Afzal Khan (actor)

Afzal Khan (Urdu: افضل خان) better known as John Rambo, is a Pakistani actor and comedian. He rose to fame by playing a janitor nicknamed John Rambo on PTV's famous comedy show Guest House (1991).[2] He later assumed John Rambo as his unofficial screen name taken from the Sylvester Stallone's character John Rambo. People on the TV stage set, had nicknamed him 'John Rambo' due to his striking resemblance to the Hollywood actor.[1][3]

Afzal Khan
Afzal Khan

(1966-09-01) 1 September 1966
OccupationActor, Comedian
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Sahiba Afzal[1]


Afzal Khan began his acting career from stage dramas in Islamabad. He acted in a few plays pak by PTV that were aired only in Islamabad and Peshawar.[3] He has made the record of signing the most number of featured films in a single day (That is 26). He has appeared in more than 150 movies.

He was cast as John Rambo (a janitor) in PTV's comedy series Guest House in 1991.[3] It was an instant hit and Rambo became the most popular character of the series.

After his success as John Rambo, he began to get offers from movies. In 1992, he signed his first movie and became a mainstream Lollywood actor. However, his image of a comedy actor earned him mostly comedy characters. He tried to do some serious movies but wasn't as successful.[3]

He currently appears as a judge on a TV talent show as well as on a dance show.[2]

In 2011, he hosted a morning show on Apna Channel, a Pakistani television channel.

He is currently appearing in Popular Pakistani drama series Naagin on Geo Kahani.

Personal life

He was born in Havelian, Abbottabad, Pakistan and is married to fellow Lollywood actress Sahiba Afzal who is a daughter of veteran film actress Nisho.[2]


Selected filmography

1994International Luteray
1994Ghunda Raj
1995Madam Rani
1995Munda Bigra Jaye
1996Chor Machaye Shor
1998Insaf Ho To Aisa
2001Jungle Queen
2001Moosa Khan
2005Koi Tujh Sa Kahan[1]
2011Love Mein Ghum
2016Saya e Khuda e Zuljalal
2018The Donkey King


YearDrama TitleChannelRole
1991Guest House[1]PTV HomeJanitor/Jan Rambo
2014–15Ye Chahtein Ye RanjisheinPTV Home
2016Khuda Aur MuhabbatGeo TVGhafoora
2016Choki # 420Aaj Entertainment
2017–2018 Naagin Geo Kahani Golden Khan

See also


  1., An interview with actor Afzal Khan on The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 8 Aug 2011, Retrieved 16 Dec 2016
  2., Profile of Afzal Khan (actor) on website, Retrieved 16 Dec 2016
  3., Profile of actor Afzal Khan on website, Retrieved 16 Dec 2016

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