Fawad Afzal Khan, who bagged the Best Debut Male for "Khoobsurat" at the recently concluded 60th Filmfare Awards, is the first Pakistani actor to have lifted the coveted black lady.
Known to be reserved and shy, the suave actor had once talked about how self-praising is not his thing. Although his speech on receiving the prestigious award was reportedly short and sweet, he did take some time out to celebrate the win with his wifey.
While co-star Sonam Kapoor posted a picture of the 'happy couple' on Twitter, Fawad appeared overwhelmed in his tweets with all the love he was being showered with. Anil Kapoor, Ali Zafar, and Humaima Malick among others congratulated him on the victory.
Anil Kapoor: Congratulations fawad on your @filmfare win! Most deserving for the most spectacular debut!
Ali Zafar: Way to go @_fawadakhan_ !!!! Made us proud !
Humaima Malick: Abhi tu party shuru hoi hai !! We are proud of you @_fawadakhan_ best of luck .
Mahira Khan: Give it up for @_fawadakhan_ ! Done us all proud xx
His win will for sure pave the way for a brighter future in Bollywood. There is a strong buzz that the promising newcomer has been signed for Karan Johar's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.
Also, it is being reported that the actor will play a crucial role in Madhur Bhandarkar's "Madamji", co-starring Priyanka Chopra. The film deals with an item girl's daily struggles and how she braves all of it to become a politician.
This apart, he was also being considered for Kareena Kapoor Khan-starrer "Udta Punjab", which eventually went to Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh.
Born on 29 November 1981 in Lahore, this 33-year-old is popularly known for his Pakistani TV series "Humsafar" and film "Khuda Ke Liye". However, his portrayal of the polished Vikram Singh Rathore has been widely appreciated by the Indian audience and most girls went somewhat crazy over his drool-worthy charm.