Marital Status: Unmarried
• Radio Jockey
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
|Debut||Film: Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz (2018) as Alfaaz
Web Series: Mukhbir - The Story of a Spy (2022) as Harfan Bukhari
|Birthplace||Bagh e Mehtab, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir|
|School(s)||• Burn Hall School, Srinagar
• Delhi Public School, Srinagar
|College/University||Zakir Hussain College, Delhi|
|Hobbies||Writing poetry, and singing|
|Controversy||Accused of physically assaulting his girlfriends: Zain Khan Durrani was alleged by his ex-girlfriend, Saloni Chopra, an Indian actress and model, for assaulting her physically when she was in relationship with him. Deccan Chronicle|
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriend||Saloni Chopra (ex-girlfriend)
|Parents||Zain's father is a doctor, and his mother is a professor of psychology.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Zain Khan Durrani
- Zain Khan Durrani is an Indian actor. He is the second actor from Kashmir who featured as a lead actor in Bollywood films. Before him, Zaira Wasim was the only actor from Kashmir who acted in a lead role in a Bollywood film, “Dangal.”
- In his school and college days, Durrani was good at studies and used to actively participate in extracurricular activities such as theatre and debate competitions.
- Durrani loves to spend his leisure time reading books and writing poetry. He writes Urdu and English poetry, which he often shares on his Instagram account.
- Durrani’s parents always wanted him to be an IAS officer, and after completing his graduation, Durrani started preparing for the IAS exam. However, his parents later saw his inclination towards acting and poetry and supported him to pursue his career in the film industry.
- He worked as an assistant director for the film “Shab” in 2017 after which the director Onir selected him for the lead role in his next film “Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz.”
- His role as RJ Alfaaz in the film “Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz” was critically acclaimed by the audience following which he anchored a radio show “Lamhe with Zain,” which aired on 92.7 BIG FM.
- In 2020, the actor appeared in the film “Shikara” directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
- His performance in the film “Bell Bottom” (2021) as hijacker Daljeet Singh Dodi made him a known face in Bollywood.
- In 2022, he acted in the web series “Mukhbir – The Story Of A Spy” which is based on the novel “Mission to Kashmir: An Intelligent Agent in Pakistan,” written by Maloy Dhar. The web series consists of eight episodes and was released in November 2022. It was dubbed into three languages, Tamil, Telugu, and Punjabi.
- Being a native of Kashmir, Zain Khan Durrani often talks about the hardships faced by the Kashmiris due to the political instability and riots in the state. In one of his interviews, he said,
The worst part about growing up in a tumultuous and politically unstable state is that you insidiously get used to the violence around. Almost impermeable but scared and disconcerted within.” Hindustan Times