Sikander Rizvi

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Sikander Rizvi
Born Sikander Rizvi
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor, chef
Years active 2015–present
Relatives See Jehan-Rizvi family

Sikander "Xander" Rizvi (Urdu: سکندر رضوی‎) is a Pakistani film actor and chef. Born in Karachi to the Jehan-Rizvi family; where his grandparents Noor Jehan and Shaukat Hussain Rizvi and other relatives Sonya Jehan, Zille Huma and Ahmed Ali Butt are all film personalities, he made his acting debut with a leading role in the romantic comedy Dekh Magar Pyar Se along with Humaima Malick–which earned him praise. In addition to acting, he owns a cafe in Karachi.


Rizvi started his acting career in 2015 with his debut film Dekh Magar Pyar Se playing the lead role opposite Humaima Malick, the romantic comedy was directed by Asad ul Haq and scripted by Saba Imtiaz.[1][2][3] The film was released on the Independence Day, 14 August 2015.[4]

Rizvi also played a supporting role in the upcoming war action film Yalghaar opposite Shaan Shahid, Humayun Saeed, and Adnan Siddiqui, directed and written by Hassan Waqas Rana.[5] The film is based on the true story of Second Battle of Swat, also known as Swat Operation.[6] The film is set to be released in late 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Sikander Rizvi was born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan to a Pakistani father, Akbar Hussain Rizvi, and French mother, Florence Villiers Rizvi.[3][7] His paternal grandmother, actress–singer Noor Jehan, and grandfather, film producer Shaukat Hussain Rizvi, were the most influential film personalities of the sub-continent. His sister, Sonya Jehan, and cousin Ahmed Ali Butt, are both actors, while his aunt, Zille Huma, was a singer.[3][8] He is also known as Xander among family and close friends, and owns a cafe named Xander's in Karachi.


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Dekh Magar Pyar Se Sikander "Sikki" Badshah Khan
2017 Yalghaar Azhar Post-production


  1. ^ "It's a wrap! Dekh Magar Pyaar Say stars say goodbye to Lahore". May 19, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ Raza, Munnazza (April 2, 2015). "From chef to actor: Sikander Rizvi to make film debut alongside Humaima Malick". Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Rehman, Maliha (May 25, 2015). "First person: Can you smell what Sikander is cooking?". Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Humaima-starrer Dekh Magar Pyaar Say set for August 14 release". June 3, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ayesha Omar and Sikander Rizvi to make film debut in Yalghaar!". Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ "War film 'Yalghaar' enters final production phase". December 14, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Hottie of the week: Sikander Rizvi". October 29, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Noor Jahan's grandson Sikander Rizvi is to debut opposite Humaima Malick in Dekh Magar Pyaar Say". April 1, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 

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