|Occupation||Film actor, television actor, stage actor|
|Years active||1964 – present|
|Children||Two sons & two daughters|
|Awards||Pride of Performance Award (1980)|
Muhammad Qavi Khan (Urdu: محمد قوی خان) 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. The Government of Pakistan honoured Khan with the Pride of Performance in 1980 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2012 for his contribution to the field of arts.
Life and career
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. In 1966 He appeared In PTV's Best Black And White Drama Lakhon Mian Teen. Khan is also 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, Islamabad, in March 2011, to pay tribute to Qavi Khan's achievements.
|Mohabbat Zindagi Hai||1975||Urdu|
|Chan Suraj||1981||Shaukat Ali||Punjabi|
|Kalay Chor||1991||Press reporter||Punjabi/Urdu|
|International Luteray||1994||Rahim Sahab||Punjabi/Urdu|
|Main Kukkoo Aur woh||2014||Kukkoo||Urdu (Telefilm)|
|Mehrunisa V Lub U||2017||Bunty (Ali's grand father)||Urdu|
|I'll Meet You There||2020||Baba||Urdu|
The list is incomplete. Some of his recent works are:
|1966||Lakhon Main Teen||PTV|
|1984–1985||Andhera Ujala||DSP Tahir Khan||PTV|
|1994||Angar Wadi||Professor Shafee||PTV|
|2005||Sussar in Law||Malik Sahib||PTV|
|2008||Mutthi Bhar Mitti||Hum TV|
|2009||Mannchalay||Khawaja Sahib||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|
|2012–2013||Aik Nayee Cinderella||Shah Baba||Geo TV|
|2012||Meri Behan Meri Dewrani||ARY Digital|
|2014||Do Qadam Door Thay||Zohab's Grandfather||Geo TV|
|2014–2015||Sadqay Tumhare||Molvi||Hum 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||Seeta Bagri||TV One|
|2017||Munkir||Mursheed sayi||TVOne Pakistan|
|2017||Alif Allah Aur Insaan||Moulvi||Hum TV|
|2017||Khaani||Hamid Malik||Geo Entertainment|
|2017||Aangan||Mian Sahab||ARY Digital|
|2018||Babban Khala Ki Betiyann||ARY Digital|
|2019||Mujhe Rang De||LTN Family|
|2019||Darr Khuda Say||Mazhar||Geo TV|
|2019||Shahrukh Ki Saliyan||Molvi Sahab||Geo TV|
|2019||Janbaaz (TV series)||Tahir Khan||Express Entertainment|
|2020||Zebaish||Molvi Sahab||Hum TV|
|2020||Prem Gali||Dada Jee||ARY Digital|
|2020||Mushk||Railway Station Ghost||Hum TV|
Awards and recognition
- 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award by Pakistan Television Corporation
- 2012 Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan
- PTV Award for Best Actor
- Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007
- 1978 Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actor- Film 'Parakh'
- "Film TV and Theater Artists of Peshawar". www.travel-culture.com. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
- "Profile of Qavi Khan". Vidpk. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
- Investiture Ceremony: 67 to receive national awards today The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 23 March 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2019
- "A legend relives the journey of his life". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 2 February 2010. Archived from the original on 11 March 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
- Newspaper, From the (9 June 2011). "Jamil Fakhri is no more". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
- Khan, Saira (13 July 2016). "ARY Digital launches new collection of dramas this summer". HIP. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
- Shabbir, Buraq. "Khaani will be a socially relevant play with powerful performances". The News International. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
- "Awards for Qavi Khan". The Express Tribune newspaper. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
- Ahmad, Imran (22 March 2012). "Muhammad Qavi Khan Awarded By Sitara-i-Imtiaz". Paki Mag. Retrieved 16 June 2020.