Born on 29 November 1981 in Lahore, Pakistan, Fawad Khan is one of the top-notch actors in the Pakistan film industry. The Ashar of Humsafar, Zaroon of Zindagi Gulzar hai, Hassan of Dastaan, Snob Vikram Singh of Khoobsurat or the charming Rahul of Kapoor& Sons- Fawad Khan has blessed us with remarkable theatrical skills and also, one of the most handsome looking actors of our times (not even exaggerating!)
On his 39th Birthday, let us take a look at some of the unknown facts about Fawad-
1) Fawad wanted to be an aeronautical engineer.
As a teenager, his wish was to be an aeronautical engineer. He is also a graduate in computer engineering.
But fortunate for all of us, fate had other plans!
2) He has a melodious voice.
Apart from his incredible acting skills, he has been gifted with a beautiful voice. Moreover, he was a lead singer in the Pakistani band Entity Paradigm. Their album irtiqa was a chartbuster of that time.
3) He is a hopeless romantic.
Fawad Khan and his wife Sadaf Khan knew each other since childhood. They began dating when she was 16 and he 17. Just 10 days after their relation, he proposed her for marriage. At first, she rejected the proposal saying that she was just 16.
The duo tied the knot in 2005.
4) He was diagnosed with Diabetes at the age of 17
Fawad was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes after he met with an accident that damaged his pancreas.
5) He is the highest-paid actor in Pakistan.
Unsurprisingly , he is the highest paid actor in Pakistan, and also the only one to have win Filmfare award Best actor award. (For his film Khoobsurat)
6) He owns a clothing brand with his wife.
Named “Silk by Fawad,” he also modelled for his brand. Yes we get it Fawad, your versatility is top-notch.
7) He has been modelling since the age of 13.
Before becoming an actor, Fawad was a model. The actor initiated modelling at the bare age of 13 and has appeared with the pakistani actress Mahira Khan at the Indian Bridal Fashion week.
8) He was not always an amazing actor.
After desperately pursuing a role in the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mira Nair and eventually losing the role. He himself accepted that he was not always a good actor.
In an interview, Fawad said, “From there on, I felt ki gayi film bhaad mein. I am gonna take my revenge and polish my craft. I was not a good actor. I understood my weaknesses. I know why I lost out on that project. I polished my craft in television. Who knew television would bring me where I am?”