Aryan Khan performing in Kabul on 12 June 2010
Aryan Khan (Pashto: ارين خان) is an actor and a singer from Afghanistan. He has been the host of Souk Ghwari Chi Millonar Shi?, Afghanistan's version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, since the show began in November 2008. He also performs a musical number at the beginning of each show, singing about the qualifications necessary to become a millionaire. Khan has also been involved in martial arts, modeling, and dancing.
Early years and careers
Khan was born in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, to parents of Pashtun origin. During the Soviet war in Afghanistan, while in high school, Khan fled the country with his parents to neighboring Peshawar, Pakistan.
After graduating from high school he studied taekwondo, and began traveling in Afghanistan, Pakistan and South Korea. He also became interested in performing in front of the camera, and began acting on PTV in Peshawar. He received the Best Performance award for a live performance on Beauty and Entertainment Grand Musical Show on Mashriq TV.
- Ben Farmer (December 6, 2009). "'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' hits Afghanistan". The Daily Telegraph (Kabul). Retrieved October 29, 2009.
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