Faizan Khawaja is a Pakistan television actor. He was born and raised up in Houston, Texas on January 7, 1986 to renowned producer Rashid Khawaja. To pursue his dream of becoming an actor, he went to India and studied acting, theatre and filmmaking at the Whistling Woods International in Mumbai. He is actually the first actor to study acting, theatre and filmmaking before making his debut in the industry. After this, he moved to Pakistan to become an actor.
Faizan decided to move to Pakistan after the NTM channel was launched, since his father is associated with it. From Mumbai, he moved to Pakistan because he finds it hard to stay in the city after the Mumbai terror attack. He also learnt television production and one of his top priorities is to produce his own films.
Faizan was applauded for his performance as Roman, one of the leads, in the Pakistani drama serial Aike Nayee Cinderella, which was aired on the Geo TV channel from year 2012 to 2013. He also played as Saqib on ARY Digital’s Meri Ladli and on Urdu 1’s Meri Saheli Meri Humjoli in the year 2012. Faizan was also praised for his performance on ARY Digital’s Aks in the same year. Aside from Cinderella, he also finds his performance in Parwaz-e-Junoon very challenging. In 2013, he played as Daniyal on Geo TV’s Mann Ke Moti. At the same time, he is also doing the drama serial Soha Aur Savera and
on Geo TV.
The actor said that his success was because of his father, who is also his mentor and closest friend, and has been his pillar of strength. After being trained in specialized acting by his other mentor
and other prominent actors such as Ratna Phatak Shah,
, Arvind Pandey, Randeep Udda, and Benjamin Gillani, he was set to enter Bollywood in a film that was tentatively titled as Bankster, which was helmed by Azaan Khan, the son of veteran actress Zeenat.
This year, he also produced the first made-for-television film in Pakistan entitled, Life Story, which features Ainy Jafri, Sajid Hasanm Samina Ahmed,
and Faizan himself. The telefilm was helmed by Aamir Yousuf and produced under the banner of Fiz Productions. His father made a guest appearance in Life Story.
The versatile actor also enjoys horse riding, swimming, martial arts and dance like hip-hop, Kathak and Bollywood. He is also fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi languages.