Before going for the former VJs who are now the successful actresses in Pakistani drama and film industry, it is important to understand what is meant by the word VJ. VJ stands for Video Jockey that means an announcer who introduces videos on commercial music TV. Now move to the introduction of those successful actresses that were VJ is past.
1. Mahira Khan
Mahira Khan is a former Pakistani VJ and known for performing leading role in Pakistani drama serials and movies. Her acting career was started in 2006. She is one of the highest-paid actresses and high profile celebrities in Pakistan. Mahira Khan has got two Lux Style Awards. First film of her career was Bol. VJ career was started when she was 16 years old from MTV Pakistan’s show Most Wanted.
2. Alishba Yousuf
Alishba Yousuf started his acting career in 2010 as a VJ at AAG TV channel and still active in industry. Alishba Yousuf is a Pakistani VJ turned actress. She is best known for her performance in Main Abdul Qadir Hoon. Moreover, other popular drams of Alishba Yousuf are Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat, Meray Dard Ko JO Zuban Miley, Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat, and Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay. Her sister Palwasha Yousauf is also a VJ.
3. Naveen Waqar
Naveen Waqar is Pakistani RJ and VJ actress that is best known for performing in the most wanted drama of Pakistani drama history – Humsafar, Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat, Alvida and Mol. She started acting career in 2010 as a VJ in AAG TV channel in a TV music show named Pick and Choose with Fuse. Her first film was Josh: Independence Thorough Unity (2013).
4. Urwa Hocane
Urwa Hocane is the sister of Mawra Hocane. Her acting career was started in 2012 with the serial Meri Ladli of ARY Digital. Later on she performed in Kahi Unkahi, Madiha Maliha, and Marasim. She also steeped in film industry by performing in Na Maloom Afraad. As a VJ she started career from ARY Musik. Before VJ, she was a theater artist. She was also offered for performing in upcoming Bollywood movie Azhar.
5. Mawra Hocane
Mawra Hocane is the sister of Urwa Hocane. Mawra Hocane started career as a VJ and later on move to the drama industry and now performing leading roles in various Pakistani dramas and telefilms. She is listed in the top young actresses of Pakistan. She has been offered for various Bollywood movies in past.
6. Sanam Jung
Sanam Jung is a renowned Pakistani actress and former Pakistani VJ who acted in various drama serials. Like other VJ actresses, her career as a VJ was also started on AAG TV. Leading role by Sanam Jung was performed in HUM TV serial Dil e Muztar (2013) that was her debut drama as well. Currently she is hosting the most popular morning show of HUM TV, Jago Pakistan Jago.
7. Syra Yousuf
Syra Yousuf was VJ at MTV Pakistan where he hosted Bheja Fry and Most Wanted. She is the wife of Shehroz Sabzwari who is the son of Behroze Sabzwari. First drama of her acting career was Mera Naseeb. Later on she appeared in Mohabbat Rooth jaye Toh and Bilqees Kaur. She is also the sister of Alishba Yousuf and Palwasha Yousuf.