Faysal Quraishi (Urdu: فیصل قریشی; born October 26, 1973) is a Pakistani actor, producer and television host. He appears in Pakistani television dramas, reality shows and films, and is one of Pakistan's highest-paid actors. 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.
|Born||October 26, 1973|
|Occupation||Actor • Producer • Television host • Director •|
|Known for||Bashar Momin (2014) |
Meri Zaat Zarra e Benishan (2010)
Boota from Toba Tek Singh (1999)
|Height||1.77 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. 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".
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.
Quraishi began his career as a child artist and appeared in the plays Emergency Ward and Andhera Ujala for PTV. 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.
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.
From 2016 to 2019, Faysal hosted the morning show Salam Zindagi which aired on ARY Zindagi. Qureshi was appointed as a CLF Goodwill Ambassador by the Children's Literature Festival on July 30, 2019.
|Film are currently on Cinema|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2013||Aina||Nadeem||Remake of Aina|
|2015||Good Morning Karachi||Shavaiz|
|1985||Andhera Ujala||PTV Home|
|1999||Boota from Toba Tek Singh||Boota|
|1995||Jin Pe Takiya tha|
|Umrao Jan Ada||Geo Entertainment|
|2005||Wajood e Laraib||Sheharyar||Indus TV|
|Tum Kahan Hum Kahan||Geo TV|
|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|
|The Ghost||Hum TV|
|2010||Tere Jaane Kay Baad|
|Main Abdul Qadir Hoon||Faiz Rasul|
|Tere Liye||Geo TV|
|Kya Meri Shaadi Shahrukh Se Hogi|
|Ek Hatheli Pe Hina Ek Hatheli Pe Lahoo||Najeeb|
|Mera Saaein||Aarish||Ary Digital|
|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|
|Adhoori Aurat||Zayyan||Geo TV|
|Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga||Sheedo|
|Mann Ke Moti||Rahil|
|Bashar Momin||Bashar||Geo TV|
|Bheegi Palkein||A-Plus TV|
|Rang Laaga||Aashiq Hussain||Ary Digital|
|2016||Tum Meri Ho||Zayyan|
|Mera Yaar Miladay||Dabbu|
|Aap Ke Liye||Shaheer|
|2018||Main Manto||Asim||Geo TV|
|Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga (Season 04)||Sheedo|
|2020||Muqaddar||Sardar Saif-ur-Rehman||Geo Entertainment|
|Log Kya Kahenge||Saad||ARY Digital|||
|2021||Fitoor (TV series)||Haider||Geo Entertainment|
|TBA||Baadshah Begum||Web Series|||
|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|
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