It is said that those who get a taste of glamour in showbiz hardly ever step back. Money and fame are a bonus. No one wants to leave the spotlight, but surprisingly some of the most famous celebrities in Pakistan left the limelight when they were at the peak of the careers!
Here is a list of 12 famous Pakistani celebrities who left showbiz:
1. Junaid Jamshed
Junaid Jamshed was the leading vocalist of a very famous Pakistani pop music band called Vital Signs. In 2004, he left both, his engineering and music career, and started focusing on becoming a religious scholar.
2. Farhan Ali Agha
Farhan is a former model and actor; he acted in a lot of drama serials and in no time became the top actor of the era. Later he left showbiz to revisit religion.
3. Ali Afzal
Ali Afzal is a former TV actor who was inspired by Farhan Ali Agha. This inspiration marked a new beginning for Afzal, since then he left showbiz.
4. Sara Chaudhry
Sara is a former Pakistani actress, who worked in showbiz for 11 years. Sara suddenly left showbiz and became an Islamic scholar.
5. Sataesh Khan
Model, singer and actress, Sataesh Khan also left showbiz like Sara Chaudhry. In an interview Sataesh said she is not ashamed of her work in showbiz but now she has chosen the ‘right path’.
6. Najam Sheraz
Former Pakistani singer, Najam Sheraz was ruling the music charts in early 2000. Later, he left singing and started appearing on religious show.
Pakistani film actress and stage dancer, Nagris also disappeared from TV screens. In 2012, Nargis announced that she was quit her acting and dancing career, and was going to start practicing Islam.
8. Ali Haider
Ali Haider the most famous singer of the 90’s. He decided to say goodbye to singing when his son was severely ill. His famous song Purani Jeans Aur Guitar is still famous and enjoyed by the youth of today.
9. Ajab Gull
Famous actor, director and producer of the Pakistani TV, theatre and film industry, Ajab Gull also left showbiz and started preaching Islam.
10. Urooj Nasir
Famous model and actress, Urooj Nasir left showbiz at the peak of her career. Now she is seen wearing an abaya and scarf, preaching Islam.
11. Ayaz Khan
Famous actor and comedian, Ayaz Khan also left showbiz and started preaching Islam with actor Ali Afzal.
12. Shiraz Uppal
Pakistani singer, song writer and music producer, Shiraz Uppal also left singing at the peak of his career. But after month of soul searching, Shiraz came back to the world of music.