Naved Aslam (born 23 November[1][a]) is an Indian film, television and theatre actor and screenwriter. He has been an actor, director and screenwriter, respectively for TV shows, theater plays and feature films. In 2018, Aslam made his digital debut in the web-series Smoke (running from 2018 to 2019).[citation needed]

Naved Aslam
The Producer of English film “CHAURASTA”, Ms. Vandana addressing the press, during the 39th International Film Festival (IFFI-2008), in Panaji, Goa on November 26, 2008.jpg
Naved Aslam (left), IFFI (2008)
Born24 November[a]
Delhi, India
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
Years active1990s–Present
Notable work

Early life and educationEdit

Naved Aslam was born and brought up in Delhi, where his father served as an Urdu literature professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, while his mother was a high school teacher at a government school. Aslam has been trained in the classical Indian vocal music and has pursued a postgraduate degree in mass communications from Jamia Millia Islamia University based in Delhi. It was his father who introduced him to the theatre. Aslam has written, directed and acted in stage plays for over 10 years.


Aslam, moved to Mumbai to pursue his ambition of becoming a director, after a decade in theatre. Initially, he spent over 2 years working on some of the international projects. Afterwards, Aslam turned actor and made his first acting television debut in DD National's Byomkesh Bakshi in the year 1993. He had another breakthrough in 1996 by Sony TV's medical drama Hospital.[2] Aslam is best known for playing the role of Chand Raichand in the Indian supernatural television series Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani, where he played a 1000 year old supernatural vampire. Apart from working in television, Aslam has played roles in feature films such as Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, a 2010 film produced by the Balaji Motion Pictures and Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.[citation needed]



List of performances in television
Year Title Role Notes
1993–1997 Byomkesh Bakshi (TV series)
  • Episodes:
  • Ep. 5: Wasiyat
  • Ep. 16: Vansh ka Khoon
  • Ep. 31: Veni Sanhar
2010–2011 Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani
  • Chand Raichand
  • Hassena's husband
  • Abhay and Siddharth's adoptive father
2011–2013 Pavitra Rishta
  • Digvijay Kirloskar (D.K.)
  • Ashna's husband
  • a Ruthless Businessman
  • Manav's Boss
  • Arjun's father
  • Purvi's Father-in-law
  • Pari and Pia's grandfather
2013 Jodha Akbar Bairam Khan
2013–2014 Beintehaa
  • Usman Abdullah
  • Shabana's brother
  • Surraiya's husband
  • Aaliya and Aayat's maternal uncle
  • Fahad and Zain's father
  • Zayed, Aroob, Sana and Saif's paternal grandfather (Dead)
2015–2016 Suryaputra Karn
  • Bhishma
  • Shantanu and Ganga's son
  • Step Great Grandfather of Pandavas and Kauravas
2016 Ishqbaaaz
  • Vikram Pradeep Rana
  • Ketaki's husband
  • Siddharth's father
2021 The Empire Qambar Ali
2022 Ali Baba: Dastaan-E-Kabul
  • Mustafa
  • Qasim and Ali Baba's father
  • a great sorcerer who was killed by Iblis (Dead)


List of performances in film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Sehar Inspector Joginder Singh Solanki
2007 Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. Sunil
2010 Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Patrick, Sultan's henchman


  1. ^ a b No reliable source has been cited to verify the year of his birth.


  1. ^ Pratiwi, Ifa [@ifazayn1] (23 November 2015). "happy birthday Naved Aslam" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Wish there could be more roles written for actors like us". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  3. ^ Byomkesh Bakshi: Ep#5 - Wasiyat. YouTube. Archived from the original on 11 December 2021.
  4. ^ Byomkesh Bakshi: Ep#16 Vansh Ka Khoon. YouTube. Archived from the original on 11 December 2021.
  5. ^ Byomkesh Bakshi: Ep#31 - Veni Sanhar. YouTube. Archived from the original on 11 December 2021.

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