Gohar Rasheed

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Gohar Rasheed
Born Gohar Rasheed
(1984-05-02) 2 May 1984 (age 34)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Alma mater Government College University, Lahore
Beaconhouse National University
Occupation RJ and Actor
Years active 2007-present
Relatives Ghulam Ahmed Perwez (maternal grandfather)

Gohar Rasheed (born Urdu: گوہر رشید‎; May 2, 1984) is a Pakistani television, film and theater actor.[1] He is best known for his work in internationally acclaimed movie Seedlings for which he was nominated as a Best Actor in a Supporting Role at 2012 New York Film Festival and at 1st ARY Film Awards in same category and was nominated as a Best Actor at 13th Lux Style Awards.

Early life and education[edit]

Gohar was born in Lahore, Punjab on 2 May 1984.[2] The famous Islamic scholar Ghulam Ahmed Perwez was his maternal grandfather.[3] He attended Government College University, Lahore and went on to receive his undergraduate degree with majors in theater, film, television and minors in journalism from Beaconhouse National University.[4] Gohar started his career from theater, which runs his career as a successful actor. Before entering to cinema, his parents wants him to enter family business of stock exchange, but Gohar did his graduation in entertainment media from BNU, Lahore, and moved to Karachi to pursue in media production, and got a job as a line producer at Hum TV, but quit after three years for theater.[5]



Gohar made his theater debut in Bombay Dreams directed and produced by well known theater personality Shah Sharabeel in 2008, where he played an Indian character of Vikram. He then got his first major role in theater version of musical play Moulin Rouge, he played a role of The Duke of Monroth, his performance in this play received by an overwhelming response. He then acted in 2013 political play by Anwar Maqsood and Dawar Mehmood The Sawa 14 August as a General Zia-ul-Haq. He plays Iftekhar in comical play Half Plate by Anwar and Dawar in 2014.[6]

Rasheed also marked his acting career as a supporting character along with Samiya Mumtaz in Daddy, but gets a wider acclaimed in television through drama serial, Shikwa. He then plays Shaukt in Hum TV's blockbuster serial Digest Writer and has appeared in three further serials Goyaa, Khuda Na Karay and Nazdeekiyan. According to Gohar theater and films are his domain, and "TV needs to grow up first, because I am not going to end up with roles that have been done hundreds of times."[7] However, after much praise from Digest Writer Gohar signed three dramas of ARY Digital, Bismil alongside Hareem Farooq[8] and Aitraz (previously entitled Tum Rahay Na Tum) opposite Imran Abbas, Sana Javed and Sania Saeed,[9] and Paiwand, all dramas were aired in late 2015. In 2016, he appeared in Mann Mayal as Meekail[10] with Maya Ali, Hamza Ali Abbasi and Ayesha Khan.[11]

His film credits includes Seedlings and Main Hoon Shahid Afridi both films earned him a wide spread acclaim, Seedlings proves enormous beneficial for him, his acting abilities received highly positive response. His second film Main Hoon Shahid Afridi which holds an ensemble cast also create a milestone in his career, Humayun Saeed offered the role of a passionate cricketer from Sialkot, Kashif Ali a.k.w Kaali Andhi after watching his performance in theater play Moulin Rouge.[12]

In 2013, Gohar was chosen to play the character of Babar, Zeba Bakhtiar's film O21 alongside Bilal Ashraf and Ayaz Samoo as a trio of antagonists.[13] Gohar will star as corrupt SHO Jibroun, alongside Humayun Saeed and Shafqat Cheema in Hamza Ali Abbasi's action-comedy film Kambakht that were scheduled to release in 2015 but was delayed[14][15] and will appear as Baran in Hassan Waqas Rana's war epic Yalghaar.[16] He is also expected to star in Aamir Mohiuddin's upcoming Film Rangreza alongside Sana Javed and Bilal Ashraf where Gohar will play the role of a dholak player.[17]


Outside his acting career, Gohar is an active RJ at Radio1 FM91 in Karachi Station and has been doing program called Pakistanwalah.



dagger Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Movie Role Notes
2013 Seedlings Anil Kumar
2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Kashif Ali a.k.a. Kaali Andhi
2014 O21 Babar
2015 Jawani Phir Nahi Aani XYZ (fashion designer) cameo appearance
2017 Yalghaar Baran
2017 Rangreza Waseem Wallay
TBA Kambakht dagger SHO Jabrone post-production


Year Serial Role Channel
2014 Shikwa ARY Digital
Goya Adnan
Digest Writer Shaukat Hum TV
Khuda Na Karay Kashif ARY Digital
2015 Khilona Omer
Mere Jevan Sathi Moed
Paiwand Ali
Aitraaz Arsalan
2016 Mann Mayal Mikaeel Hum TV
2017 Mujhay Jeenay Do Naseeb Urdu 1
2018 Meri Nanhi Pari ARY Digital
2018 Badshah Begum Hum TV


Year Play Place Role Notes
2008 Bombay Dreams NAPA, Lahore Vikram Center Stage Production
- Directed & Produced by Shah Shahrabeel
2009 Tom Dick and Harry NAPA, Lahore Constable Down's
2010 Moulin Rouge NAPA, Karachi Duke
2011 Bombay Dreams NAPA, Karachi Akash
2013 Sawa 14 August NAPA, Karachi
NAPA, lahore
NAPA, Islamabad
General Zia-ul-Haq Kopy Kats Production
- Written by: Anwar Maqsood
- Directed by: Dawar Mehmood
2014 Half Plate Iftekhar Ahmed


Year Station Show Name Radio station Role
2007–present Pakistanwallah Radio1 FM91 Radio Jockey / RJ

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2012 Seedlings NYCIFF Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
2014 ARY Film Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Lux Style for Best Actor Nominated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Spotlight on Gohar Rasheed, a budding theatre and film star". Express tribune. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gohar Rasheed Biography". Gossip.pk. 27 September 2014. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gohar Rasheed on Twitter, @GoharRsd". Twitter. 14 August 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018. A tale of friendship about #Pakistan letter from Mr #MohammadAliJinnah to Mr #GhulamAhmedParvez (My Nana Abu)💚 🇵🇰 #Jinnah #HappyIndependenceDay2018 straight from Nana Abu’s archive 
  4. ^ "Gohar Rasheed: Biography, Profile and Pictures". Ayman Naseem. Showbiz Pak. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gohar Rasheed Biography Portal". ApnaTVZone. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Conversation with Gohar Rasheed". Laaltain.com. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Films and theatre are my domain, TV needs to grow up first. says Gohar Rasheed". The News. 30 March 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Gohar Rasheed set to mesmerize fans in upcoming Drama Bismil". Sheeba Khan. HIPPakistan. April 1, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Imran Abbas Starred in Tum Rahay Na Tum opposite, Sana Javed and Gohar Rasheed". Ayesha Ahmad. HIPPakistan. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Gohar Rasheed as Mikail in HUM TV's upcoming 'Mann Mayal'". HIP. January 15, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Mann Mayal Is Set To Engage Audiences With A Star-studded Cast". The News International. January 19, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Gohar Rasheed an introduction". Lollywood. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "O21'S 3rd Film Log Episode Released, Gohar Rasheed, Bilal Ashraf and Ayaz Somo TRIO FEATURES". GalaxyLollywood. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Kambakht-a tasetful comedy". GalaxyLollywood. 8 February 2014. Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Kambakht Comedy Film of Pakistan to Release In 2014". Awami web. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Yalghaar movie cast and crew". lollywoodin. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  17. ^ http://www.hipinpakistan.com/news/1150317/first-look-of-sana-javed-bilal-ashraf-and-gohar-rasheeds-film-is-smashing

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