Osman Khalid Butt

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Osman Khalid Butt
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Born (1986-02-09) 9 February 1986 (age 34)
OccupationActor, writer, choreographer, director, lyricist.
Years active2005–present

Osman Khalid Butt (Urdu: عثمان خالد بٹ‎) is a Pakistani actor, writer and choreographer. He is best known for his role in Aik Nayee Cinderella aired on Geo TV, and Aunn Zara aired on A-Plus Entertainment, both of which rank among the highest rated Pakistani serial. His other works include Goya, which aired on ARY Digital, and Diyar-e-Dil, the blockbuster serial that was aired on Hum TV in 2015. Butt was also widely praised for his role of Aunn in Aunn Zara (2013), which earned him a nomination for Best Drama Actor at Pakistan Media Awards. He has recently worked in a Haissam Hussain Movie Balu Mahi alongside Ainy Jaffri which was released in 2017.


Osman was born to a Kashmiri father and French mother.[1] His father, Dr. Khalid Said Butt,[2] is a famous actor, director and screenwriter in Pakistan. According to him when he was 5 years old, his elder sister asked him to look at the stars in the sky and craft stories. His brother Omar Khalid Butt is an anchor.[3] Model Rubya Chaudhry is his cousin.[4]


Butt started his acting career in 2005, acting in theatre plays in his hometown Islamabad. He made his film debut in the 2007 film Zibahkhana which is Pakistan's first zombie horror film. In 2007 he also wrote, acted, choreographed for, and directed his first theatre production under the banner of ‘The Living Picture Productions’ the company he set up around the same time. He went onto write direct and act in many successful plays in his home town. In 2010 he started making videos on YouTube as "The living picture guy" then acted in the film Slackistan which was banned after the film was refused a pass by the censor board. In 2012 he acted in the romantic drama series Aik Nayee Cinderella.[5] The same year he starred as Aunn in Aunn Zara.[6] He was also featured in a drama Munkir as Zain. In 2015, he played the role of Wali Suhaib Khan in Diyar-e-Dil.[5] In 2016, he played the role of Harib in Sanam.

He is a writer, a poet and also a singer. He is also the co-founder, creative lead and poetry editor at Desi Writers Lounge,[7] an online, 24/7, 365 days a year writers' workshop and community, that aims to showcase new voices in South Asian writing through their biannual publication, 'Papercuts'.[8] He has written the screen play for film Janaan and Siyaah.[9][10] He is also the script-writer of lux style awards 2017. He is featured as Balu in his debut film Balu Mahi along with Ainy Jaffri Rehman.

He was the Director Of Choreography for Hareem Farooqs Parchi (film) (2018) film from the song Billo Hai.


dagger Denotes films that have not yet been released
dagger Denotes films that are currently on cinema


Year Film Role Actor Writer Choreographer Lyricist Notes
2007 Zibahkhana O.J Yes No No No Film debut
2010 Slackistan Saad Yes No No No
2013 Siyaah No Yes No No
2016 Janaan No Yes No No Also have a cameo
2017 Balu Mahi Bilal Yes No No No
2018 Parchi No No Yes No
2019 Laal Kabootar No No No Yes
Baaji Rohail Yes No Yes Yes Choreographed one song
Heer Maan Ja No No Yes No
Superstar Yes No No No Cameo in a song


Year Serial Role Notes
2012 Cinderella Mayer [5]
2013 Aunn Zara Aunn [6]
Galti se Mistake Hogayi Wahid Murad
2014 Goya Omar Hashim [11]
2015 Diyar-e-Dil Wali Suhaib Khan [5]
2016 Sanam Harib
2017 Munkir Zain
Baaghi Shahreyaar
2019 Surkh Chandni Amaan [12]
Ehd-e-Wafadagger Shahzain Malik
Alif (TV series)dagger Faisal Cameo


Year Theater Play Production Director Notes
2005 Moulin Rouge Center Stage Production Shah Sharahbeel
Count of Mounte Cristo 1000 Stories Entertainment Raja Zia-ul-Haq
Beauty and the Beast Take 5 Productions Ghazala Siddiqui
Annual Gala Play British Council Osman Khalid Butt
2006 You Only Marry Twice Shah Sharahbeel
Freedom Bound Tulin Khalid-Azim
Gosha-e-Mashal Osman Khalid Butt
2007 The Good Doctor Living Pictures Production
Some Like it Hot
2008 Superman Avatar
Insolent Knights
2009 The Nit Wits Lahore Grammar School
Fight 420 Kopy Kats Productions Shafqat Khan
The Pillowman Empty Space Theatre Junaid Malik
2010 The Suicide
Let Me In Living Pictures Production Osman Khalid Butt
LIghts Out! Lahore Grammar School
2011 Potteheads
2012 Ilaaj-e-Zid Dastiyaab Hai Theatre Wallay Productions Haissam hussain
2013 Snow, Glass, Apples Living Pictures Production Osman Khalid Butt Short Plays
Bright light, Big city
2019 Phadda Insolant Knights Showcase Osman Khalid Butt Translated by OKB

Music Videos[edit]

Year Song Singer Composer Director
2013 Bolay Uzair Jaswal Uzair Jaswal Yasir Jaswal
2015 Sajna Yasir Jaswal
2018 Hum Mein se Aik Ali Safeer,

Natasha Beyg

Ahsan Bari Jami

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Category Film/Drama Awards Results Notes
2014 Best Drama Artist (Male) Aunn Zara 4th Pakistan Media Awards Nominated
Best Screenplay Siyaah ARY Film Awards Won
2016 Best Actor Male (Popular) Diyar-e-Dil 4th Hum Awards Won
Best Actor Drama (Jury) Lux Style Awards Nominated
Best Onscreen Couples (Jury) 4th Hum Awards Won Shared with Maya Ali
2017 Best Actor Drama (Popular, Jury) Sanam (TV series) 5th Hum Awards Nominated
Most Stylish Actor (Film) Balu Mahi 2nd Hum Style Awards Won
2018 Best Actor (Drama) Baaghi (TV series) 2nd IPPA Awards Nominated
Best Television Actor 2nd Pakistan Excellence Awards Won
Best Actor (Film) Balu Mahi 2nd IPPA Awards Nominated
IPPA Jodi of the Year (Film) Won Shared with Ainy Jaffri
Agent of Social Change Hournary Award Masala Awards Won
2016 Best Actor Male (Jury) Diyar-e-Dil 4th Hum Awards Nominated
Best Onscreen Couple (Popular) Nominated Nomination Shared with Maya Ali
2019 Best Choreographer Parchi (film) Galaxy Lollywood Awards Won


  1. ^ "Tweet of Osman Khalid". Twitter. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ Irfan ul Haq (31 August 2017), "Osman Khalid Butt turns choreographer for film Parchi", Dawn News. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Hottie of the week: Omar Khalid Butt", The Express Tribune. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  4. ^ Meet the Showbiz family of Osman Khalid Butt
  5. ^ a b c d "Working with Maya Ali is both easy and challenging: Osman Khalid Butt". Express Tribune. 24 May 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Aun Zara: The perfect family show for Ramazan!". Express Tribune. 11 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Desi Writers Lounge".
  8. ^ "Papercuts".
  9. ^ Sameen Hassan (14 May 2015). "Reham Khan's first production titled 'Janaan' to release next year". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Siyaah has inspired film-makers, says Osman Khalid Butt". Express Tribune. 18 June 2013.
  11. ^ "'Goya' – A fast-paced, well-plotted drama". Dawn News. 22 January 2015.
  12. ^ NewsBytes. "Osman Khalid Butt and Sohai Ali Abro come together for Surkh Chandni". The News International. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

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