All Bollywood Cameos in Episode 4

In Ms. Marvelthe latest MCU tv show, Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old girl who suddenly discovers her new superpowers when she puts on a bracelet she received from her Pakistani grandmother. The show is able to showcase Muslim life in modern day Jersey City, New Jersey while bringing it more in touch with its roots. When Kamala meets her new friend Kamran (Rish Shah), the two discuss their love of Bollywood cinema, especially their favorite actor, Shah Rukh Khan.

It evolves into a discussion about the famous Bollywood star and his favorite movie. There’s also a fun nod to Kumail NanjianiKingo’s character in Eternals as they debate the best films; Kingo Sr. (whom Kamala’s mother loves) or Kingo Jr. (both played by Nanjiani). Although Shah Rukh Khan did not make an appearance in Season 1 of Ms. Marvel, don’t rule it out in the future of the franchise. He’s sure to be a welcome cameo in-universe. Khan’s absence aside, the show managed to land some really big names in the most recent episode.

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With all this Bollywood talk, it had been announced that another big star in the scene would show up at some point. In episode 4, it finally happened. Megastar Farhan Aktar appeared as Waleed, the leader of the Red Daggers. In the context of the episode, Kamala visits her grandmother, Sana (samina ahmed) in Karachi when she is met by a stranger wearing a red mask. It turns out to be a boy named Kareem (Knight Aramis), who is a member of the Order of the Red Daggers.

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Once Kamala and Kareem realize that they are on the same team, Kareem takes her to meet the leader of the Red Daggers, Waleed (Akhtar). Akhtar is the one who finally explains to Kamala the tradition of her great-grandmother and her history. He and Kareem are ready to defend Kamala and her bracelet no matter what. His screen time is short-lived but vital to Ms. Marvel lore and the MCU. It seems that Waleed perished to save Kamala. However, did anyone really die in the MCU? (Could you maybe check the pulse, Kareem?) Surely his fans around the world are hoping this isn’t the last we see of Akhtar in this universe.

When it comes to Bollywood stars, it doesn’t get much bigger than Akhtar. The news of her appearing in the MCU certainly got her fan base excited. He first made his mark in the music world as well as in film as an actor, director and producer. In 2001, Dail Chahta Hai marked his film debut as a director, screenwriter and producer, which earned him numerous awards. His screen debut was in 2008 Rock On!! He had great success with the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobarabut it was his next movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag which earned him all the prizes for his interpretation of Milkha Singh, a famous Indian athlete. Akhtar has too many accolades to name in his 20-year career. His most recent film The sky is pink has it with him Priyanka Chopra Jones.

Although it hasn’t technically debuted yet, from what can be seen in the photos, Fawad Khan will play Hasan, Kamala’s grandfather and Sana’s father, in the final two episodes of the series. Khan started his career as a musician and didn’t start performing until the early 2000s. His first television show was a comedy titled Jutt and Bondand his first feature film was called Khuda Kay Liye. After many successful roles, he finally made his Bollywood debut in 2014 Khobsurat. But it was her turn in the drama Kapoor & Sons which really earned him critical acclaim. He has won numerous film awards in Pakistan and India, and is currently one of the highest paid actors in Pakistan.

Mohan Kapour, who plays Yusuf, Kamala’s father, also has a long history in Indian cinema. He had a long career dubbing many Hindi characters, including several from the MCU, such as Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger, and Steven Strange in all of his various appearances in the MCU. He also nicknamed Bruce Willis in Live free or die hard, Tom Hardy in The dark knight risesand Dwayne Johnson in the Fast and Furious franchise. Kapur started acting in the early 1990s when he started as a game show host on the show Saanp Seedi.

As the mother of Kamala, Muneeba, Zenobia Shroff stars in his first television series since Showtime The case in 2018. She made her debut in the late 1980s in the film Percy. She had her major role in the 2017 hit movie, The big sick with Kumail Nanjiani’s mother, Sharmeen.

Ali Khan, another big star on the Bollywood scene, has been announced, but no word on who he will star on the show. Khan has been acting since the early 1990s, his most recent film being Mughal Mowgli released last year with Rice Ahmad.

The cast is also filled with Pakistani movie stars. Lesser known than Bollywood, Lollywood (Urdu and Punjabi films from the Pakistani film industry) has also gained traction in recent years. Nimra Bucha plays Najma, the evil leader of the DestinyClans, who desperately tries to return to her kingdom but needs Kamala’s bracelet to do so. Nimra has been acting for over a decade and has had major roles in the TV series damn, Mera Yaqin, Aakhri Stationand baandi. She also starred in movies Azad, Gardaaband more recently, Kamli.


Mehwish Hayat plays Kamala’s grandmother, Aisha. We haven’t seen much of her yet, but she’ll probably be quite prominent in the next two episodes. Hayat had roles in movies Charge Marriage, Chhalawa, and the next London Nahi Jaunga. She also starred in the TV series Jali man, Ishq Mein Terayand Dil Lagi.

samina ahmed portrays Kamala’s grandmother, Sana. She is a revered actress in Pakistan having been on television since the 1970s. In 2011, she received the Pride of Performance award from the Pakistani government. She has starred in many TV shows over the years including Angaar Waadi, Noor Bano, Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain, Sangatand Dil Banjaara Just to name a few. She also appeared in the movie Charge Marriage with Mehwish Hayat, who plays her mother on Ms. Marvel.

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