It may not seem like it due to the lack of international exposure but Pakistan has a lot of talent and skill, sometimes hidden and untapped. It has a very strong media industry and of course, strong famous and hardworking females do exist in it as well. While gender inequality does exist in different forms in society, it doesn’t hinder these actresses to achieve greatness in the media industry. This list will show just how much these actresses make per episodes. Here are the top 10 most highly paid Pakistani Actresses.
10. Ayesha Khan
Starting off at number 10, we have Ayesha khan. She made her debut by appearing in shows in Pakistan Television Channel (PTV). Some of her work can be seen in various shows like Manay Na Ye Dil, Socha Na Tha, Mehman, Man-O-Salwa, Zip Bs Chup Raho, Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpann, Kaafir and Mujhe Khuda Pey Yaqeen Hai. She is hailed as being a very elegant and busiest actress and has worked hard to where she has gotten and charges atleast 100k rupees per episode from her directors and because of her dedication to this industry, she is included in our top 10 most highly paid actresses in Pakistan.
9. Aamina Sheikh
Coming up at number 9, we have Aamina sheikh. Another one of Pakistan’s prominent actresses, Aamina Sheikh can play various roles in a show and she dedicates herself fully and fit to her character so she can be comfortable being the protagonists or the antagonists, she can do both roles. She charges around 150k rupees per episode.
8. Syra Yousuf
Next up at number 8, we have Syra Yousaf. Still quite young and already quite famous and successful, Syra is fully dedicated to the media industry, even after marrying Sheroz Sabzwari and giving birth to their child, she still manages to keep on her appearances albeit quite less than before because motherhood doesn’t give a lot of free time but I digress. Syra charges 200k per episode.
7. Mahnoor Baloch
Coming up at number 7, we have Mahnoor Baloch. She made her debut PTV drama mini-series ‘Marvi’ and then some more which became hits. Her scandal-free record and her humble personality makes her one of the most like celebrities in Pakistan and it is the reason why she has such a huge fan-following. She charges around 230k rupees per episode. She also appeared in the movie ‘Main houn Shahid Afridi’ where she performed very gracefully.
6. Sajal Ali
Coming up at number 6, we have Sajal Ali. You know how can have beauty or brains. Well Sajal has been blessed with both. She has turned herself into a brilliant diva mainly due to her amazing dialogue conveyance which is why she is one of the most highly paid actresses in the industry. She charges the producers for around 250k rupees per episode.
5. Mehwish Hayat
Cracking top 5, we have Mehwish Hayat at number 5. Born in January 6th 1983, Mehwish managed to become one of the top actresses in the country. She has proved herself to be very talented by appearing in numerous TV shows in Pakistan and her item song ‘Billi’ in the movie ‘Namaloom Afraad’ was critically acclaimed with positive reviews from various Pakistani celebs of her league. She charges around 260k rupees per episode.
4. Sanam Baloch
Up at number 4, we have Sanam Baloch. Here is one personality that needs no introduction. Born in 1986, Sanam Baloch got her early education from Karachi. She then hosted several TV shows on various channels like Hum TV and Samaa TV. She even raised voice for Women rights later on as a women’s right activist. She is known to blend Eastern and Western beauty. She usually charges for episodes are around 270k rupees.
3. Ainy Jaffri
Climbing up to top 3, we have Ainy Jaffri at number 3. Born in Karachi, Ainy spent most of her life in Singapore and Malaysia and then stepped into the industry with the likes of Shahzad Sheikh. She has performed in many TV dramas and in Humayun Saeed’s productions ‘Main Houn Shahid Afridi’. Alongside her main gig as an actress, she is also a fashion model. Ainy charges around 290k rupees per episode.
2. Saba Qamar
At runner up for this list, we have Saba Qamar. Another elegant and beautiful actress to have graced the Pakistani media industry, Saba Qamar has appeared in many shows such as “Maat” and “Hum saab umeed sa hain” to name a few. She charges over 290k rupess per episode.
1. Mahira khan
At the top of the list, we have Mahira Khan at number 1. Mahira made her debut appearance in ‘Humsafar’, a show which took Pakistan by storm. It could be said that this catapulted her career. She even starred in many lollywood films and series which can be accredited to her fame. Alongside being an actress, she is also a fashion model like most actresses in the industry and charges a whopping 300k rupee per episode and because of her fame and her per episode charges; she tops the list of our Top 10 highly paid actresses in Pakistan.