Among the most notable film and television directors that Pakistan has produced, Mohammed Javed Fazil's name is especially worthy of mention. Born in the year 1940, Javed Fazil entered the film industry in 1962 after completing his studies. At the beginning of his career, he worked as an assistant to some of the biggest names of film direction in Pakistan such as Abdul Qadeer Ghauri and S. Suleman.
In 1977, he made his independent directorial debut with the movie 'Goonj'. The film was received well and from here on, Javed Fazil had started becoming known as a talented director. His movies 'Faisla', 'Bazaar-i-Husn', 'Dehleez' and 'Ustaadon Ke Ustaad' inspired a number of Bollywood flicks. Moreover, he is also accredited with introducing two of the most famous actors of the Pakistan film industry, Shaan and Reema, in his movie 'Bulandi'. Other popular movies made by him include 'Lazawaal', 'Saima', 'Aahat', 'Naraz' and 'Kundan'.
During the 1990s when the Pakistani film industry was going through a crisis, Javed migrated towards the small screen and was successful in ably handling the transition. His most famous dramas include 'Janay Anjanay', 'Chandni Raatain' and 'Mehndi'. Not only did he successfully manage to make his mark on television, he was also a favorite among the cast and crew members he worked with.
His most recent film venture was 'Main Ek Din Laut Ke Aaonga', a film which made his dream of shooting a movie in India come true. At the time of his death, he was in the midst of shooting a play in Karachi by the name of 'Aurat Ka Ghar Konsa'. In a career span of over 30 years, he worked with almost every top performer, musician and production companies.
He passed away on December 30, 2010 in his apartment in Karachi at the age of 66.