The story behind my professional career starts with a simple assignment, and I’m really grateful for that…

Shayan Khan Farooqi, known professionally as Shayan Khan, is a Pakistani-American actor, entertainer, producer, and entrepreneur.
Khan was awarded the title of Mr. Pakistan World in 2013, and finished filming his first feature film, Na Band Na Baraati, in Toronto, Canada on October 17, 2016.
Khan is a successful entrepreneur based out USA.

Early Life
Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan. He spent the first 12 years of his life between Karachi, Pakistan and various other countries aboard motor vessels, due to his father’s occupation as a Chief Engineer within the Civil Marine. Khan has travelled extensively as a child to over 50 countries
Khan started acting on stage at St. Michael’s Convent School during festive months at a very young age. Khan’s family moved to the U.S.A., where his father started several businesses
Khan attended the Lee Strasberg Institute of Film and Television Acting in 2012. In 2013, Khan was awarded the title of Mr. Pakistan World. Later Khan went on to make small productions such as TV commercials and corporate videos before entering full scale into the entertainment business. On October 17, 2016, Khan finished filming his first feature film, Na Band Na Baraati, which is set to be released in December of 2017.

Ancestry
Khan’s paternal grandfather from his father’s side, was from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, British India. Khan’s lineage can be traced all the way back to the second Caliph Umar-al-Farooq.
Khan’s paternal grand parents from his mother’s side belong to the Khanzada family, a community of Muslim Rajputs found in the Awadh region of the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Khan’s paternal grandmother, Rajbunnissa Khan Begum, is also related to MAJROO SULTAN PURI, a well known urdu poet.

Careers

Business career
Khan owns several software firms heavily involved in the automation industry, which create and develop Apps, Data Base automation products, content, block-chain technology and various other software related products for licensing and sale.
Khan also owns large stakes in travel-centers, oil/gas, grocery stores, food & beverage outlets, equipment leasing, venture capital firms, construction companies, manufacturing companies, and real-estate trusts.

Entertainment career
In 2012, Khan attended the Lee Strasberg Acting Institute in Los Angeles, California. He was awarded the title of Mr. Pakistan World in 2013. Recently Khan completed filming his first full feature film, Na Band Na Baraati, on October 17, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. The film is set to release internationally in 2017.

Male Competition
Mr. Pakistan World 2013
On August 30, 2013 Khan was awarded the title of Mr. Pakistan World 2013 by noted actor from Pakistan, Noman Ijaz. Khan also won the Mr. Personality Award

Preceded by Mr. Pakistan World Succeeded by
Shan Virk 2013 Faisal Jamro
Film
Year Title Role Additional Notes
2017 Na Band Na Baraati Zahid Post Production

Reference
1. “Jalgaon district gazetteer – history, Muslim period”. Archived from the original on 2007-08-30.
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farooqi
3. People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part One edited by A Hasan & J C Das pages 19 Manohar publications
4. http://www.downmelodylane.com/majrooh.html
5. https://images.dawn.com/news/1176154

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