Fawad Afzal Khan

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Fawad Khan
Fawad Afzal Khan.jpg
Born (1981-11-29) 29 November 1981 (age 33)
Karachi,[1][2] Pakistan
Residence Lahore, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Education Lahore Grammar School, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
Occupation Actor
Model
Singer
Known for Entity Paradigm, Dastaan, Humsafar, Zindagi Gulzar Hai and Khoobsurat
Notable work(s) Irtiqa
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Sadaf Khan
Children 1
Awards Lux Style Award for Satellite Best TV Actor

Fawad Afzal Khan[3] (born 29 November 1981) is a Pakistani singer, model and actor. He has established a successful career in Pakistani TV cinema. In 2014, Khan made his Bollywood debut, with the release of Khoobsurat[4] with Sonam Kapoor.

Personal life[edit]

Khan was born on 29 November 1981 in Karachi to a Punjabi family. He has spent time living in Athens, Dubai, Riyadh and Manchester with his father being posted there. Khan returned to Pakistan when he was 13 years old, and since then he has been living in Lahore.[1] Khan obtained his A-levels from LGS Lahore and went on to complete his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore.[5] At the age of 13, Khan began his modeling career.[6] He performed his first acting debut onstage in a high school play.[2][6]

Khan married Sadaf Khan on 12 November 2005, whom he met at the age of seventeen.[7] Khan, in a collaboration with his wife, established a clothing brand called SILK by Fawad Khan.[8] The debut collection that is Eastern and Western casual styles designed, was launched in Lahore.[8][9][10]

Career[edit]

In 2008, he stepped into full-time drama serials, appearing in Anjum Shehzad's travel and adventure drama series Satrangi and in the drama Dil Deke Jayen Ge.[11]

In 2011, Khan became a household name after playing Asher Hussain, a wealthy man who marries his middle-class cousin, in the critical and commercial hit drama Humsafar.[6] Humsafar received Pakistan’s highest rating ever at 9.75 and went on to win the Best TV Play (Satellite) award at the 12th Lux Style Awards.[6] Khan was praised for his performance and he won the Best TV Actor (Satellite) award for his portrayal of Asher Hussain at the 12th Lux Style Awards.[6][12][13] After Humsafar, Khan next appeared on the drama Ashk as Rohail Hayat. Ashk.[14]

Then came another hit "Zindagi Gulzar Hai" for which Khan won the Best Actor (Popular) award at the 2nd Hum Awards and the Best Drama Actor at the 2nd Pakistan Media Awards.[15][16] His chemistry with Sanam Saeed was also appreciated and the couple won the Best Onscreen Couple award and the Best Onscreen Couple (Popular) award at the 2nd Hum Awards.[16] The series also aired in India on the channel Zindagi from 13 June 2014 to 18 July 2014.[17][18][18] In 2013, Khan was also seen in a TV movie, Behadd as Jamal Ahmed, and in the drama, Numm as Wali Bakht Khan. Later that year, he starred as the title role in the Pakistani telefilm Armaan, a remake of the 1966 film of the same name.[19] Khan was chosen for the role due to his similarity to Waheed Murad, the actor who played Armaan in the original 1966 film, in terms of looks and style.[19]

Bollywood (2014-present)[edit]

In 2014, Khan made his debut in Bollywood in Shashanka Ghosh's Khoobsurat opposite Sonam Kapoor.[20] A remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1980 hit of the same name starring Rekha and Rakesh Roshan, the film revolves around Sonam Kapoor's character, Dr. Mili Chakravarty, who is a middle class physiotherapist from Delhi.[21] Khan plays Yuvraj Vikram Singh Rathore, Mili's love interest and the son of her patient.[21] While the reviews of the film varied from positive to mediocre, Khan's performance was praised by critics and seen as one of the highlights of the film.[22][23]

He'll once again collaborate with Khoobsurat co-star Sonam Kapoor in Battle For Bittora which will be produced by Rhea Kapoor and will start filming in late 2014. He has also committed to star in Akshat Verma's next who earlier has written Delhi Belly. Khan has also committed to star in another Bollywood film Ashi Dua's biopic Untitled film opposite Sonakshi Sinha, which will be based on the life of Amrita Pritam.


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Music[edit]

Initially two separate rock bands, Ahmed Ali Butt's Entity and Khan's Paradigm were both active in the Lahore music scene since 1994 and 2000, respectively.[24][25] During the early 2000s, the two bands collaborated with each other on the title track for Khan's and Butt's popular television sitcom, Jutt and Bond, when the show's director suggested that they do the title song together.[24][25] Led by Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan, the lead guitarist of Paradigm, the two bands collaborated and recorded the title song, Hamein Aazma, which played at the end of the show.[24][26] In early 2002, advertisements for Pepsi's Battle of the Bands began to air on television, calling upon entries from aspiring Pakistani bands. Since independent compilations and releases on record were lacking on both sides of the band, they decided to send in "Hamein Aazma" as a collaborative effort, under the name of Entity Paradigm.[24] It was during this time that Entity Paradigm (EP) officially came into existence, with Fawad Khan as the band's lead vocals.[24][27]

Entity Paradigm's debut album, Irtiqa, released in October 2003 and received wide critical appreciation, especially the popular romantic track Rahguzar.[6][24] On 9 January 2007, the band disbanded due to various band members pursuing different projects.[24] The band briefly reunited in 2010 to perform Bolo Bolo in the third season of the popular TV music show Coke Studio. In the same year, the band also released their patriotic single Shor Macha, written by Khan, Ahmed and Salman, and recorded at The Albert Studios.[28]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Khuda Kay Liye Sarmad Hussain Khan Lux Style Award for Best Actor
2013 Armaan Armaan Nominated-Tarang Housefull Award for Best Actor[19]
2014 Khoobsurat Vikram Rathore Bollywood debut
2015 Battle For Bittora Film has yet to be released Zain Altaf Khan Pre-production[29]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Jutt and Bond Bond TV Debut
2008 Dil De Ke Jayengy Arsalan
2008 Satrangi Behzaad
2009 Kal Zaheer Independence Day special Telefilm, aired on Geo TV
2009 Jeevan Ki Rahon Mein Adil
2010 Coke Studio (Pakistan) Himself Special Appearance with Entity Paradigm
2010 Aaj Kuch Na Kaho Rehan Part of the Hum Telefilm Festival 2010
2010 Daastan Hassan
2011 Akbari Asghari Asghar
2011-2012 Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan Mujtaba
2011-2012 Humsafar Ashar Hussain
2012 Ashk Rohail Hayat
2012-2013 Zindagi Gulzar Hai Zaroon Junaid Lux Style Award for Best Television Actor - Satellite[30]
2013 Behadd Jamal Ahmed Telefilm
2013 Numm Wali Bakht Khan

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Film/Serial Award Category Result
2008 Khuda Kay Liye Lux Style Awards Best Film Actor Won
2011 Daastan Lux Style Awards Best Television Actor-Satellite Nominated
2011 Daastan Pakistan Media Awards Best Actor-Satellite Nominated
2013 Humsafar Hum Awards Best On-Screen Couple with Mahira Khan Won
2013 Humsafar Hum Awards Phenomenal Serial Award Won
2013 Humsafar Pakistan Media Awards Best Actor-Satellite Won
2013 Humsafar Lux Style Awards Best Television Actor-Satellite Won
2013 Armaan Tarang Housefull Awards Best Actor Nominated
2013 Armaan Tarang Housefull Awards Best Jodi with Amina Sheikh Won
2014 Zindagi Gulzar Hai Pakistan Media Awards Best Actor-Satellite Nominated
2014 Zindagi Gulzar Hai Hum Awards Best Actor Nominated
2014 Zindagi Gulzar Hai Hum Awards Best Actor-Popular Won
2014 Zindagi Gulzar Hai Hum Awards Best Onscreen Couple with Sanam Saeed Won
2014 Zindagi Gulzar Hai Hum Awards Best Onscreen Couple with Sanam Saeed-Popular Won
2014 Khoobsurat Masala Awards Best Bollywood Debut Won[31]
2014 Khoobsurat Hello Hall of Fame Awards Best Film Debut Won
2014 Zindagi Gulzar Hai Lux Style Awards Best Television Actor-Satellite Won[32][33]

References[edit]

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