Osman Khalid Butt
Osman Khalid Butt
|Born||9 February 1986|
Osman Khalid Butt (Urdu: عثمان خالد بٹ; born 9 February 1986) is a Pakistani film, television and theatre actor, writer and choreographer. He is best known for his role as Wali Sohaib Khan in Diyar-E-Dil , Faaz Ibrahim in Chupke Chupke and Malik Shahzain in Ehd-e-Wafa . He is the recipient of several accolades, including two Hum Awards and an ARY Film Award, and has been nominated for a Lux Style Award on two occasions.
Butt was first recognised for his leading roles in the fantasy romantic series Aik Nayee Cinderella (2012) and the widely popular comedy drama Aunn Zara (2013). His most notable work includes the successfully acclaimed television series Diyar-e-Dil (2015), Baaghi (2017) and Ehd-e-Wafa (2019), Chupke Chupke (2021), all of which rank among the highest-rated Pakistani dramas, the blockbuster romantic comedy film Balu Mahi (2017), and the drama film Baaji (2019). Butt has written screenplays for the horror thriller Siyaah (2013), and the romantic comedies Janaan (2016) and Parchi (2018). 
Butt was born on 9 February 1986 in Islamabad, Federal territory, Pakistan, to a Kashmiri father and French mother. His father, Dr. Khalid Said Butt, is an actor, director and screenwriter in Pakistan. According to him, when he was just 5 years old, his elder sister asked him to look at the stars in the sky and craft stories, which then developed into his love for acting and screenwriting. His brother, Omar Khalid Butt, is a news anchor and writer, and his sister, Michelle Tania Butt, is the chief executive of Kuch Khaas.
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. The same year he starred as Aunn in Aunn Zara. He was also featured in a drama Munkir as Zain. In 2015, he played the role of Wali Suhaib Khan in Diyar-e-Dil. In 2016, he played the role of Harib in Sanam.
Butt is the co-founder, creative lead and poetry editor of the Desi Writers Lounge, 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'. He has written the screen play for the 2013 acclaimed supernatural horror film Siyaah and the 2016 commercially successful romantic comedy film Janaan. He is also the script-writer of lux style awards 2017. He then featured as Balu in his debut film as an actor, the comedy Balu Mahi along with Ainy Jaffri. He was the director of choreography for Hareem Farooq-produced Parchi (2018) from the song "Billo Hai".
|2017||Balu Mahi||Bilal||Yes||No||No||No||Nominated—Lux Style Award for Best Film Actor|
|2018||Parchi||No||No||Yes||No||Choreographer for the song "Billo Hai"|
|Heer Maan Ja||No||No||Yes||No|
|Superstar||Osman||Yes||No||No||No||Special appearance in the song "Noori"|
|2012||Aik Nayee Cinderella||Mayer|
|Galti se Mistake Hogayi||Waheed Murad|
|2015||Diyar-e-Dil||Wali Suhaib Khan||Nominated—Lux Style Award for Best Television Actor|
|2017||Munkir||Zayn al-Abedin Khan|
|2021||Chupke Chupke||Faaz Ibrahim|
|2021||Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam||Aftab||web-series; released on ZEE5|
|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|
|2009||The Nit Wits||Lahore Grammar School|
|Fight 420||Kopy Kats Productions||Shafqat Khan|
|The Pillowman||Empty Space Theatre||Junaid Malik|
|Let Me In||Living Pictures Production||Osman Khalid Butt|
|LIghts Out!||Lahore Grammar School|
|2012||Ilaaj-e-Zid Dastiyaab Hai||Theatre Wallay Productions||Haissam hussain|
|2013||Snow, Glass, Apples||Living Pictures Production||Osman Khalid Butt||Short Play|
|Bright light, Big city|
|2019||Phadda||Insolant Knights Showcase||Osman Khalid Butt|
|2013||"Bolay"||Uzair Jaswal||Uzair Jaswal||Yasir Jaswal|
|2018||"Hum Mein se Aik"||Ali Safeer
Awards and nominations
|2014||Pakistan Media Awards||Best Drama Artist (Male)||Aunn Zara||Nominated|
|ARY Film Awards||Best Screenplay||Siyaah||Won|
|2016||15th Lux Style Awards||Best TV Actor||Diyar-e-Dil||Nominated|
|4th Hum Awards||Best Actor (Popular)||Won|
|Best Actor (Jury)||Nominated|
|Best Onscreen Couple (Popular) Shared with Maya Ali||Nominated|
|Best Onscreen Couple (Jury) Shared with Maya Ali||Won|
|2017||5th Hum Awards||Best Actor Drama Popular (Jury)||Sanam||Nominated|
|16th Lux Style Awards||Best Actor in a Film||Balu Mahi||Nominated|
|Hum Style Awards||Most Stylish Actor (Film)||Won|
|2018||IPPA Awards||Best Actor (Drama)||Baaghi||Nominated|
|IPPA Awards||Best Actor (Film)||Balu Mahi||Nominated|
|Jodi of the Year (Film) Shared with Ainy Jaffri||Won|
|Masala Awards||Agent of Social Change||—||Honored|
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- "Desi Writers Lounge".
- Sameen Hassan (14 May 2015). "Reham Khan's first production titled 'Janaan' to release next year". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
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- "'Goya' – A fast-paced, well-plotted drama". Dawn News. 22 January 2015.
- NewsBytes. "Osman Khalid Butt and Sohai Ali Abro come together for Surkh Chandni". The News International. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
- "'Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam' starring Ahsan Khan and Osman Khalid Butt to release soon". Daily Times. 11 November 2021.