Muhammad Qavi Khan
13 November 1932
|Occupation||Film actor, television actor, stage actor|
|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.
Life and career
Khan was born and raised in Swat, Pakistan. He 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. 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. 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|
The list is incomplete. Some of his recent works are:
- 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'
- http://www.travel-culture.com/pakistan/peshawar-fankar-artists.shtml, Qavi Khan's birthplace info listed on travel-culture.com website. Retrieved 5 December 2016
- "Profile of Qavi Khan". Vidpk. Retrieved 5 December 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 December 2016
- http://www.dawn.com/news/635420/jamil-fakhri-is-no-more-2, Dawn (Pakistan), Published 9 June 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2016
- http://www.hipinpakistan.com/news/1150188, Qavi Khan's 2016 Drama Serial 'Saheliyan'. Retrieved 5 December 2016
- 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 5 December 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 December 2016