Alyy Khan is a multi-talented Pakistani actor and host. He was born on 6th December 1968 in Karachi, Pakistan. Alyy Khan has worked in Hollywood, Bollywood, and Lollywood films and television series. He is famously known for his roles in the films A Mighty Heart (2007), Traitor (2008), Don 2 (2011), 3 Bahadur (2015), Actor in Law (2016) and Mogul Mowgli (2020), and also played a parallel lead in the telefilm Anjuman (2013). He has also appeared in several television series, including The Bill (2006), Strike Back (2011), Saat Pardon Mein (2012), Indian Summers (2015) and Pakeezah (2016). In 2012, Khan hosted the television reality show Foodistan for NDTV and Geo TV.
Alyy Khan started his career through Television and theatre. For the very first time, Alyy Khan starred on the small screen in an Indian Television serial titled ‘Kash-m-Kash’ aired on DD Metro in 1995. He has appeared in a number of other Indian drama serials of different channels like ‘Talaash’ ‘Yeh Hai Raaz’ ‘Lipstick’ of Zee TV, ‘Chehre Pe Chehra’ of Star Plus, ‘Bombay Blue’ of Channel 4, ‘Dushman’ of DD Metro and many more.
In 2003, Alyy Khan made his first Bollywood debut with the movie ‘Stumped’. In the following year, he starred in another Indian horror movie ‘Sssshhh’. He earned massive admiration as an actor in Bollywood by his role in the super hit movie ‘Don 2’ wherein he worked with legendary Shah Rukh Khan. Alyy Khan is popular as well as a flourished actor of Bollywood, Hollywood, and Lollywood. He has earned massive fame as an actor in three reputable film industries of the world.
Alyy has been part of numerous other megahit movies including ‘Luck by Chance’, ‘Nazar’, ‘Jo Hum Chahein’ ‘Aazaan’ and ‘Unfreedom’. In the year 2001, he stepped into Hollywood with the movie ‘Deham’. After that, he worked in a number of English movies like “Everywhere and Nowhere’ and “Traitor”. Presently, he is working on his movie ‘The Valley’.
Alyy Khan has also starred in British Television serials including ‘Partners in Crime’ of BBC One, ‘The Philanthropist’ and ‘Indian Summers’, etc. He joined the Pakistan showbiz industry right after his marriage and he starred on the small screen of the Pak TV industry in the year 2008. His first serial was ‘Yeh Zindagi Hai’. After that, he appeared in numerous top-rated serials like ‘Aap Ki Kaneez’ ‘Saat Pardon Mein’ ‘Maryam’, ‘Zara Aur Mehrunnisa’ Khuda Mera Bhi Hai’ ‘Pakeeza, ‘Woh ‘Ek Pal’, ‘Mohabbat Aag Si’ ‘Deewana’, ‘Shehrnaz’ and many more.
In 2013, Alyy Khan made his Lollywood debut with the movie ‘Anjuman’, afterward he starred in the movies ‘Actor In Law’, ‘Mah-e-Mir’ and ‘Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay’. Alyy was also given voice to the role of ‘Young Mangu’ in animated movie ‘3 Bahadur’. He is also a talented TV host and hosted ‘1st Indian Telly Awards’. Afterward, he hosted a cooking reality show ‘Foodistan’ which was a mutual project of NDTV, India and Geo TV, Pakistan.
Alyy Khan had moved to the UK as a six-year-old with his parents, and so he held a British passport. When he was about nine, the family shifted to Mumbai where he studied and subsequently worked. Marriage to a Pakistani woman, who was of Pakistani origin, meant that staying in India was no longer an option. So, he decided to move to the UK. This shift opened up many more vistas on the professional front including Bollywood and Indian tv.
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