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
Born Fahad Fazil
Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Residence Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Occupation Film actor, producer
Years active 2002, 2009–present
Spouse(s) Nazriya Nazim (m. 2014)
Parent(s) Fazil
Rozina Fazil
Relatives Farhaan Faasil (brother)
Ahmeda Fazil
Fathima Fazil

Fahadh Faasil is an Indian film actor known for his work in Malayalam cinema. Fahadh made his debut at the age of 19 in his father Fazil's Kaiyethum Doorath (2002). After a gap of six years, Fahadh made his comeback in cinema with the anthology film Kerala Cafe (2009). His notable films include Chaappa Kurishu, Diamond Necklace, 22 Female Kottayam, Amen, Artist, Annayum Rasoolum, North 24 Kaatham, Bangalore Days, and Iyobinte Pusthakam. He won the Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor 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 Malayalam film director Fazil, and his wife Rozina. He has two sisters, Ahameda and Fatima, 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 the University of Miami.[1][2]


Fahadh's first film, Kaiyethum Doorath (2002) was directed by his father, director Fazil and failed at the box office.[3][4] Fahadh later defended his father, stating "don't blame my father for my failure because it was my mistake and I came into acting without any preparation of my own".[5] After his debut, he moved to the United States for five years, where he pursued his studies,[6] before returning in 2009 to act in the film Kerala Cafe (2009), conceived by director Ranjith.[7] At Ranjith's behest, director Uday Ananthan cast Fahad in his Mrityunjayam, one of the 10 shorts in the film.[8] 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.[9]

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.[8] 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 on the doctor's relationship with three different women.[10]

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.[11]

In his next film, Lijin Jose's Friday, he acted as an auto rickshaw driver.[12] The same year, he appeared in The Day of Judgement, one of the three featurettes from the portmanteau film D Company.[13] His other films were cinematographer Rajeev Ravi's directorial debut Annayum Rasoolum, Lijo Jose Pellissery's Amen, V. K. Prakash's Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla and Salam Bappu's directorial debut Red Wine. Amen was named as one of the best films of the year by Khaleej Times[14] while Annayum Rasoolum managed to be a hit[vague].[15]

Personal life[edit]

On 20 January 2014, he got engaged to Malayalam and Tamil film actress Nazriya Nazim[16] whom he married on 21 August 2014.[17][18] The pair had gotten to know each other more on the sets of Anjali Menon's Bangalore Days (2014), in which they were playing a husband and wife. Fahadh revealed that their parents had been pivotal in arranging the marriage.[19][20]


Year Film Role Notes
1992 Pappayude Swantham Appoos Child in the Party in Appu's House As child artist
2002 Kaiyethum Doorath Sachin Madhavan Debut Movie
2009 Kerala Cafe Journalist Segment: Mrityunjayam
2010 Pramani Bobby
Cocktail Naveen Krishnamoorthy Guest appearance
Tournament Viswanathan
Best of Luck As Himself Cameo appearance
2011 Chaappa Kurishu Arjun
Indian Rupee Muneer Cameo appearance
2012 Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar Alex Samuel
22 Female Kottayam Cyril C. Mathew
Diamond Necklace Dr. Arun Kumar
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
5 Sundarikal Ajmal Segment: Aami
Olipporu Ajayan (Olipporaali) [21]
Artist Michael Agnelo [22]
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
Money Ratnam Neil John Samuel
Iyobinte Pustakam Aloshy Also producer
2015 Mariyam Mukku Felix
Haram Balakrishnan


Ayal Njanalla Prakashan/Himself
2016 Monsoon Mangoes D.P. Pallikkal
Maheshinte Prathikaaram Mahesh


Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Asianet Film Awards
  • 2012: Youth Icon of the Year[29]
  • 2014: Performer of the Year
South Indian International Movie Awards


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