19 Notable alumni of
National College of Arts

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The National College of Arts is 1503rd in the world, 332nd in Asia, and 5th in Pakistan by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 19 notable alumni from the National College of Arts sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Ali Zafar

    Ali Zafar
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1980-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    songwritertelevision actormodelcomposerpainter
    Biography

    Ali Zafar is a Pakistani singer-songwriter, actor, model, producer, screenwriter and painter. He started out on Pakistani television before becoming a popular musician, later also established a career in Bollywood and his success led many Pakistani actors to venture into Hindi films. He has received five Lux Style Awards and a Filmfare Award nomination.

  2. Imran Abbas Naqvi

    Imran Abbas Naqvi
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1977-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    actormodeltelevision actor
    Biography

    Syed Imran Abbas Naqvi professionally known by his stage name Imran Abbas, is a Pakistani actor and model who works predominantly in Urdu television.

  3. Sukhdev Thapar

    Sukhdev Thapar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1907-1931 (aged 24)
    Occupations
    politicianfreedom fighterrevolutionary
    Biography

    Sukhdev Thapar was an Indian revolutionary who fought against the British government for the freedom of India. He was a member of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA). He was executed along with Shivaram Rajguru and Bhagat Singh on 23 March 1931.

  4. Zartaj Gul

    Zartaj Gul
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1984-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zartaj Gul is a Pakistani politician who served as Minister of State for Climate Change, in Imran Khan ministry from 5 October 2018 until 10 April 2022 when Imran Khan was ousted by a no-confidence motion. She remained a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan between August 2018 and January 2023 she won again in general elections 2024 from DG Khan II with thumping margin of votes.

  5. Ayesha Omar

    Ayesha Omar
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1981-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    modeltelevision producersingeractor
    Biography

    Ayesha Omar is a Pakistani actress and YouTuber. Considered a style icon in her home country, Omar is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in Pakistan.

  6. Mustafa Zahid

    Mustafa Zahid
    Years
    1984-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Mustafa Zahid is a Bollywood and Pakistani Music Sensation. A music composer and Singer who achieved success with his 2007 singles "Toh Phir Aao" and "Tera Mera Rishta". He sang several hit songs for Bollywood movies. He is also the band leader and the lead vocalist of Roxen, a rock band which was formed in 2004.

  7. Satish Gujral

    Satish Gujral
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1925-2020 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    paintergraphic artistarchitectsculptorgraphic designer
    Biography

    Satish Gujral was an Indian painter, sculptor, muralist and writer of the post-independent era. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, in 1999. His elder brother, Inder Kumar Gujral, was the Prime Minister of India between 1997 and 1998.

  8. Asim Raza

    Asim Raza
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1966-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    music video directorfilm director
    Biography

    Asim Raza is a Pakistani film and television commercial director and producer. Asim began his career as an architect and worked with the architectural firm Arshad Shahid Abdullah (PVT) LTD before venturing into film production and direction. He made his debut as a film maker in the mid-90s, he worked in all visual mediums from TV commercials to music videos, long plays and feature films. In 2004, Asim won the Lux Style Award for Best Music Video Director for "Mahi Ve". In 2013, Asim directed a television film, Behadd which won the Hum Award for Best Television Film. Asim marked his feature film debut with a coming-of-age drama Ho Mann Jahaan, Asim Raza owns a production company called The Vision Factory.

  9. C. R. Simha

    C. R. Simha
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1942-2014 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Channapatna Ramaswami Simha, better known as C. R. Simha, was an Indian actor, director, dramatist and playwright. He was best known for his work in Kannada films and for his work in stage shows. Starting his career in Prabhat Kalavidaru, a theatre group based in Bengaluru he acted in numerous Kannada plays which reached the cult status. He started his own theatre group called "Nataranga" in 1972 and directed many successful plays such as Kakana Kote, Thughlaq and Sankranthi.

  10. Salima Hashmi

    Salima Hashmi
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1942-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    painteranti-nuclear activistwriter
    Biography

    Salima Hashmi is a Pakistani painter, artist, former college professor, anti-nuclear weapons activist and former caretaker minister in Sethi caretaker ministry. She has served for four years as a professor and the dean of National College of Arts. She is the eldest daughter of the renowned poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz and his British-born wife Alys Faiz.

  11. Farooq Qaiser

    Farooq Qaiser
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1945-2021 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision actorgraphic designerpuppeteer
    Biography

    Farooq Qaiser was a Pakistani artist, newspaper columnist, TV show director, puppeteer, script writer, and voice actor.

  12. Bhai Ram Singh

    Bhai Ram Singh
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1858-1916 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Bhai Ram Singh was one of pre-partition Punjab's foremost architects, dominating the scene for nearly two decades from the 1890s. Amongst his works is the Durbar Room, Osborne House, on the Isle of Wight, England; Lahore Museum and Governor's House in Simla.

  13. Bashirul Haq

    Bashirul Haq
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1942-2020 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Bashirul Haq was a Bangladeshi architect, town planner and visiting professor of MIT. He was regarded as one of the most influential architects in South Asia in terms of environmentally and socially responsive design.

  14. Bashir Mirza

    Bashir Mirza
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1941-2000 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    postage stamp designerpainter
    Biography

    Bashir Mirza, also known as BM, was a Pakistani painter artist.

  15. Anila Quayyum Agha

    Anila Quayyum Agha
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1965-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in the National College of Arts
    1986-1989 graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Occupations
    university teacherartist
    Biography

    Anila Quayyum Agha is a Pakistani‚ÄďAmerican cross-disciplinary artist. Agha explores social and gender roles, global politics, cultural multiplicity, and mass media within drawing, painting, and large-scale installations. In 2014, Agha's piece Intersections won the international art competition, Artprize, twice over with the Public Vote Grand Prize and the Juried Grand Prize in a tie with Sonya Clark, the first time in Artprize's history.

  16. Muqeem Khan

    Muqeem Khan
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1968-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    graphic designerpainteranimator
    Biography

    Muqeem Khan is a Pakistani who started working in the Hollywood visual effects industry in 1996.

  17. Ammar Aziz

    Ammar Aziz
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Ammar Aziz is a Pakistani documentary filmmaker and poet. He's a recipient of the International Federation of Film Critics Award. His debut feature-length film A Walnut Tree had its world premiere at IDFA and North American premiere at Hot Docs. The film won awards for the best film from Film SouthAsia, Moscow International Documentary Film Festival, Sole Luna Doc-Film Festival and others. His Second feature film, Discount Workers, had world premiere at One World Film Festival and opened a film festival in Kolkata

  18. Mahmood Hayat

    Mahmood Hayat
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1981-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    artist
    Biography

    Mahmood Hayat is a Pakistani artist and teacher. Raised in Lahore and descended from the warrior tribe Punjabi Pathan, Hayat began learning his craft from a young age, seeking inspiration from his brother's library collection and his father's workshop. He trained under Pakistani portrait painter Saeed Akhtar, and became influenced by his style. He graduated from the National College of Arts (NCA), and became a lecturer of Furniture Design at the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD).

  19. Hasnat Mehmood

    Hasnat Mehmood
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1978-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Hasnat Mehmood is a Pakistani visual artist who lives and works in New Jersey. He was born on 3 March 1978 in Jhelum.