Fahadh Faasil Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Education: M.A. In Philosophy
Hometown: Alappuzha, Kerala
Age: 41 Years

Fahadh Faasil

Full nameAbdul Hameed Mohammed Fahad Fazil [1]Wikipedia- Fahadh Faasil
NicknameShanu [2]Instagram- Nazriya Nazim
Profession(s)Actor and Producer
Physical Stats & More
[3]The Times of India Heightin centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm (Malayalam; As a Child Actor): Pappayude Swantham Appoos (1992)
‘Pappayude Swantham Appoos’ (1992) film poster
Film (Malayalam; As a Lead Actor): Kaiyethum Doorath (2002) as Sachin Madhavan
Malayalam film 'Kaiyethum Doorath' poster
Film (Tamil; As an Actor): Velaikkaran (2017) as Adhiban “Aadhi” Madhav
Velaikkaran film poster
Film (Telugu; As an Actor): Pushpa: The Rise (2021) as Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat IPS
Fahadh Faasil in Pushpa- The Rise (2021)
Film (Malayalam; As a Film Producer): Iyobinte Pusthakam (2014)
Iyobinte Pusthakam (2014) film poster
Awards• 2012: 42nd Kerala State Film Awards for Second Best Actor for the films Chaappa Kurishu, Akam
• 2013: 15th Asianet Film Awards for Youth Icon of the Year for the films Annayum Rasoolum, Amen, Artist, Oru Indian Pranayakadha, North 24 Kaatham
• 2013: 2nd South Indian International Movie Awards for Critics Choice Best Actor – Malayalam for Diamond Necklace
• 2013: 60th Filmfare Awards South for Best Actor – Malayalam for the film 22 Female Kottayam
• 2013: Vanitha Film Awards for Best Actor for the film 22 Female Kottayam, Diamond Necklace
• 2014: 61st Filmfare Awards South for Best Actor – Malayalam for the film North 24 Kaatham
• 2014: 44th Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor for the films Artist and North 24 Kaatham
Fahadh Faasil receiving Kerala Film Producers Association Award 2014
• 2015: 17th Asianet Film Awards for Performer of the Year for the films Iyobinte Pusthakam, God’s Own Country, Bangalore Days, 1 by Two, and Money Ratnam
• 2015: 17th Asianet Film Awards for Best Film for the film Iyobinte Pusthakam
• 2018: Asianet Film Awards for Best Actor for the film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
• 2018: CPC Cine Awards for Best Actor for the film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
• 2018: 65th Filmfare Awards South for Best Actor for the film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
• 2018: International Film Festival of Kerala for Best Actor for the film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
• 2018: 65th National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor for the film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
• 2018: 7th South Indian International Movie Awards for Critics Choice Best Actor – Malayalam for the film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
• 2018: Vanitha Film Awards for Best Actor for the film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Fahadh Faasil receiving Vanitha Film Awards 2018
• 2020: 50th Kerala State Film Awards for Best Character Actor for Kumbalangi Nights
• 2020: 50th Kerala State Film Awards for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value for Kumbalangi Nights
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 August 1982 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023) 41 Years
BirthplaceAlappuzha, Kerala
Zodiac signLeo
AutographFahadh Faasil's autograph
HometownAlappuzha, Kerala
School(s)• SDV English Medium Higher Secondary School in Alappuzha, Kerala
• The Lawrence School in Lovedale, Tamil Nadu
• The Choice School in Tripunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala
College/University• Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha, Kerala
• University of Miami, Florida, US
Educational Qualification(s)• B. Com from Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha, Kerala
• Engineering college dropout [4]Behind Woods
• M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Miami, Florida, US [5]Mere Pix
ControversyArrested For Luxury Car Tax Evasion
He was arrested by the Kerala Police on 25 December 2017 for evading taxes on his luxury car Mercedes Benz E Class by making fake documents. In Kerala, 20 percent taxes on vehicles above Rs. 20 lakh is charged and with that ffake documents, he evaded such taxes and paid only Rs. 1.5 lakh of the car tax instead of paying over Rs. 14 lakh. In order to get the bail, he had to pay a bond of Rs. 50,000 along with two solvent sureties. [6]The New Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAndrea Jeremiah (actor and singer)
Fahadh Faasil with Andrea Jeremiah
• Nazriya Nazim (actor)
Engagement Date8 February 2014
Fahadh Faasil's engagement photo
Marriage Date21 August 2014
A collage of Fahadh Faasil's wedding photos
Wife/SpouseNazriya Nazim
Fahadh Faasil with his wife, Nazriya Nazim
ParentsFather- A.M. Fazil (filmmaker, producer, and screenwriter)
Mother- Rosina Fazil
Fahadh Faasil with his parents, sisters, and brother
SiblingsBrother- Ismail Fazil aka Vachu (actor)
Fahadh Faasil with his father and brother
Sister(s)- Ahameda Fazil and Fathima Fazil
Fahadh Faasil with his sisters, her brother, and brother-in-law
Actor(s)Irrfan Khan and Dilip Kumar
Filmmaker(s)Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Bimal Roy
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Porsche 911 Carrera S
Fahadh Faasil with his Porsche 911 Carrera S car
• Mercedes Benz E Class [7]Asianet News
• Range Rover Vogue
Fahadh Faasil with his Range Rover Vogue car
Money Factor
Income (approx.)Rs. 70-80 lakh per film [8]On Manorama

Fahadh Faasil

Some Lesser Known Facts About Fahadh Faasil

  • Fahadh Faasil is an Indian actor who mainly works in Telugu and Malayalam films.
  • He was born in a Muslim family. [9]The Quint
  • During an interview, while talking about quitting engineering, he said,

    I have discussed my engineering college dropout story earlier in a couple of my interviews. In America, you cannot shift majors after the first two years of school or else it meant your financial aid being withdrawn. So after my second year, my advisor called me in for a counselling session as my grades were falling crazy. During the session, I somehow gathered the courage to admit that I am a failed actor/individual who has been running away from my own and measurements is the last thing I want to do with my life. My advisor took the initiative to write to my dean and I was shifted to the art school. Six years in America and when I returned home without a degree, the only thing I felt good about was the fact that, since I don’t have a degree I could start anywhere.”

  • His debut Malayalam film ‘Kaiyethum Doorath’ (2002) failed to do well at the box office which was produced by his father. In an interview, while talking about the film, he said,

    Don’t blame my father for my failure because it was my mistake and I came into acting without any preparation of my own.”

  • He then continued his studies in the US. After five years, he returned to India and appeared in the Malayalam film ‘Kerala Cafe’ (2009).

    'Kerala Cafe' (2009) film poster

    ‘Kerala Cafe’ (2009) film poster

  • In 2010, he acted in four Malayalam films ‘Pramani,’ ‘Cocktail,’ ‘Tournament,’ and ‘Best of Luck.’

    'Best of Luck' (2010) film poster

    ‘Best of Luck’ (2010) film poster

  • He gained immense popularity with the 2011 Malayalam film ‘Chaappa Kurishu.’ The film attracted negative publicity for a long kissing scene. It is considered as first-ever (longest kissing scene) in Malayalam films. [10]The Times of India

    Chaappa Kurishu film poster

    Chaappa Kurishu film poster

  • In 2013, he appeared in a dozen of Malayalam films like ‘Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla,’ ‘Akam,’ ‘Artist,’ ‘North 24 Kaatham,’ and ‘D Company.’
  • His other Malayalam films are ‘Haram’ (2015), ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’ (2017), ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ (2019), and ‘Trance’ (2020).

    'Kumbalangi Nights' (2019) film poster

    ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ (2019) film poster

  • In 2014, while shooting for the Malayalam film ‘Bangalore Days,’ he became friends with his co-star Nazriya Nazim (who is 12 years younger than him). Later, they fell in love with each other, and they got married following the Muslim wedding rituals. During an interview, while talking about his wife, Faasil said,

    7 years of Bangalore days bring back so many good memories. Falling head over heels for Nazriya, the beginning of my journey with her. I asked her out over a handwritten letter and slipped a ring along. She didn’t say yes. But she didn’t say NO either!! I shot Bangalore days along with two other films. It’s just suicidal to shoot three films at a time. I used to look forward to returning to shoot Bangalore days (sic).”

    He continued,

    I loved being around Nazriya. But my thoughts were random. I don’t know if it sounds well now, but at that point, there was a lot Nazriya had to give up choosing me. It absolutely worried me and I kept fluctuating. It’s just when I thought it was all going to be over because I am not strong enough she said, ‘Hello, method actor, who do you think you are? It’s just one simple life. pack your bags with everyone and everything you need (sic). She once said that she’d take care of me for the rest of my life. No woman had ever said such a thing to me. Who wouldn’t want a love like that?!”

  • In 2018, he was featured in the Malayalam music video “Nee” by Amal Neerad.

  • He boycotted the National Awards Ceremony 2018 along with many other awardees as the awards were being distributed by the then Information and Broadcast Minister Smriti Irani instead of the President of India. [11]The Times of India
  • Some of his Malayalam films released on OTT platform during the coronavirus pandemic were ‘C U Soon’ (2020), ‘Joji’ (2021), and ‘Malik’ (2021).

    Fahadh Faasil in Joji

    Fahadh Faasil in Joji

  • Reportedly, the role of Faasil as SP Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat in the Telugu film ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ (2021) was offered to the Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta. However, Sengupta could not accept the offer due to his work commitments and the role then went to Faasil. [12]The Times of India In an interview, while talking about Faasil’s role in the film, his co-star Allu Arjun said,

    I was wishing that he did this character because it needs a very powerful antagonist. Someone who has got a star presence. The moment he agreed and came on board it was wonderful. To see him perform live was very nice. Because I have seen his work on screen but still there’s a loss of generation. When you see the actor perform live, it’s a different experience altogether.”

  • Faasil is filming for various films (as of 2022) including ‘Malayankunju’ (Malayalam), ‘Vikram’ (Tamil), and ‘Pushpa 2: The Rule’ (Telugu).
  • Under his film production banner ‘Fahadh Faasil and Friends,’ he has produced many Malayalam films like ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ (2019), ‘Joji’ (2021), and ‘Thankam’ (2022).
  • Fahadh has appeared in TV commercials of various brands like Titan, Milma, Jos Alukkas, and UAE Exchange.

    Fahadh Faasil in Titan ad

    Fahadh Faasil in Titan ad

  • In an interview, he shared his limitations and self-doubts. He said,

    I have self-doubts and I don’t consider myself to be a great artist. This is nothing to do with being unsure. But an actor needs to be flexible. I don’t believe that I can play any character that’s given to me. I’m here because I’ve nowhere else to go. I don’t know for how long I’ll be here. I’ve not promised anyone that I will be around for any given time.”

    He continued,

    For me the challenge is within me. I don’t think of what people expect from me. I think only of my own expectations from me. Does the commercial success of my films bother me? Not at all. As long as everyone associated with my film is paid and no one suffers a loss, I am fine. I produce my own films, and I am answerable only to myself. Like I said, I can’t do the work that I want to do unless I am in control as a producer.”

  • During an interview, he shared that he avoided working in Hindi films as he is not good at the Hindi language. He said,

    The thing is, I am not fluent in Hindi. I need to think in the language that I speak my dialogues in. Yes, I’ve been offered many Hindi films. I’d love to come there. There’s so much talent there. But at the same time, Malayalam cinema is also getting there. In a couple of years, the language won’t matter.”

    He added,

    They watched my movies before they came on the OTT platforms before the rest of the country did. I owe my career to them. It’s because of them that I’m attempting (these movies) and experimenting. Outside of Kerala, I don’t think I can do the kind of films that I do. None of my films is remade because they are very rooted. I absolutely enjoy it here and just want to be here for the time being.”