Afzal Khan (actor)

Afzal Khan (Urdu: افضل خان) better known as John Rambo, is a Pakistani actor and comedian. He rose to fame by playing a janitor nicknamed John Rambo on PTV's famous comedy show Guest House (1991). He later assumed John Rambo as his unofficial screen name taken from the Sylvester Stallone's character John Rambo. People on the TV stage set, had nicknamed him 'John Rambo' due to his striking resemblance to the Hollywood actor.[1][2]

Afzal Khan
Afzal Khan

(1966-09-01) 1 September 1966 (age 54)
OccupationActor, Comedian
Years active1991 – present
Spouse(s)Sahiba Afzal[1]


Afzal Khan began his acting career from stage dramas in Islamabad. He acted in a few plays pak by PTV that were aired only in Islamabad and Peshawar.[2] He has made the record of signing the most number of featured films in a single day (That is 26). He has appeared in more than 150 movies.

He was cast as John Rambo (a janitor) in PTV's comedy series Guest House in 1991.[2] It was an instant hit and Rambo became the most popular character of the series.

After his success as John Rambo, he began to get offers from movies. In 1992, he signed his first movie and became a mainstream Lollywood actor. However, his image of a comedy actor earned him mostly comedy characters. He tried to do some serious movies but wasn't as successful.[2]

He currently appears as a judge on a TV talent show as well as on a dance show.

In 2011, he hosted a morning show on Apna Channel, a Pakistani television channel.[2]

He is currently appearing in Popular Pakistani drama series Naagin on Geo Kahani.

Personal lifeEdit

He was born in Havelian, Abbottabad, Pakistan and is married to fellow Lollywood actress Sahiba Afzal who is a daughter of veteran film actress Nisho.[2]


Main article: Afzal Khan filmography


Year Movie
1994 Hero
1993 Haathi Mere Saathi
1994 International Luteray
1994 Ghunda Raj
1995 Madam Rani
1995 Munda Bigra Jaye
1996 Love 95
1996 Chor Machaye Shor
1998 Insaf Ho To Aisa
1998 Zewar
2001 Jungle Queen
2001 Moosa Khan
2004 Munna Bhai
2005 Koi Tujh Sa Kahan
2008 Mehbooba
2011 Love Mein Ghum
2016 Saya e Khuda e Zuljalal
2016 Jackpot
2018 The Donkey King
2020 Money Back Guarantee
2021 Pyar Ki FIR


Year Drama Title Channel Role
1991 Guest House[1] PTV Home Janitor
2014 Ye Chahtein Ye Ranjishein PTV Home Unknown
2016 Khuda Aur Muhabbat Geo TV Ghafoora
2016 Choki # 420 Aaj Entertainment Rambo
2017 Naagin Geo Kahani Golden Khan

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Qamar, Saadia (8 August 2011). "Afzal Khan: The Pakistani 'Rambo'". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Profile of actor Afzal Khan on website Retrieved 14 June 2020

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