Zain Khan Durrani Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More


Zain Khan Durrani

Zain Khan Durrani is an Indian actor. He is best known for his performance as Harfan Bukhari in the web series “Mukhbir – The Story of a Spy”. Zain Khan Durrani is the second actor from Kashmir to play a lead role in a Bollywood film, after Zaira Wasim, who played the lead role in the Bollywood film Dangal.


Zain Khan Durrani was born in Bagh-e-Mehtab, a suburb of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. His zodiac sign is Leo. He did his schooling at Burn Hall School and Delhi Public School, Srinagar. He completed his graduation in commerce stream at Zakir Hussain College, Delhi. After completing his graduation, he started preparing for the IAS exam as his parents wanted him to become an IAS; However, he later convinced his parents that he was more inclined towards theater and poetry.

Physical Appearance

Height (Approx.): 5′ 11″

Weight (Approx.): 75 kg

Hair Color: Black

Eye Colour: brown

Body Measurements (Approx.): Chest: 40 Inch, Waist: 32 Inch, Biceps: 16 Inch

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parents and siblings

His father is a doctor, and his mother is a professor of psychology.


He is unmarried.


He was once in a relationship with Indian actress and model Saloni Chopra.

Zain Khan Durrani with his ex girlfriend Saloni Chopra

Zain Khan Durrani with Saloni Chopra


as an actor


Zain Khan Durrani made his acting debut in 2018 with the film “Kuch Bheege Alfaz” directed by Onir.

Poster of the movie 'Kuch Bheege Alfaaz'

Poster of the movie ‘Kuch Bheege Alfaaz’

In 2020, Durrani played the role of Latif Lone in the film “Shikara” directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. In 2021, he played the role of ISI hijacker Daljit Singh Dodi, a villain in the film Bell Bottom.

web series

Zain Khan Durrani makes his OTT debut with the eight episode web series “Mukhbir – The Story of a Spy” releasing on 11th November 2022 on ZEE5. The web series is an adaptation of the novel “Mission to Kashmir: An Intelligent Agent In”. Pakistan,” written by Malloy Dhar. It was dubbed in three languages, Telugu, Tamil and Punjabi. In this web series, Durrani played the character of a secret agent of India who helped India win the Indo-Pakistani War in 1965. In an interview, talking about his role in the film, Durrani said,

My character, Joe Aata, is originally from Old Delhi. Most of his upbringing took place in a certain way. He’s smart, he’s got certain skill sets. So he was picked up for the job. Well, he was not psychologically prepared. He could be a fish out of water.

The setting of the web series is Kashmir, where Durrani belongs. In another interview, Durrani said that he could relate to his character in the film as he grew up in Kashmir, and is well aware of the hardships faced by the people due to political instability and violence in the state.

I couldn’t have asked for a better project than Mukhbir to mark my OTT debut. I have grown up in Kashmir and have seen firsthand the challenges people face during riots and wars, so being a part of Mukhbir was even more emotional for me. The minute I read the script, I knew I had to take it up because the character is so inspiring.

Poster of web series 'Mukhbir - The Story of a Spy'

Poster of web series ‘Mukhbir – The Story of a Spy’

radio jockey

After playing the role of an RJ in the film “Kuch Bheege Alfaaz”, Durrani tried his hand at the profession in real life as well. She anchored the second season of “Lamhe”, a fiction-based thematic drama show aired on 92.7 BIG FM. The show was titled “Lamhe With Zain” and was launched on 16 April 2018. Talking about joining Radio, in an interview he said,

The art of storytelling has always fascinated me and when I heard about the concept of Season 2 of Lamhe, I finally fell in love. He further added, “I have already played the role of an RJ in my recent film and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Looking forward to making this one memorable as well.”

Poster of Big FM show 'Lamhe With Zain'

Poster of Big FM show ‘Lamhe With Zain’


allegation of physical abuse

Indian actress and model Saloni Chopra alleged that Zain Khan Durrani physically assaulted her when she was dating him. She revealed this in an Instagram post, though she did not reveal her name. Later, she came to know about another girl who was facing the same issue while dating Zain Khan Durrani. Saloni Chopra discusses the matter with Onir, who launches Zain in the film industry, but Onir does not believe her until he learns about another girl Zain assaulted. It was In an interview Onir talked about this and said,

I met the first girl who was allegedly accused by Jain. Now it’s a second. There are obviously many women he has violated. He becomes a different person after 11 pm. Had I known about his history of violence, I would never have mentored him or offered him on screen.

Facts / Trivia

  • Zain Khan Durrani has a keen interest in writing poetry. He writes poems in Urdu and English languages ​​and often recites them on his Instagram account.
    A poem by Zain Khan Durrani

    A poem by Zain Khan Durrani

  • In his spare time, he likes to read books and sing.
  • Before starting his career in acting, Durrani assisted film director Onir in the 2017 romantic drama film “Shab”.
  • In an interview, Durrani talked about the difficulties he faced while living in Kashmir, where according to Durrani, violence is common. They said,

    The worst thing about growing up in a turbulent and politically unstable situation is that you cleverly become used to the violence around you. Almost impenetrable but deep down scared and troubled.

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