8 August 1983 (age 30)
Alapuzha, Kerala, India
|Residence||Kochi, Kerala, India|
|Years active||2002, 2009 – present|
Fahadh Faasil is an Indian film actor known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He made his debut in Kaiyethum Doorath (2002), directed by his father Fazil. After a sabbatical of nearly eight years, Fahad returned in the anthology film Kerala Cafe (2009). Fahad won the 2011 Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor for his performance in the films Akam and Chaappa Kurishu (both 2011). He then went on to feature in critically acclaimed films such as 22 Female Kottayam (2012), Diamond Necklace (2012) Annayum Rasoolum (2013) and Amen (2013). Fahad Faasil is considered to be a youth icon and upcoming superstar of Malayalam Film Industry. He is known for his unique way of acting.
Fahad's first film was Kaiyethum Doorath (2001) which was directed by his father, director Fazil. "Please don't blame my father for my failure because it was my mistake and I came into acting without any preparation," said Fahad.
He pursued his studies in the United States and returned in 2009 to act in the film Kerala Cafe (2010), conceived by director Ranjith. At Ranjith's behest, director Uday Ananthan cast Fahad in his Mrityunjayam, one of the 10 shorts in the film. 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.
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. 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. 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. About the Emraan Hashmi image, she says: "Fahad 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."
In June 2012, a case was registered against Fahad 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.
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 Netholi Oru Cheriya Meenala 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.
|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|
|Cocktail||Naveen Krishnamoorthy||Arun Kumar Aravind|
|Best of Luck||As Himself||M.A Nishad|
|2011||Chaappa Kurishu||Arjun||Sameer Thahir||See"Awards"section|
|Indian Rupee||Muneer||Ranjith||Cameo Appearance|
|2012||Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar||Alex Samuel||Sajin Raaghavan|
|22 Female Kottayam||Cyril C. Mathew||Aashiq Abu||See "Awards" section|
|Diamond Necklace||Dr. Arun Kumar||Lal Jose||See "Awads" section|
|2013||Annayum Rasoolum||Rasool||Rajeev Ravi|
|Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla||Preman and Narendran||V. K. Prakash|
|Red Wine||C V Anoop||Salam Bappu|
|Amen||Solomon||Lijo Jose Pellissery|
|Immanuel||Jeevan Raj||Lal Jose|
|Akam||Sreeni||Shalini Usha Nair||See "Awards" section|
|5 Sundarikal||Ajmal||Anwar Rasheed||Segment: Aami|
|Olipporu||Ajayan (Olipporaali)||A.V Sasidharan|||
|North 24 Kaatham||Harikrishnan||Anil Radhakrishnan Menon|||
|D Company||Dr.Sunil Mathew||Vinod Vijayan|
|Oru Indian Pranayakatha||Aymanam Siddharthan||Sathyan Anthikad||Filming|
|1 by Two||Arun Kumar Aravind||Filming|
|Antichrist||Lijo Jose Pellissery||Announced|
|Shivaganga Cinema Factory||Kunjikkannan(Arun Raj)||Babu Janardhanan|
Best Actor – Malayalam for 22 Female Kottayam
Asiavision Movie Awards
Performer of the Year for 22 Female Kottayam
Vanitha Film Award
Best Actor for 22 Female Kottayam and Diamond Necklace
Asianet Film Award
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