A native of Canada, the multi-talented Adeel Chaudhry is the first in his family to make a career in media. He is a singer-songwriter, model and actor, who has also made stints in Bollywood. His career began when he performed his very first piece called ‘Kukar’. This opened the door to opportunities for the actor and he made his television debut with the series “Yeh Zindagi Hai” in 2008.
Soon after, the actor decided to immerse himself in music and signed with a renowned Indian music label. He sang the infamous ‘Move your body’ for the movie ‘Kismat Konnection’. Adeel briefly worked in a Bollywood film called “Rhythm”, which was released in late 2016. The actor and singer rose to fame, especially after appearing alongside Shah Rukh Khan in a TV commercial in 2015.
In Pakistan, the dapper hero starred alongside Komal Aziz in “Bharosa Pyar Tera”, which became a popular drama during its airing. Due to his talent, the actor has appeared as a leading artist in such series as “Dharkan”, “Hiddat”, “Munafiq”, “Bandhay Aik Dour Se”, “Uraan” and “Main Agar Chup Hoon” while making music simultaneously. With a lot going on for this handsome guy, let’s see what the likes and dislikes of this versatile artist are…
You! What do you like the most about your job?
I think taking action is special in many ways, there is always a window of opportunity to linger. It’s not just about “playing a character” and has a lot more depth. It’s also nice to know that after spending a few months on a drama, I can book a vacation and fly on a plane for a few weeks to relax, reflect, and have some personal time for myself.
You! Which project do you think is your claim to fame:
I would say ‘Bharosa Pyar Tera’.
You! A project that is really close to your heart:
‘Munafiq’ mainly because I played the opposite of what I normally play in dramas. It was exciting to watch myself progress in the role and expand my acting skills to such an extent.
You! Do you have a hidden talent?
I have a lot of hidden talents, but hey that’s why they’re so hidden.
You! Sing or play – your preference?
I appreciate both thoroughly. However, I have been playing more in recent years. But keep your ears to the ground, you might get a little surprise.
You! If you didn’t do what you’re doing today, you’d be …
Repairing someone’s teeth, helping and prescribing medication to sick people or helping someone with hair growth (Cosmetic surgeon).
You! What’s the next step on your bucket list?
Vacation, vacation, vacation! I want to explore this beautiful world.
You! A song that best describes you:
Stop playing Backstreet Boys (with my heart) games.
You! Your favorite movies of all time:
A Bollywood classic, ‘Hum dil ke chuke sanam’ and Hollywood ‘The Great Gatsby’.
You! Your favorite singer and actor:
Enrique Iglesias & Leonardo DiCaprio.
You! What is your biggest inspiration?
Leonardo DiCaprio for the acting game. Enrique Iglesias and Junaid Jamshed (late) for vocals.
You! The biggest misconception about you …
That I am a “spoiled brat”, which I obviously am not. Never judge a book by its cover.
You! Among your friends, you are known as …
I am faithful to the bone!
You! Something very few people know about you as a person …
That I am actually calm and laid back.
You! One thing you love the most about yourself:
I love my hair, unfortunately I have started to lose a bit now since I moved to Karachi.
You! What is your most precious possession?
My mother, the purest love I have ever known.
You! You are afraid of …
God, be good and do good so that good can come your way.
You! Your idea of romanticism:
Candlelight dinner by the beach with lots of petals, Italian dinner and playing the violin.
You! What’s your biggest annoyance?
You! Your favorite designers:
Philipp Plein and Ted Baker.
You! If you got stuck on an island, what two things would you want from yourself?
My book and my phone. I would add 5 other things though. Haha!
You! A food you can’t live without?
Italian cuisine makes me happy.
You! How do you spend your Sundays?
I go to the gym, come back and watch TV etc. Kind of like most people.
You! Your favorite meeting place:
It depends on my mood, if I am feeling energetic at the gym of course! If I’m hungry, Italian restaurant and if I feel artistic, recording studio.
You! How do you relax?
You can never go wrong with a spa day.
You! What advice do you have for young artists entering the field?
The world is your shell. Hard work always pays off. Don’t be discouraged in the face of criticism. Don’t forget the 3 C’s; Stay cool, consistent and collective.