Zindagi Gulzar Hai’s Zaroon Junaid: 11 things to know about chocolate boy Fawad Afzal Khan

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Zaroon Junaid, became a household name in India with the air of Pakistani romantic-drama Zindagi Gulzar Hai on Zee’s initiative Zindagi. And as much as we love the character we cannot help ourselves fall in love with the fine actor playing the role – Fawad Afzal Khan. The brilliant actor from across the border has left the girls swooning for love and made the guys super jealous. With Fawad already establishing himself in the hearts of the people in India, he should feel more confident about his Bollywood debut with Disney’s Khoobsurat opposite lovely Sonam Kapoor. With so much happening around, we though to present few things to know about this totally charming actor:

1- The heartthrob of millions, Fawad Afzal Khan was born on November 29, 1981 Lahore, Pakistan. He spent his childhood in several countries like Greece, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom as his father worked in a pharmaceutical company and was frequently posted across nations. He returned back to Pakistan when was 11 years old and enjoyed living in his homeland and spending teenage years on his home soil.

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2- Fawad did his schooling from Lahore Grammar School. He is Telecom Engineer and had obtained his degree from National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences, Lahore. Fawad Afzal Khan started his modeling career at the age of thirteen and walked ramp along with Mahira Khan at the India Bridal Fashion Week and the PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week Day.

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3- During his growing years, Fawad was not very focused about what he wanted to do in his life, something that was not liked by his father. He claimed he was like any of us who wanted to be pilot or an astronaut! He in fact applied for aeronautical engineering degree but dropped the idea when he came to know that he will have to stay away from family and his girlfriend, Sadaf!

4- Fawad claims himself not to be a social animal. He is a highly private person and keeps to very few friends and family. He is very passionate about music and calls it to be the need of hour. By the age of 20, he had learned to play guitar, drums and bass.

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5- Fawad met his girlfriend at the age of 17 during tuition classes and began dating her with the intention of taking this relationship to marriage! Fawad is self confessed ‘old fashioned’ and had intended to marry Sadaf in the long run. For Fawad, Sadaf is his closest friend. He married her in an Islamic wedding ceremony at Lahore in 2005. The couple has a son named Ayaan.

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6- Fawad Afzal Khan is also bit short tempered and introvert. So when he gets angry, he likes to cut himself off the world for some time, makes peace with himself and then continues with the work. He does not want to talk insensibly in anger and that is why he walks away.

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7- Fawad made his acting debut in the 2000 comedy drama Jutt and Bond, while he was still in college. He starred in successful serials Humsafar and romantic-drama Zindagi Gulzar Hai, the highest rated Pakistani serial.

8- Fawad Afzal joined Entity Paradigm, a nu metal band from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, formed in 2000. He was vocalist, songwriter and released his debut album, Irtiqa, in 2003. The band was founded songwriter and guitarist Zulfiqar J. Khan, keyboardist and vocalist Ahmed Ali Butt.

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9- Fawad Afzal Khan made his film debut with Khuda Kay Liye in 2007. The movie was the highest-grossing Pakistani film of 2007 and was critically appreciated as well. He has done another movie Armaan and will be doing his third Pakistani movie in Sultana Siddiqui’s Next.

10- Fawad Afzal Khan will be seen making his Bollywood debut with Khoobsurat opposite Sonam Kapoor. The movie is produced by Disney and will hit theatres on 19th September. He is also cast opposite Kareena Kapoor under Yash Raj Films banner.

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11- Fawad Afzal Khan in one of his Interview with Mahira Khan, a chat show in Pakistan, he chose to like Salman Khan over Shahrukh Khan! Looks like the Pakistani heartthrob prefers Bhaijaan than King of Romance!

Fawad Afzal Khan is soon rising up the popularity charts in India with his good looks and brilliant acting skills.

  • Nithya

    I liked his acting,his expressions,his portrayal of the character Zaroon Junaid in the show Zindagi Gulzar Hair.His overall performance and chemistry with Kashaf Murtaza aka Sanam Saeed was terrific.Really looking frwd for his upcoming shows on Zindagi TV and his debut in Bollywood.Gudluck Mr. Khan

  • geenu

    Felt very sad today when the serial ended. Loved seeing Fawad (Zaroon) every evening. Why can’t they make such believable characters in our Indian TV soaps?

  • prashant kathane

    i have never watch any serials ,but when 23 jun the starting zindagi Chanel …i do not miss Zindagi Gulzar Hai & auun Zarra ..it is very sad to me the serials has wind up very soon ….those serials actor acting is very very good we like zaroon @ kashaff @ amma

  • Abdul Rahman

    I love saw zindagi gulzar hai serial plz again play this serial I love zaroon he is so smart good looking and brilliant acting skills and specially thanks for zee tv and zindagi channel for showing this awesome serial

  • Prajakta

    There is no doubt to say that there becoming strong bonding within Pakistan and India…. All credit goes to zindagi Channel…..I love Zindgi gulzar hai and also all the serials as well…Want to see sanam saeed and fawad khan in Indian film industry… Big Thanks to all these serials for increasing respect about the nation….. BEST WISHES TO ALL ….GO AHEAD….

  • aish k khan

    Hello everyone , im from pakistan and i believe initiatives like this will groom and enhance pak -ind relations inshallah :-)

  • Shrey

    Sadly I could not take time out of my schedule to watch the show on Zindagi. Girls out here in India are mad about Fawad Khan. I wish there is repeat telecast of the show and I will make sure not to miss the episodes this time around. Lastly, Sanam Saeed (Y)

  • Shefali Singh

    Zindagi Gulzar HAI was the only serial i used to see…felt very bad when the serial came to its end.I’m Fond of Fawad khan”s acting and love his cute face a lottt…..
    Eagerly waiting to see him in the movie “KHOOBSURAT”.

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  • saira

    zaroon i love u so much

  • Priyanshi

    I loved the show… and yes ofcourse Fawad and sanam,.. !! I would like to congratulate the director of this series..beautifully without any over drama , avoided all the uncessary things like make-up, and jhilmil like ekta kappor’s serials. She should watch this and learn…how to create a good story… dimag he kharab kar rakha h iske bakwass serials ne..

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