Saheem Khan Brings Home Best Actor And Best Foreign Language Film Award From Ciff, Canada
Saheem Khan has made the country proud by winning the best actor award for his recent feature film Ekram, in the prestigious Creation International Film Festival, Canada. Incidentally so, till date he is the only Indian actor to have received an award in the concerned category. Ekram, which is also the actor’s directorial debut, not only managed to grab the jury’s attention but also went on to win the best Foreign Film award. Ekram’s short film Khatoon Ki Khidmat, also written and directed by Khan himself had been showcased in the MAMI Mumbai Film festival recently. Ekram is written by Shamael Khan, with Nadeem Ansari as the cinematographer. Made within modest means, the shooting for Ekram, however, was completed in a short span of 15 days. Belonging to a family of farmers, in the small town of Pratapgarh, Khan did manage to score a miniscule role in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji, in 2011. His breakthrough came in the year 2013 when he was cast as the lead actor in the feature film Chehra.
TV shows like Crime Patrol Satark and Savdhaan India gave Saheem his first dose of recognition and made him a household face. In 2017, Khan played a major role in the Raveena Tandon starrer film Matr, which garnered him critical praise. Saheem draws his inspiration majorly from the works of profound filmmaker Majid Majidi and hopes to achieve at least a minute percentage of Majidi’s depth in this lifetime. The actor specifically states that the only factor driving his preference is good content. The platforms of films, television or digital are not really the forward players in his decision making. Saheem also states that the current era in Indian film industry is very much content driven, which makes him all the more appreciative of having got the chance to be a part of it. Currently, Saheem Khan is working for an unnamed web series under a well known production house. With a strong determination and tenacious will like his, Saheem Khan hopes to reach new heights.
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