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After spending almost three decades in the showbiz industry, Faysal Quraishi’s has established himself as a seasoned actor. Donning hundreds of drama serials under his name, the host of a morning show and dance competition, and with several awards and accolades to his credit, he is undoubtedly one of the most versatile actors in the industry. Starting his career as a child artist, in Emergency Ward, the actor had his fair share of ups and downs but eventually, he emerged as a brilliant performer and a great entertainer.
From playing a romantic hero, a shrewd politician, an innocent villager, and a doting father to a flirtatious roadside loafer, he has had a fair share of memorable onscreen moments. On his birthday, we take a look at some of Faysal Quraishi’s best performances to date:
Boota in Boota from Toba Tek Singh
Faysal Quraishi made his mark as the lead actor in PTV popular play, Boota from Toba Tek Singh. A play that changed his destiny and made him a star overnight. In a role of a mischievous small-town boy, he won hearts by delivering an amazing act.
Afreen in Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan
Umera Ahmed’s spiritual tale of regrets, betrayal, and self-discovery has a special place in our hearts. In it Faysal impressed us as Afreen – the actor excels in showing remorse and regret of the character.
Bashar in Bashar Momin
After hosting the morning show for quite some time, the actor returned to acting with a bang in Bashar Momin. Bashar was a rich, corrupt businessman who used the wrong means to earn money. Reinventing himself as an actor, Faysal not only experimented with his look in it but brought us a character that later become his identity. The plot of the drama focused on jealousy, love, hatred, romance, and suspicion in the relationships – and the person who impresed us the most was Faysal Quraishi. He did a brilliant job as slick and suave Bashir Momin. He gave a new life to a three-dimensional character and did a commendable job while enacting a difficult role.
Aashiq Hussain in Rang Laaga
Faysal Quraishi is among the rare breed of actors who mesmerized viewers by bringing characters to life. He masters the art to captivate viewers’ attention. In Rang Laaga, he played a middle-aged flirtatious man. Breaking his suave image of Bashar Momin, he came out a local businessman who wore flashy clothes with greasy wavy hair and fell for every other girl who came his way. It was not a negative character but had grey shades.
Shams in Main Aur Tum
The wonderful duo, Faysal Quraishi and Aijaz Aslam, appeared together for the first time on screen in Main Aur Tum. The sitcom has proved that Faisal has great comic timing and he can switch gears from a emotional hero to a hilarious actor in a blink of moment. In every episode, Shams and Sherry found themselves in a new situation and dealt with the consequences in their own unique and hilarious manner. Viewers loved the iconic jodi of Faysal and Aijaz that set the new bar for comedy in Pakistan.
Sardar Saif ur Rehman in Muqaddar
Faysal delivered yet another power-packed performance in Geo’s blockbuster serial Muqaddar. He played the role of a Sindhi Feudal lord, Sardar Saif ur Rehman. He carried a fierce role from the beginning to the end as a seasoned performer. He came out a scene-stealer throughout the serial – be it him unveiling his romantic side to his wife or showing his ugly mindset, he played the part with sheer power and grace.
Momin in Dil e Momin
It is a quality of a good actor that you give any role to him and he will make it his own by giving a new life to it. Faysal Quraishi is among the rare breed of actor who aced the art of giving a new life to any monotonous role with sheer brilliance. In this serial, Faysal played a pious religious man who strongly believes in honesty and family values. He is an obedient person who considers his family the priority of his life. The actor played the role with finesse and depicted the emotions with so much purity that we couldn’t stop ourselves from feeling his pain.
Moiz in Qaid-e-Tanhai
Hum TV’s epic serial starred Faysal Quraishi and Savera Nadeem in pivotal roles. It is indeed one of the best performances of the actor where he showed the life of an illegal immigrant with conviction. Despite of having flaws in his personality we felt empathic towards him. He dodged both his wives and spin a set of lies to deceive his loved one. The grey shades in the character if not translated properly onscreen then it wouldn’t become such an epic serial.
Aman in Maryam
Faysal Quraishi played a role of a devoted husband, Aman, in the Geo Television serial Maryam. The drama serial features an interesting clash of a devoted husband and a caring son. He portrayed a role of a man of great ideals who wanted to give a rightful place to all relations in his life. We loved him as a loyal husband who trust his wife and showered unconditional love on her but when his stepmother created a misunderstanding between the couple he couldn’t gauge the situation properly. The actor depicted the situation of a man trapped in family politics with ease.
Asim in Manto
Faysal Quraishi gave a short but memorable performance in Sarmad Khoosat's film Manto. He played the role of Radio Presenter, Asim. Having a retro feel, the role required the actor to leave a mark as a Radio artist and he shined in it like a true star. In a brief appearance, he left the audience spellbound with a intense act.
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