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 the recipient of more than 20 nationally recognised awards. 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.
Faysal Quraishi 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 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. He is an actor who has worn the character of Michael Jackson’s Sam on Coke Studio Pakistan. He won Best Reality Show Host award at 8th Lux Style Awards. Faysal Quraishi has been a part of Pakistani popular television soap opera on Hum TV, Kahani Nad May Ameen. Apart from being a successful actor, Faysal Quraishi is also a philanthropist. In 2015, he launched his own television drama serial, Kambakht Ishq.
Quraishi says he is self-made and owns several assets, including three estates, a movie set, a restaurant and a private jet. In 2006, Quraishi purchased three properties, totaling 500,000 square feet for only $38,000 (U.S. dollars), and spent $3.5 million on the set of the TV drama Mohenjo Daro. In 2002, he also purchased a private jet. He also owns a private plane and the now-defunct production company, Dolphin Films. Personal life Quraishi and his wife, Shaheen Afridi Quraishi, are the parents of three children. The eldest, Fatiha Quraishi, was born on January 7, 2002. The second child, Faisal Quraishi, was born on April 7, 2005, and the third, Malaika Quraishi, was born on July 11, 2010. Quraishi was married to wife Shaheen Quraishi on September 2, 2000, but divorced in June 2007.
Quraishi played a major role in creating and breaking the Guinness World Record for longest continuous shoot in a television commercial, lasting 105 hours and 44 minutes in the commercial for US-based car manufacturer Dodge. He has taken the lead role in a number of successful Pakistani television series such as Dastaan-E-Mohabbat: Salim & The Two Mrs. Mohammeds, Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii, Chann Dil, Mera Mohabbatdin and Aadat. He has also acted in blockbuster films, winning over 3 national and international awards for his roles in the films Maalik, Bol, Tum Bin and In the Name of the Prophet: A Light in Darkness. He also hosted several popular reality shows, including Coke Studio, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Fame Academy, MTV Select, Nach Baliye, and Bigg Boss.
He has a daily show called “Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya” on ARY Digital since August 2012. Previously, he also hosted a show, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiyaa, which also aired on ARY Digital. His show is considered as one of Pakistan’s highest-rated TV shows. He also produces and directs television commercials. He was the co-owner of ARY Digital Network.
Faysal first got into acting through a nationwide talent hunt hosted by Hum TV in 1997. Although, he was competing against some of the best talent from around the country, he made it to the top five finalists. The five finalists of that season were Ayesha Khan, Farrukh Hamid, Syed Mustafa Shah, Atif Aslam and Ali Hassan. He is now the only celebrity contestant to have won the title through that nationwide talent hunt. Faysal Quraishi’s talent won the hearts of the judges and spectators. After the first episode, Ayesha Khan and Farrukh Hamid had already been eliminated. Boota From Toba Tek Singh Faysal Quraishi played the lead role of Boota from Toba Tek Singh, a critically acclaimed television series. The plot revolved around the character of Boota.
Life is a canvas
Faysal Quraishi was born on 26 October 1973 in Peshawar. His father, Sardar Quraishi, was a wealthy merchant and he was very studious from an early age. However, he had to drop out of school due to lack of money. He says that his uncle’s news of his father’s death was the turning point in his life. Faysal’s mother was a primary school teacher and she dedicated her life to him. He learned Urdu while growing up and later came into contact with many writers who were preparing the students for competitive exams and in doing so, he met Ghalib and Quddusi for the first time. He also had the opportunity to watch Hindko and Pashto films. Faysal began his career as a model at the age of 15.
Faysal Quraishi’s versatile roles in several Pakistani dramas have earned him numerous awards in Pakistan and numerous accolades worldwide. He is regarded as the most engaging and energetic actor in Pakistan and is the most successful television actor. Many of his television dramas have broken the barriers of racial boundaries and have won him many accolades in Pakistan and around the world. Faysal Quraishi is an inspiration for many.