Faisal Khan (actor born 1998)

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Faisal Khan
Faisal Khan.jpg
Khan on the set of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in 2015
Born (1998-01-30) January 30, 1998 (age 19)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Dancer, actor
Years active 2012-present

Faisal Khan is an Indian dancer and actor. At the age of 13, Khan gave an audition in the second season of dance reality show Dance India Dance Li'l Masters, where he came out as the winner. he also participated in Dance Ke Superkids and DID Dance Ka Tashan.

Khan started his acting career with historical drama series Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap, in which he played the lead role of young Maharana Pratap, and received two Best Child Actor awards at Indian Television Academy Awards and Indian Telly Awards.

Khan gave a special dance performances in game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 8 and dance-based reality series Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7. Later Khan played an episodic roles in courtroom drama series Bhanwar - Kalyug Ki Hairatangez Kahaniyaa and crime-thriller series C.I.D..

In August 2015, Khan won the celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.

On 30 January 2016, Khan also took part in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi . He got eliminated on 28 February 2016 from the show.

Life and career[edit]

Khan was born in 1999 and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.[1] His father was an auto rickshaw driver[2] Khan completed his tenth class studies at Meera Academy school in Ghatkopar, Mumbai.[3][4][5] He learnt freestyle dance by dance teacher Shrikanth Ahire.[6][7][8][9]

Khan began his career at the age of 13 as a dancer, he gave an audition in the second kids special season of Zee TV'S dance reality series Dance India Dance, where he was selected and came out as the winner with 10 lakh (US$16,000) prize money, and won a Favorite Shisya award at Zee Rishtey Awards. The show was judged by Geeta Kapoor, Marzi Pestonji, Terence Lewis.[10][11][12][13] The series aired from April 2012 to August 2012.[14]

After winning the series, he participated in another season of Dance India Dance title, Dance Ke Superkids. he was team-up with Raghav Juyal, Kruti Mahesh and Prince Gupta in the "Yahoo" team, which he won. The series was aired in September 2012 on Zee television.[15]

Khan made his acting career with the main lead in Sony Entertainment Television's historical drama series Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap, in which he featured along with an ensemble cast including Shakti Anand, Aashka Goradia, Jannat Zubair Rahmani and Roshni Walia, plays the lead role of young Maharana Pratap. The show is based on life of Maharana Pratap, the king of Mewar, who earned the title of "Maharana" through his dedication and hard work, and become a great warrior and a King. His performance in this series, he received critical praise, and won two Best Child Actor - Male awards at Indian Television Academy Awards and Indian Telly Awards, and received several nominations.[16][17][18]

On the second week of August 2014, Khan gave a special dance performance in the eighth season of Sony TV's game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, he performed as in Maharana Pratap dressed on a grand premiere.[19][20][21]

Khan appeared as a guest dance performer in the seventh season of Colors TV's celebrity dance reality series Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, where he joined the contestant Mouni Roy and choreographer partner Punit Pathak, in special "Teen Ka Tadka" episode on 23 August 2014.[22]

Later in November 2014, Khan acted in Sony TV's crime thriller series C.I.D.. He portrayed an episodic role as the character of a dancer Faisal Khan, who is the prime suspect of a murder.[23]

In April 2015, Khan played the pivotal role in Sony Entertainment Television's courtroom drama series Bhanwar - Kalyug Ki Hairatangez Kahaniyaa.[24]

By the end of June 2015, Khan gave a special dance performance on a finale episode of Colors TV's talent-based reality show India's Got Talent, he performed with the contestants X1X and Beat Breakers.[25]

In August 2015, Khan participated in the eighth season of Colors TV's celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. He competed along with Vaishnavi Patil and choreographer Vivek. He won and emerged as the youngest winner of the series, and received 30 lakh (US$47,000) prize money and a Mahendra SUV car.[26][27] The show judged by Shahid Kapoor, Malaika Arora Khan, Lauren Gottlieb and Ganesh Hegde. The series ran from July to October 2015.[28][29][30]

Khan made his film debut with Marathi film Prem Kahani, he portrayed the role of a Rajasthani boy Baiju.In January 2016,he teamed up with his choreographer Raghav Juyal and the host of DID Little Masters Jay Bhanushali for Fear Factor Khatron ke Khiladi Kabhi Peeda Kabhi Keeda in Argentina Season 7 hosted by Arjun Kapoor[31][32]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 2 Contestant Winner of the show.[33]
2012 Dance Ke Superkids Himself As a contestant[34]
2013 India's Best Dramebaaz Himself Special Appearance (with Gracy and Aditya)
2013–2014 Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap Maharana Pratap Lead role[35][36]
2013 DID Dance Ka Tashan Himself Recurring Contestant[37]
2014 Kaun Banega Crorepati – season 8 Himself Special dance performance[38]
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa – season 7 Himself Special appearance in "Teen Ka Tadka"[39]
2014 C.I.D Faisal Episodic role[40]
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa – season 8 Himself Winner of the show[41]
2016 Khatron Ke Khiladi -season 7 Himself Contestant
2016 Tuyul & Mba Yul Reborn Himself Guest Star

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Role Show Result
2012 Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Guru-Shisya with Prince Contestant Dance India Dance Li'l Masters 2 Won[42]
2013 Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Face of the Year - Male Maharana Pratap Singh Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap Nominated[43]
2014 Zee Gold Awards Best Lead Actor (male) Maharana Pratap Singh Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap Nominated[44]
2014 Indian Telly Awards Best Child Artiste (male) Maharana Pratap Singh Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap Won[45]
2014 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Child Actor Maharana Pratap Singh Bharat Ka Veer Putra – Maharana Pratap Won[46]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role
2016 Prem Kahani Rajasthani Boy

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