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
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Born Fahad Fazil
Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Residence Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Other names Shaanu
Occupation Film actor, Film producer
Years active 2002, 2009 – present
Spouse(s) Nazriya Nazim (m. 2014)
Parents Fazil
Rozina 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). 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.

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, 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.[1]

Personal life[edit]

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.[1]


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.[2] He pursued his studies in the United States and returned in 2009 to act in the film Kerala Cafe (2009), conceived by director Ranjith.[3] At Ranjith's behest, director Uday Ananthan cast Fahad in his Mrityunjayam, one of the 10 shorts in the film.[4] 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.[5]

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.[4] 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.[6] 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."[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]


As an actor[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
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
2010 Pramani Bobby
Cocktail Naveen Krishnamoorthy
Tournament Viswanathan
Best of Luck As Himself Cameo Appearance
2011 Chaappa Kurishu Arjun See"Awards"section
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
Friday Balu
2013 Annayum Rasoolum Rasool
Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla Preman and Narendran
Red Wine C V Anoop
Amen Solomon
Immanuel Jeevan Raj
Akam Sreeni See "Awards" section
5 Sundarikal Ajmal Segment: Aami
Olipporu Ajayan (Olipporaali) [8]
Artist Michael Agnelo [9]
North 24 Kaatham Harikrishnan [10]
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
Iyobinte Pustakam Filming
Money Ratnam Filming
Vambathy Pre production
Maniyarayil Jinnu Pre production
Cartoon Announced[11][12]

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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  2. ^ "I failed in my first attempt, not my father: Fahad". Mathrubhumi (7 May 2012). Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Fahad Fazil's Amazing Second Innings". myworldofmovies.in. Retrieved 23 March 2013
  4. ^ a b "Second innings". The Hindu (3 August 2011). Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  5. ^ Keerthy Ramachandran. (18 July 2011). 'Risque'-taking Remya Nambeesan". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  6. ^ a b "Fahadh Fazil making waves in Mollywood". The Times of India (24 April 2012). Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Case against actor". The Hindu (15 June 2012). Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  8. ^ a b "The audience has changed; I haven’t: Fahadh Faasil – Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  9. ^ Athira M. (2013-03-28). "Art of romance". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  10. ^ TNN Mar 13, 2013, 12.00AM IST (2013-03-13). "Muhurth of Fahadh Faasil starrer Iyer in Pakistan in Kochi – Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  11. ^ "Mohanlal, Fahadh in Gautham Menon’s Mollywood ventures - Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  12. ^ http://www.nowrunning.com/malayalam/Saheed Arafath-to-direct-films-in-malayalam/68667/story.htm
  13. ^ http://kerala9.com/news-category/news/movie-news/ttk-prestige-vanitha-film-awards-shobhana-prithviraj-win-best-actor-actress-awards
  14. ^ Fahad Fazil To Romance Geethanjali Thapa

Oneindia entertainment retrieved in 1 July 2014

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