Fawad Afzal Khan is a Pakistani singer, model and actor. Khan has received two Lux Style Awards and has established himself as one of Pakistan's highest-paid actors.
After making his acting debut in the 2000 comedy drama Jutt and Bond, Khan rose to prominence playing the role of Hassan in 2010 serial Dastaan. Khan established himself as a leading actor of Pakistani television in 2011 with roles in the blockbuster melodrama Humsafar. He achieved further success for his leading role in the 2013 romantic drama Zindagi Gulzar Hai, all of which rank among the highest rated Pakistani serials.
Khan made his film debut in 2007 with Khuda Kay Liye which was the highest-grossing Pakistani film of 2007. His performance in the film garnered critical appreciation and earned him the Lux Style Award for Best Actor. In 2013, Khan appeared in Armaan, a romantic drama that proved to be a critical and commercial success. Khan was widely praised for his role which earned him a nomination at Tarang Housefull Award for Best Actor.
Khan was first known for being the lead singer of Pakistani rock band Entity Paradigm, but the band split up. His songs "Shor Macha and "Rahguzar" did well in the charts and was considered a critical and commercial success.
Fawad Afzal Khan was born in 1981 at Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He spent his early life in Greece, Saudi Arabia and in United Kingdom and returned to Lahore when he was 12. He completed his A-levels from Lahore Grammar School. Later he joined National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Lahore for his Bachelors, where he obtained a degree in Telecom Engineering. He made his first public appearance in a high school play. Fawad's performance in the play was so good that Anjum Shahzad (director) got impressed and encouraged Fawad to perform on TV as well. He learned guitar, bass and drums at the age of 20.
In 2013, Khan appeared in Abdullah Kadwani's film Armaan, remake of Waheed Murad's 1966 film of the same name. Khan went on to win Tarang Housefull Award for Best on screen Couple with Aamina Sheikh and was nominated for Tarang Housefull Award for Best Actor.
As of September 2013, Khan has several projects at various stages of production. Khan has completed shooting of Summer Nicks's Science fiction Kolachi and his first international project, a Bollywood film Khoobsurat remake of the 1980 film of the same name opposite Sonam Kapoor, which is produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Boney Kapoor. Khan has also signed his second Bollywood film Yash Raj Films next alongside actress Kareena Kapoor Khan and third Pakistani film Sultana Siddiqui's next film, that will be shot in Lahore towards the mid of 2014
Fawad met Sadaf Fawad in 1998 at the age of 17 and married her at Lahore in 2005. The couple has a son named Ayaan Khan.