’s production house is named Cereal Entertainment and so far the dramas it has produced have been highly creative and different.
Juggun Kazim is an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word. She has so much energy and she makes sure that she invests all this energy in her work. Juggun Kazim runs two different businesses; a salon and a gym. She makes sure that she supervises her businesses properly and is actively involved in both of them.
Urwa Hocane & Mawra Hocane
Urwa Hocane and Mawra Hocane recently started their own clothing line which consists of Western wear. Their first collection got an unprecedented response. Their clothing line goes by the name UXM and they have an interesting tag line too which goes with the way they spell their name. The two celebrity sisters did modeling for their own clothing line and they did everything they could to promote it. Starting a business at such a young age is not easy but Urwa and Mawra managed to do just that!
Aiman Khan and Minal Khan
Aiman Khan and Minal Khan started working in the entertainment industry at a really young age. That is why even though they are still young, they have managed to save enough money to make the most of their popularity by starting their clothing brand. Their brand is called AnM closet – Aiman Minal Closet. Their outfits are usually formal and Minal has been doing most of the modeling for the photoshoots. Aiman and Minal are brand ambassadors for their brand. It is really wise of them to start a business so early in their career.
Mikaal Zulfiqar is another big name of the Pakistani drama industry. He also ventured into the world of business last year. Mikaal opened his salon for men with the name Headlines for men. The salon is located in a posh area in Lahore and targets those men who take their hair, beard, and skincare seriously. Mikaal had a star-studded opening ceremony for his salon and did whatever he could to promote it.
Shagufta Ejaz is one of the most seasoned Pakistani actresses. Whether she plays a negative role or a positive one, she always shines in it. She also runs her own parlor which is based in Karachi. Her beauty salon which is named Envy has been running successfully for many years now. Many celebrities have also endorsed her salon because they love it just as much as they love Shagufta.
Isn’t it amazing just how dedicated and intelligent our actors are? Doing so many different things at the same time is not easy yet they make it look like it’s a piece of cake!