My Name Is Khan – Fafa Khan


My Name is Khan is all about the journey of discovery while traveling a road far from the bleakness of daily routine and surprisingly by accident falling upon what is best termed the accidental discovery.

Fafa Khan is such a find, and perhaps the discovery would never have been made if it had not been for the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, Prince and his Welcome 2 Canada Tour, Magpie fashion and running into Kate Good who would become a friend and as they say the rest is history.

Fafa is a delight to talk to and is no porcelain doll. Fafa is multi-talented and her flair for the creative has a wide range, from music, photography, fashion, and art. Here is the interview with the delightful straightforward Fafa Khan.

1. You are very creative person with many interest’s how did this come about ?

I’ve always been artistic my entire life. Constantly drawing and dancing as a kid I always had a need to do these things naturally. In high school I was voted head of the Art Department and once I graduated I then studied Fine Arts, Visual Arts and Creative Arts. I had the freedom and time to create my first collection of paintings at 18 as well as my first vernissage. Since then I have had three of my own art shows, 2 gallery exhibitions and 2 auctions for my artworks. I now study Art History at Concordia University in Montreal. I did this in parallel to other opportunities that came up working with photographers, videos, music, graphics and teaching dance I really enjoy anything creative and artistic.

2. What do you like doing the most or do you like everything creative that you do. Modeling, Photography, DJ ?

I get asked a lot what I will concentrate on the most in the future, to be honest I can’t do one thing without the other. Modeling opportunities came to me as favors for friends and then photographers started to notice. I essentially wanted to learn more about photography behind the camera so I modeled and learned at the same time. I already knew how to edit and photoshop pictures so I did that after the photoshoots. A lot of my paintings are photography inspired so that’s where I see the connection.

As for DJing I actually remixed songs for my dance classes and had to keep up with current music before I knew how to spin. I then got the offer to DJ at supperclub/bar type place and after got noticed by other clubs. To answer your question I can’t actually choose one thing I like the most since I love and need them all because they depend on each other.

3. How has your cultural family background added to your creativity?

Having a Pakistani mother and a half Japanese half Finnish father I can tell you my father is calm and collected and my mother is strong and opinionated. They are a perfect match and I guess my artwork shows a lot of contrast and complimentary colors. My parents are also engineers and have a structured background; I tend to mix geometric and abstract shapes together. They had influence on taking “art” as a future, since they are both so business oriented it made me work harder to prove being an all around artist can become a sufficient career.

4. As far as travel goes where would you like to go?

I’ve actually been lucky enough to travel the world due to my parent’s professions; the company they work with is international, so I had the opportunities to travel to places all around Europe, Asia, South America etc. The next future stop is hopefully Tokyo since I’m part Japanese I think it would have a great influence on my work.

5. What do you like about Montreal and London two cities that you spend time in?

London is mainly for family purposes, I see it as a second home, but it’s also a place I can pick up on newer things happening in the entertainment business, fashion, music. Etc that they receive first before people in Canada. Montreal is a perfect mix of Europe and Canada, everyone speaks several different languages and you will see for yourself most people are from all different kinds of nationalities. It’s also one big family, everyone knows each other here. I admire our months of winter because when the sun finally comes out people here appreciate it a lot more, which make Montreal summers amazing and full of things to do. Personally my work also varies in style depending on the time of the year, so I do like the fact we get all four seasons.

Talent in Canada is everywhere. Talent in the world is everywhere. Fafa Khan,makes the world dance.

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Homage to Catalonia by Ferran Adriá! Buen provecho!

I came to the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills to sit down with Hugh Hudson director of the multiple Academy Awards winning film “Chariots of Fire” in a desperate attempt to acquire the rights from Hugh to the George Orwell book “Homage to Catalonia”. While I failed, George Orwell who went off to Spain to fight in a country with which he had no connection, grenades dangling would utter the words, if he could, “Fan-tas-tico!”, in describing Ferran Adriá and his Tickets tapas bar and 41º in Barcelona. After all where else can you go and have the taste of one olive freeze you as if it were a sole sexual note. Ferran employ’s the increasing specialization of the human species and the enlarging habit of exchange that are the root cause of his innovation. Ferran Adriá has been called by Gourmet magazine the, “Salvador Dali of the kitchen”, and trust me and many of you will agree, it great to eat at a place knowing that Dali is in the kitchen preparing to surprise you with something so utterly refreshing and exciting that you are spellbound to leisurely enjoy the food. In the end it is all about the food, and that is what makes Ferran Adriá tick, he is all about the food. So to all those in Indian and elsewhere who have now discovered Spain because of the Bollywood film “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” which translates “This life will not come again” at the Formula One Grand Prix of India study the man in the Ferrari, Fernando Alonso and get a yen for Spain then in Barcelona magic awaits you at Farran Adriá’s Tickets and 41º. The adventure of discovery never stops at My Name is Khan where Ferran Adriá reminds us that magic is real and dreams come true. Buen provecho!

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Totón back in Barcelona Bollywood! dress for sex!

It took a bollywood film “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” for me to again think about Barcelona and drew my attention to Totón Comella of TCN Fashion. If a film can get me to do this then Spain better be ready for an Indian invasion because it is on it way from London, Paris, Mumbai, New York , Toronto there is no question in my mind that a positive impact will be made on Spain’s tourism. Those who embark on this quest for the flavor of Spain should take note of the fashion of Totón Comella who will inspire you to dress for sex. Here is a sample of her work  seen at the University of Barcelona. This music to this page is selected from the film “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” it’s name appriopiate for Totón Comella, “Señorita” composed by Shankar-Ehsaan Loy with flamenco artist Maria del Mar Fernåndez. Most women I know dress for sex, so Seõrita’s here are some more options, when in Barcelona. The adventure of discovery never stops at My Name is Khan as this life will not come back again.

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