Asim Raza biographyAsim is a versatile and accomplished Pakistani television and film director and a producer who is in the industry for a long time and has contributed a lot with his talent. He has directed and produced many Music videos, television commercials, and a few Pakistani films till now. He is considered to be one of the most successful directors of Pakistan with whom every artist love to work with. Before making his waves into the production and direction side he has worked as an architecture too.
Asim Raza ageHe was conceived on 21st August 1966 in Karachi where he spent all her life. He also lived abroad for his education but currently, he resides in Karachi with his family.
Asim Raza educationHe is a well-educated man who did his schooling from the schools of Karachi. Later he took admission in Architectural Engineering from Dawood College of Engineering and Technology, Karachi from where he completed his bachelors in Architectural Engineering. For further studies, he went to Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London from where he did his masters in Architectural Engineering. Before going to London he also practiced Architecture for a couple of years.
Asim Raza familyHe belongs to a liberal and non artistic family. A few years ago he got married to Ayla Raza who is a daughter of former president and Army Chief of Pakistan Pervez Musharaff. Ayla is also an architect by profession who is currently working for a non-profit organization in Karachi. The couple is blessed with 2 daughters Maryam Raza and Zainab Raza.
- Being an architectural student he has also worked as an architect at the start of his career until he got an offer to work as a director in 1990s. He has an experience of working in all the optical forums including Television commercials, Music Videos, Long plays and films. From 1994 to on wards he has worked in a number of television commercials including Coco cola, Lux, Sprite, Cadbury, Pantene, Sunsilk and many others both as a director and a producer. For directing the music videos there is no one with whom he has not worked yet including Junoon, Junaid Jamshed, Najam Sheraz, Abrar-ul-Haq, Hadiqa Kiani and others.
- After working as a director and producer for almost 3 years he thought of opening his own production company named 'The vision factory' under which he made many music videos and directed a number of concerts and a few award functions. One of the music video which he made for single 'Sayonee' of Janoon band is his biggest achievement which ranked at number 1 for almost 2 weeks. on 4th May 1997 he directed the Concert of late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan which proved to be his (Nusrat) last concert as after that he died, however, Asim directed another concert after his death which was a Tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by Janoon band. He likewise directed the 2nd Lux Style Awards in 2003.
- In 2013 he directed a short film (Telefilm) 'Behadd' starring Fawad Khan, Sajal Ali, Nadia Jamil, Sana Javed and others for which he received the Best Television director award. He made his debut in the film industry in 2016 with a film 'Ho Mann Jaahan' starring Mahira Khan, Adeel Hussain, Shehryar Munawar and Sonia Jehan. The film proved to be a biggest hit with an earning of 22 crores at the box office worldwide. After a gap of 3 years he is again coming with another exciting film 'Paray hut Live' starring Maya Ali, Shehryar Munawar, Ahmad ali butt and Zara Noor Abbas. The film is going to be relased in Eid ul Adha 2019.
Asim Raza films
- Ho Mann Jahan
- Paray Hut Love
List of Telefilms