Celebrities from different media platforms tend to jump onto one or the other. In the last few years, we have seen many celebrities juggle their roles as actors in dramas/films or digital content creators. At the same time, we have also seen some social media sensations (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & TikTok stars) resorting to acting on mainstream media. Nevertheless, it shows our industry be it social media or mainstream media, is full of talented people and can juggle many roles along their career paths.
A lot of people from social media have switched to acting overtime. Also, recently there is a massive shift in the number of roles given to YouTube & TikTok stars. So let’s take a look at some of these social media sensations who have made their debut in acting.
1. Osman Khalid Butt
One of the leading and talented names in Pakistan’s entertainment industry, OB, was the social media sensation and a writer back before making his acting debut. In 2010, he started his YouTube channel under the name of “The living picture guy”.
Butt is best-known for his leading roles in the fantasy romantic dramas Aik Nayee Cinderella and the widely popular comedy-drama Aunn Zara.
2. Rahim Pardesi
Another YouTube sensation Rahim Pardesi is about to make his acting debut in his web series “Inspector Bulla”. The action/adventure comedy web series is in production since 2019. Best known as his character “Nasreen,” Rahim’s passion for acting has led him to take acting up as a career as well.
3. Zulqarnain Haider
TikTok sensation Zulqarnain Haider has made his acting debut. The show was released last year titled “Masters.” It is a series full of fun and adventure which features five college students who are trouble makers and loved by everyone.
Another TikTok sensation who made an acting debut in a lead role is Romaisa. She was cast along with Zulqarnain Haider in a TV series named “Masters.”
5. Ali Gul Pir
One of the most versatile celebrities of the entertainment industry, Ali Gul Pir, has done it all. From acting, digital work, writing, and singing, to name a few. However, “Maan Jao Na” marked Ali Gul Pir’s silver screen debut in a cameo role. In a movie released in 2018, Ali played a Wadeira, which was well received by the netizens.
6. Arsalan Naseer
Another famous YouTuber who has made his acting debut is Arsalan Naseer, commonly known as CBA, Comics By Arsalan. He is currently acting in a Ramadan series named Chupke Chupke, and his role and chemistry with Mishi aka Ayman Saleem are loved and praised by the netizens probably more than the lead couple.
Which one of the debut dramas was your favorite among these stars? Let us know in the comments below.
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