Qavi Khan

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Qavi Khan
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Born
Muhammad Qavi Khan

13 November 1932
ResidenceLahore, Pakistan
OccupationFilm actor, Television actor, Stage actor
Years active1964–present
Spouse(s)Naheed Qavi
ChildrenTwo sons & two daughters
Awards1980 Pride of Performance Award

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. Though now largely working in television, he has acted in over 200 films.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Khan was born and raised in Peshawar, Pakistan. He started working, at a young age, at Radio Pakistan, Peshawar as a child actor.[3] 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.[2] He started his film career in 1965. Khan 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.[4] Qavi Khan got married in 1968.[2] An event was arranged at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) auditorium, Islamabad, in March 2011, to pay tribute to Qavi Khan's achievements.[3]

He later began starring as an actor in the various television plays. Some of his recent works include Saheliyan,[5] (2016 television serial), Farz (2017), and Khaani (2017).[6]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Title Year Role Language
Tiger Gang 1974 Hassan English/Urdu
Mohabbat Zindagi Hai 1975 Urdu
Society Girl 1976 Urdu
Chan Suraj 1981 Shaukat Ali Punjabi
Sarfarosh 1989 Punjabi
Kalay Chor 1991 Press reporter Punjabi/Urdu
Zameen Aasman 1994 Farrukh Punjabi/Urdu
International Luteray 1994 Rahim Sahab Punjabi/Urdu
Sarkata Insaan 1994 Urdu
Main Kukkoo Aur woh 2014 Kukkoo Urdu (Telefilm)
Wrong No. 2015 Nawab Urdu
Mehrunisa V Lub U 2017 Bunty (Ali's grand father) Urdu
Pari 2018 Urdu

Television[edit]

The list is incomplete. Some of his recent works are:

Year Serial Role Channel
1981 Dehleez PTV
1984-1985 Andhera Ujala PTV
1997 Ashiyana Wajid Khan PTV
2008 Mutthi Bhar Mitti Hum TV
2009 Mannchalay Khawaja Sahib Hum TV
2009 Mishaal PTV
2009 Baityaan Hum TV
2010 Dastaan Naseeb Bhai Hum TV
Lahori Gate PTV Home
2011 Meray Qatil Meray Dildar Umar's father Hum TV
2011 Phir Chand Pe Dastak Hum TV
2011 Zindagi Dhoop Tum Ghana Saya Akbar ARY Digital
2011 Jo Chale To Jaan Se Guzar Gaye Geo TV
2012 Durr-e-Shahwar Mansoor Hum TV
2012-2013 Aik Nayee Cinderella Shah Baba Geo TV
2012 Meri Behan Meri Dewrani ARY Digital
2013-2014 Kalmoohi Geo TV
Dr. Duago
2014 Do Qadam Door Thay Zohab's Grandfather Geo TV
2014-2015 Sadqay Tumhare Molvi Hum TV
2015 Ishqaaway Geo Entertainment
2015 Bojh Geo TV
2016 Tum Kon Piya Waqar Ali Urdu 1
2016 Haya Ke Daaman Main Azeem Hum TV
2016 Yeh Ishq ARY Digital
2016 New York Se New Karachi
2016 Saheliyan[5]
2016 Seeta Bagri TV One
2017 Munkir Mursheed sayi TVOne Pakistan
2017 Nazr-e-Bad Hum TV
2017 Alif Allah Aur Insaan Moulvi Hum TV
2017 Khaani Hamid Malik Geo Entertainment
2017 Aangan Mian Sahab ARY Digital
2017 Parchayee Hum TV
2018 Babban Khala Ki Betiyann ARY Digital

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ a b c "Profile of Qavi Khan". Vidpk. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b 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
  4. ^ http://www.dawn.com/news/635420/jamil-fakhri-is-no-more-2, Dawn newspaper, Published 9 June 2011, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
  5. ^ a b http://www.hipinpakistan.com/news/1150188, Qavi Khan's 2016 Drama Serial 'Saheliyan', Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
  6. ^ Shabbir, Buraq. "Khaani will be a socially relevant play with powerful performances". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d "Awards for Qavi Khan". The Express Tribune newspaper. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ 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

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