Ahsan Khan is a Pakistani film and television actor, producer and performer. He began acting in 1998, he appeared in the films Nikah, Ghar Kab Aao Gay, Ishq Khuda, Dil Mera Dharkan Teri and moved on to television. He hosted, he was born in London on the 9 October 1981, into a family of five siblings: an elder brother, two elder sisters and a twin brother, Yasir Khan. He's the only one to have gone into acting, when his family shifted back to Lahore, he earned a master’s degree in English Literature at Government College University. Khan began acting when he appeared, at the age of 17, in the 1998 film Nikah and the same year did Hans Ki Chaal for PTV. Khan appeared in the film Ghar Kab Aao Gay and moved into television appearing in many television dramas, he hosted. He received acclaim for his role in the 2016 drama Udaari. Since 2016 he has turned to production, with the relevant series Dukh Sukh, being "tired of the same old'saas bahu' dramas", as of 2018, has produced more than twenty works for television.
In 2017 he starred in the film Chupan Chupai. List of Pakistani actors Ahsan Khan on IMDb
Aitchison College is an independent, semi-private boys school for boarding and day students from grade 1–13. The school is located in Pakistan. Established in 1886 as Aitchison College, it has a tradition of providing an education that uses academics, co-curricular activities as tools for character development; the school follows a curriculum designed to culminate in the International General Certificate of Education and AS Level/A Level qualifications and is geared towards preparing students for university education. 90% of boys who graduate study overseas for their bachelor program with many gaining entry to the world's top universities. The institute is the only Cambridge Examination Centre situated in a school being a member of G20 Schools of the World, it was formed on 2 January 1886, as the Punjab Chiefs’ College and was renamed Aitchison College on 13 November 1886. The college celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2016. However, the inception of the College can be traced back to 1868 as the Wards School in Ambala, after which it became Chiefs’ College in Lahore, Pakistan.
On 3 November 1886, the Viceroy Earl of Dufferin and Ava laid the foundation stone of the main building. The building was designed by Bhai Ram Singh and built by Sir Ganga Ram, one a leading architect and the other a leading builder of that time; the College is named after the Lt. Governor of the Punjab, Sir Charles Umpherston Aitchison, addressing the students in 1888, said:Much much, is expected of you. I trust you will use well the opportunities here afforded of you both for your education and for the formation of your character.... This is an institution from which you will banish everything in thought and word and act, mean, dishonorable or impure, in which you will cultivate everything, virtuous, true and gentlemanly; the history of Aitchison College goes back to the Ward's School at Ambala, envisioned in 1864 by Captain Tighe D. C. of Ambala. Established in 1868, it was intended for the education of young princes of the District but on the insistence of Sir Henry Davies, it widened its scope in 1874 to cater for the education of all the other heirs of the Princely states living in other parts of Punjab.
The present constitution of Aitchison College is still based on the set of rules framed for the Wards' School. Because of this seamless history from Wards School to Chiefs' College to Aitchison College the school is arguably 150 years old in 2018; the growing interest in the college prompted efforts by Lt. Gen Sir Charles Umpherston Aitchison, after whom the college is named, to expand the Government Wards School into Chiefs College. North Mian Meer Road was selected as the new site for Chiefs College and collaboration between Bhai Ram Singh, Vice Principal of Mayo School of Arts and Colonel Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob, Executive Engineer at Jeypore came up with an architectural design for the college. At its beginning, the college was designed to have a science laboratory and museum besides classrooms and amenities for students. Under the auspices of the new staff, including the first Principal W. A. Robinson and the famous Urdu poet Altaf Hussain Hali, Chiefs College began educating a modest first batch of 12 boys, who were temporarily accommodated at Abbot Road while construction was in progress.
The college was formally inaugurated by the Viceroy, the Earl of Dufferin and Ava on 3 November 1886. On 13 November 1886, a few days after the foundation stone of Chiefs College was laid, the school was renamed Aitchison College. Construction of the main building, now known as Old Building, began in 1887 and was finished in 1890, along with a gymnasium and a hospital. Soon after that, the main building became the center of academic life at Aitchison, moving classes away from their previous locations in the boarding houses and rented bungalows. Construction on other buildings continued as the school princes. Several efforts were made to provide facilities for physical education. In 1896, a cricket pavilion was built, work began on a polo field. A year training in cricket, field hockey, tennis was started. Following Aitchison's win in local sports competitions, the Aitchison Challenge Cup was established to honor the best sportsmen each year. In 1905, ACOBA was established to allow the alumni of the school to compete against the current students in an event that brought together the alumni each year.
In 1907, Aitchison College started sending contingents of sports teams to compete with schools outside Lahore and was allowed to host contingents from other schools. Swimming facilities were developed in 1923 and the Rani of Mandi Cup was established to honor the best swimmer of the year; the sports system soon evolved as competitions between the houses began in 1928. Hockey and tennis courts were established in 1938; the school offers several extra-curricular activities and awards. In the first half of the 20th century, the school began to offer awards to some of its top students, he most popular of which were those for best essay writer and best debater. Additionally, the first Rivaz medal for best leaving boy at Aitchison College was created in 1906; the school first published "Pioneer" publication in 1936. The Prize Distribution Day ceremony, now known as Founders Day, held annually in May, was started in 1892; the Prize Distribution was divided into two separate ceremonies: Founders Day Academics and Founders Day Sports.
The school has a history of providing religious education and housing. A mosque was constructed for religious education of Muslim students in 1900, a Dharamsala was created in 1913. A separate Sikh mess was organized in 1907
Waar is a 2013 Pakistani action-thriller film directed by Bilal Lashari and written and produced by Hassan Rana. The film features Shaan Shahid, Meesha Shafi, Ali Azmat, Shamoon Abbasi, Ayesha Khan, Suhaib Rana and Kamran Lashari, it is the sixth highest-grossing Pakistani film. It is a stylized depiction of events surrounding Pakistan's efforts to conduct a war on terror on state-sponsored Islamic terror groups, which resulted in warfare among tribal units in North-West Pakistan. One incident included a terrorist attack on a Police Academy at Lahore in 2009. Major Mujtaba Rizvi is a former Pakistan Army officer; the plot involves a counter-terrorism operation being conducted in the northwestern tribal region of Pakistan, led by Ehtesham Khattak and coordinated by his sister, Javeria Khattak, an intelligence officer. Ehtesham and Javeria learn of a major terrorist attack that can only be countered with the help of Major Mujtaba. Major Mujtaba's family was assassinated by Ramal, an agent in India's spy agency Research and Analysis Wing's operation.
Major Mujtaba wants to take revenge on Ramal. Recognizing Ramal through his actions and tactics, Major Mujtaba is able to counter his attacks. Mulla Siraj, a Taliban working with Ramal, is operating from a fort in the tribal area, he gives Ramal two bombs. Planned by Laxmi, a RAW spy, they have been watching any suspicious activity as they have learned that a major terrorist action is imminent. One bomb is loaded in a vehicle, he is killed. The second bomb is planted in Jinnah Convention Centre, Islamabad but Major Mujtaba counters this attack and saves the country from another deadly terror incident, he takes his revenge by killing Ramal, saying "Good wins over evil in the end". Shaan Shahid as Major Mujtaba Rizvi, a retired Pakistan Army Officer Shamoon Abbasi as Ramal, Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing's operative Meesha Shafi as Laxmi, Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing's operative Ali Azmat as Ejaz Khan, politician Hamza Ali Abbasi as Ehtesham Khattak, O/C Field Operations CTG Ayesha Khan as Javeria Khattak, an intelligence officer.
Chief INTEL and COM. Waar is an English language film with some dialogue in Urdu. According to the producer, Hassan Waqas Rana, it was considered dubbing the movie in Urdu but the idea was dropped as it would have compromised the lead role played by Shaan Shahid; the story highlights the aspect of terrorism in Pakistan. It was written by Hassan Waqas Rana, it was reported that Tom Delmar who has worked as stunt director in Hollywood movies would direct. It is Bilal Lashari's debut as a director, who has directed music videos and assisted Shoaib Mansoor in the film Khuda Kay Liye. Ali Azmat and Meesha Shafi, who are known for singing, made their acting debut in the film. Ali Azmat's and Ayesha Khan's roles were limited to guest appearance that were expanded to full roles. Hamza Ali Abbasi who intended to work as assistant director was cast as an actor; the film includes 400 visual effects. It took three years to complete Waar. Locations included Karachi, Istanbul, Islamabad, Swat Valley, it was reported in the media that the film was shot in collaboration with the Inter-Services Public Relations, the media wing of Pakistan Army.
The budget was variously said to be PKR: 200 million. The release date was changed and it was released on 16 October 2013 coinciding with Eid al-Adha in Pakistan, it was scheduled to release on 6 September 2013. The first theatrical trailer of the movie was launched in January 2012 while the second in January 2013. One of the trailers was viewed more than 500,000 times the same month, making it one of the top five videos of YouTube. Waar was dubbed as the most anticipated film in the history of the Pakistani cinema; when the film did not make it to screens in a considerable time after the release of trailers, the critics dubbed it as another project that will get shelved. Shamoon Abbasi, the main antagonist, cited the lack of resources for filming as one of the reasons for its delay; the film premiered on 14 October 2013 at Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Waar was given adults-only rating by the Sindh's provincial censor board for use of obscene language and violence. Waar was released in about forty five theaters across the country.
The film was world TV. Though reported to be distributed by Warner Bros. it was distributed by ARY Films and Mandviwalla Entertainment. The film was released in 25 countries. Waar was released in the United Arab Emirates cinemas on 12 December, where the movie actors graced the red carpet
Ali Azmat is a Pakistani singer-songwriter and actor. He is best known as the lead singer for the influential Sufi Rock band Junoon and for his subsequent solo career. In 2001, he became part of the first Pakistani band to perform at the United Nations General Assembly. Azmat was born in Havelian, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while he grew up in Garhi Shahu, into a family of Kashmiri descent, his father, Nazir Ahmed Butt, was a middle-class businessman, who died in 2013. He went to Sydney, for his higher studies, but soon returned to Pakistan before completing university, his first band Jupiters was known for performing covers at small gigs in Lahore. While with them, Azmat wrote his legendary hit song Dosti, he sang and recorded Dosti with Junoon, after which the song gained national fame. Azmat started out his career with Jupiters based in his hometown of Lahore. Jupiters were known for doing covers of American rock songs at small gigs. Azmat left Jupiters in 1990 to join Junoon. Azmat released his first album Junoon with the band, the album was produced by band's founder and lead-guitarist Salman Ahmed.
Azmat's vocals featured on all the songs except for Khwaab and Jogiya. After launch of the band's second album Talaash both Azmat and Junoon rose to fame. Azmat alongside Junoon in 1995 launched Kashmakash, a compilation album and first in Pakistan, one song from this compilation Ehtesaab caused a major controversy; the 1996 album Inquilaab was a major hit and its only single Jazba-e-Junoon was a super hit and topped chart, it became signature song and national song of 1996 Cricket World Cup and Pakistan national cricket team. Azmat gained further success after release of the sufi rock hit single Sayonee from their fourth album Azadi. Azmat got international fame after release of Azadi in India. Azmat featured on three more albums Parvaaz and Dewaar with the band. After release of Dewaar, the band broke-up, Azmat continued his solo career. After breaking up of Junoon, Azmat released his first solo album Social Circus, whose single Na Re Na received positive reviews and became a major hit in country.
Azmat released further four albums Klashinkof in, Josh-e-Junoon whose title track Josh-e-Junoon became anthem for Pakistan in 2011 Cricket World Cup, Bum Phatta and Chalta Main Jaun. Azmat stepped into Bollywood in 2003, when his single "Garaj Baras" from Junoon's 2--3 album Azadi was used for the movie Paap. In 2012, Azmat recorded two songs Yeh Jism Hai Toh Kya and Maula for Bollywood erotic thriller Jism 2. Waar as Ejaz Khan, Politician Jhol Junoon won the "Best International Group" award at the Channel V Awards in New Delhi in 1998, beating Prodigy and Def Leppard; the Band's first international release Azadi, went triple platinum in India alone. "Sayonee" was at the top of the Mtv Channel V charts for over two months. Junoon won the Award for "Best Rock Band" at the Indus Music awards in 2004. Indus Music from ARY Asian/Bollywood Awards. Junoon has been awarded several awards for their contribution towards peace and South East culture by BBC, UNESCO and South Asian Journalists Association.
Junoon was nominated for Best Musical Group at the Lux Style Awards several years in a row. First Indus Style Awards Won - Best Sound of Style Award. – 3rd Jazz IM Award Won - Best Pop Male Artist. The Nestle Fruita Vitals Pakistan Style Awards Won - Stylish Singer Male. Official website Ali Azmat on IMDb 2007 Interview with Azmat on Washington Post
Yalghaar is a 2017 Pakistani war-epic film directed by Hassan Rana. The film is produced by MindWorks Media and is based on the true story of Pakistan Army's Swat Operation; the film "explores what happens in the lives of those involved, including the militants and how all of them are affected at a personal level because of the ongoing operation". It stars Shaan Shahid in the lead role, along with Humayun Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, Armeena Khan, Aleeze Nasser, Ayesha Omer, Sana Bucha, Bilal Ashraf, it is the most expensive Pakistani movie to date. Apart from budget and extensive cast, the film features 150 written characters. On 19 December 2014, Hassan Waqas Rana revealed that this film is a tribute to slain children of the 2014 Peshawar school attack. Based on a true story, over 76 hours of a successful military operation conducted in the Piochar region of Swat district, Yalghaar goes up close to follow the lives of the young, passionate officers and soldiers whose patriotism is throbbing with every heartbeat for their country.
Shaan Shahid as Colonel Asad in Special Services Group of Pakistan Army Bilal Ashraf as Capt. Bilal Humayun Saeed as Torjan, a Militant leader of the local area who has established himself as an Ameer of the area Adnan Siddiqui as Lt Col. Imran Armeena Khan as Jero Ayesha Omer as Zarmina Wali Yousaf as Capt Abdullah Combat Group Piliot Pakistan Army Gohar Rasheed as Baran Hassan Rana as Maj. Gen Hassan Syed Irfan Gilani as DG MI Sohail, Military Intelligence Director General. Sikander Rizvi as Azhar Sana Bucha as Sadia, a Reporter, love interest of Col. Asad Uzma Khan as Capt. Samia a Military Doctor Aleeze Nasser as Fareeha, wife of Lt Col. Imran Ali Rehman Khan as technical expert who conducts location from army headquarter Umair Jaswal as Capt. Umair Soon after the release of Waar back in 2013, Hassan Rana signed two more films with ARY Films sequel of Waar known as Waar 2 and Delta Echo Foxtrot known as Yalghaar. ISPR was approached in order to get more insight of the figures of the Swat Operation.
Hassan Rana wanted to know how it feels to be a soldier, fighting on the front lines of war. The movie went into production after about 3 years of extensive research. Apart from using a vast number of choppers and heavy ammunition, an artificial tunnel was dug in Karachi to replicate one found in North Waziristan. In preparation for their roles, all actors spent time with their real-life alter egos. Humayun Saeed, who plays the role of a militant, spent days with captured militants in order to prepare for his role. Duraid Qureshi, the CEO of Hum Network Limited announced at the 4th Hum Awards that the film will be distributed under the banner of Hum Films. Yalghaar was released on 25 June 2017 for the Eid al-Fitr holiday on 112 screens across Pakistan, it was released in 22 countries at the same time including United States, UK, UAE, etc. Star Shaaz Bajwa The film has collected 1.75 crores on day 1 of the Eid, 2.40 crore on day 2 of the Eid, 2.20 crore on day 3 of the Eid. Making a grand total of 6.35 crore as Eid collection.
It emerged victorious against other releases of the Eid. These figures are confirmed by movie marketing agents. On day 4 of its release, it racked in 1.40 crore, the record collection of any movie on Thursday in Pakistan. On first weekend of its release, it collected 1.30 crore, 1.50 crore and 1.35 crore on Friday and Sunday taking its total collection to 11.9 crore. Nasar Khan, PR & Publications associate manager at HUM Network, local distributors of Yalghaar, confirmed the numbers "These numbers are accurate". According to Dunya News the film collected 20 crores worldwide. Rafay Mahmood of The Express Tribune said that the film had its "heart in the right place", depicting "what an average soldier goes through in order to serve his country while taking care of his friends, love life and family" while "engaged on two different fronts with two different kinds of enemies — external and internal." However, he criticized the film's loose plot, describing it as an "omelette", as well as forced English dialogues, the director's romanticism of the "posh side of the army lifestyle".
He noted that if done right, the film "had the potential to wake up the sleeping giant that the Eid box-office can be."Areebah Shahid writing for Bolo Jawan gave the film 3 stars, appreciating the cinematography and war sequences but criticizing the script and editing. Momin Ali Munshi of Galaxy Lollywood described the film's starting action scenes as "wonderfully executed" and having "definitely set the right motion for the film", in addition to praising its background score. Faraz Talat of Dawn praised the acting of Adnan Siddiqui, Sana Bucha and Ayub Khoso, but said the movie suffered from an incoherent storyline, in addition to weaknesses in choreography, dialogues and certain aspects of character development. While noting Yalghaar's expensive production value, he concluded that the "film industry needs more than just patriotism. According to Gilani, critics appeared to miss the fact that the movie relayed true events, which made the storyline and narrative obvious. Omair Alavi of Brandsynario commended Yalghaar as a "better option" for those wanting to watch a Pakistani film, approved its action sequences and emotion-laced appeal, war theme, as well
Aamina Sheikh is a Pakistani actress and former model. Sheikh made her film debut in the 2012 social drama Seedlings, for which she won a New York Film Festival Award. Sheikh was born in New York City to Abdul Sheikh, a pharmacist, spent her childhood in Karachi and Saudi Arabia. In Karachi she did her O and A levels studied film video production at Hampshire College, Amherst and worked as an assistant at a Manhattan-based production company. Returning to Pakistan, Sheikh worked as a spokesperson for the French beauty brand L'Oreal. In 2008, Sheikh appeared in three telefilms: Aasmaan Chu Lay, Pachees Qadam Pe Maut and Baarish Mein Deewar. Sheikh played a rickshaw driver who's determined to become the sole breadwinner of the family, in Syed Ali Reza's Aasmaan Chu Lay. Sheikh had to learn and drive a rickshaw on Karachi's busiest M. A. Jinnah road and Garden Area, with a large camera attached to it and had to attract real passengers. In the same year Sheikh made her modelling debut with Rehana Saigol's fashion show.
She did extensive print work for Deepak Perwani, Amir Adnan, Nomi Ansari, Niche Lifestyle, Teejays, The Men's Store, Fahad Hussayn, Hang Ten, Maheen Khan, Umbereen Sharmeen, Chinyere and Limited Edition. In the following year, she did her second photoshoot with Atif Aslam. In 2011, Sheikh played the role of a grieving mother in Summer Nicks' feature film Seedlings, went on to win a New York Film Festival Award for Best Actress, she went on to play the lead in Iram Parveen Bilal's feature Josh, before appearing in the role of Natasha in the action spy thriller, Operation 021, produced by Zeba Bakhtiar and directed by Australian filmmaker, Summer Nicks. Sheikh is married to comedian Mohib Mirza. Sheikh had known Mirza since her school days. In 2005, they married each other in an Islamic wedding ceremony at Karachi; the couple have a daughter. List of Pakistani actresses "Aamina Sheikh" on Facebook Aamina Sheikh on IMDb
Ishq Khuda Punjabi عشق خد. It stars Shaan Shahid, Saima, Ahsan Khan, Humaima Malick, Wiam Dahmani and Shafqat Cheema, it is produced by Shafquat Chaudhry. Adeel pk is signed to edit the movie; the music of the film is composed by Wajahat Attray. The film was declared successful at the box-office. Rulia, a local hood who finds Ishq-e-Khuda, after he is ‘privileged’ by the prayer of a Sufi Dervish. In a parallel unconnected arc Ashan Khan – playing Ahsan, an engineer from Karachi – falls for Iqra, while Kulsoom, Iqra’s best childhood-bud, falls for Ahsan; the production of the film has begun in Beautiful Locations of Mianwali and Village Khoora of the beautiful Soon Valley. Among all actors, only Meera and Ahsan Khan have attended the shooting while rest of the actors will join the shoot later, it is reported. The budget of the film is 2.5 crores. The music of the film is composed by Pakistan's popular music director Wajahat Attray; the lyrics of the songs are written by Riaz ur Rehman Sagar. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shazia Manzoor and Sanam Marvi will sing all the songs for the film.
A pre recorded. The story is a love triangle between Ahsan Khan and Wiam Dahmani. Shaan Shahid plays an ex-criminal turned Sufi preacher, whilst actress Saima plays his love interest in the film; the film was released on 9 August 2013 across Pakistan. It was released with 35 prints. Pakistani cinemas didn't give it preferred Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express; the film clashed with Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express at the box-office and was crushed by it resulting in loss to the producers. Shaan Shahid as Rulia Meera as Iqra Ahsan Khan as Ahsan Saima as Malka Humaima Malick Wiam Dahmani as Kulsoom Inam khan Shafqat Cheema Winner- Abida Parveen-1st ARY Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer. Nominated- Sanam Marvi-1st ARY Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer. Nominated- -1st ARY Film Award for Best Film. Nominated-Shahzad Rafique -1st ARY Film Award for Best Director. Nominated-Ahsan Khan -1st ARY Film Award for Best Actor. Nominated- Wajahat Attre -1st ARY Film Award for Best Original Music Red Carpet Review of "Ishq Khuda" from Canada: Ishq Khuda - A Mystic Love Story - ApnaHub.ca Ishq Khuda on IMDb Ishq Khuda on Facebook