Adnan Malik is a multi-talented popular TV celebrity of Pakistan media industry . Adnan is not only an established TV actor but also a model, video and music video producer, visual storyteller, documentary filmmaker, commercial and music video director and a former VJ.
Birth and Education
He was born on 9 June 1984 . Adnan Malik was born in Islamabad. Adnan got his early education in Islamabad at the International School of Islamabad and Froebels' and went on to receive a bachelor's in arts in Film History and Production from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie NY, where he graduated with the "Jeane Dealy Wirsig Award for Excellence in the Field of Journalism'.  Education
Adnan's ancestral roots lie in the Shamsabad village, near Attock. His father is a successful cardiologist, while his mother Parveen Malik is an early childhood educator and part-time TV actress. She has done many amazing dramas in her time now she plays the role of mothers in dramas. His brother Saqib Malik is considered to be one of Pakistan's finest directors.  Profile
After studying film-making in US, he started working on directing documentaries, such as Why We Fight which cited as one of a "best American Documentary" at Sundance Film Festival 2005. He also once own a T-shirt company "Urban Turban" in NYC. Adnan came back to Pakistan in 2005 but before coming made a short subject documentary Bijli which earned him a great attention and acclaim winning Best Short Film at Kara Film Festival, Delhi Digital Film Festival and was finalist at United States Student Academy Awards 2003. His second documentary long form Bhuli Hui Hoon Dastaan (The Forgotten Song) gave him further success as documentary filmmaker. The documentary was commissioned by Geo TV and played at festivals around the world. After Mushtaq Gazdar's book on Pakistani Cinema, this documentary was the only other major research piece on the subject.  career
TV commercials and Music videos
Adnan has also done modeling with famous clothing brands and was a VJ at MTV. He serves as an associate video producer and behind the scene producer at Coke Studio for four years. Malik then directed and produce numerous TV commercials for Pepsi, Djuice, Telenor, Wall's, Cornetto, Nescafe, LUX etc. He also directed a music video for Levi's "Mera Bichra Yaar" in collaboration with Strings and Zoe Viccaji which earned him a Best Music Video Director at 11th Lux Style Awards. In 2012 he directed/produced a video My Punjabi Love For You for "Bumbu Sauce", featuring Aamina Sheikh and Rizwan Ali Jaffri. In addition he has also directed Lux Style Awards ceremonies for four years. In 2016, he directed critically acclaimed short-film Love is in the Air for Cornetto under advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather Pakistan, Adnan said, "I never expected such a response but I did believe it would have an empowering impact on some people. Multiply this by ten and you get a feature film, that's the goal...one day!."
. Adnan made his small screen debut in 2014 with the super hit TV serial ‘Sadqay Tumhare’ of Hum TV for which he won ‘Best Television Sensation Male’, ‘Hum Award for Best Onscreen Couple’ and got nominated in the category of ‘Best Actor Popular’ by Hum Awards. He was also nominated in the category of ‘Best TV Actor’ in 15th Lux Style Awards. Adnan has worked in many successful TV serials including ‘Dil Banjara’ of Hum TV. He played a small role in the super hit TV series ‘Bin Roye’ of Hum TV.
Adnan is also a successful Lollywood actor. He made his Lollywood debut in 2010 with the film ‘Slackistan’ but this film was banned in Pakistan. Adnan is now working on his upcoming Pakistani film ‘Cake’ in which he is playing a lead role along Sanam Saeed and Aamina Sheikh.
Adnan owns a Boutique Media Production House "Adnan Malik Production (AMP)", where Malik directs/produced TV commercials, documentaries, music videos and photography.
Awards and Nominations
|2003||Bijli||Kara film Festival Award for Best Short Film||Won|
|Delhi Digital Festival Best Short Film||Won|
|2012||Mera Bichra Yaar||Lux Style Award for Best Music Video Director||Won|
|2014||My Punjabi Love for You||Nominated|
|2015||Sadqay Tumhare||Hum Award for Best Actor Popular||Nominated|
|Hum Award for Best Television Sensation Male||Won|
|Hum Award for Best Onscreen Couple||Won|
|Phir Mili Tanhai||Hum Award for Best Music Video||Nominated|
|2016||Sadqay Tumhare||Lux Style Award for Best TV Actor||Nominated|
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