Whoever has known even a little bit about the Pakistani showbiz industry must be aware of this young lad, by the name of Fawad Afzal Khan, who has been rocking the television sets of every household in the country with his sensational performances in various television dramas. The most interesting fact about him is that he has not just bagged commercial success for himself, rather he has been critically acclaimed at numerous stages of his acting career as well.
Born in the year 1981, Fawad is not only a small screen actor, but he is also film actor along with being a producer, a singer and a model. Currently, he has established his name in the film industry of India as well, initially with a film titled as ‘Khoobsurat’. Before setting his mark in India, he had performed a noteworthy role in the internationally acclaimed movie ‘Khuda Kay Liye’. Furthermore, he established his name in the small screen industry with nation-wide hit series called ‘Humsafar’ and ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’.
Let’s see what his television plays were all about and how much they got popular with the passage of time.
This television series was of the adventure genre and it was based on youngsters. Fawad Khan played the lead role amongst a group of friends, whom this story was about. These friends embark on a journey on a minibus and share their struggles and thoughts with their companions as they move along.
Fawad Khan played the role of a hero in this Period Drama. This play starred Sanam Baloch and other prominent actors. Furthermore, Haissam Hussain was the director for this drama, dramatized by Samira Fazal and written by Razia Butt. The story was about the scenario of partition of India and Pakistan. The time period on which the drama is focused falls between the time span of 1947 ending till 1956. The drama begins in the pre-partition era of the subcontinent. The plot centers on the character of ‘Bano’, a Muslim girl from Ludhiana, Punjab. The tale moves ahead as the struggles of ‘Bano’ and ‘Hassan’ (starring Fawad Khan) begin with independence of 1947.
Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan (2010 – 2011)
Based on the encounters and connections between four people, this series shows various twists and turns in their lives. Among these four people, was Fawad’s character ‘Mujtaba’ who arrives from Pakistan to the US and is constantly looked down upon by his relatives there. Finally, he meets ‘Kiran’ who changes his life completely.
Akbari Asghari (2011)
Being a light-hearted drama, Akbari Asghari took its place easily amongst the audiences’ hearts. In this drama, Fawad plays the role of an illiterate village boy who falls in love with an urban girl. This character particularly depicts the versatility in the acting talent of this young lad. Fawad himself claims that performing the role of ‘Asghar’ in this play has been his career’s best.
Humsafar (2011 – 2012)
Fawad Khan emerged as every girl’s heartthrob with this television series. He became an immediate household name as he was the lead character in it. Mahira Khan played the female lead with him. The story was written by Farhat Ishtiaq and the play was directed by Sarmad Khoosat. Plot of the play revolves around the ups and downs in the married life a couple.
Zindagi Gulzar Hai (2012 – 2013)
This drama was another hit in the country as it brought back Fawad again onto the small screen after Humsafar. This time he was starred opposite Sanam Saeed. The story is about a guy and girl who meet at their university and fate brings them together in such a way that they get married. Furthermore, their struggles within their married life, initially separates them. However, they come back together by the end of the story. Fawad won the Best Popular Actor award for this particular performance.
Thus, Fawad Khan’s versatility as an actor can be visibly seen if one views each of these dramas. Every play brings a special side of his in front of the audience. With such a combination of diversity and clean acting, he is certainly a shining and rising star of Pakistan. And we, Pakistanis, are certainly proud of him!