Faisal Qureshi is a well-known Pakistani anchor and actor who acted in almost all types of character roles in television and films. He was born on October 26, 1974 in Lahore, Punjab. His father is Abid Qureshi and his mother is
, one of the most popular film actress in Lahore, Pakistan. Faisal was discovered after his recurrent visit to the set while his mother is on shoot. The actor got married for three times; the first time was when he is only 18-years old and got divorced with one daughter after three years of marriage. Faisal remarries to Ayesha Agha when he was 24-years old but after 18-months, they got divorced with a son. Recently, he remarries to Sana and they now lived in Karachi, Pakistan.
The actor started his career through the play, Emergency Ward on PTV, as a child actor. He is also part of the very popular Pakistani crime-based series, Andhera Ujala on the same channel in 1984. Faisal also made an appearance as a child actor in the Pakistani drama, Ab Ghar Jane Do and
. In 1992, he made his very first major role as an adult through the film, Saza; followed by films like Nangay Paoon, Tere Ghar Ke Samnay, Bobby, Nadia, Mera Inteqam, Marvi, Panha, Gaddhar, Aaina and he is also part of the Pakistani drama film, Good Morning Karachi in 2013. He quits after four years of working on films and decided to become a full-time TV actor.
Faisal started on television doing minor roles, until he was roped in to portray the role of Boota in the Urdu-language drama serial, Boota from Toba Tek Singh which was aired on Pakistan Television Corporation. From there, he appeared in more than 50 television serials including Mirza and Sons, Masoori, Ahsaas, Aaina, Deewar, Nazrul Islam, Jaaye Kahaan Yeh Dil, The Ghost, Harjaee, Jumkaa Jaan, Main Abdul Qadir Hoon, Mann Ke Moti, Basha Momin, Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan, Yariyan, Umrao Jaan Ada, Wajood e Lariab, Ander World, Kaanch, Mera Yaqeen, Main Manto, Roag, Phir Kab Milo Gaye and a lot more. Faisal received various awards for his outstanding performances as an actor and as a host from 2010 to 2011.
Faisal also appeared as a jury in Dum Hai To Entertain Kar on ARY Digital and in Nachle. He is also the anchor of the show, Hero Banney Ki Tarang, also from ARY. In 2010, he hosted the morning show, Muskurati Morning, together with Ayesha Khalid on TVOne Global. The show earned the Best Morning Show Award in 2011. Faisal also donned telefilms from 2008 to 2010. He appeared in the episode, Qissaon Ki Chaadar on Hum TV’s Resham Si Shaam. He also played as Muzaffar in the Independence Day Special of the telefilm, Mutthi Bhar Mitti, also on Hum TV. He is also part of Babies Unlimited, Nass Baliye, Talluq (where he appeared on the first episode only), Hum Kahani Meri Zubani and Phir Kab Milo Ge.
Acting has always been his passion ever since he was a kid; and while many personalities wanted to go big in the industry, Faisal wanted to stick to what he started. He never consider being a producer or a director someday, because he believe he still need to go far in terms of acting.