He’s yet to make his Bollywood debut, but Pakistani actor Fawad Afzal Khan already has the ladies hung up about his good looks and charm thanks to his hit TV show ‘Zindagi Gulza Hai’ which aired a few months ago. While we eagerly wait to see the actor romance Sonam Kapoor in soon-to-release ‘Khoobsurat’, we thought we would give you a bit of an introduction to this handsome bearded star.
Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Fawad Afzal Khan spent most of his childhood in Greece, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom. At the age of 12, Fawad made his return to Lahore, where he completed his schooling and later obtained a degree in Computer Science.
Fawad first made his acting debut onstage in a high school play. At the young age of 13, Fawad began his modeling career. He walked the ramp along with Pakistani model and actress, Mahira Khan at the India Bridal Fashion Week and the PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week Day.
In 2000, Fawad first appeared onscreen at the age of 19 in a Television serial, ‘Jutt and Bond’. Later, in 2008, Fawad Khan acted in ‘Satrangi’, which is a travel and adventure drama series. He played the role of a young engineering student who takes a road trip in a hired bus along with his friends.
In 2010, Fawad took up the lead role of Hassan, in Haissam Hussain’s ‘Dastaan’.
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Apart from being the perfect eye candy, Fawad is also a singer. He began his music career with Pakistani rock band Entity Paradigm as the lead vocalist. His first album ‘Irtiqa’ came out in 20013 and received wide critical appreciation, especially the popular romantic track ‘Rahguzar’.
Other songs from album including ‘Waqt’ and ‘Kahan Hai Tu’ were produced by Fawad and became successful hits.
In 2007, Fawad quit the band but they reunited in 2010 to perform in the third season of ‘Coke Studio’.
But it was his role in 2011 television serial ‘Humsafar’ , which will go on air in India soon, that really made him a hero. Fawad played the role of Ashar Hussain, a wealthy man who marries his middle-class cousin. His onscreen chemistry with co-star Mahira Khan was greatly praised along with his performance. ‘Humsafar’ received Pakistan’s highest rating ever, at 9.75.
After 2013, Fawad also appeared in ‘Ashk’ opposite Neelam Muneer, Mehreen Raheel and in another serial ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’, which was an instant hit in India too on its release this year.
Coming to his film career, Fawad Khan first appeared in Shoaib Mansoor’s ‘Khuda Kay Liye’ (2007), which turned out to be a huge blockbuster. Labeled as the highest-grossing Pakistani film of that year, Fawad Khan’s role as Sarmad the singer catapulted him to star status.
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In 2013, Fawad starred in ‘Armaan’, which is a remake of Waheed Murad’s film of the same name. Fawad Khan along with Aamina Sheikh won the Tarang Housefull Award for Best onscreen couple. Fawad was also nominated for Tarang Housefull Award for Best Actor.
Well, we can hardly wait to see him play the dashing Prince in ‘Khoobsurat’.