Every fan knows that Maya Ali’s real name is Maryam Ali and that she used to work as a VJ at a music station in Lahore. Such factoids about Lollywood stars are dime a dozen.

But, we have promised ourselves that we are not going to feed you the same ol’ trivia….. Instead, here are some secrets from the lives of your favourite Bollywood stars that you may not have yet heard of.

For instance, did you know that…

1. Agha Ali have ‘psoriasis’ (skin disease) since 2010 and he call it ‘ugly part of his life’.

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2. Famouse urdu & pashto singer Rahim Shah, this is not his real name and, in fact, it is his elder brother’s name.He recently disclosed his original name on Qtv, which is Muhammad Khan.

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3. Most of them would definitely have knowledge that he has been awarded ‘Tamgha-e-Imtiaz’ by Government of Pakistan in 2008. But did you know that he is the youngest ever (25 years then) to receive this honor, which is the Highest Civil Award of Pakistan.

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4. Very few know that Fawad did not have your conventional upbringing as a child. After globe trotting through his formative years, with time spent in Greece, the young impressionable child moved to Saudi Arabia for a while before heading back to Pakistan to study telecom engineering and pursue his passion for music.

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5. Re-known Indian actor, Naseeruddin Shah is a real life cousin of Syed Kamal who is late Pakistani actor. Syed Kamal is phuppi zaat bhai of Naseeruddin Shah.

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6. Jiya Khan (late) Indian actress is the niece of well-known Pakistani actress/director Sangeeta.

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7. Drama serial “Sadqay Tumharay”‘s director, Saqib Malik and the lead actor of this drama Adnan Malik are both real life sons of Parween Malik, who appeared in the drama DAAM.

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8. Model & Actress Sunita Marshal is real cousin sister of actress Benita David.

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9. Mohib Mirza did not have enough money to fund his studies in late 90s, so he and his group of friends established their own theatre company named Dramaybazz. The team wrote and directed a play which raked amount more than their need. This is how Mohib got attention of many and then received many offers which dragged him in the showbiz field.

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