Name Area/Field Reason
Ash Amin Humanities Chair of Geography at Cambridge University. As a Geographer he has written in depth on the 2001 Oldham riots. Pakistani Amin is listed on Debrett's People of Today.
Mona Siddiqui Humanities University of Glasgow's Professor of Islamic Studies and Public Understanding, as well a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4, The Times, The Scotsman, The Guardian and The Herald.
Sara Ahmed Humanities Professor of Race and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London and academic working at the intersection of feminist theory, queer theory, critical race theory and postcolonialism.
Aneez Esmail Natural Sciences Associate President at the University of Manchester. He is currently based at the Institute of Population Health belonging to the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences. Professor Esmail holds a visiting professorship at Harvard University in the United States of America.
Azra Meadows OBE Natural Sciences Honorary Lecturer in the Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences at The University of Glasgow.
Haroon Ahmed Natural Sciences Professor Emeritus of Microelectronics at the Cavendish Laboratory, the Physics Department of the University of Cambridge.
Sufiah Yusof Natural Sciences Half Pakistani and half Malaysian mathematics, prodigy and notable for gaining entry into St Hilda's College, Oxford to study mathematics at the age of 13.
Sir Anwar Pervez OBE Business Businessman ranks as the richest Muslim in Great Britain. Founder of the Bestway Group. One of the largest financial backers to the UK Conservative Party. Pervez holds residence at a country estate in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
Javed Ahmed Business Chief Executive of Tate and Lyle PLC, a FTSE 100 company which is one of Britain's oldest brands. Lyle's sugar and Golden Syrup is a familiar sight in British family kitchens.
Naguib Kheraj Business Chairman of Barclays Bank PLC. Kheraj was the former boss of JP Morgan Cazenove. His philanthropic interests have also made him Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation based in Karachi. Kheraj is of Ismaili Pakistani faith and is associated with Aga Khan III.
Zameer Choudrey Business Chief Executive of Bestway Group. Choudary is friends with Prime Minister David Cameron. Choudery holds residence on an executive estate in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.
Nadeem Ali Business Executive Director at Morgan Stanley London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Property developer and investor.
S P Hinduja Business Found by the 2014 Sunday Times Rich List as the number 1 richest man in Britain. Ethnically Sindhi Pakistani, he is Hindu but owns Hinduja Group and much of UK manufacturing.
Tariq Choudhary Business Millionaire and first franchisee in the UK of Midas Ltd. In 1976 And then KFC and a twice elected President of the UKPCCI (UK Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry).
Afzal Kahn Business Bradford based entrepreneur, who owns a specialist car design company. In 2008 he broke records after paying £440,000 for a distinctive 'F1' number plate. He has previously shown an interest in purchasing Newcastle football club.
Aneel Mussarat Business A property millionaire. His company, MCR Property Group, specialises in renting apartments to university students in Manchester and Liverpool.
Asim Siddiqui Business Chairman and a founding trustee of The City Circle.
James Caan Business Businessman and entrepreneur who was formerly a part of Dragons' Den along with other investors.
Humayon Dar Business One of the most influential advocates of Islamic banking and finance in the world, he is Founder of Global Islamic Finance Awards.
Mohammed Saleem Business A Kashmiri born millionaire now living in Bradford, he is the owner of Kashmir Crown Bakeries.
Mumtaz Khan Akbar Business Founder and owner of the Mumtaz brand.
Ruzwana Bashir Business British businesswoman, former Oxford Union President and founder and CEO of, travel company based in San Francisco, California.
Zuber Mohsan Business Managing Director of the fifth largest ISP in the United Kingdom.
Adil Ray Entertainment Presenter, better known as the creator of BBC South Asian Muslim comedy Citizen Khan in which he also portrays the protagonist Mr Khan.
Babar Ahmed Entertainment British American writer and director. According to the BBC he is one of the most prominent South Asian film directors in America.
Dynamo (Steven Frayne) Entertainment Popular magician born to a Pakistani father and English mother.
Mazhar Munir Entertainment Television and film actor. Before costarring in the 2005 movie Syriana, he appeared in three British television shows: The Bill, Mile High, and Doctors.
Sakina Samo Entertainment Award winning actress, producer and director.
Sanober Hussain Entertainment British Pakistani who became the first contestant to be crowned from the UK as Miss Pakistan World 2011.
Shahid Khan Entertainment Known as 'Naughty Boy', is a British born Pakistani songwriter, record producer and musician.
Zayn Malik Entertainment Former member of the British-Irish boyband One Direction and is from Bradford.
Aasmah Mir Journalism and Media BBC presenter and former columnist for the Sunday Herald.
Anila Baig Journalism and Media Columnist at The Sun (United Kingdom).
Arif Ali Journalism and Media Arif was the regional product director for the Associated Press news agency in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Faris Kermani Journalism and Media A prominent film director based in the UK, now head of production company based in London, Crescent Films.
Hassan Ghani Journalism and Media Scottish broadcast journalist and documentary filmmaker, based in London.
Javed Malik Journalism and Media Television Anchor and the Publisher of UAE's First Diplomatic Magazine The International Diplomat. He is also the Executive Director of the World Forum, and served as Pakistan's Ambassador at Large and Special Advisor to The Prime Minister.
Reham Khan Journalism and Media A journalist and anchor currently working at Dawn News.
Sarfraz Manzoor Journalism and Media British writer, journalist, documentary maker, and broadcaster. He writes regularly for The Guardian, presents documentaries on BBC Radio 4.
A. G. Chaudhry Law and Justice LLB (Hons) from Leads. Called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn. Author of various books on constitutional Law which are taught at different Law Colleges in Punjab, Pakistan.
Nazir Afzal Law and Justice The Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England. One of his first decisions in that role was to initiate prosecutions in the case of the Rochdale sex trafficking gang.
Tahir Khan Law and Justice A barrister who become the first Muslim on the North Eastern legal circuit to be appointed a Queen's Counsel.
Judge Tan Ikram Law and Justice District Judge (MC) based at Westminster Magistrates' Court and Associate Judge, SBA, Cyprus. Deputy Lead Diversity and Community Relations Judge. Called to the Bar (Inner Temple) 1990. Associate Fellow, University of Westminster. Holder of honorary doctorates in laws (LLD) from the University of West London and the University of Wolverhampton. Contributing Editor, Archbold Magistrates Criminal Courts Practice 2016.
Emran Mian Literature and Art Author and policy advisor at Whitehall.
Mohsin Hamid Literature and Art Pakistani writer. His novels are Moth Smoke (2000), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2013).
Superintendent Makhdum Ali Chishty QPM Civil Service A high ranking police officer in Warwickshire Police. He was honoured with the Queen's Police Medal by The Queen.
Sajid Javid Civil Service Rochdale born Javid currently sits as the Economic Secretary to the Treasury. In January 2012, The Times newspaper included Javid in its list of the "Top 100 Global People to Watch in 2012". The Times stated that, "His background in investment banking and experience working on currency devaluations, mean that Javid's star could be the brightest of a potentially stellar 2010 Tory intake." Additionally, The Daily Telegraph newspaper included Javid in its list of "Top 100 most influential figures from the Right". The Daily Telegraph stated that, "His fast rise up the greasy pole into George Osborne's inner circle is not only proof of this man's ambition but also his talent. At the age of 25 he became Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank, and later senior Managing Director for Deutsche Bank before entering politics."
Tarique Ghaffur Civil Service A high ranking British police officer in London's Metropolitan Police Service. He was Assistant Commissioner–Central Operations.
Mohammad Sarwar MP A former Labour MP for Glasgow Central. Sarwar was the first British Pakistani MP.
Shabana Mahmood MP Labour MP For Birmingham Ladywood.
Tasmina Ahmed MP Sheikh SNP MP for Ochil and South Perthshire .
Mohamed Sheikh Baron Baron of Cornhill and Chairman of Conservative Muslim Forum.
Nazir Ahmed Baron Unaffliated peer in the House of Lords, formerly Labour.
Nosheena Mobarik Baron Conservative Baroness of Mearns in the County of Renfrewshire. She is the former Chairman of CBI Scotland.
Sayeeda Hussain Baron Conservative minister without portfolio and a former member of the Cabinet, following her resignation. She was widely regarded to be the most powerful Asian and Muslim woman in Western Europe.
Shas Sheehan Baron Liberal Democrat and Baroness of Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton and of Tooting in the London Borough of Wandsworth.
Tariq Ahmad Baron Conservative Baron of Wimbledon.
Zahida Manzoor Baron Liberal Democrat Baroness, former Legal Services Ombudsman and former Deputy Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality.
Afzal Khan MEP Solicitor and current Labour MEP for North West region. Khan was the first Asian Lord Mayor of Manchester, and is currently Manchester City Council's Executive Member for Children's Services.
Amjad Bashir MEP UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and Humber and UKIP Small and Medium Business spokesman.
Sajjad Karim MEP Conservative MEP – born in Brierfield, Lancashire Sajjad qualified as a solicitor and started a number of successful lawyers practices before being elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2007. He is the Conservative Legal Affairs Spokesman and sits on the Industry, Research and Energy Committee.
Bashir Ahmad MP SNP Former SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament.
Hanzala Malik MP SNP Scottish Labour Party member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow, elected in 2011.
Humza Yousaf MP SNP SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow and Minister for External Affairs and International Development.
Dylan Butt Mayor Lord Mayor of Trafford, the richest borough in Greater Manchester home to Manchester United F.C and Lancashire County Cricket Club. He has been Councillor for the exclusive Hale Barns village and ward.
Mohammed Ajeeb Mayor Former Lord Mayor of Bradford, and was the first Muslim and Asian Lord Mayor in the United Kingdom.
Naveeda Ikram Mayor Lord Mayor of Bradford. UK's first Muslim woman Lord Mayor.
Naeem ul Hassan Mayor Lord Mayor of Manchester 2013.
Salim Mulla Mayor Lord Mayor of Blackburn 2013.
Mehboob Khan Other The Leader of Kirklees Council, Chair of the Local Government Association, Safer Communities Board, Chair of the Association of West Yorkshire Authorities, Vice chair of West Yorkshire Fire Authority and a Non-Executive Director NHS.
Rabia Bhatti Councillor In 2011 she became the youngest Muslim female councillor in Britain and the youngest councillor in Buckinghamshire, representing the Newtown Ward in Chesham. Bhatti also owns a restaurant run by Michelin Star Chef.
Salma Yaqoob Councillor Vice Chair of Respect – The Unity Coalition and a Birmingham City Councillor.
Mohammed Najib Councillor Born in Kashmir, he was the first Asian Councillor in the history of Calderdale, a former Deputy Mayor of Calderdale and a former Leader of the Labour Group in Halifax.
Michael Nazir Religious Ali – The 106th and current Bishop of Rochester in the Church of England. He holds dual Pakistani and British citizenship.
Imdad Hussain Pirzada Religious Founder of Jamia Al-Karam board school for boys and girls, writer, scholar, Founder of Muslim Charity Organisation.
Abu Eesa Niamatullah Health and Science Registered Pharmacist and Anthropologist from a Russell Group institution. He is currently based at the Cheadle Muslim Association (CMA) in Stockport. He is also a member of the C 100, a World Economic Forum (WEF) Initiative.
Farrah Jarral Health and Science Former World Health Organisation officer, Harvard University educated she often writes for the BBC. Jarral has written on Physiological Sciences and the use of depleted uranium munitions.
Haroon Ahmed Health and Science Prominent Scientist in the fields of Microelectronics and electrical engineering.
Hasnat Khan Health and Science Heart and lung surgeon who was romantically involved with Diana, Princess of Wales.
Syed Yusuf Iftikhar Health and Science Consultant surgeon, associate professor, First pakistani to achieve DM degree, President Derby Rotray club, Head of Doctor Midlands Association .
Imran Khan Health and Science Chief Executive of the British Science Association, a learned society founded in 1831 by Charles Babbage.
Amir Khan Boxing British light welterweight Boxer, 2004 Olympics Silver Medalist, and former world champion. He is married to Pakistani American now British Pakistani Faryal Makhdoom.
Jawaid Khaliq, MBE Boxing First British Asian to win a world title belt.
Adil Rashid Cricket English cricketer who plays for Yorkshire and previously played with the England Under-19s.
Ajmal Shahzad Cricket Cricketer who plays for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and formerly represented England in all three formats of the game.
Moeen Ali Cricket A test cricketer playing for England and Worcestershire.
Sajid Mahmood Cricket Punjabi origin cricketer who formerly played international cricket for England and county cricket for Essex and Lancashire.
Wasim Kham MBE Cricket First British Born Pakistani to play professional cricket in England CEO leciestershire Cricket Club.
Abbas Farid Football Freestyle footballer from Newport, South Wales. Abbas was named the 'Freestyle King' on MTV in UK's Nike Freestyle competition.
Zeeshan Rehman Football Football defender for Queens Park Rangers F.C.. Was the first Pakistani and British Asian to play in the Premiership with Fulham F.C.
Qasim Beg Martial Arts Undefeated kick boxing champion, 2x world champion.
Imran Khan (Kickboxer) Martial Arts 2x World Muay Thai champion.
Nisar Smiler Martial Arts 2x Karate world champion and 50x Gold medalist.
Adam Khan F1 Racing Racing driver from Bridlington, Yorkshire, who represents Pakistan in the A1 Grand Prix series. He is currently the demonstration driver for the Renault F1 racing team.
Gaz Choudhry Paralympian A wheelchair basketball player who was selected to play for Paralympics GB in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.
Ikram Butt Rugby Former rugby league player. First south Asian to play either code of international rugby for England in 1995. Founder of the British Asian Rugby Association and the British Pakistani rugby league team.
Matthew Syed Table Tennis Table tennis international, and was the English number one for many years.
Zia Mahmood Bridge A Pakistani professional bridge player. He is a World Bridge Federation and American Contract Bridge League Grand Life Master.
Mohammed Khaliel Other A community activist who served as, Associate director of Mental Health trust, Director Housing Association, school Governor, a Parliamentary Candidate in 2005 election and currently liaising in policing, as chair of national group. He founded to dispel myths about Islam and promote community cohesion.
Jemima Khan Other Former wife of Imran Khan, journailist, philanthropist and campaigner.