Rauf Khalid

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Rauf Khalid
عبدالرؤف خالد
Born19 December 1957
Peshawar Pakistan
Died24 November 2011(2011-11-24) (aged 53)
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] In 1989, he wrote and partially directed Madaar, a seven-episode serial exposing drug trafficking, telecast from Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) - Quetta Center.[2]

In 1991, he wrote Guest House (TV series), a 52-episode comedy series.[3][2]

In 1995, Rauf Khalid directed Angar Wadi, a 15-episode serial for which he was an actor and a producer apart from writing it.[2] In 1998, Khalid made Laag, a 27-episodes serial (he wrote, directed, produced and acted in it).[2][4] 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.[2][4]

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.[3][2][4] 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.[2][4]


His paintings have been exhibited in the World Fine Art Gallery, New York City and the Omma Art Gallery in Crete, Greece.[2][4]

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. His funeral prayer was offered in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[2][1][4]

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]


Type of Award Name of Award Notes
The President of Pakistan award Pride of Performance Award[4][1][3] 1995
The Prime Minister of Pakistan award The Kashmir Medal[4] For writing TV plays highlighting the plight of the Kashmiri people
Bolan Award Best Director[2]
Best Film[2]
Best Writer[2]
Best Supporting Actor
Graduate Guild Award Best Director[2]
Best Writer[2]
Best Producer
Best Supporting Actor
Best Original Script
National Pakistan Award Best Director[2]
Best Film[2]
Best Writer
Best Original Soundtrack shared with Zille Huma
Lux Style Awards Best Film[2] 2004

See also[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 n o p q r s t 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.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h 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

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