Mahira Khan, Atif Aslam and Aiman Khan are some of Forbes Asia's most influential digital stars

Mahira Khan, Atif Aslam and Aiman Khan are some of Forbes Asia's most influential digital stars

Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt and Shahrukh Khan were other popular names to make it to the list.
08 Dec, 2020

Championing success by celebrating those who have made it, and those who aspire to make it, the Forbes list curates the most influential leaders who in their quest for growth and drive for change are significantly impacting the world around them.

This year, taking the world by storm were celebrities who despite a global pandemic and subsequent lockdown, managed to keep their fans afloat. With a massive following on digital spaces, they not only advocated to raise awareness on important issues but also used their platforms for some fun and entertainment.

Thus, it came as no surprise when our very own superstars, Mahira Khan, Atif Aslam and Aiman Muneeb, made it to the list bagging a position on Forbes Asia’s 100 Digital Stars List, spotlighting Asia-Pacific’s most influential celebs on social media.

Mahira Khan

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One of the most prominent (and might we add effortlessly beautiful) faces in our entertainment industry, Mahira Khan, 35, will return to the screen this year with action drama The Legend of Maula Jatt, Pakistan’s most expensive film to date.

According to the American business magazine, "Khan uses her social media presence—nearly 7 million Instagram followers and over 4 million on Facebook—to raise awareness about mental health issues, violence against women and breast cancer."

Atif Aslam

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Released in the month of May as people were losing hope confined at home during the isolation period, Pakistan's chart-topping musician Atif Aslam released the Asma-ul-Husna, reciting 99 Names of Allah to encourage his followers in times of distress and despair.

His recitation, garnered up 22 million views on Youtube, instantly became a hit among his fans.

The Doori singer "urged his 20 million Facebook followers to stay home to curb the spread of the coronavirus," quoted Forbes.

Aiman Khan

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Aiman Khan (Aiman Muneeb) with nearly 8 million followers is the most followed Pakistani celebrity on Instagram. She and twin sister, Minal run the clothing site Aiman Minal Closet, which has already racked 249,000 Instagram followers.

Last year,she was nominated for Best Actress at Pakistan’s Hum Awards, getting a nod for her roles in TV shows Ishq Tamasha and Baandi.

Akshay Kumar (Bollywood's highest paid actor), Amitabh Bachchan (a veteran of over 200 movies), Alia Bhatt (one of India’s highest-paid actresses), Shahrukh Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ranveer Singh, Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Neha Kakkar, Madhuri Dixit and Katrina Kaif are other popular names from Bollywood that made it to the list.


M. Emad Dec 08, 2020 04:14pm
Few people know Aiman Khan, Mahira Khan and Atif Aslam outside Pakistan.
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NK Dec 08, 2020 08:14pm
Mahira you are already very beautiful. You do not need to show off your bare shoulders to enhance your beauty. Stop that projection of fashion.
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R-ASH Dec 09, 2020 03:55am
@M. Emad A LOT of people outside Pakistan know Atif Aslam and Mahira Khan
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Dr. Salaria Dec 09, 2020 03:57am
@M. Emad .. this paper is from Pakistan and you are not. But you still reading this. What does this tell you?
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Venkat Dec 09, 2020 05:26am
@M. Emad you are wrong. World has become global village. Atif Alam is well known singer in India and regarded well. Politics creating problem for culture and sports.
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Teddy Dec 09, 2020 07:53am
Mahira Khan definitely looks old.
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N abidai Dec 09, 2020 08:33am
The Pakistan artists like Altiff and Mahira has a very big following internationally as well for good reasons ! So people should know this! Great work by all for Pakistan !
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Ibrahim waka Dec 09, 2020 10:04am
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mona Dec 09, 2020 11:05am
Aiman Khan is unknown outside Pakistan. She is not even doing much work these days.
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Saif Zulfiqar Dec 09, 2020 01:12pm
@M. Emad , Read the papers properly. Atif Aslam is very popular in India.
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Chrís Dăn Dec 09, 2020 05:12pm
@NK its not a showing off bare shoulders. It s simply a design of dress she is wearing. She has every right to wear the style she likes.
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Laila Dec 09, 2020 06:09pm
In case of Aiman and Minal Khan buying followers for their insta social media finally paid off.
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Laila Dec 09, 2020 06:11pm
@NK enhance her beauty? Maybe she feels comfortable wearing whatever she wears. You can't expects all Pakistani females to dress alike or cover according to your preference. Each to his and her own. She looks gorgeous even in a t-shirt and jeans.
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Laila Dec 09, 2020 06:13pm
@mona both sisters have been buying followers. That's why whilst Aiman disaappeared from show biz due to getting married and pregnant her instagram followers sky rocketed.dueing a time where she wasn't active in any drama/projects.
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