In principle all segments of fine
arts – including acting and impersonation – are not forbidden
by Islam per se if they are adopted as a profession. It
is their nature and use which may be objectionable in the eyes
of Islam. Thus for example if they do not take into account
the gender-interaction norms prescribed by Islam, contaminate
the eye and the soul, promote vulgarity or immorality, attack
or make fun of the tenets and ideals set by Islam, no decent
person can be part of them. However, if such things are taken
care of, why would Islam proscribe them?
It may also be pertinent to note that Islam's real message is
tazkiyah (spiritual purification) and a believer must
always keep this ideal in mind. Things which are conducive to
tazkiyah should be sought, relished and adhered to and
things which are adverse to tazkiyah should be avoided,
shunned and disregarded as much as possible.