Rauf Khalid

Abdul Rauf Khalid (Urdu: عبدالرؤف خالد; 19 December 1957 in Peshawar 24 November 2011) was a Pakistani actor, filmmaker and television writer/director. An ex-serviceman and bureaucrat, he worked in films and television plays after attending Islamia College, Peshawar.

Rauf Khalid
Native name
عبدالرؤف خالد
Born19 December 1957
Peshawar Pakistan
Died24 November 2011
OccupationTV and film director-producer, TV writer, Painter Artist
Years active1989-2011; (his death)


1989: he wrote and partially directed PTV's thriller, Madaar, a seven-episode serial exposing drug trafficking, telecast from Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV)-Quetta Center.[1]

1991: he wrote Guest House, a 52-episode comedy series that turned out to be a popular comedy series for PTV.[2]

1994: Khalid directed Angar Wadi, a 15-episode serial for which he was an actor and a producer apart from writing it.

1998: Khalid made Laag, a 27-episodes serial (he wrote, directed, produced and acted in it).[1]

2003: Khalid released his debut film Laaj as (writer, director, producer and actor), although it reportedly did poorly at the box office. Laaj won 12 Bolan Awards, 14 Graduate Awards, 4 National Film Awards and the Lux Style Awards.[1]

2007: Khalid established a college of TV & Film Direction in Lok Virsa, Shakrparian, Islamabad. He was the chairman of National Institute of Cultural Studies.[2]

2008: Khalid made his third television serial (Mishaal), for which he served as writer, director and producer, which was telecast on Tuesday evenings.[1]


His paintings have been exhibited in the World Fine Art Gallery, New York City and the Omma Art Gallery in Crete, Greece.[1]


  • Laag PTV
  • Guest House PTV
  • Angar Wadi PTV
  • Mishaal PTV

Personal life

He was married to senator Rubina Khalid.[3]


Rauf Khalid died on 24 November 2011, aged 53, in a traffic accident near Sheikhupura as he was coming to Islamabad from Lahore via motorway.[1]


Type of Award Name of Award Notes
The President of Pakistan award Pride of Performance
The Prime Minister of Pakistan award The Kashmir Medal
Bolan Award Best Director
Best Film
Best Writer
Best Supporting Actor
Graduate Guild Award Best Director
Best Writer
Best Producer
Best Supporting Actor
Best Original Script
National Pakistan Award Best Director
Best Film
Best Writer
Best Original Soundtrack shared with Zille Huma
Lux Style Award Best Film 2005

See also


  1. http://www.dawn.com/news/675848, 'Prominent writer, actor, Rauf Khalid dies in road accident', Dawn newspaper, Published 25 Nov 2011, Retrieved 27 Dec 2016
  2. "Television writer-director Abdul Rauf Khalid killed in car crash". The Express Tribune newspaper. 24 Nov 2011. Retrieved 27 Dec 2016.
  3. News Desk (30 Marc 2012), "Reference: Remembering an artist", The Express Tribune. Retrieved 4 February 2019.

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