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Fawad Khan

Fawad Afzal Khan (born 29 November 1981)He is a Pakistani actor, producer, screenwriter, model and singer. He has received several awards, including a Filmfare Award, three Lux Style Awards and six Hum Awards.

Khan began his acting career on the television sitcom, Jutt and Bond. He formed an alternative rock band, Entity Paradigm, with the show's co-stars and began his music career as its lead singer. The band appeared on the finale of Pepsi Battle of the Bands in 2002 and Khan became known for its 2003 debut album, Irtiqa. After about 250 performances, he left the band to pursue a film career. Khan made his film debut with a supporting role in Shoaib Mansoor's sociodrama, Khuda Kay Liye (2007), one of Pakistan's highest-grossing films.

He had his first success in the television period drama, Dastaan (2010), for which he received the Best Male Actor Award at the Pakistan Media Awards. Khan played a lead role in the Pakistani television serial Humsafar (2011), and appeared in Sultana Siddiqui's family drama Zindagi Gulzar Hai (2012). For both performances, he received the Lux Style Award for Best Actor - Satellite. Khan made his Bollywood film debut with the lead role in the romantic comedy, Khoobsurat (2014), for which he received the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He was praised for his portrayal of a closeted homosexual in the critically and commercially successful family drama, Kapoor & Sons (2016).

In addition to acting, Khan has raised money for charitable organizations throughout Pakistan. He also appeared as a judge in 2017, and has endorsed several brands and products. Khan has been listed among the "Sexiest Asian Males" by the British magazine Eastern Eye. He founded a clothing brand named Silk by Fawad with his wife, and has modelled for prominent designers.

Career

Debut, breakthrough and television success (2000–2013)

Khan's first television role was a bumbling spy named Bond with his bandmate, Ahmad Ali Butt, in the 2001 sitcom Jutt and Bond.[35][36] His debut film was Shoaib Mansoor's sociodrama Khuda Kay Liye, where he played a musician who is brainwashed by the local maulvi. Although the film received positive reviews, critical response to Khan's performance was mixed. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama called it "strictly OK",[38] but The Economic Times' film critic Gaurav Malani found him "engaged" in the role of an extremist.[39] Released in 2007, the film grossed ₨ 250 million and is one of Pakistan's highest-grossing films Khan received the Lux Style Award for Best Actor – Film in 2008. and appeared in the TV series Dil Deke Jaenge.[8] Later that year, in Anjum Shahzad's travel adventure TV series Satrangi, he played an engineer who goes on a road trip.[23][41][35] In 2010, Khan played a conservative, middle-class boy in the telefilm Aaj Kuch Na Kaho. Although it received negative reviews, Dawn found Khan "superbly convincing" and called him the film's "only redeeming factor".That year, he starred with Sanam Baloch in Haissam Hussain's period TV series Dastaan. Based on Razia Butt's novel, Bano, its story (set in the 1940s) revolves around the separation of a young couple during the 1947 partition.] A Dawn reviewer wrote that Khan and his costars gave "superlative performances to match Samira Fazal's wonderful script",and The Express Tribune praised the lead pair's onscreen chemistry.For his performance, Khan won the Best Drama Actor award at the Pakistan Media Awards

Haissam Hussain's comedy Akbari Asghari, a modern adaptation of Mirat-ul-Uroos, was Khan's first television series in 2011; he played Asghar, an unambitious villager who wants to marry one of his cousins. In an interview with The Hindu's Anuj Kumar, Khan described his character as "completely oaf In Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan, his third collaboration with Hussain, he starred with Sanam Baloch, Meekal Zulfiqar and Ayesha Khan as a computer engineer who wants to take over his uncle's business. Khan later starred with Mahira Khan in Sarmad Khoosat's TV serial drama, Humsafar, for which he won the Best Actor award at the 2012 Lux Style Awards] Humsafar is Pakistan's highest-rated television serial. The series and Khan's performance were praised. Ranika Rajani praised Humsafar in The Indian Express, calling it a "breath of fresh air" and preferring it to Indian soap operas. According to Rajani, the lead pair's chemistry was the biggest factor in the show's success. Zee News critic Ritka Handoo enjoyed the protagonists' performances, calling the Khans a "quite believable onscreen couple".

Khan's first 2012 role was Rohail, a Turkish resident who goes to Pakistan to marry his cousin but instead marries her sister, in Sarmad Khoosat's Ashk. That year, he played a member of an affluent family (with Sanam Saeed) in Sultana Siddiqui's family-drama TV series Zindagi Gulzar Hai. The serial, one of the most critically acclaimed Pakistani dramas, also received widespread praise in India. Dipti Sharma of The Indian Express enjoyed Khan's skillful portrayal.[58] The role earned him several awards, including the Hum Award for Best Actor Popular and the Lux Style Award for Best Actor – Satellite. Khan's last TV serial was Ahson Talish's sociodrama, Numm. Broadcast in 2013, Khan played a boy who secretly marries a girl in London and is forced to marry another girl when he returns to Pakistan. Behadd, director Asim Raza's telefilm, featured Khan as a young divorcee who proposes to a widow who is the mother of a teenage girl The Times of India noted that Khan's character in Behadd was different from those in Humsafar and Zindagi Gulzar Hai, calling it "another benchmark". His last telefilm was Anjum Shahzad's romance Armaan (with Aamina Sheikh), where he played a young, flirtatious boy. He also co-wrote the telefilm's screenplay, with Vasay Chaudhry.

Filmography

 

Khan after winning the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut in January 2015

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes

2001Jutt and BondBond

2008 Dil De Ke JayengyArsalan

2008 Satrangi Behzaad

2010 Daastan Hassan

2010Aaj Kuch Na Kaho Rehan Telefilm

2011Akbari AsghariAsghar

2011Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan Mujtaba

2011HumsafarAshar Hussain

2012AshkRohail Hayat

2012Zindagi Gulzar HaiZaroon Junaid

2013 Behadd Jamal Ahmad Telefilm

2013 Numm Wali Bakht Khan

2013 Armaan ArmaanTelefilm; also the co-writer and co-producer

Films

 

2007 Khuda Kay Liye Sarmad Shoaib MansoorLollywood debut

2014 Khoobsurat Vikram Singh RathoreShashanka Ghosh Bollywood debut

2016 Ho Mann JahaanRafaelAsim RazaCameo appearance

Kapoor & SonsRahul KapoorShakun Batra

Ae Dil Hai MushkilDJ AliKaran JoharExtended Cameo.

2018 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 Tipu ShahNadeem BaigCameo

2019 Parey Hut LoveAsim RazaSpecial appearance

The Legend of Maula Jatt Maula JattBilal LashariPost-production[88] The trailer is launched on 21 Dec

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef.

2008Lux Style AwardsBest Actor – FilmKhuda Ke Liye Won

2011Pakistan Media AwardsBest Actor – SatelliteDastaan Won

2013Hum AwardsBest onscreen Couple; with Mahira KhanHumsafar Won

Hum Honorary Phenomenal Serial Award Won

Lux Style AwardsBest Television Actor – Satellite Won

Tarang Housefull AwardsBest Actor Armaan Nominated

Best Couple; with Aamina SheikhWon

2014Hum AwardsBest Actor – JuryZindagi Gulzar HaiNominated

Best Actor – PopularWon

Best onscreen Couple – Jury; with Sanam Saeed Won

Best onscreen Couple – Popular; with Sanam SaeedWon

Lux Style AwardsBest Television Actor – Satellite Won

Masala! AwardsBest Bollywood Debut Khoobsurat Won

BIG Star Entertainment AwardsMost Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut – Male Won

2015Star Guild AwardsMost Promising Debut (Male)Nominated

Filmfare AwardsBest Male Debut Won

Hum AwardsInternational Icon of The YearWon

2016 ARY Film AwardsInternational Icon of The Year Won

Indian Film Festival of MelbourneDiversity AwardKapoor & Sons Won

2017 Filmfare AwardsBest Supporting Actor Nominated

2018 Filmfare Middle EastBest Cinematic Icon Won