Qavi Khan

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Qavi Khan
Born Muhammad Qavi Khan
13 November 1932 (1932-11-13) (age 84)
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan[1]
Residence Lahore, Pakistan
Occupation Film actor, Television actor, Stage actor
Years active 1964–present
Children Two sons & two daughters
Pride of Performance
Date 1980
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.[2]


Early years, Radio Pakistan and PTV[edit]

Qavi Khan was born and raised in Peshawar, Pakistan. Khan 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. 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.[4] Qavi Khan got married in 1968.[2] 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.[3]

Qavi Khan filmography[edit]

Title Released Language
Tiger Gang 29-03-1974 English/Urdu
Mohabbat Zindagi Hai 06-06-1975 Urdu
Society Girl 16-04-1976 Urdu
Chan Suraj 11-09-1981 Punjabi
Sarfarosh 1989 Punjabi
Kalay Chor 04-01-1991 Punjabi/Urdu
Zameen Aasman 22-05-1994 Punjabi/Urdu
International Luteray 1994 Punjabi/Urdu
Wrong No. 18-07-2015 Urdu
Mausam TBA Urdu

Television plays[edit]

He later began starring as an actor in the various television plays. Some of his recent works are:


PTV Awards[edit]

Nigar Awards[edit]

  • 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'[8]


  1. ^, Qavi Khan's birthplace info listed on website, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
  2. ^ a b c "Profile of Qavi Khan". Vidpk. Retrieved 5 Dec 2016. 
  3. ^ a b, The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 10 March 2011, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
  4. ^, Dawn newspaper, Published 9 June 2011, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
  5. ^, Qavi Khan's 2016 Drama Serial 'Saheliyan', Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
  6. ^ a b c d "Awards for Qavi Khan". The Express Tribune newspaper. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 5 Dec 2016. 
  7. ^, Qavi Khan's Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award info listed, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
  8. ^, Qavi Khan's Nigar Award info listed on website, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016

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