Ernakulam, Kerala, India
|Residence||Alappuzha, Kerala, India|
|Occupation||Film actor, Film producer|
|Years active||2002, 2009 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Nazriya Nazim (m. 2014)|
|Relatives||Farhaan Faasil (brother)|
Fahadh made his debut at the age of 17 in his father Fazil's Kaiyethum Doorath (2002). His performance in this movie was subject to criticism. 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 notable performances in Chaappa Kurishu (2011), 22 Female Kottayam, God's Own Country, Amen, Diamond Necklace, Artist, Annayum Rasoolum, Immanuel, 5 Sundarikal, North 24 Kaatham (2013) and Bangalore Days. He won the Kerala State Film Awards twice: Best Actor Award for his roles in Artist and North 24 Kaatham and Second Best Actor Award for his role in Akam.
Fahadh is the son of popular Malayalam film director Fazil, and his wife Rozina. He has two sisters, Ahameda and Fathima, and a brother, Farhaan Faasil. He completed his schooling from SDV Central School Alleppey, Lawrence School Ooty and Choice School Thripunithara. He went on to pursue his degree from Sanatana Dharma College Alleppey and M.A. in Philosophy from Miami University.
In an interview to a popular Malayalam magazine, Fahadh revealed that he was attracted to Andrea Jeremiah, his co-star in the movie Annayum Rasoolum but she denied any affair. On 20 January, he got engaged to Malayalam actress Nazriya Nazim who he married on 21st August 2014.
Fahadh's first film, Kaiyethum Doorath (2002) was directed by his father, director Fazil and failed miserably at the box office. "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 (2009), 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 .
His performance in Sameer Thahir's directorial debut Chappa Kurishu, a thriller in which he appeared as the head of a construction business was much appreciated. "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 controversial.
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 had him playing a negative character. 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. 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."
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.
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 a well-received movie, 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.
As an actor
|1992||Pappayude Swantham Appoos||Child in the Party in Appu's House||As child artist|
|2002||Kaiyethum Doorath||Sachin Madhavan|
|2009||Kerala Cafe||Journalist||Segment: Mrityunjayam|
|Best of Luck||As Himself||Cameo Appearance|
|Indian Rupee||Muneer||Cameo Appearance|
|2012||Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar||Alex Samuel|
|22 Female Kottayam||Cyril C. Mathew||See "Awards" section|
|Diamond Necklace||Dr. Arun Kumar||See "Awards" section|
|Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla||Preman and Narendran|
|Red Wine||C V Anoop|
|Akam||Sreeni||See "Awards" section|
|5 Sundarikal||Ajmal||Segment: Aami|
|North 24 Kaatham||Harikrishnan|||
|D Company||Dr.Sunil Mathew||Segment: Day of Judgement|
|Oru Indian Pranayakadha||Aymanam Siddharthan|
|2014||1 by Two||Yousef Marikkar|
|God's Own Country||Manu Krishna|
|Bangalore Days||Shiva Das|
|Maniyarayil Jinnu||Pre production|
As a producer
|1||2014||Iyobinte Pusthakam||Amal Neerad|
- 2011: Second Best Actor for Akam and Chaappa Kurishu
- 2013: Best Actor for Artist and North 24 Kaatham
- 2012: Best Actor(Critics) for 22 Female Kottayam
- 2012: Best Actor – Malayalam for 22 Female Kottayam
- 2013: Best Actor – Malayalam for North 24 Kaatham
- Asiavision Movie Awards
- 2012: Performer of the Year Award for 22 Female Kottayam
- 2012: Best Actor for 22 Female Kottayam and Diamond Necklace
- 2013: Special Performance Award for Amen, North 24 Kaatham, Oru Indian Pranayakatha
- 2012: Youth Icon of the year - Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar, 22 Female Kottayam, Diamond Necklace
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- http://www.nowrunning.com/malayalam/Saheed Arafath-to-direct-films-in-malayalam/68667/story.htm
- Fahad Fazil To Romance Geethanjali Thapa
Oneindia entertainment retrieved in 1 July 2014