Faysal Quraishi

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Faysal Quraishi (Urdu: فیصل قریشی‎; born October 26, 1973) is a Pakistani actor, producer and television host.[4] He appears in Pakistani television dramas, reality shows and films, and is one of Pakistan's highest-paid actors.[5] He is one of the biggest stars in Pakistan. With more than 20 nationally recognised awards, he is widely regarded as one of the finest actors to have ever been produced by the country owing to his immense versatility, diverse pick of roles, and impeccable performance. He first gained recognition for playing the leading role of Boota in television series Boota from Toba Tek Singh (1999) and has now been a part of more than 200 projects.[6]

Faysal Quraishi
فیصل قریشی
Born (1973-10-26) October 26, 1973 (age 47)[1]
OccupationActor • Producer • Television host • Director •
Years active1984–present
Known forBashar Momin (2014)
Meri Zaat Zarra e Benishan (2010)[3]
Boota from Toba Tek Singh (1999)
Muqaddar (2020)
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Spouse(s)Sana Faysal (m.2010)

He hosted a morning show "Muskurati Mornings with Faisal Qureshi" from 2010 to 2014 on TVOne. From 2016 to 2019, he hosted the morning show Salam Zindagi on ARY Zindagi.[7] He was also the host of a game show "Jeet Ka Dum" on HUM TV andis currently hosting another game show "Khush Raho Pakistan" on BOL TV. He also turned producer in 2017 with the production house Connect Studios and also owns a film production house "Faysal Quraishi Films".[8]

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Lahore, Pakistan . His mother Afsha(n) Qureshi was a famous film actress of her time, and now appears mostly on the smaller screen. His father, Abid Qureshi was an actor too, and wanted to see his son achieve great heights as an actor and to prepare him, he enrolled Qureshi into every sport, skill and activity imaginable - horse-riding, classical dancing, swimming, cricket and the list goes on. Faysal was just over 17 years old when his father got diagnosed with brain haemorrhage. All their wealth and property was spent on his treatment and that's when Qureshi decided to appear into films, to support his family. Unfortunately, just a month before his movie released, his father died, leaving his wish of seeing his son as a movie star unfulfilled. To this day, this remains Faysal's biggest regret that his father could not witness his success.[1][9]


Quraishi began his career as a child artist and appeared in the plays Emergency Ward and Andhera Ujala for PTV.[1] He made his film debut as an actor in the 1992 film Saza. He starred in 19 movies over the span of 4 years, but could not create a concrete place for himself, and switched to the smaller screen. He first played minor roles in television serials before landing his first lead role as "Boota" in Boota from Toba Tek Singh in 1999 which made him an overnight star, then there was no looking back. Faysal has also appeared as a judge on competition shows Dum Hai To Entertain Kar and Nachle. He also hosted the reality show Hero Banney Ki Tarang and the morning show Muskurati Morning on TVOne Global. He also played a variety of characters in many critically acclaimed dramas, including Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan (2009), Meri Ansuni Kahani (2009), Masuri (2005), Roag (2014), Main Abdul Qadir Hoon (2010), Qaid-e-Tanhai (2010), and Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga (2011–2018), Rang Laaga (2015), Muqaddar (2020), and many others.. In 2018, he was seen in a revenge based drama series Khalish.Faysal also played the leading role in the 2014's meha-hit critically and commercially acclaimed drama serial Bashar Momin which was the 1st ever Pakistani drama to air on Indian television.[10]

In 2015, Daily Pakistan reported that Faysal has become one of the highest-paid artists of television, charging Rs. 3 million per episode and continues to be one of the most sought after and highest paid actors in Pakistan today.[5]

From 2016 to 2019, Faysal hosted the morning show Salam Zindagi which aired on ARY Zindagi.[7] Qureshi was appointed as a CLF Goodwill Ambassador by the Children's Literature Festival on July 30, 2019.[11]



Film are currently on Cinema
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Movie Role Notes
1992 Saza
2013 Aina Nadeem Remake of Aina
2015 Good Morning Karachi Shavaiz
Manto Asim
2016 Laloolal.com Rameez

Sorry: A Love Story

TBA Also co-producer[12]


Year Title Role Channel References
1985 Andhera Ujala PTV Home
1985 Emergency Ward
1999 Boota from Toba Tek Singh Boota
1995 Jin Pe Takiya tha
2000 Harjaee Indus TV
2000 Chamak PTV Home
2003 Deewar
Umrao Jan Ada Geo Entertainment
2005 Masuri[13] PTV Home
2005 Wajood e Laraib Sheharyar Indus TV
Tum Kahan Hum Kahan Geo TV
2007 Man-o-Salwa Sheraz Hum TV
2008 Jhumka Jaan
Kitni Door Kitne Paas PTV Home
Chaar Chand Geo TV
Ab Ghar Jaane Do
Abhi Abhi Ary Digital
2009 Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan Aarfeen Geo TV
Aashti Nazrul Islam Hum TV
Baarish Kay Aansoo Asim Geo TV
Phir Kho Jaye Na Ary Digital
Meri Unsuni Kahani Hum TV
Tikon ARY Digital
The Ghost Hum TV
2010 Tere Jaane Kay Baad
Sandal Geo TV
Qaid-e-Tanhai Moiz Hum TV
Main Abdul Qadir Hoon Faiz Rasul
Yariyan Babar Geo TV
Haal-e-Dil Ary Digital
Tere Liye Geo TV
2011 Ishq Ibadat
Kya Meri Shaadi Shahrukh Se Hogi
Ek Hatheli Pe Hina Ek Hatheli Pe Lahoo Najeeb
Mera Saaein Aarish Ary Digital
Umm-e-Kulsoom Nihal
Dil Hai Chota Sa Geo TV
Akhri Barish Nihal Ary Digital
Khushboo Ka Ghar Sikander
Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga Sheedo Geo TV
Mera Pehla Pyar Taha Ary Digital
2012 Sabz Pari Laal Kabootar Rafiq Geo TV
Mera Yaqeen Asfar Ary Digital
Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga Sheedo Geo TV
2013 Pachtawa Ary Digital
Adhoori Aurat Zayyan Geo TV
Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga Sheedo
Mann Ke Moti Rahil
2014 Roag Ayaz Ary Digital
Main Bushra
Bashar Momin Bashar Geo TV
Iqraar Shahbaz
2015 Maryam Geo TV
Bheegi Palkein A-Plus TV
Mol Sheharyar Hum TV
Rang Laaga Aashiq Hussain Ary Digital
Naraz Azlan
2016 Tum Meri Ho Zayyan
Mera Yaar Miladay Dabbu
Waada Shahab
Aap Ke Liye Shaheer
2017 Zaakham Khawar
2018 Main Manto Asim Geo TV
Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga (Season 04) Sheedo
Khalish Sahil
Baba Jani Asfand
Haiwan Hameed ARY Digital
Satrangi A-Plus Entertainment
2020 Muqaddar Sardar Saif-ur-Rehman Geo Entertainment
Gustakh Rohail Express Entertainment
Log Kya Kahenge Saad ARY Digital [14]
2021 Fitoor (TV series) Haider Geo Entertainment
TBA Baadshah Begum Web Series [15]

Other AppearancesEdit

Year Drama Serial Role Channel Notes
2007 Kaun STN TV In episode 5 Honeymoon
2008 Resham Si Shaam Ahsaan Hum TV An episode for Qissaon ki Chaadar mini-series
2009 Mutthi Bhar Mitti Muzaffar Hum TV An Independence Day special telefilm
2009 Babies Unlimited Humdum Geo TV An Eid special telefilm
2009 Nass Baliye Himself ARY Digital An Eid special telefilm
2010 Talluq Armaan Geo TV Appeared in Episode 2
2010 Hum Kahani Meri Zubani ARY Digital
2010 Phir Kab Milo Ge TV one
2011 Dum Hai Tou Entertain Kar Judge ARY Digital Reality Show
2012 Main Aur Tum ARY Digital Comedy Sitcom
2015 Jeet Ka Dum Host Hum TV
2017 Jimmy Immy Timmy (JIT) Timmy ARY Digital Television film
2016–2019 Salam Zindagi Host ARY Zindagi Morning Show
2019 Jeeto Pakistan Guest ARY Digital
2019 Bol Nights with Ahsan Khan Guest Bol TV
2019 Khush Raho Pakistan Host Bol TV Game Show

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c administrator (March 30, 2012). "[http://FaysalQureshi.Com FaysalQureshi.Com] (actor)". Pakistan Times. Retrieved December 11, 2015. External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ https://www.dawn.com/news/1571232/prime-time-the-great-actor-migration
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYDLQDIhBcs
  4. ^ Sarfaraz, Iqra. "Hamza Awan". Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Pay packages of Pakistani celebrities revealed". Daily Pakistan Global. Retrieved June 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Faysal Quraishi on Hollywood debut with The Window and new beginnings | Instep | thenews.com.pk". thenews.com.pk. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Overnights: Star Plus stays top; Hum TV & New Vision TV stay strong on Tuesday". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Events and Music. May 23, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  8. ^ Ifrah Salman (October 28, 2017), "Hamza Awan turns producer with the launch of 'Connect Studios'", hipinpakistan. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Saeed, Mehek. "Catching up with Faysal Qureshi". Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  10. ^ Nida Tahseen (March 3, 2014). "Bashar Momin, 1st Pakistani drama to on-air on Indian channel". Pakistan Today. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  11. ^ https://nayadaur.tv/2019/07/childrens-literature-festival-appoints-fourteen-goodwill-ambassadors/
  12. ^ Irfan Ul Haq (October 20, 2018), "Faysal Quraishi and Sohail Javed announce film 'Sorry: A Love Story'", Dawn News. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  13. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWGFhDgrSQg
  14. ^ "Kya Aik Waqt Aisa Bhi Aata Hai - Log Kya Kahenge Presented By Ariel". Watch Latest Episodes of ARY Digital. July 29, 2020. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  15. ^ "Faysal Qureshi will appear in baadshah begum with Iman Ali". Daily Times. Retrieved April 14, 2019.

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