Osman Khalid Butt

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Osman Khalid Butt
Osman Khalid Butt.jpg
Osman Khalid Butt in 2013
Born (1986-02-09) 9 February 1986 (age 36)[1]
NationalityPakistani
OccupationActor, writer
Years active2005–present

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). [2]

Biography[edit]

Butt was born on 9 February 1986 in Islamabad, Federal territory, Pakistan, to a Kashmiri father and French mother.[2] His father, Dr. Khalid Said Butt,[3] 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.[4]

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Career[edit]

Butt at the red carpet of 5th Hum Awards

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.[6] The same year he starred as Aunn in Aunn Zara.[7] He was also featured in a drama Munkir as Zain. In 2015, he played the role of Wali Suhaib Khan in Diyar-e-Dil.[6] 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,[8] 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'.[9] He has written the screen play for the 2013 acclaimed supernatural horror film Siyaah and the 2016 commercially successful romantic comedy film Janaan.[10][11] 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".[12][13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Actor Writer Choreographer Lyricist Notes
2007 Zibahkhana O.J Yes No No No
2010 Slackistan Saad Yes No No No
2013 Siyaah No Yes No No
2016 Janaan No Yes No No Cameo appearance
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"
2019 Laal Kabootar No No No Yes
Baaji Rohail Khan Yes No Yes Yes
Heer Maan Ja No No Yes No
Superstar Osman Yes No No No Special appearance in the song "Noori"

Television[edit]

Year Serial Role Notes
2012 Durr-e-Shehwar Hassan Recurring role
2012 Aik Nayee Cinderella Mayer
2013 Aunn Zara Aunn
Galti se Mistake Hogayi Waheed Murad
2014 Goya Omar Hashim
2015 Diyar-e-Dil Wali Suhaib Khan Nominated—Lux Style Award for Best Television Actor
2016 Sanam Harib
2017 Munkir Zayn al-Abedin Khan
Baaghi Shahryar
2019-20 Surkh Chandni Amaan
Ehd-e-Wafa Malik Shahzain
Alif Faysal Cameo appearance
2021 Chupke Chupke Faaz Ibrahim
2021 Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam Aftab web-series; released on ZEE5[14]
2022 Kala Doriya Asfand

Theatre[edit]

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 Play
Bright light, Big city
2019 Phadda Insolant Knights Showcase Osman Khalid Butt

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 Award Category Work Result
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ayeza Khan extends sweet birthday wishes to her best 'crime partner' on the set Osman Khalid Butt". The News International (newspaper). 9 February 2021. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Tweet of Osman Khalid". Twitter. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. ^ Irfan ul Haq (31 August 2017), "Osman Khalid Butt turns choreographer for film Parchi", Dawn News. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Hottie of the week: Omar Khalid Butt", The Express Tribune. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Osman Khalid Butt Reveals He's Gay – BongaFeed". bongafeed.com. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Working with Maya Ali is both easy and challenging: Osman Khalid Butt". Express Tribune. 24 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Aun Zara: The perfect family show for Ramazan!". Express Tribune. 11 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Desi Writers Lounge".
  9. ^ "Papercuts".
  10. ^ Sameen Hassan (14 May 2015). "Reham Khan's first production titled 'Janaan' to release next year". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Siyaah has inspired film-makers, says Osman Khalid Butt". Express Tribune. 18 June 2013.
  12. ^ "'Goya' – A fast-paced, well-plotted drama". Dawn News. 22 January 2015.
  13. ^ NewsBytes. "Osman Khalid Butt and Sohai Ali Abro come together for Surkh Chandni". The News International. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  14. ^ "'Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam' starring Ahsan Khan and Osman Khalid Butt to release soon". Daily Times. 11 November 2021.

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