Shahzad Rafiq

Shahzad Rafiq (Artist)

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Shahzad Rafique is a Pakistani director and filmmaker. He is living in Gujranwala Pakistan. He has directed many Pakistani movies Salute, Ishq Khuda, and Salakhain. He has also produced 2 films Ghungat and Nikah. He is a famous and popular talented person in Pakistan.[1] Shahzad Rafique - Bio 

Title Description
Name: Shahzad Rafiq
In Urdu: شہزاد رفیق
Native Name : Shahzad
Famous As: Director
Nationality: Pakistani
Residence: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Education: Bachelor's
Religion: Islam
Profession: Director & Filmmaker
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70m)
Weight: 75 kg
Maritial Status: Married
Zodiac: Capricorn
Home Town: Gujranwala
Date: 1 January 1962
Place: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Years active : 1996 – present
Net Worth: Under Review
Directed include: Nikah, Ghunghat, Rukhsati, Salakhain and Mohabbataan Sachiyaan


Mini Bio

Shahzad Rafiq is a Film Director Film Maker. Shahzad Rafique is best known for directing the Pakistani film Rukhsati. Rukhsati Pakistani Movie which was released in 2001. His Salute movie which was released recently in 2017. Salute is directed and written by Shahzad Rafique and joint production of Ghufoor Butt.[2] Mini Bio -  Mini Bio 

Film Salute

Shahzad Rafiq's movie Film ( Salute )

Shahzad Rafiq's movie Film ( Salute )

Veteran filmmaker Shahzad Rafique  geared up for his  film Salute. He has begun shooting for the film which  highlight the on-going war against terror that has affected 180 million Pakistanis.. Salute pays homage to the heroes who sacrificed their lives to eliminate this curse from the country. Rafique  particularly has narrated Aitzaz Ahsan’s courageous story in this film. Ahsan, a student of grade nine, lost his life while preventing a suicide bomber from entering his school of 2,000 students in a village of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in January 2014.[3] Film ( Salute ) 

Purpose of this film Salute

Rafique talked about the purpose of this film saying, “Terrorists want to threaten children and parents of Pakistan, but in my film the countrymen reject these threats and mutually take a stand for peace in Pakistan”. It will be a first biographical film of the country to focus on terrorism and it will not include any songs. “This film is an an effort to encounter and eliminate the threat of terrorism from the society. We should take pride in Aitzaz Ahsan being our hero, as he without caring for his life, secured many others. It will ignite a similar spirit among the whole nation,” he added. [4] Purpose of this film 

Film Ishq Khuda

Despite being bashed by critics and overshadowed by the roaring success of Chennai Express at multiplexes, Shehzad Rafique’s Ishq Khuda managed to do decent business at single screens across Punjab. While many deemed the storyline clichéd and overpowered by poor acting, film-maker Rafique says he has not only faced immense pressure of changing the norms of traditional film-making through this film but has also managed to draw the ire of extremist forces in the country. [5] Film ( Ishq Khuda

About Film Ishq Khuda

The film, which stars Shaan, Ahsan Khan, Meera, Saima and Wiam Dhamani, revolves around the idea of finding true love amidst an environment of spirituality. The film questions the idea of the cleric and is based largely on sufi teachings. It even draws its ideas and conclusions from Tahirul Qadri’s fatwa against suicide bombings. Naturally, Rafique has been paranoid and worried about the film’s implications, since it can ruffle feathers in the atmosphere of terrorism as quite a lot of prominent groups disagree with such notions. “These are risky things to do in today’s time — criticising the maulvi is putting yourself at risk,” says Rafique, who has surprisingly not filed any reports or sought protection.[6] About Film  ( Ishq Khuda ) 



Year Film Language Starring
2001 Rukhsati Urdu Moammar Rana, Meera, Mustafa Qureshi, Veena Malik
2004 Salakhain Urdu Ahmed Butt, Meera, Zara Sheikh
2007 Mohabbataan Sachiyaan Punjabi Veena Malik, Adnan Khan, Babrak Shah, Maria Khan
2012 Ishq Khuda Urdu Shaan Shahid, Humaima Malick, Wiam Dahmani, Ahsan Khan, Meera,
2016 Salute Urdu Ajab Gul, Saima Noor


Year Film Language
1996 Ghunghat Urdu
1998 Nikah Urdu

Movies In Festivals

Year  Festivals 
 1997  Ghunghat in Tashkent international film festival
 1998  Ghunghat in Dubai Film Festival
 1999  Nikah in SAARC film festival, Sri Lanka
 2004  Ghunghat, Nikah and Rukhsati in Beijing film festival, China
 2005  Salakhain in Kara Film Festival, Karachi
 2008  Mohabbtaan Sachiyaan in South Asian film festival, India
 2010  Mohabbtaan Sachiyaan in Muscat International Film Festival
 2011  Mohabbbtaan Sachiyaan and Shackles in SAARC film festival, Sri Lanka

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