Sunday, October 10, 2010

Faisal Qureshi
Faisal Qureshi, is a Pakistani television actor and veteran film actor.
Qureshi started his career in acting as a child artist from PTV's play Emergency Ward, and also appeared in the play Andhera Ujala as a child. His first major acting role as an adult was in the 1992 film Saza. Qureshi went on to star in 19 other films, but quit after 4 years in the film industry and went on to pursue a career as a full-time television actor. Qureshi has stated about his acting career that "I never wanted wanted to be a hero. I've always wanted to be first and foremost, an actor.The thought of becoming a director or producer," he says,"has never appealed to me. I still feel I have far to go as far as acting is concerned".
He is known as one of the most versatile actors in Pakistan, playing characters old and young, delinquent and religious, blind and deaf. He has stated that "I just want to make my country proud. I want to show my sheer commitment by changing my look and style in every drama."He has been voted the most popular TV actor of 2010.
Qureshi has appeared as a judge on ARY Digital's competition shows Dum Hai To Entertain Kar and Nachle. He was the host of reality show Hero Banney ki Tarang, also on ARY. He started hosting the morning show "Muskurati Mornings" on TvOne along with Ayesha Sana in October, and it has been voted the most popular morning show currently on air.
Personal Life
Faisal was born to a Muslim family in Lahore. His mother, Afshan Qureshi, was a widely popular film actress, and it was due to the frequent visits to TV sets with her that Qureshi was first discovered. He was first married at the age of 18, but his marriage was unsuccessful and the couple was divorced 3 years later, despite having a 1 year old daughter. He married again when he was 24, though once again, the marriage was unsuccessful and the couple was divorced 8 months later. He married a third and, as he stated in an interview with Shahista Wahidi, "hopefully final" time, at the beginning of 2010 to a woman named Sana. He has one son with her. He lives in Karachi with his mother, son and wife, and 18-year old daughter Hanish Qureshi.


A controversy erupted in 2010 regarding Qureshi and renown Pakistani actress Ayesha Khan, in which the two were accused of having an affair together, just months after Qureshi's marriage. Qureshi denied the claim 3 months later in an interview with Nadia Khan, saying "Please tell me who I'm having an affair with, because I'd really like to know!
Year Film Role Additional Notes
1992 Saza
1992 Nangay Paoon
1993 Tere Ghar Ke Samnay
1994 Nadia
1994 Bobby
1995 Mera Inteqam
Drama Role Broadcasting Network Additional Notes
Ahsaas Salman PTV
Toba Tek Singh Boota PTV Qureshi's first role as a main character
Aaina Geo TV Aaina was a sequel to the popular Nadeem movie Aaina
Aashti Nazrul Islam Hum TV
Jhumka Jaan Nizaam Hum TV
Manay Na Ye Dil Shahriar Hum TV
The Ghost Hassan Hum TV
Meri Jaan Chiku Hum TV
Meri Un Suni Kahani Shahram Hum TV
Teray Janay Ke Baad Hum TV
Mann-O-Salwa Sheraz Hum TV
Harjaee Indus TV Nominated Best Actor at Lux Style Awards 2004
Umraao Jaan Ada Gohar Mirza GEO TV Nominated Best Actor at Lux Style Awards 2004
Thora Thora Pyar Geo TV
Ab Ghar Jane Do Geo TV
Kaun Jaanay Kya Hona Hai Zain Geo TV
Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan Arfeen Abbas Geo TV Meri Zaat is the most-viewed serial on Geo TV to date.
Barish Kay Aansoo Geo TV
Chaar Chand Geo TV
Yariyan Babar Geo TV
Tum Kahan Hum Kahan Talha Geo TV
Ander World TVOne
Dil Hai Chota Sa Ahmer Geo TV This is Qureshi's first appearance in a Bushra Ansari drama serial
Main Aur Tum Shams ARY Digital Main Aur Tum is a comedy serial
Kaanch ARY Digital
Wujood-e-Laraib Hadi Indus Vision Won Indus Vision Award for Best Supporting Actor
Sandal Eibaad GEO TV
Qaid-e-Tanhai Moiz Hum TV
Mera Saeen Aarish ARY Digital
Main Abdul Qadir Hoon Faiz Rasool Hum TV
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Resham Si Shaam Ahsaan An episode for Qissaon ki Chaadar mini-series
2009 Mutthi Bhar Mitti Muzaffar An Independence Day special; Hum TV
Babies Unlimited Humdum An Eid special telefilm
2010 Talluq Armaan Appeared in Episode 2
Nass Baliye Faisal An Eid special telefilm