Osman Khalid Butt
Osman Khalid Butt
|Occupation||Actor, writer, choreographer, director, lyricist.|
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. His father, Dr. Khalid Said Butt, 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. Model Rubya Chaudhry is his cousin.
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.
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, 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 film Janaan and Siyaah. 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.
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|Denotes films that are currently on cinema|
|2016||Janaan||No||Yes||No||No||Also have a cameo|
|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|
|Galti se Mistake Hogayi||Wahid Murad|
|2015||Diyar-e-Dil||Wali Suhaib Khan|||
|Alif (TV series)||Faisal||Cameo|
|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 Plays|
|Bright light, Big city|
|2019||Phadda||Insolant Knights Showcase||Osman Khalid Butt||Translated by OKB|
|2013||Bolay||Uzair Jaswal||Uzair Jaswal||Yasir Jaswal|
|2018||Hum Mein se Aik||Ali Safeer,
Awards and Nominations
|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|
- "Tweet of Osman Khalid". Twitter. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
- Irfan ul Haq (31 August 2017), "Osman Khalid Butt turns choreographer for film Parchi", Dawn News. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
- "Hottie of the week: Omar Khalid Butt", The Express Tribune. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
- Meet the Showbiz family of Osman Khalid Butt
- "Working with Maya Ali is both easy and challenging: Osman Khalid Butt". Express Tribune. 24 May 2016.
- "Aun Zara: The perfect family show for Ramazan!". Express Tribune. 11 July 2013.
- "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.
- "Siyaah has inspired film-makers, says Osman Khalid Butt". Express Tribune. 18 June 2013.
- "'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.