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Faisal Rehman

Faisal Rehman commonly known as Faisal is a Pakistani film and television actor, writer and director. He has worked in 30 films and many television shows.

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Born Faisal Rehman
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Occupation Actor, screenwriter
Years active 1980–1991, 1997–present
Website faisal-rehman.com

Biography

Faisal Rehman’s ancestors hail from Afghanistan with roots in the Mohammadzai clan of Kabul belonging toBarakzai branch of the Durrani confederacy.

His ancestors moved to India in 1905 during British Raj. He is a nephew of noted Bollywood actor, Rehman, and his brother Fasih Ur Rehman is a classical dancer, their father is cinematographer Massud-ur-Rehman.

Faisal did his secondary schooling at St. Anthony High School Lahore. He was only a 14-year-old boy when he landed his first role in Nazar-ul-Islam’s film Nahi Abhi Nahi, also starring famous film actress Shabnam.

Faisal continued doing films but didn’t leave his academic life behind. He went to Forman Christian College and didBachelors in English Literature from University of Punjab.

Career

After his successful debut in Nahi Abhi Nahi, Rehman acted in numerous films for almost a decade. In early 1990s Rehman moved to Canada and lived there for 5 years.

He lived in Montreal and learned French there. Rehman is fluent in speaking Persian, English, Punjabi, Bengali and Urdu.

On his return to Pakistan he did two more feature films and acted in numerous television dramas and telefilms. The most recent which won him audience’s appraisal was drama serial Malaal, directed by Mehreen Jabbar.

Faisal portrayed the role of Danish, a possessive and shallow man who, on his mother’s insistence marries a girl half his age and also keeps his friend, portrayed by Deepti Gupta, on her toes. The serial has recently been nominated for10th Annual Lux Style Award in best serial’s category.

He is also one of the founding members of “The Actors’ Collective (ACT)”, an association of actors, including film, theatre and televisions artists in Pakistan, established in 2009 and based in Lahore.

Filmography

Films

  • 1980: Nahi Abhi Nahi
  • 1981: Aladin, Yeh Zamana Aur Hay
  • 1982: Biwi Ho To Aisee
  • 1983: Nadani, Tina
  • 1984: Love Story, Miss Colombo, Doorian
  • 1985: Aaposh, Mehek, Naraaz, Jeenay Nahi Doon Gee, Palkon Ki Chaon Main
  • 1985: Miss Lanka (Pakistan-Bangladesh joint venture film)
  • 1986: Dhanak, Miss Singapore, Beqarar, Baat Baan Jay, Agar Tum Na Hotay
  • 1987: Girebaan, Qasam Munnay Ki
  • 1988: Chakkar, Bazar-e-Husn
  • 1990: Bulandi
  • 1991: Aandhi, Piyaar Aur Pasa
  • 1999: Ghadaar, Guns and Roses – Ik Junoon

Television career

Telefilm
Year Title Role Additional Notes
1999 Amma Abba Aur Ali Amjad PTV
Laal Baig Doctor Sahab PTV
2007 Manay Na Yeh Dill Hum TV
2008 Aban Zafar Zafar Mehmood ARY Digital
2010 Tumharay Baad Danish Hum TV
Drama
Year Title Role Additional Notes
1997 Shahpar Flt Lt Hassan PAF Drama
1998 Ghulam Gardish Naveed PTV
1999 Bulandi Ali PTV
2000 Aur Zindagi Badalti Hai Shehryar PTV
2002 Sarmaya Indus Vision
2007 Maanay Na Ye Dil Hum TV
Qissa-e-Ulfat Himself Mini-series on Aaj TV. Rehman played a novel reader along with Jia Ali.
2008 Khamoshiyan Arham Hum TV
2009 Malaal Danish Hum TV
Butter Flies Faisal Hum TV
Aik Lamha Chahiye Ahmar ATV
Deewangi Umar ARY Digital
2010 Vasl Salman Hum TV
Chemistry Professor Waqar Geo TV
Aye Ishq Hamein Barbaad Na Kar Imran ARY Digital
Saans ARY digital
2011 Badtameez Javed Hayatt ARY DIgital
2012 Zard Mausam Waqar ul Hasan Hum TV
Coke Kahani Mir Asfand Jehangir Hum TV, PTV, Urdu 1
Dagh-i-Nadamat[5] PTV
Sitamgar Hum TV
2013-2014 Ranjish Hi Sahi Kamal Hassan Geo TV
2015-2016 Tere Baghair Hum TV
2016 Izn-e-Rukhsat Ehtishaam Geo Entertainment

As a writer and director

  • 2002: Kaali Shalwar – Rehman was the Co-writer and director for this film along with Bilal Minto. This telefilm is an adaptation of Sadat Manto’s work and was produced for Indus TV.
  • 2004: Javaid Shampoo – Screened at 4th KaraFilm Festival received Ciepie for Special Jurors’ Selection. The telefilm was also screened at Rafi Peer World Performing Arts Festival.
  • 2009: Woh College Kay Din – Producer

Awards

  • 2003 Indus Telefilm Festival third Winner: Best TV Film and Director for World Ka Center
  • 2005 The 1st Indus Drama Awards: Nominated for Best Actor Drama Series
  • 2006 Lux Style Awards: Best PTV Actor in a Leading Role for Batain Dil Ki

 

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