Pakistani actors know that they need to lose weight in order to look good on screen. Although, these actors were equally talented and confident when they had put on weight but most of them realized that if they lost weight they will look even better. Then there are those actors, who lost weight specifically because of the fact that they needed to look good on the big screen. Some of these actors just realized somewhere along the way that losing weight was the right thing to do in order to feel good about themselves. All these actors shared their weight-loss journeys in interviews and confessed that they got a great deal of criticism and were not given the kind of projects they wanted to be a part of when they were overweight. There are also those celebrities whose weight-loss journeys were part of some kind of a healing process.
Here is a list of actors who lost a lot of weight in the past few years and detail about how they lost weight, why they lost it, how they felt when they were overweight and how they felt afterward.
Aiman Khan joined the industry when she was really young. She was a chubby kid who looked cute but as she grew up she knew she needed to lose weight in order to fit into the kind of characters which she wanted to play. The weight loss definitely helped her further her career plans in more ways than one. Not only did Aiman Khan lose weight but she also changed her style which made her look more attractive. Aiman Khan’s secret to weight loss is that she limits herself to two meals per day and most often she does not take a lot of carbohydrates. She sticks to food that is low calorie.
Anoushay Abbasi was also overweight because according to her she used to eat a lot of fast food and that too in the middle of the night. Now, Anoushay Abbasi has lost massive weight. She made a comeback with a completely new look which surprised everyone. Anoushay Abbasi changed her eating habits altogether when she decided that she needed to trim down. She decided to take action and the result is crystal clear. Anoushay replaced junk food with steamed vegetables and other foods she consumed were steamed as well. She cut off fizzy drinks, cheese, and fried food from her life. Now that she has lost all the weight, she eats whatever she wants with portion control.
Benita David has made a conscious effort to transform herself. She did not only lose a lot of weight but she is perhaps the only celebrity who admits that she got whitening injections. Benita knows that appearances matter in showbiz that is why she was on a soup diet for many months. Benita consumed this vegetable soup whenever she got hungry and it did wonders for her. Benita David shared the recipe for her magic weight loss soup in a morning show. Now that she is happy with her current weight, she treats herself with her favorite desi foods quite often.
Only in the past few months, Zarnish Khan suddenly lost a lot of weight. If we look at one of her pictures from earlier this year and another one from a recent show, it is apparent that her weight loss has been quick and massive. Not only this, but Zarnish Khan has also changed her style. It happens very often that when celebrities lose weight, they also change the way they look. Zarnish recently got her hair dyed in a red tone and she is seen wearing modern, Western outfits more than ever. Like many other celebrities cutting carbohydrates from her diet was the main reason for Zarnish’s weight loss.
Yasra Rizvi’s appearance has changed drastically in the past few years. Yasra’s weight loss journey started in 2016 and since then she has lost a lot of weight. Yasra hasn’t only lost weight but just like many other celebrities in this list she has also changed her styling altogether too. Yasra Rizvi was always a confident person and a great actor. Now more than ever we see her sporting looks which she wouldn’t have experimented with if she was still overweight. Yasra Rizvi has not shared her weight loss journey yet but we are pretty sure that losing so much weight would have taken a great deal of effort.
Srha Asghar has recently joined the industry but she is already bagging some good projects. Srha Asghar is a good looking actress who also lost a lot of weight. Srha keeps on promoting positive body image on her social media pages. She also relies a great deal on exercising to keep her body toned down. Her weight loss tip is that those who wish to lose weight should have a clear-cut objective in their mind. She also kept a pair of jeans much smaller than her actual size and she made up her mind that she was going to fit in it. Srha also suggests to keep going and not fall into old eating habits.
Kiran Tabeer is another Pakistani actress who wasn’t as smart as she looks today. She shared her weight loss journey in a show and also shared the tips and tricks by which she lost more than 30 kgs. Kiran said that she gained a lot of weight in the first year of her marriage as she was sitting home and eating all the time. When she decided to start acting, she knew she needed to lost weight. After many futile attempts, she finally managed to get on track after she realized that her career in showbiz was not possible without losing weight. Fresh juices, salads, grilled chicken and exercise was how Kiran managed to lose all the weight.
Ayesha Omar was never too chubby but she did have some extra weight. A few years back she became conscious of this extra weight and decided she needed to lose it. She changed her eating habits entirely. There is no processed food in her diet now, she hasn’t had fast food for decades and she makes sure that everything she consumes is low-calories and healthy. Ayesha Omar shared in an interview that for the longest time she did not even realize that she needed to lose weight.
Javeria Saud admits that it is really difficult for her to lose weight because she is a foodie. She has tried many times to lose weight and has succeeded too but every time she gains it all back. Javeria never stops trying however which is why even now she has managed to shed off many pounds. Javeria looks younger and prettier than ever after the weight loss.
Sohai Ali Abro
Sohai Ali Abro was not always as smart as she looks now. Before joining the industry she has some extra weight on. Like many other actresses in this list, early on she realized that in order to make it big in the industry, she needed to lose weight. Here is a before and after picture which shows the difference between Sohai’s current and previous weight.
Momina Mustehsan has also lost weight over the years. When she was younger she had a slightly chubby face and arms. Now that she is in the showbiz industry, she has made a conscious effort to shed off those extra pounds. The change in her appearance is visible from her chiseled jawline and slim shoulders and arms.
Noor Bukhari is another actress whose weight keeps on fluctuating. She has gained a lot of weight in between but when she decided to play the leading role in her own film, she lost all of it. Noor Bukhari owed her weight gain to her love for desi food. Therefore when she decided to lose weight, she stopped eating such high-calorie food altogether.
Uroosa Siddiqui’s weight loss has been gradual and really impressive. She was one of the most overweight actresses of the industry and now she has impressed everyone with the massive weight loss. She is still on the weight loss journey. Uroosa shared in a show that the biggest reason for her weight gain were the midnight deals. She found these deals really tempting and ended up consuming high calories unhealthy food after midnight. So the first step towards weight loss was to stop falling for such deals and consuming such food after midnight. After that, she made sure that she ate only low calories healthy food during the day and there is no concept of midnight munching in her life now.
Sarah Khan’s recent pictures on her Instagram page clearly show that she has lost weight. Sarah Khan it seems is working on her physical fitness and her work more than ever. Although, while replying to one of the fans she said that she has not lost any weight but a comparison with her pictures a few months back shows that she most certainly has shed some pounds. She had a chubbier look before but now she is slimmer than ever. Sarah Khan definitely is not one of those actors who want to share their weight loss secrets therefore she is denying the fact that she in fact has lost weight.
Sana Fakhar was one of the most acclaimed film stars of her time. She disappeared from the big screen for some time but then reappeared on the small screen with a big bang. Lately, she has also been playing substantial roles in different films. Sana Fakhar’s weight loss isn’t just about losing weight but for her it was a lifestyle change. Unlike other celebrities, she never did crash dieting, she ate healthily, counted her calories and regular visits to the gym played a major role in changing her mind and body altogether. Sana Fakhar has never been this fit. She also keeps on sharing her most effective exercises with her fans and followers.
Hareem Farooq has talked about body shaming and her struggle with her weight more than any other actress. Hareem also said in one of her interviews that her weight does not define where she stands as an artist. Hareem Farooq however knows only too well that in order to play the lead in a film, she just had to lose some pounds therefore she went on a high protein and low carbohydrate diet. Hareem Farooq said that she was not only diet conscious but she also exercised a lot in order to make sure that her body gets toned down. The difference between Hareem Farooq’s before and after picture is crystal clear.
Nimra Khan recently lost so much weight that it was unbelievable especially because of the fact that she did so in such a short span of time. Nimra Khan started her weight loss journey when she was offered to be the showstopper for one of the leading designers in the industry at the Bridal Couture Week. Nimra Khan’s diet plan was extreme, there were no carbohydrates in her diet at all and it consisted mainly of eggs and apples. Nimra Khan also shared that she used to drink a special vegetable soup to keep her from losing her hair and damaging her skin. Nimra Khan also said that it has been difficult keeping herself away from the food she loves but it was totally worth it because now she enjoys wearing clothes she couldn’t fit in to before.
Faysal Qureshi was always a phenomenal actor but he wasn’t always as slim when he started his acting career as he is now. In fact Faysal Qureshi was like any other chubby young boy with a lot of confidence and a big personality. Faysal Qureshi has shared that Aijazz Aslam’s influence helped him lose weight when he changed his diet and also started going to the gym. Faysal Qureshi also keeps on saying that for him green tea has been a game-changer since it helped him burn fats and speed up his metabolism.
When Maya Ali entered the industry she was not chubby but she did look like she had some extra weight on. Well, Maya Ali’s weight loss journey started right after she joined television but when she had to play the lead in Teefa In Trouble, that is when she lost a great deal of weight. She shared in an interview that she had to limit her diet and had to leave her most favorite foods because even if she took a few calories extra or ate something she was not supposed to then her trainer used to make her work extra hard in the gym. Lately, Maya Ali has lost even more weight and according to Shehryar Munawwar the reason for this is that she no longer eats food but only smells it! Maya Ali says that she is now consistent and happy with her present weight but some of the fans think that she has lost her beauty because of excessive weight loss.
Do you think Feroze Khan was born looking like a hero? Most certainly not! Feroze Khan was always a chubby kid and he only started training and dieting when he decided he wanted to make a debut on television. Feroze Khan shared in an interview that being overweight all his life, he never thought he could do it but his persistence coupled with all the help from his mother who used to cook his diet food, made him what he is today – a physically fit young man. Feroze Khan believes that if someone like him who was always a foodie can lose weight than anyone can do it. Feroze Khan shared his old pictures to motivate all those young people out there who think that they cannot lose weight.
Hira Mani looks really smart even though she is a mother of two boys. Some people must think, Hira Mani was always this slim but that is not the case. She gained a lot of weight a few years back but when she was more serious about her career as an actor, she decided to lose weight. Hira Mani is also one of those actors who do not share how they limit their diet but she did share that Yoga has helped her a lot. Her recent pictures also suggest that like many other actors, she too has decided to start proper exercising in order to look even more young and fresh.
Faryal Mehmood has lost a tremendous amount of weight and she openly talked about how it happened. Faryal shared that before starting her showbiz career she honestly had no idea just how overweight she was. She said that very often people would tell her to lose weight and comment on how overweight she was. That is when she started to realize that she really needed to do something about it. Faryal said that she tried all kinds of diets but eventually it was Faysal Qureshi who took her to the gym one day and then there was no turning back after that. Faryal Mehmood said that now going to the gym and staying fit was something that was part of her lifestyle.