Fawad Afzal Khan, the Pakistani actor who once only ruled Pakistan’s small screen is soon set to make his Bollywood debut as Vikram Singh Rathore opposite Sonam Kapoor aka Milli. Produced by Anil – Rhea Kapoor along with UTV, the film is the remake of 80’s Khoobsurat starring the legendary Rekha and Rakesh Roshan in the lead roles.
While, the movie looks promising, you’ll be surprise one of the major reasons of the excitement is “Fawad Khan.” Yes, he already has a big fan following in India, courtesy Zee Zindagi for airing his super duper hit show Zindagi Gulzar Hai!
Here we bring you all the key things which you as an Indian audience is eager to know about Fawad Khan –
Fawad Afzal Khan’s Trait
5 foot 10 inch, Fawad Khan is a Computer Science student who till the age of 12 mainly spent his childhood in Saudi Arabia, Greece and Manchester after which he returned to Lahore, his hometown. A pure Saggittarian (Born on November 29), the 33 year old actor’s aspiration is nothing more than being responsible and having a good life. Although, he showed his acting skill in his high school, he began modelling first.
Fawad started his modelling at the age of 13. At the age of 19, he made his small screen debut as a spy boy in the serial called Jutt and Bond. It wasn’t a success. Fate had another plans for him – Young Fawad started learning guitar, drums as well as bass and joined Entity Paradigm, the Pakistani band as a lead singer. Then began his singing career. Now, you know, why the star holds his guitar every time in his serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai 😉 The association is not new.
In the year 2003, at the age of 22 he along with his band members released their first album Irtiqa, which was a commercial success. The song- Kahan Hai Tu, Waqt and Hamesha is a treat to the ears, if you wish to hear Zaroon aka Fawad Khan. (Alert – The genre is rock and metal!)
In 2007, he bagged a film Khuda Ke Liye which Ali Zafar refused due to hectic schedule. This film was a major hit. From 2008, he once again started his acting career in TV and gave good hits in the form of Dastaan, Humsafar, long with various other serials, which we all hopefully get to see on Zee Zindagi. No, we really can’t wait to see Fawad Khan missing from the screen frame, can we? So, this means he is totally into doing TV dramas from past 6 years.
No Fawad Khan Is Not Single
A die hard romantic at heart, Fawad Khan proposed a girl in 1998 when he was 17 years old and right after 7 years married the same girl in the year 2005. The lucky woman is called Sadaf whom Fawad considers his world. The couple has a kid, Ayaan Khan.
Fawad Khan’s Bollywood Projects
After starring opposite Sonam Kapoor in Khusoorat, it is rumoured that Fawad Khan will be seen romancing the hot and sexy Kareena Kapoor Khan in a unnamed Yash Raj Film. Well, in addition, perhaps he’ll also be seen opposite Anuska Sharma in a TV Commercial Ad.
Some of The Lesser Known Facts about Fawad Khan –
Fawad Khan in an interview mentioned that he is diabetic and that is why he could not concentrate both on singing and acting simultaneously.
Initially, when he wasn’t that famous but had made his appearance, people often addressed him as – “The Guy Who Looks Like Tom Cruise!“
Well, when it comes to looks, let me tell you – Once, when an interviewer mentioned him about his resemblance to Tom Cruise, he was quick to respond that – “Well, I’m also told that I look like Mr. Bean!“
Fawad Khan finds dancing very disturbing. “For me dancing like rubbing my tummy and head simultaneously,” says Fawad
He also appeared in a video – Zinda Hoon by the famous band “STRINGS”
Fawad Khan has also completed shooting for Lands Ends (Earlier Kolachi), an upcoming Australian-Pakistan sci fi directed by Summer Nicks.
Mostly Fawad Khan’s cell phone is switched off. He does that to avoid crank callers.
Fawad finds Amrish Puri as the most Khoobsurat person in Bollywood. Apart from him, its Zeenat Aman. His favorite Bollywood flick is Do Aur Do Paanch
He has rejected many Pakistani dramas for his stint in Bollywood, but will start shooting a film with Sultana Siddiqui once he is done with Khoobsurat.
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