Rauf Khalid

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Rauf Khalid
عبدالرؤف خالد
Born19 December 1957
Peshawar Pakistan
Died24 November 2011(2011-11-24) (aged 53)
Pakistan
NationalityPakistan
OccupationTV and film director-producer, TV writer, Painter Artist
Years active1989 – 2011; (his death in a road accident)

Abdul Rauf Khalid (Urdu: عبدالرؤف خالد‎; 19 December 1957 in Peshawar – 24 November 2011) was a Pakistani actor, filmmaker and television writer/director.

Early life and career[edit]

Rauf Khalid, while he was still a college student, began writing for Radio Pakistan.[1]

An ex-serviceman and bureaucrat, he worked in films and television plays after attending Islamia College University, Peshawar.[2]

1989: he wrote and partially directed PTV's thriller, Madaar, a seven-episode serial exposing drug trafficking, telecast from Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) - Quetta Center.[2]

1991: he wrote Guest House (TV series), a 52-episode comedy series that turned out to be a popular comedy series for PTV.[3][2]

1995: Rauf Khalid directed Angar Wadi, a 15-episode serial for which he was an actor and a producer apart from writing it.[2]

1998: Khalid made Laag, a 27-episodes serial (he wrote, directed, produced and acted in it).[2]

2003: Rauf Khalid released his debut film Laaj as (writer, director, producer and actor), although it reportedly did poorly at the box office. Laaj won 12 Bolan Awards, 14 Graduate Awards, 4 National Film Awards and the Lux Style Awards.[2]

2007: 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.[3][2]

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.[2]

Art[edit]

His paintings have been exhibited in the World Fine Art Gallery, New York City and the Omma Art Gallery in Crete, Greece.[2]

TV Dramas[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to the Pakistani senator Rubina Khalid.[1]

Death and legacy[edit]

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.[2][1]

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.[1]

Awards[edit]

Type of Award Name of Award Notes
The President of Pakistan award Pride of Performance Award 1995[1][3]
The Prime Minister of Pakistan award The Kashmir Medal
Bolan Award Best Director
Best Film
Best Writer
Best Supporting Actor
Graduate Guild Award Best Director
Best Writer
Best Producer
Best Supporting Actor
Best Original Script
National Pakistan Award Best Director
Best Film
Best Writer
Best Original Soundtrack shared with Zille Huma
Lux Style Awards Best Film 2005[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i News Desk (30 Marc 2012), "Reference: Remembering an artist" (Rauf Khalid) The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 2 January 2020
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Associated Press of Pakistan, Prominent writer, actor, Rauf Khalid dies in road accident Dawn (newspaper), Published 25 Nov 2011, Retrieved 2 January 2020
  3. ^ a b c "Television writer-director Abdul Rauf Khalid killed in car crash". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2020.

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