Qavi Khan

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Qavi Khan
Born Muhammad Qavi Khan
13 November, 1932
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan[1]
Residence Lahore, Pakistan
Occupation Film actor, Television actor, Stage actor
Years active 1964–present
Spouse(s) Naheed Qavi
Children Two sons & two daughters
Awards 1980 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]


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, Islamaabad, 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]



  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. ^ Shabbir, Buraq. "Khaani will be a socially relevant play with powerful performances". Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Awards for Qavi Khan". The Express Tribune newspaper. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 5 Dec 2016. 
  8. ^, Qavi Khan's Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award info listed, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016
  9. ^, Qavi Khan's Nigar Award info listed on website, Retrieved 5 Dec 2016

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