|Born||19 December 1957|
|Died||24 November 2011 (aged 53)|
|Occupation||TV and film director-producer, TV writer, Painter Artist|
|Years active||1989 – 2011; (his death in a road accident)|
Early life and career
An ex-serviceman and bureaucrat, he worked in films and television plays after attending Islamia College University, Peshawar. In 1989, he wrote and partially directed Madaar, a seven-episode serial exposing drug trafficking, telecast from Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) - Quetta Center.
In 1995, Rauf Khalid directed Angar Wadi, a 15-episode serial for which he was an actor and a producer apart from writing it. In 1998, Khalid made Laag, a 27-episodes serial (he wrote, directed, produced and acted in it). In 2003, Rauf Khalid released Laaj, his debut film. Although it reportedly did poorly at the box office, it won 12 Bolan Awards, 14 Graduate Awards, 4 National Film Awards and the Lux Style Awards.
In 2007, Rauf Khalid established a College of TV and Film Direction in Lok Virsa, Shakarparian, Islamabad. He was the chairman of the National Institute of Cultural Studies, Islamabad. In 2008, Khalid made his third television serial (Mishaal), for which he served as writer, director and producer, which was telecast by National TV network PTV Home on Tuesday evenings in Pakistan.
- Rozgaar (a PTV show)
- Laag (1998) (a PTV show)
- Guest House (a PTV show)
- Angar Wadi (1995) (a PTV show)
- Mishaal (2008) (a PTV show)
Death and legacy
Rauf Khalid died on 24 November 2011, aged 53, in a traffic accident near Sheikhupura as he was coming to Islamabad from Lahore via the M-2 motorway. Among the survivors are his wife Rubina Khalid, two sons and a daughter. His funeral prayer was offered in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In March 2012, an event was arranged by Lok Virsa of Pakistan to pay tribute to him which was attended by Minister for Communications Arbab Alamgir Khan, senators Saeeda Iqbal and Saifullah Bangash.
|Type of Award||Name of Award||Notes|
|The President of Pakistan award||Pride of Performance Award||1995|
|The Prime Minister of Pakistan award||The Kashmir Medal||For writing TV plays highlighting the plight of the Kashmiri people|
|Bolan Award||Best Director|
|Best Supporting Actor|
|Graduate Guild Award||Best Director|
|Best Supporting Actor|
|Best Original Script|
|National Pakistan Award||Best Director|
|Best Original Soundtrack||shared with Zille Huma|
|Lux Style Awards||Best Film||2004|
- News Desk (30 Marc 2012), "Reference: Remembering an artist" (Rauf Khalid) The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 2 January 2020
- Associated Press of Pakistan, Prominent writer, actor, Rauf Khalid dies in road accident Dawn (newspaper), Published 25 Nov 2011, Retrieved 2 January 2020
- "Television writer-director Abdul Rauf Khalid killed in car crash". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
- Prominent artist, director Rauf Khalid dies in accident Archived 13 June 2020 at the Wayback Machine The News International (newspaper), Published 25 November 2011, Retrieved 13 June 2020