Music & Movies
Birthplace: Peshawar, Pakistan.
The Pakistani television dramas have always been known for their strong storylines and realistic screenplay. This is the reason why even with the Indian channels coming up with glamorous drama productions, the Pakistani dramas have been able to hold their own and in recent years, have even ventured into themes that were previously unexplored.
A big factor behind the new lease of life that Pakistani dramas have received in the recent years is the introduction of new writers. Among this fresh crop of writers, Fasih Bari Khan's name surfaces as one of the topmost writers. Fasih's name has become very familiar among the TV audiences due to his success at capturing the essence of Pakistani culture which has been considered the strength of his scripts.
At the start of his career, Fasih's dramas were more family oriented which reflected in his plays such as 'Khala Kulsoom Ka Kunba'. He also wrote a number of plays and tele films to commemorate mother's day among which 'Zuroor Milain Gey' and 'O Meri Ammo' (both aired on ARY Digital) are especially worthy of mention. His other notable work includes tele fims like 'Ae Bhai Zara Dekh Ke', 'Climax' and 'Lunch With Lubna' (all aired on Hum TV) and 'Khurchan' (ARY Digital) gained a lot of popularity. Other notable plays written by him include 'Mama I Love You' (Hum TV), 'Khalid Ki Khalida' (TV One) and 'Ooper Gori Ka Makaan' (ARY Digital).
As he gained on in experience, Fasih's dramatic themes became much bolder and tackled issues that were previously considered taboo on television. A proof of this transformation is his drama 'Thori Dour Saath Chalo'. The drama discussed the issue of having children out of wedlock and its social impacts. While there had been positive reviews for the drama from audiences who wanted to see dramas being made on social taboos, there has also been hue and cry about the topic it deals with.