Cézanne Khan is an Indian television actor of Pakistani descent. He is known for playing the lead role of Anurag Basu in Ekta Kapoor's Indian soap opera, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, that aired on Star Plus. He has played various, critically acclaimed roles on Pakistani television too.
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Cézanne Khan is an Indian television actor. He became famous by playing the role of Anurag Basu in Balaji Telefilms's Kasautii Zindagii Kay which is aired on STAR Plus, and has also taken roles in Pakistani television.
Khan went to boarding school at Barnes in Deolali. He earned his Bachelor of Communications from MMK College (Mithibai Motiram Kundnani and Mithibai Motiram Kundrani College of Commerce & Economics) in Bandra, Bombay.
Khan's father is Ustad Rais Khan, a famous sitarist. His mother, Tasnim Khan, is an interior designer. His brother, Suhail Khan is a singer, composer and a sitar musician. Khan's paternal and maternal grandparents are originally from Afghanistan.
During his college days, he was involved with modelling for 8 years and then theatre. After Cezanne Hamood his B.Com, he was supposed to join NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) for MBA when he was offered a film. This film never released but it made him leave his MBA to pursue a career in acting. Then television happened. Anubhav Sinha offered him a role in his TV serial Hasratein on Zee TV and he accepted the offer. And soon after, he got Neena Gupta's Palchhin and Balaji Telefilms's Kalirein. He also did a bit of acting in B.R.Films' serial Dushman. Meanwhile, Ekta Kapoor was doing the auditions for Kasautii Zindagi Kay (KZK) and offered him the role of Anurag Basu. KZK catapulted Cezanne into a household name. As the shy and meek Anurag Basu in KZK he had gained immense popularity. KZK is one of the top serials of Star Plus.
He got his name from the famous French painter Paul Cezanne. But the Indian entertainment world often confused him with Hrithik Roshan's wife Suzanne Khan. However, after Kasautii Zindagi Kay, he was soon known by a different name altogether - Anurag Basu.
"I agree that I am more popular as Anurag than by my real name. The role surely is the turning point in my career," says the actor. Due to his immense popularity, he is getting film offers as well. "But I want a lead role and no less. It should also be good and substantial," he seems to have made up his mind.
Cezanne's look in KZK "Though I think looks do matter initially, something like an identity card, but as you move on from one role to the other on television, you have to have substance in you to carry you forward. You should have the charisma to impress the audience to watch you day after day," says Cezanne.
In June 2007 Cézanne Khan entered Sony TV's Ek Ladki Anjaani Si as Dr. Dhruv Mehra. Khan also hosted The Good Health Show on Zee TV for some time. He acted in few Pakistani TV serials - Piya Ke Ghar Jaana Hai, Silsilay Chahat Ke and Gulnaar Bano (guest appearance). Now he is doing NDTV Imagine's Seeta Aur Geeta.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Kasautii Zindagii Kay
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1997 - Present, 1997-2009 Present, 1997- Present
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