Several Pakistani film pioneers have been recognised in the Top 50 Asian Stars list. These Pakistani celebrities are well-known in Pakistan and around the world for their contributions to the entertainment industry. EasternEye has selected eight South Asian talents, including Fawad Khan and Arooj Aftab, for this year’s list. The Top 50 Asian Stars list includes Fawad, Sajal Aly, Atif Aslam, Ali Sethi and Shae Gill, Humayun Saeed, Hadiqa Kiana, Arooj Aftab, and Riz Ahmed. Fawad Khan is ranked second on the list. He gained widespread popularity and broke box-office records with his role in the film “The Legend of Maula Jatt.” Atif Aslam follows Khan on the 13th. Atif was the 2022’s, most-streamed Pakistani singer. Sajal Aly is ranked 16th on the list, following Atif. Her international debut in the film “What’s Love Got to Do with It” propelled her to worldwide fame. Riz Ahmed ranks 17th. The British Asian actor won a Best Live Action Short Film Oscar for “The Long Goodbye”. Arooj Aftab was 38th. The New York-based singer is the first Pakistani woman to win a Grammy for Best Global Music Performance. Hadiqa Kiani is 40th as the Pakistani music icon’s sold-out concerts, philanthropy and humanitarian work following the catastrophic floods helped her make the list. Humayun Saeed is another Lollywood actor who has joined Netflix. Saeed’s acting ability helped him land Dr Hasnat Khan in “The Crown”. Budding singer Shae Gill and the melodious singer/song-writer Ali Sethi rank 46 after Saeed.