2015 was the year of debuts, as we saw many new faces appearing both behind and in front of the camera.
Many young and talented male actors debuted at the film industry this year. We selected the top five among them who did not only impress the audience with their performances but, some of them, also made many skip some beats with their killer looks.
Our list of top five debuting actors of 2015 is a pool of immense talent and rising film stars who have many new horizons to reach and many more hearts to conquer written in their fate. We wish them getting good chances and opportunities to become the next superstars of Pakistani cinema.
The foray of TV’s one of the most handsome and desirable hunks Danish Taimoor into the film industry was welcomed by many and a treat for the actor’s huge fanbase. Danish Taimoor appeared in two major releases of this year in lead roles, Jalaibee and Wrong Number, both of which stormed the box office and the later one became second highest grossing movie of the year. Such a successful debuting year has always been a dream of many actors.
Danish Taimoor has signed in by Sangeeta for her next film Tum Hi To Ho, scheduled to release in the later half of 2016.
He came. He conquered.
Yasir Hussain, a multi-talented prodigy of theater and influenced by writers as great as Anwar Maqsood, outwitted everyone in road-trip comedy Karachi Say Lahore released this year. His coruscating dialogues, also written by him, and realistic stutter in the film gave a fresh breath to the comedy in Pakistani cinema.
It is his real talent that landed him to many big projects later, including Ho Mann Jahaan, Fahad Mustafa’s first production Band Tu Ab Bajay Ga and an untitled spin-off of Karachi Se Lahore which majorly revolves around his character. 2016 seems bigger for the actor/writer.
He is an extremely handsome and a sublime actor. In his first film, Moor, Shaz Khan delivered more than what was expected from the first-timer. Shaz, who juggles the roles of actor, writer and producer, is a newbie for Pakistani cinema but he has prolific experience of independent cinema and theater in the US.
We are not sure what he is up to after Moor but we expect him to return to the silver screen in bigger and meatier roles. He has potentials to be the next sensation of the youth.
Adnan Sarwar taught us that your circumstances should not stop you to dream big and struggle to achieve them, by essaying the role of ex-Olympian and boxer Hussain Shah who hailed from impoverished Lyari, in his meagerly budgeted sports biopic Shah. Making Shah was a similar experience for Adnan, one full of hindrances and uncertainties, but he made it happen and received critical acclaim for his small but significant production as an actor and director.
He promised to make more films based on the lives of unsung and long forgotten heroes of Pakistan and we are waiting when he formally announces his next film.
The chiseled features and the regal family background made Sikandar Rizvi a perfect entry in the Pakistani cinema. Sikandar, the grandson of late Madam Noor Jahan, was running his cafe in Karachi before he started modeling as fun and he was approached by Asad ul Haq for his (experimental) rom-com Dekh Magar Pyaar Say. Unfortunately, the fate of the film was fast decided but it will be remembered for giving another dapper man to the industry.
Sikandar is part of the ensemble cast of upcoming action film Yalghaar, in which he will be seen along with his real life bae Ayesha Omer.