|Born||Muhammad Qavi Khan
13 November 1932 (age 84)
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
|Occupation||Film actor, Television actor, Stage actor|
|Children||Two sons & two daughters|
|Pride of Performance|
|Country||Islamic Republic of Pakistan|
Muhammad Qavi Khan (Urdu: محمد قوی خان), better known by his screen name Qavi Khan, is a Pakistani film and television actor. He has also worked in Radio Pakistan and on stage. He was born on 13 November 1932. Though now largely working in television, he has acted in over 200 films.
Early years, Radio Pakistan and PTV
Qavi Khan was born and raised in Peshawar, Pakistan. Khan started working, at a young age, at Radio Pakistan, Peshawar as a child actor. His family later moved to Lahore. In 1964, he went on to work for Pakistan Television Corporation when TV broadcasting first started in Lahore, Pakistan, being one of the first actors of PTV. He started his film career in 1965. Qavi is well known for his PTV's (1984-1985 television season) police drama serial Andhera Ujala which launched him to stardom alongside his fellow actors such as Irfan Khoosat and the late Jamil Fakhri. Qavi Khan got married in 1968. An event was arranged at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) auditorium, Islamaabad, in March 2011, to pay tribute to Qavi Khan's achievements.
Qavi Khan filmography
|Mohabbat Zindagi Hai||06-06-1975||Urdu|
He later began starring as an actor in the various television plays. Some of his recent works are:
- Andhera Ujala (1984-1985) television season
- Do Qadam Door Thay
- Lahori Gate
- Mutthi Bhar Mitti
- Mannchalay ka soda
- Meray Qatil Meray Dildar
- Phir Chand Pe Dastak
- Durr-e-Shahwar as Mansoor (2012)
- Zindagi Dhoop Tum Ghana Saya as Akbar
- Dastaan as Naseeb Bhai
- Aik Nayee Cinderella as Shah Baba
- Meri Behan Meri Dewrani
- 'Dr. Duago'
- Sadqay Tumhare (2014 Television Serial)
- Tum Kon Piya as Waqar (2016 Television Serial)
- Saheliyan (2016 Television Serial)
- Alif Allah Aur Insaan as Moulvi
- 1980 Pride of Performance Award
- Radio Pakistan Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2005 The 1st Indus Drama Awards Special Award for his contribution to Drama, presented by Babra Sharif
- 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award by Pakistan Television Corporation
- 2012 Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan
- 1969 Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actor- Film 'Bahu Rani'
- 1976 Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actor- Film 'Aaj Aur Kal'
- 1978 Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actor- Film 'Parakh'
- http://www.travel-culture.com/pakistan/peshawar-fankar-artists.shtml, Qavi Khan's birthplace info listed on travel-culture.com website, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
- "Profile of Qavi Khan". Vidpk. Retrieved 5 Dec 2016.
- http://tribune.com.pk/story/130316/a-legend-relives-the-journey-of-his-life/, The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 10 March 2011, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
- http://www.dawn.com/news/635420/jamil-fakhri-is-no-more-2, Dawn newspaper, Published 9 June 2011, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
- http://www.hipinpakistan.com/news/1150188, Qavi Khan's 2016 Drama Serial 'Saheliyan', Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
- "Awards for Qavi Khan". The Express Tribune newspaper. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 5 Dec 2016.
- http://www.pakimag.com/showbiz/muhammad-qavi-khan-awarded-by-sitara-i-imtiaz.html, Qavi Khan's Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award info listed, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
- http://www.janubaba.com/c/forum/topic/20869/Lollywood/Nigar_Awards__Complete_History, Qavi Khan's Nigar Award info listed on janubaba.com website, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
- Qavi Khan at the Internet Movie Database
- http://www.citwf.com/person347381.htm, Filmography of Qavi Khan on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
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