Fahadh Faasil

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In this Indian name, the name Faasil is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Fahadh.
Fahadh Faasil
Born Fahad Fazil
Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Residence Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Other names Shaanu
Occupation Film actor
Years active 2002, 2009 – present
Spouse(s) Nazriya Nazim (21-8-2014-present)
Parents Fazil
Relatives Farhaan Faasil (brother)

Fahadh Faasil is an Indian film actor known for his work in Malayalam cinema.

Fahadh made his debut at the age of 17 in his father Fazil's Kaiyethum Doorath (2002), which turned out to be a commercial disaster at the Kerala box-office. He was heavily citicized for his role and was blamed for the film's poor perfomance. After a Gap of six years, Fahadh made his comeback in cinema with the anthology film Kerala Cafe (2009). He established himself in the industry with performances in Chaappa Kurishu (2011), 22 Female Kottayam, God's Own Country, Amen, Diamond Necklace, Artist, Annayum Rasoolum, Immanuel, Anchu Sundarikal, North 24 Kaatham (2013) and Bangalore Days. He won the Kerala State Film Awards twice: Second Best Actor Award for his role in Akam and the Best Actor Award for his roles in Artist and North 24 Kaatham. He is considered as the most realistic actor of south.

Early years[edit]

Fahadh is the son of popular Malayalam film director Fazil, and his wife Rozina. He has two sisters, Ahameda and Fathima, and a brother, Ismail. He completed his schooling from SDV Central School Alleppey, Lawrence School Ooty and Choice School Thripunithara. Later he went on to pursue his degree from Sanatana Dharma College Alleppey and M.A. in Philosophy from Miami University.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In an interview to a popular Malayalam magazine, Fahadh revealed that he sincerely loved Andrea Jeremiah, his co-star in the movie Annayum Rasoolum. But Andrea neither agreed nor denied of such an affair and it came to an end.[2][3][4] On 20 January 2014, it was announced on his Facebook page that he got engaged to Malayalam actress Nazriya Nazim. The engagement took place on February 8, and the marriage is planned for August 21.[1]


Fahadh's first film was Kaiyethum Doorath (2002) which was directed by his father, director Fazil. This ended up being a box office flop. "Please don't blame my father for my failure because it was my mistake and I came into acting without any preparation," said Fahad.[5] He pursued his studies in the United States and returned in 2009 to act in the film Kerala Cafe (2009), conceived by director Ranjith.[6] At Ranjith's behest, director Uday Ananthan cast Fahad in his Mrityunjayam, one of the 10 shorts in the film.[7] He played the role of a journalist in the Mrityunjayam, a ghost film set on a spooky old 'Mana'. He was chosen to costar in B. Unnikrishnan's Pramani. He then appeared as a business head in the thriller Cocktail (2010). His next film Tournament was also a thriller .

In Sameer Thahir's directorial debut Chappa Kurishu, a thriller in which he appeared as the head of a construction business — a womaniser. "Arjun – my character in Chappa Kurishu is not a role that an actor gets often. I am very lucky and very fortunate," Fahad said. He shot a long kissing scene with his co-star Remya Nambeesan in the film — supposedly the first ever in Malayalam cinema — which upon release was termed as controversial, causing a great stir in the industry.[8]

Fahadh's next film, Akam, a contemporary adaptation of Malayatoor Ramakrishnan's psycho-thriller novel Yakshi, had him playing Srinivas, a young architect, who starts suspecting that his beautiful wife is a yakshi. "Playing Srinivas was like re-inventing myself. We had a workshop before shooting began and I had ample opportunity to explore the nuances of the character. In the process of re-inventing Srinivas, I re-invented myself," said Fahadh.[7] The film premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival. 22 Female Kottayam, a revenge film. He played the role of a pimp . The film earned him the label "Emraan Hashmi of Malayalam cinema" that has been stuck on him in social networking websites for jest but the actor has revealed that he does not like the label.[9] In his next film, Lal Jose's Diamond Necklace, he played the role of an oncologist working in Dubai and the film centred around the doctor's relationship with three different women. "Fahadh has been making a mark of his own in Mollywood. Working with him was an all-new experience for me; he inspires me. So if you feel my acting in this film is any different from my performance in my previous films, the credit goes to Fahadh," said Samvrutha Sunil who starred opposite him in Diamond Necklace.[9] About the Emraan Hashmi image, she says: "Fahadh is not someone who would let himself be typecast in the same kind of roles. The amount of hard work he puts in before giving every shot is commendable. He did humungous hard work before he made an impressive second coming."[9]

In June 2012, a case was registered against Fahadh by the Kochi Town Central Police for violation of the rule against public display of images of smoking. A poster of Diamond Necklace that showed him smoking a cigarette had been on display before the Kavitha Theatre in Kochi since the film was released.[10]

In his next film, Lijin Jose's Friday, he acted as an auto rickshaw driver. Fahad has completed the shoot of Gangs of Vadakkumnathan, one of the five featurettes from the forthcoming portmanteau film D Company. His next acted in cinematographer Rajeev Ravi's directorial debut Annayum Rasoolum. He has also starred in Lijo Jose Pellissery's Amen, V. K. Prakash's Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla and Salam Bappu's directorial debut Red Wine. Fahadh has also signed Rajesh Pillai's Gold,and Senthil's Red Carpet and A. V. Sasidharan's Olipporu.[11]


As an actor[edit]

Year Film Role Director Notes
1992 Pappayude Swantham Appoos Child in the Party in Appu's House Fazil As child artist
2002 Kaiyethum Doorath Sachin Madhavan Fazil
2009 Kerala Cafe Journalist Uday Ananthan Segment: Mrityunjayam
2010 Pramani Bobby B. Unnikrishnan
2010 Cocktail Naveen Krishnamoorthy Arun Kumar Aravind
2010 Tournament Viswanathan Lal
2010 Best of Luck As Himself M.A Nishad Cameo Appearance
2011 Chaappa Kurishu Arjun Sameer Thahir See"Awards"section
2011 Indian Rupee Muneer Ranjith Cameo Appearance
2012 Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar Alex Samuel Sajin Raaghavan
2012 22 Female Kottayam Cyril C. Mathew Aashiq Abu See "Awards" section
2012 Diamond Necklace Dr. Arun Kumar Lal Jose See "Awards" section
2012 Friday Balu Lijin Jose
2013 Annayum Rasoolum Rasool Rajeev Ravi
2013 Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla Preman and Narendran V. K. Prakash
2013 Red Wine C V Anoop Salam Bappu
2013 Amen Solomon Lijo Jose Pellissery
2013 Immanuel Jeevan Raj Lal Jose
2013 Akam Sreeni Shalini Usha Nair See "Awards" section
2013 5 Sundarikal Ajmal Anwar Rasheed Segment: Aami
2013 Olipporu Ajayan (Olipporaali) A.V Sasidharan [11]
2013 Artist Michael Agnelo Shyamaprasad [12]
2013 North 24 Kaatham Harikrishnan Anil Radhakrishnan Menon [13]
2013 D Company Dr.Sunil Mathew Vinod Vijayan Segment: Day of Judgement
2013 Oru Indian Pranayakadha Aymanam Siddharthan Sathyan Anthikad
2014 1 by Two Yousef Marikkar Arun Kumar Aravind
2014 God's Own Country Manu Vasudev Sanal
2014 Bangalore Days Shiva Das Anjali Menon
2014 Iyobinte Pustakam Amal Neerad Filming
2014 Money Ratnam Santhosh Nair Filming
2014 Vambathy S. George Pre production
2014 Maniyarayil Jinnu Anwar Rasheed Pre production
2014 Cartoon Saheed Arafath Announced[14][15]

As a producer[edit]

S.No Year Film Director Notes
1 2014 Iyobinte Pusthakam Amal Neerad


Kerala State Film Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Asiavision Movie Awards
  • 2012: Performer of the Year Award for 22 Female Kottayam
Vanitha Film Awards
Asianet Film Awards



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