Qavi Khan – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Qavi Khan
Nickname Qavi
Gender Male
Age 90 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth November 13, 1932
Full Name Muhammad Qavi Khan
Profession Actor
Nationality Pakistani
Birthplace Peshawar
Religion Islam
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Bodytype Slim
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black

Muhammad Qavi Khan best known for his stage name Qavi Khan, who is a Pakistani film, television and stage actor, film producer and director. The veteran actor has also served for the establishment Radio Pakistan. He has given his acting performance in over 200 Pakistani films and a large number of television dramas. He was born on 13 November 1932, in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan and raised in Swat. Now he resides in the heart of Pakistan, Lahore. Qavi Khan got married in 1968.

Career Journey

Khan started his great career in the entertainment industry as a child actor from the Radio Pakistan, Peshawar. At that time, he was at a very young age. Later on, he moved to Lahore with his family in 1964 when the broadcasting of television was first started in Lahore. Khan worked for the Pakistan Television Corporation as one of the first actors of PTV.

Khan is best known for his outstanding performance in the police drama serial “Andhera Ujala”, aired on PTV during the 1984 to 1985 television season. The drama serial included Khan as a lead actor alongside his other fellow actors, such as Irfan Khoosat and the late Jamil Fakhri.

He has also starred as an actor in various television plays. He has also made his debut in the Pakistani romantic television serial “Ishqa Waay” along with Sami Khan and Rabab Hashim. The drama was aired on Geo TV in 2015. This drama is the love story of a guy who has two wives. The serial was a huge hit and was acclaimed by the audience. His one of his recent television performance was in a Sufi spiritual series “Alif Allah Aur Insaan” with Mikaal Zulfiqar, Kubra Khan, aired on Hum TV in 2017. This serial was based on the novel of the same name. The drama revolves around the stories of five different people of different backgrounds, faith, and conviction. It was the highest rating serial at that time.

Qavi Khan’s best dramas:

  1. Ashiana
  2. Baadloon per basaira
  3. Sussar in law
  4. Bulandi
  5. Angarwadi
  6. Anndhera Ujala
  7. Raiza Raiza
  8. Din
  9. Mirza and sons
  10. Meri behan Meri deewani
  11. Main Baba kiladli

Following his steps of success in the drama industry, he started his film career in 1965. Though now, he has worked more than 200 film/telefilm in the Lollywood. Despite this, Qavi has also produced 13 Urdu and Punjabi films and, also has directed one movie in 1985. “The Tiger Gang” was one of the early film performances in 1971. The film based on the Kommissar X Eurospy. The stars are Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Gisela Hahn, Mohammad Ali, and Zeba along with Qavi Khan.

He’s one of the recent films in was 2017 horror film “Pari” which was directed by Syed Atif Ali and written by Syed Atif Ali and Muhammad Ahsan jointly. The film actors other than Qavi Khan are Rasheed Naz and Saleem Mairaj. He is also played in the Lollywood blockbuster movie “Wrong No.” with Danish Taimoor and Sohai Ali Abro. The film is about a crazy boy Sallu, who wants to become a Super Star and he played the role of Nawab.  The actor was highly praised by the audience after a worth admiring performance in this movie.


Qavi Khan is one of the great names in the history of Radio Pakistan as well as Television history who spent his whole life to establish the Pakistan entertainment industries by his wonderful performances. Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) has arranged an event in its auditorium to pay tribute to the achievements of Qavi Khan in March 2011in Islamabad.

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Qavi Khan Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: Aangan (2017 TV series)

Net Worth: USD $1.2 Million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Naheed Qavi

No. of Children: 4

Son: Adnan Qavi, Mehran Qavi

Daughter: Mehnaz Khan

Facts You Never Knew About Qavi Khan

  • 2012 Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.
  • 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 1980 Pride of Performance Award.
  • PTV Best Actor Award.
  • Radio Pakistan Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 1969 Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actor for Bahu Rani.
  • 1976 Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actor for Aaj Aur Kal.
  • 1978 Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actor for Parakh.

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