Faran Tahir

Faran Tahir

Faran Tahir

Faran Tahir is an actor from America and works in American T.V. serials and movies. With characters varying from Shakespeare’s Othello, to eminent Captain Nemo, to a father anxious for his family trying to leave Syria, his acting career have a copious amount of versatility. He was brought up in Pakistan and then moved to the USA to attain education in theater. Currently, he is living in the USA. This article has all the information about Faran, including Faran Tahir Biography.

Name:Faran Haroon Tahir
Native Name:Faran Tahir
In Urdu:فاران طاہر
Famous As:Actor
Residence:Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma Mater:Harvard University
Years Active:1994-present
Height:5 ft 9 in
Date:16th February 1964
Place:Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Spouse:Marie Tahir
Children:Lena Tahir and Javan Tahir
Parents:Yasmeen Tahir and Naeem Tahir
Siblings :Ali Tahir

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Faran Tahir Biography

  • He is the only actor from Pakistan working in the topmost film industry of the world and making his country proud for two decades. This journey was not easy for him, but he accomplished his goals without any mentors, connections, guidelines, and role models. Instead of relying on destiny, he relied on his determination.  Faran is a determined, motivated, caring, and down to earth person who started his career from theater and then moved to T.V. and film. 
  • He made his name on International media by showcasing his talents and abilities, not by creating controversies. Despite the considerable success and appreciation in Hollywood, he hasn’t forgotten his roots and remains enthusiastic and passionate about Pakistani cinema and is willing to work in Lollywood.

Faran date of Birth

He was born on 16th February 1964 in L.A. ( Los Angeles) California.

Education of Faran

He completed a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) degree from the University of California and MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree from Harvard University.

Faran Tahir Family

He belongs to a well-educated family, his father, Naeem Tahir, is a Pakistani film, theater, and T.V. actor, dramatist, public speaker, columnist, and scholar. His mother, Yasmeen Tahir, is a renowned radio broadcaster. His grandparent Imtiaz Ali Taj a famous dramatist, is known for his play ‘Anarkali’ made on Anarkali’s life. His siblings Mehran Tahir and Ali Tahir, also belong to the showbiz industry. Ali Tahir is known for his performance in PTV’S comedy play ‘Teen Bata Teen,’ while Mehran is a Television producer. He and his spouse Marie Tahir are parents to a son Javan and a daughter Leena. Javan also played a minor role in the film ‘Iron Man.’

Showbiz Career

Debut Film

He started his film career by portraying Nathoo in the Disney Company’s adventure flick based on English journalist Joseph Rudyard’s ‘Jungle Book.’ Jungle Book is a compilation of tales consisting of animal characters Baloo and Shere Khan, and the main character ‘Mowgli’ is a man-cub who is raised in forests by wolves. Faran Tahir as Nathoo was among the human characters of this adventure film.

Versatile Roles in Different Films

He has been starred in several American films, including romantic sitcom ‘Picture Perfect,’ comedy-drama movies ‘Anywhere But Here,’ and ‘Charlie Wilson’s War.’ He played the lead role in film ‘ABCD.’ In the superhero film ‘Iron Man,’ he played the role of Raza, a villain.  In the science fiction movie ‘ Star Trek,’ he played the role of Captain Richard Robau. In director and writer Neil Blomkamp’s fictional action movie ‘Elysium,’ he played President Patel’s role.

Guest Appearance in T.V. Serials

He had a guest appearance in many T.V. series including  ‘Family Law,’ ‘Alias,’ ‘The Agency,’ ‘The Practice,’ ‘Lost,’ ‘NYPD Blue,’ ‘7th Heaven,’ ‘Lost,’ ‘Texas Ranger,’ ‘The D.A.,’ ‘Monk,’ ’24,’ ‘Justice,’ ‘Cold Case,’ ‘Warehouse 13,’ and ‘Chuck.’

Work on USA SYFY Channel

Faran worked with American singer, activist, and actress Chase Masterson and American actor Robert Beltran in an American movie ‘Manticore’ that on-aired on SYFY channel.

Work in Different American Series

Tahir appeared as Issac in American Medical T.V. Series ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and in American fantasy T.V. series, ‘Supernatural’ played the role of Egyptian God. In the American superhero T.V. series, ‘Supergirl’ played the role of commander. He joined the American crime T.V. series as Rhys Basheer, and in fantasy drama T.V. series ‘Once Upon A Time,’ he played the role of Captain Nemo.

Guest in Pakistani Web Series

In 2019, on his tour to Karachi, he was invited as a guest by veteran actor Samina Peerzada in her talk show ‘Speak Your Heart With Samina Peerzada.’

Faran Tahir Movies

  1. Picture Perfect
  2. The Jungle Book
  3. Anywhere But Here
  4. A Price Above Rubies
  5. ABCD
  6. A Town Without Pity
  7. Iron Man
  8. Manticore
  9. Star Trek
  10. Charlie Wilson’s War
  11. Elysium
  12. Ashes
  13. Torn
  14. Mr. Jones
  15. Jinn
  16. Escape Plan
  17. Honeyglue
  18. I Am Fear
  19. Boris and the Bomb
  20. Flight World War 2

List of T.V. Serials

  1. Law and Order
  2. Midnight Caller
  3. New York News
  4. The Pretender
  5. Party of Five
  6. Freaky Links
  7. The Practice
  8. Alias
  9. Family Law
  10. The Agency
  11. NYPD Blue
  12. MDS
  13. The West Wing
  14. 7th Heaven
  15. JAG
  16. 24
  17. Boston Public
  18. Judging Amy
  19. Over There
  20. The D.A.
  21. Monk
  22. Charmed
  23. Just Legal
  24. Sleeper Cell
  25. Justice
  26. Lost Cold Cell
  27. Chuck
  28. Grey’s Anatomy
  29. Children’s Hospital
  30. NCIS: Los Angeles
  31. In Plains Sight
  32. Blue Bloods
  33. Warehouse 13
  34. Burn Notice
  35. Dallas
  36. Supernatural
  37. Elementary
  38. Private Practice
  39. The Blacklist
  40. Criminal Minds
  41. Satisfaction
  42. Supergirl
  43. How To Get Away With Murder
  44. American Crime
  45. Once Upon a Time
  46. Hawaii Five-0
  47. Scandal
  48. Prison Break: Resurrection
  49. MacGyver
  50. Bhai Bhai

Video Games

  1. Call Duty: Black Ops 3

Social Media Handles

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