Faysal Qureshi is a Pakistani model, actor and television host.
Date of Birth:
He was born on 26th October 1973 in Lahore.
He is 5 ft 9 inches.
He weighs 72 kg.
He spent his early childhood in Lahore.
His father’s name is Abid Qureshi and he died when Faysal was very young. His mother Afshan Qureshi is a famous film actress of 1960’s. She started her career from Punjabi films. She also appeared in lead roles in Sindhi films.
Other Famous Family Members:
Riffat Qureshi was his Uncle (father’s brother). He was a sound specialist during 60’s and 70’s. Riffat Qureshi married to famous film actress of 60’s Rozina. Rozina was a famous heroin of Urdu films but she has also acted in Punjabi films. Her name was “Ivy”. She became famous after role of ‘Dolly” in film Armaan in 1966. She has also a credit of appearing in famous commercial of Lipton ‘Chaye chahiye konsi janab’. She left acting after her marriage to Riffat Qureshi. Faysal’s cousin Saima is also very famous T.V actress. She has also acted in films .She is married and blessed with a son.
His personal life is not very much impressive. Faysal married twice but both of his marriages haven’t worked. First he was married at the age of 18 but his marriage was not successful and he divorced his wife after 3 years. He has a daughter from first marriage named Hanish. He married again at the age of 24 but divorced after 18 months. He is blessed with a son from his second wife. He married 3rd time in 2010 with a woman named Sana. He is living happily now and blessed with a daughter from his 3rd marriage. Her daughter’s name is Ayat.
His eyes are of black color.
Faysal is a talkative person. He loves to make new friends. He has lively personality.
He loves Desi food.
His favorite color is black and blue. He likes dark colors.
Faysal has travelled all around the world but he loves to be in Australia again and again as he loves this place so much. This is his favorite holiday destination too.
He loves to drink vegetable juices.
He is doing modeling and being a show stopper for many famous designers.
He became famous through his Drama serial Boota from Toba Teksingh. It is the biggest achievement of his career as his character has impressed a lot of people.
He is widely seen in many advertisements of leading brands.
He is also very passionate about hosting as after acting this is the most important job for him. He has hosted morning show Muskarati mornings along with Ayesha Sana in 2010 and it was the most popular morning show at that time. This show has also won award for best morning show in 2011. He has also hosted show Hero Banney ki Tarang. In 2016 he made a comeback to his hosting career and started hosting Salam Zindagi on ARY Zindagi and the tagline of his new morning show is “Salam hai Ap Sab Pe”.
He considers Nadeem Baig as one of his role model as he has supported him all the time since he joined showbiz industry.
He has also acted in number of movies. His first major role as an adult was in movie Saza which was released 1n 1992.He has acted in 19 movies but he was not very successful in movies. Some of his famous movies are
Nangi Main (1992)
Nangay Paon (1993)
He has also appeared on ARY Digital’s dance competition show as a judge, “Nach Baliye”.
Boota from Toba Tek Singh was the role which has taken Faysal to skies with in no time. It was written by Khalil-Ur-Qamar and directed by Khawar Malik. It was the story of a teenager who lives in village but every time thinks to go abroad. Other actors in drama were:
Work as Child:
Faysal started his career as a child artist from PTV’s play Emergency Ward. He has also acted in TV plays Ab Ghar Jane Do, Hum Tum and Andhera Ujala as a child actor.
Work In Telefilms:
He has worked in many Telefilms. Names of Telefilms in which he has acted:
Resham Si Shaam (2008)
Muthi Bhar Mithi (2009)
Babies Unlimited (2009)
Nass Baliye (2009)
Hum Kahani Meri Zubani (2010)
Phir Kab Milo Ge (tv One)
Tarang Houseful-Aina (2013)
As Drama Actor:
Faysal is considered one of the best drama actors Pakistan has produced and is still going on. After Boota from Toba Tek Singh he hasn’t looked back and worked in number of dramas. The dramas in which he has acted are as under:
Mirza and Sons
Kitnay Door Kitnay Paas
Jaaey Kahan Ye Dil
Jeet Ka Dum
Teray Janay Ke Baad
Main Abdul Qadir Hoon
Mann Ke Moti
Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan
Umrao Jan Adda
Thora Thora Pyar
Main Aur Tum
Khushboo Ka Ghar
Mera Yaar Mila De
Due to his splendid performances he has won many awards and are under as:
Lux Style Award 2015 (Best TV Actor for Rang Laaga)
1st Indus Drama Awards (Best Supporting Actor for Wujood-e-Laraib)
1st Pakistan Media Awards (Best Drama Actor for Main aur Tum)
2nd Pakistan Media Awards (Best Morning shoe for Muskarati Mornings)
Pakistan Media Awards (Best Host)
10th Lux Style Awards (Best TV Actor for Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan
His favorite co-star is his friend Ejaz Aslam as he loves to play any character with him.
His favorite director is Baber Javaid.
Things You Don’t Know:
Faysal is red blind and very few people are aware of this. Faysal has refused to work in bollywood as he got 3 chances to work there but he hasn’t found script powerful, so he refused to work.