Fawad Afzal Khan

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Fawad Afzal Khan
Fawad Afzal Khan.jpg
Fawad in 2013 at Lahore
Background information
Birth name Fawad Afzal Khan
Born Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Genres Pakistani, Classic, Pop
Occupations Model, Actor, Singer, Guitarist
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2005-present
Associated acts Entity Paradigm, Ahmed Ali Butt, Abid Khan, Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan

Fawad Afzal Khan (Urdu: فواد افضل خان‎) (pronounced [Fawād Afẓal Ḵẖān]; born 29 November 1981) is a Pakistani singer, model and actor. Khan has received two Lux Style Awards, and has established himself as one of Pakistan's highest-paid actors.[1]

After making his acting debut in the 2000 comedy drama Jutt and Bond. Khan rose to prominence playing the role of Hassan in 2010 serial Dastaan. Khan established himself as a leading actor of Pakistani television in 2011 with roles in the blockbuster melodrama Humsafar. He achieved further success for his leading role in the 2013 romantic drama Zindagi Gulzar Hai, all of which rank among the highest rated Pakistani serial.

Khan made his film debut in 2007 with Khuda Kay Liye which was the highest-grossing Pakistani film of 2007. His performance in the film garnered critical appreciation and earned him the Lux Style Award for Best Actor. In 2013, Khan appeared in Armaan, a romantic drama that proved to be a critical and commercial success. Khan was widely praised for his role which earned him a nomination at Tarang Housefull Award for Best Actor.

Khan was first known for being the lead singer of Pakistani rock band Entity Paradigm, but the band split up. His songs "Shor Macha and "Rahguzar" did well in the charts, and was considered a critical and commercial success.

Early life[edit]

Fawad Afzal Khan was born in 1981 at Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.[2] He spent his early life in Greece,[3]Saudi Arabia and in United Kingdom[3] and returned to Lahore when he was 12. He completed his A-levels from Lahore Grammar School. Later he joined National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Lahore for his Bachelors. Where he obtained a degree in Telecom Engineering. He made his first public appearance in a high school play. Fawad's performance in the play was so good that Anjum Shahzad (director) got impressed and encouraged Fawad to perform on TV as well. He learned guitar, bass, and drums at the age of 20.[3]

Career[edit]

Modeling career[edit]

Khan started his modeling career at the age of thirteen. Khan waled on ramp alongwith Mahira Khan at the India Bridal Fashion Week and the PFDC L'Oréal Paris Bridal Week Day.[4] Khan has appeared in a number of commercials including, Servis Shoes, Mobilink, QMobile, TUC Biscuit and Clean & Clear Shampoo. Khan owns a brand called Silk which is his collaboration with his wife. The brand was launched on August 18, 2012.[5]

Music career[edit]

Khan began his singing career with Pakistani rock band Entity Paradigm as a lead singer. Khan released his first album Irtiqa in 2003, which earned wide critical recognition.

In year 2010 Fawad's band, Entity Paradigm,[6] reunited and performed Bolo Bolo in Season 3 of the popular television music series Coke Studio. Later in the year EP also released their breakthrough album "Shor Macha" in which the title track, with a strong patriotic message, became relatively more popular. Khan, at the launch of the album, commented on the track, "The message is for people to stop complaining and start acting".[7]

Later on, Khan came up with the popular romantic track "Rahguzar" from Irtiqa, produced by Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan, was a critical acclaim in Pakistan. The song also received good reviews by Ultimate-guitar, Express Tribune and VH1 Pakistan.[8]

Khan also produced the songs "Waqt", "Kahan Hai Tu" and "Hamein Aazma" for the album Irtiqa met with immense commercial appreciation. The song remained on the top of the charts for many weeks and became hugely popular in dance clubs. In 2007, Khan left the band, due to earning much popularity as an actor, then as a singer.

Television debut & success (2000-present)[edit]

Khan as Asher Hussain on the set of Humsafar.

In 2000, Khan made his screen debut at the age of 19 in the serial Jutt and Bond, aired on Indus Vision. He played the role of Bumbling spy boy, which also starred his friend and co-band member, Ahmed Ali Butt.[9]

In year 2008, Khan appeared in Anjum Shehzad's travel and adventure drama series Satrangi. Khan portrayed the role of an engineering student who hires a mini-bus and takes his six friend to a trip around the country.[10]

In 2010, Khan landed the lead role of Hassan, in Haissam Hussain's Dastaan, based on Razia Butt's novel "Bano", aired on Hum TV.

He achieved further critical and commercial success for his role of Ashar Hussain, a wealthy man who marries with his middle-class girl cousin and gives birth to new rivalry, in the 2011 TV serial Humsafar (based on Farhat Ishtiaq's novel of the same name) opposite Mahira Khan, which received Pakistan's highest rating ever, at 9.75 and proved him biggest role yet making him a famous actor across the country. His acting was very much well praised in Humsafar along with hiss chemistry with her co-star Mahira Khan.[11][12][13]

From 2013 onwards he played the role of Rohail in Geo TV serial Ashk opposite Neelam Muneer and Mehreen Raheel and in another serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai aired on Hum TV, in which he played the role of Zaroon opposite Sanam Saeed.

Film Debut and breakthrough[edit]

Khan made his film debut with a leading role in the 2007 Shoaib Mansoor's Khuda Kay Liye, which was the highest-grossing Pakistani film of 2007. Khan played the Sarmad the best singers in Lahore, but later influenced by an Islamic activist and begins to practice the extremist interpretation of Islam, grows a beard and goes against music, putting pressure on his free-spirited family to comply. Those parties interpret certain verses of the Quran and Hadith to call for a ban on music and pictures. The role was first offered to Ali Zafar but due to busy schedule, Ali refused.[3]

In 2013, Khan appeared in Abdullah Kadwani's film Armaan, remake of Waheed Murad's 1966 film of the same name. Khan went on to win Tarang Housefull Award for Best on screen Couple with Aamina Sheikh and was nominated for Tarang Housefull Award for Best Actor.

As of September 2013, Khan has several projects at various stages of production. Khan has completed shooting of Summer Nicks's Science fiction Kolachi, and his first international project, a Bollywood film Khoobsurat remake of the 1980 film of the same name opposite Sonam Kapoor, which is produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Boney Kapoor.[14] Khan has also signed his second Bollywood film Yash Raj Films Next alongside actress Kareena Kapoor,[15] and third Pakistani film Sultana Siddiqui's Next film, that will be shot in Lahore towards the mid of 2014.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Fawad met Sadaf Fawad in 1998 at the age of 18, and married her at Lahore in 2005. The couple has a son named Ayaan Khan.[17]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Films
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Khuda Kay Liye Sarmad Lux Style Award for Best Film Actor
2013 Armaan Armaan Remake of Armaan (1966 film)
2014 Khoobsurat Vikram Singh Rathore Releasing 19th sep 2014
2014 Kolachi TBA Post-production[18][18]
2014 Sultana Siddiqui's Next TBA Filming[16]
2015 Yash Raj Films Next TBA Announced[15]
Drama
Year Title Role Additional Notes
2000 Jutt and Bond Bond Indus Vision
2008 Dil Dekay Jaien Gay Arsalan Geo TV
Satrangi Behzaad Geo TV
Rubber Band Cameo Role Special Appearance in String's song "Zinda Hoon".
2009 Jeevan Ki Rahon Mein Adil Geo TV
2010 Dastaan Hassan Hum TV
Pakistan Media Award for Best Drama Actor
2011 Akbari Asghari Asghar Hum TV
Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan Mujtaba Ary Digital
Humsafar Asher Hussain Hum TV
Nominated — Pakistan Media Award for Best Drama Actor
2012 Ashk Rohail Geo TV
2013 Zindagi Gulzar Hai Zaroon Junaid Hum TV
Nominated — Pakistan Media Award for Best Drama Actor
Numm Wali Bakht Geo TV
Telefilm
Year Title Role Additional Notes
2009 Kal Zaheer Pakistan Independence Day Special on Geo TV
2011 Aaj Kuch Na Kaho Rehan Hum TV
2013 Behadd Jamal Hum TV


Awards[edit]

Year Film/Serial Award Category Result
2008 Khuda Kay Liye Lux Style Awards Best Film Actor Won
2010 Dastaan Pakistan Media Awards Best Drama Actor Won
Lux style Awards Satellite Best TV Actor Nominated
2012 Humsafar Hum Awards Best Onscreen Couple with Mahira Khan Won
Honorary Phenomenal Serial Won
Lux Style Awards Satellite Best TV Actor Won
Pakistan Media Awards Best Drama Actor Nominated
2014 Zindagi Gulzar Hai Hum Awards Best Actor Viewers Choice Won
Best Onscreen Couple Viewers Choice with Sanam Saeed Won
Best Onscreen Couple with Sanam Saeed Won
Best Actor Nominated
Pakistan Media Awards Best Drama Actor Nominated
2014 Armaan Tarang Housefull Awards Best On screen Couple with Aamina Sheikh Won
Best Actor Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://reviewit.pk/fawad-khan-15-things-you-didnt-know-about/
  2. ^ Kiran (May 25, 2012). "Fawad Afzal Khan – Biography and Success Story". Fashion In step.Com. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d http://reviewit.pk/fawad-khan-15-things-you-didnt-know-about
  4. ^ http://www.fashioncentral.pk/pakistani/ramp/review-1008-winter-collection-2013-by-silk-fawad-khan/
  5. ^ "Fawad Khan: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About". 
  6. ^ "INSTEP Magazine". Jang.com.pk. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  7. ^ "EP makes some noise for ‘youth revolution’". Express Tribune. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  8. ^ http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/entity_paradigm_tabs.htm
  9. ^ Features Spotlights Interviews Reviews The Big Piece. "F for Fawad! | PartyLiciouS || Events.Entertainment.Fashion". PartyLiciouS. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  10. ^ Naqvi, Samia. "EP, back with a bang!". 29 August 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Beauty with brains". The Express Tribune. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  12. ^ "The next big thing". Dawn. Archived from the original on 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  13. ^ "Mahira Khan Photo shoot for Libas Magazine 2012". Web.PK. 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  14. ^ http://www.desifreetv.com/news/fawad-khan-is-doing-a-bollywood-movie-opposite-alia-bhatt-big-news-for-fk-fans/
  15. ^ a b http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/kareena-kapoor-khan-to-romance-pakistani-actor-fawad-khan/
  16. ^ a b http://newsencore.com/2013/07/search-of-heroin-for-the-film-of-sultana-siddiqui-with-fawad-khan-hero/
  17. ^ Mujahid, Hamza. "awad Afzal Khan – Complete Biography of Chocolaty Hero". Mag Media News. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  18. ^ a b http://www.pakium.com/2011/03/26/fawad-khanep-now-featured-in-kolachi-%E2%80%93-a-pakistani-sci-fi-film

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