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Rauf Khalid

Abdul Rauf Khalid (Urdu: ???????? ?????; 19 December 1957 in Peshawar– 24 November 2011) was a Pakistani actor, filmmaker and television writer/director. An ex-serviceman and bureaucrat, he worked in films and television plays after attending Islamia College, Peshawar.

Native name ???????? ????
Born 19 December 1957
Peshawar  Pakistan
Died 24 November 2011
Occupation Painter, director, producer, writer
Years active 1989-2011; his death


1989: he wrote and partially directed PTV’s thriller, Madaar, a seven-episode serial exposing drug trafficking, telecast from Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV).[citation needed]

1991: he wrote Guest House, a 52-episode comedy series that turned out to be a popular comedy series for PTV.

1994: Khalid directed Angar Wadi, a 15-episode serial for which he was an actor and a producer apart from writing it.

1998: Khalid made Laag, a 27-episodes serial (written, directed, produced and acted).[citation needed]

2003: Khalid released his debut film Laaj as (writer, director, producer and actor), although it reportedly did poorly at the box office. Laaj won 12 Bolan Awards, 14 Graduate Awards, 4 National Film Awards and the Luxstyle Award.

2007: Khalid established a college of TV & Film Direction in Lok Virsa Shakrparian Islamabad. He was the chairman of National Institute of Cultural Studies.

2008: Khalid made his third television serial (Mishaal), for which he served as writer, director and producer, which was telecast on Tuesday evenings.[citation needed]


His paintings have been exhibited in the World Fineart Gallery New York and the Omma Art Gallery in Crete Greece.


Rauf Khalid died on 24 November 2011, aged 53, in a traffic accident near Sheikhupura as he was coming to Islamabad from Lahore via motorway.


Type of Award Name of Award Notes
The President of Pakistan award Pride of Performance
The Prime Minister of Pakistan award The Kashmir Medal
Bolan Award Best Director
Best Film
Best Writer
Best Supporting Actor
Graduate Guild Award Best Director
Best Writer
Best Producer
Best Supporting Actor
Best Original Script
National Pakistan Award Best Director
Best Film
Best Writer
Best Original Soundtrack shared with Zille Huma
Lux Style Award Best Film 2005

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