Pashtun people

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  2. Pashtun families

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  4. Pashto-language poets

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  1. Shahid Afridi

    Shahid Afridi


    Shahid Afridi (Urdu: شاہدآفریدی‎; Pashto: شاهد اپریدی‎; born Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi, also popularly known as Boom Boom Afridi, born on 1 March 1980) is a Pakistani former Test and ODI cricketer and currently the T20I captain. He is regarded as one of the greatest big-hitting cricketers of all time, where he has the longest six of any form of the game. He is known for his aggressive batting style, and previously held the record for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries. He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket, and he hit the longest ever six in the history of cricket. Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman, and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 350 in ODIs. Currently Afridi is third on the list of leading wicket takers in the Twenty20 format, behind Saeed Ajmal and Umer Gul of Pakistan, taking 73 wickets from 70 matches. Shahid Afridi has signed to play for Sydney Thunder in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash league. In June 2009, Afridi took over the Twenty20 captaincy from Younus Khan, and was later appointed ODI captain for the 2010 Asia Cup. In his first match as ODI captain against Sri Lanka he scored a century however Pakistan still lost by 16 runs. He then also took over the Test captaincy but resigned after one match in charge citing lack of form and ability to play Test cricket; at the same time he announced his retirement from Tests. He retained the captaincy in limited-overs form of the game and led the team in the 2011 World Cup. In May 2011, having led Pakistan in 34 ODIs, Afridi was replaced as captain. Later that month he announced his conditional retirement from international cricket in protest against his treatment by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). However, in October he reversed his decision. UNICEF and Pakistani authorities have taken Shahid Afridi on board for its anti-polio campaign in the tribal belt of lawless Waziristan region.

  2. Shah Rukh Khan

    Shah Rukh Khan


    Shah Rukh Khan (born Shahrukh Khan, 2 November 1965), also known as SRK, is an Indian film actor, producer and television personality. Referred to in the media as the "Baadshah of Bollywood", "King of Bollywood" or "King Khan", he has appeared in more than 80 Bollywood films, and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards. Khan has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the world.

  3. Zarine Khan

    Zarine Khan


    Zarine Khan (born 14 May 1987) is an Indian actress and model who mainly works in the Hindi film industry, though has also appeared in Tamil and Punjabi language films.

  4. Hasnat Khan

    Hasnat Khan


    Hasnat Ahmad Khan, FRCS (born 1 April 1959) is a British Pakistani heart and lung surgeon.

  5. Adnan Ghalib

    Adnan Ghalib


    Britney Jean Spears (born 1981) is an American recording artist and entertainer. Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, Spears began performing as a child, landing acting roles in stage productions and television shows. She signed with Jive Records in 1997 and released her debut album ...Baby One More Time in 1999. During her first decade within the music industry, she became a prominent figure in mainstream popular music and popular culture, followed by a much-publicized personal life. Her first two albums established her as a pop icon and broke sales records, while title tracks "...Baby One More Time" and "Oops!... I Did It Again" became international number-one hits. Spears was credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s.

  6. Fardeen Khan

    Fardeen Khan


    Fardeen Khan (born 8 March 1974) is an Indian film actor known for his work in Bollywood. Fardeen made his Hindi film acting debut in 1998 with Prem Aggan, for which he garnered the Filmfare Best Debut Award. He then starred in successful films such as Jungle (2000), Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), Bhoot (2002), Janasheen (2005), No Entry (2005), Heyy Babyy (2007), and All the Best: Fun Begins (2009).

  7. Malala Yousafzai

    Malala Yousafzai


    Malala Yousafzai S.St (Malālah Yūsafzay: Urdu: ملالہ یوسفزئی‎; Pashto: ملاله یوسفزۍ‎ born 12 July 1997) is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Yousafzai's advocacy has since grown into an international movement.

  8. Fawad Khan

    Fawad Khan


    Fawad Afzal Khan (Urdu: فواد افضل خان‎; born 29 November 1981) is a Pakistani film and television actor,singer and model. Khan has established himself as a critically and commercially successful actor in the Pakistani dramas and film industry as well as in the Bollywood.

  9. Imran Khan

    Imran Khan


    Imran Khan Niazi (born 5 October 1952) better known as Imran Khan is a Pakistani politician, former cricketer, philanthropist, cricket commentator and former chancellor of the University of Bradford. He is also founder of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and the Namal College, Mianwali. Khan played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and, after retiring, entered politics.

  10. Adnan Sami

    Adnan Sami


    Adnan Sami is a singer, musician, pianist, actor and composer based in Mumbai. He has a command of Indian and Western Classical/Semi-Classical music, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Indian Classical music, Fusion & Indian Film music. He is the first person in musical history to play Indian Classical Music on the Piano in a style he pioneered & created through the Indian instrument called the Santoor. He is also popularly known as being the 'Fastest Keyboard player in the world & the Keyboard Discovery of the Nineties' (described by the US based Keyboard Magazine). He can play over 35 musical instruments.

  11. Dilip Kumar

    Dilip Kumar


    Dilip Kumar (born Muhammad Yusuf Khan on 11 December 1922) is an Indian film actor also known as Tragedy King, and described as "the ultimate method actor" by Satyajit Ray. He debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata in 1944 produced by Bombay Talkies. His career has spanned over six decades and with over 60 films. He starred in films of a variety of genres such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and the social Ganga Jamuna (1961).

  12. Mahira Khan

    Mahira Khan


    Mahira Hafeez Khan (born 21 December 1982) is a Pakistani film and television actress and former VJ.

  13. Madhubala



    Madhubala (14 February 1933 – 23 February 1969) (real name Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi) was an Indian film actress who appeared in classic films of Hindi Cinema. She was active between 1942 and 1960. Along with her contemporaries Nargis and Meena Kumari, she is often regarded as one of the most influential personalities of Hindi cinema. She is also considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses to have worked in the industry.

  14. Alauddin Khilji

    Alauddin Khilji


    Ala-ud-din Khilji (Pashto: , Urdu: , real name Ali Gurshap; died 1316) was the second ruler of the Turko-Afghan Khilji dynasty in India. He is considered the most powerful ruler of the dynasty, reigning from 1296 to 1316.

  15. Junaid Jamshed

    Junaid Jamshed


    Junaid Jamshed (Urdu: جنید جمشید‎) is a Pakistani recording artist, television personality, fashion designer, occasional actor, and singer-songwriter. After graduating with a degree in engineering from the UET Lahore, Jamshed briefly worked as a civilian contractor and engineer for the PAF before focusing on a musical career. He soon began performing on various local university campuses before being noticed by Rohail Hyatt in 1983. With the help of Hyatt and Nusrat Hussain, Jamshed was inducted into Vital Signs and signed a record deal with record executive and producer Shoaib Mansoor to his PTV Music Studio.

  16. Khaled Hosseini

    Khaled Hosseini


    Khaled Hosseini (Persian: خالد حسینی‎‎ /ˈhɑːlɛd hˈsni/; born March 4, 1965) is an Afghan-born American novelist and physician. After graduating from college, he worked as a doctor in California, an occupation that he likened to "an arranged marriage". He has published three novels, most notably his 2003 debut The Kite Runner, all of which are at least partially set in Afghanistan and feature an Afghan as the protagonist. Following the success of The Kite Runner he retired from medicine to write full-time.

  17. Shukria Barakzai

    Shukria Barakzai


    Shukria Barakzai is an Afghan politician, journalist and entrepreneur, and a prominent Muslim feminist.

  18. Badar Munir

    Badar Munir


    Badar Munir (1940 – October 11, 2008) was a Pashtun film star and director. Originally from Madyan in the princely state of Swat, he starred in over 400 Pashto and Urdu films from 1970 to 2002.

  19. Zeba Bakhtiar

    Zeba Bakhtiar


    Zeba Bakhtiar (Urdu: زيبا بختيار‎; born 5 November 1965) is a Pakistani film and television actress, and television series director. She made her television debut with a PTV drama play, Anarkali. She gained a lot of fame through her Bollywood debut, Henna. She also gained media attention due to her marriage with Adnan Sami and the subsequent custody battles of her son.

  20. Kader Khan

    Kader Khan


    Kader Khan is an Indian film actor, comedian, script and dialogue writer, as well as director. He has appeared in over 300 films after his debut in the 1973 film Daag in which he acted as a prosecuting attorney. Khan graduated from Ismail Yusuf College affiliated to Bombay University. Before entering the film industry in the early 1970s, he taught at M. H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Mumbai as a professor of Civil Engineering.

  21. Irfan Pathan

    Irfan Pathan


    Irfan Khan Pathan  pronunciation ; born 27 October 1984) is an Indian cricketer who made his debut for India in the 2003/04 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and was a core member of the national team until a decline in form set in during 2006, forcing him out of the team. Since then, he has been in and out of the limited-overs teams (ODIs and T20Is), and has only sporadic appearances in Test cricket. Pathan played his last Test in April, 2008 at the age of 24.

  22. Karim Lala

    Karim Lala


    Karim Lala (1911 - February 19, 2002), born as Abdul Karim Sher Khan in Kunar province of Afghanistan, The First King Of Indian Mafia and the The Last King Of Pathans, The Silent Ruler of the streets of Mumbai. He went to work in Mumbai’s docks in the early 1940s via Peshawar, but he rose to prominence, along with Haji Mastan and Varadarajan Mudaliar. Karim Lala and his fellow Mafia leaders were based in Mumbai. They were involved in Smuggling Jewellery, Running Gambling and Liquor Dens, Extortion Rackets and selling Hashish. Karim Lala was an ethnic Pashtun, he died on February 19, 2002, at the age of 90.

  23. Hamid Karzai

    Hamid Karzai


    Hamid Karzai (Pashto/Persian: کرزی, born 24 December 1957) served as President of Afghanistan for almost ten years, from 7 December 2004 to 29 September 2014. He comes from a politically active family; Karzai's father, uncle and grandfather were all active in Afghan politics and government. Karzai and his father before him, Abdul Ahad Karzai, were each head of the Popalzai tribe of the Durrani tribal confederation.

  24. Shaista Wahidi

    Shaista Wahidi


    Shaista Lodhi (Urdu: شائستہ لودھی ‎) is a former Pakistani talk show host and TV Presenter.

  25. Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah

    Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah


    Qutb-ud-din Mubarak Shah (Urdu: ) (died 1320) was the third and last ruler of the Khilji dynasty in Sultanate of Delhi, India. An ethnic Turk of the Khilji tribe, Qutb-ud-din was the son and successor of Alauddin Khilji.

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