Faris Shafi is a Pakistani rapper, musician, and television actor. In 2022, he was one of the participants of the local musical show Coke Studio. Faris Shafi on the cover of Coke Studio.Faris Shafi is the grandson of the revolutionary Pakistani writer Hameed Akhtar who is best known for forming the Progressive writers movement in Pakistan. Hameed Akhtar was born in Ludhiana, British India. The Times of India Hameed Akhtar was a well-known social activist, columnist, and poet. His grandfather used to tell patriotic stories to Faris Shafi when Faris was a child. A childhood picture of Faris Shafi.In 2012, Faris Shafi made his acting debut with the Pakistani television serial Manjali. His mother was also cast in the serial. Later, he appeared in the serials Kabhi Kabhi, Sun Yaara, Zid, and Meri Guriya. Faris has worked with several renowned Pakistani television actors including Kubra Khan and Zarnish Khan. Faris Shafi in a still from a Pakistani serial.In 2012, Faris Shafi marked his debut with the song Awaam, which also featured the singer Taimoor Salahuddin. The video of the song also featured the journalist and documentary filmmaker Fazeelat Aslam. The song was a huge hit and went viral on YouTube and various social media platforms soon after its release. Some other popular songs of Faris Shafi include Muskura, Jawab De, Nazar, Introduction, and Molotov.In a conversation with a media house, Faris Shafi stated that the lyrics of his songs generally explains the everyday situations that were being faced by Pakistan and its residents. Reportedly, his songs relate to the socio-cultural problems of Pakistan. In one of his interviews, Faris Shafi was spotted criticising the political setup of Pakistan, Mujras, gender discrimination, and jihad. The Tribune India.In 2018, Faris Shafi released his song Waasta in which he rapped in English and Urdu languages.Later, Faris Shafi collaborated with Talal Qureshi for the production of two songs for BBC Asian Network.In May 2019, Faris Shafi took to his Twitter account and requested to remove his song from the Lux Style Awards 2019 nominations. He requested the same due to the ongoing LSA 2019 controversy that involved the Meesha-Ali Zafar harassment case. Meesha Shafi is the sister of Faris Shafi, and she is a renowned Pakistani singer, actor, poet, and writer. In 2019, Faris Shafis song Clap was nominated as the Best Song by the Lux Style Awards. The Twitter statement of Faris Shafi.In 2019, Faris Shafi released the album titled Metannoya and collaborated on Prosaic with Abdullah Siddiqui. The lyrics of the songs focus on the issues like greed, hunger, poverty, and drug abuse. The cover of the music album Metannoya released by Faris Shafi.In 2020, at Lahore Music Meet, Faris Shafi was invited to perform at the music concert. Faris Shafi performing at the Lahore Music Meet in 2020 (left).