Published On: Tue, Oct 18th, 2016

10 Facts about Pakistan’s favourite Chai Wala


A tea seller in Islamabad has had Pakistan and India’s internet in a trance since Monday. Twitterati on both sides of the border have been tweeting and drooling over his blue eyes and looks ‘that could kill’.

First found by Instagram user and photographer Jiah_Ali, the Chai Wala has sincce taken the internet by storm.

As a number of media outlets went out to meet the man and questioned him about his daily life, his occupation and how he came to know about his fame and yes, Pakistani internet’s blue-eyed boy has also answered the million dollar question.

Here are 10 facts about the handsome tea-seller who in his fans’ views could even give established models a run for their money.


10 FACTS ABOUT THE CHAI WALA His real name is Arshad Khan. He has 16 siblings He is from Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Yes. He is a teengaer- 18 years old- His family has been living in Islamabad since 25 years, previously he was a fruit seller at the same sunday market but since 3 months he started working at the tea stall. He would love to accept modelling/acting offers. He is also getting alot of offers! He doesn’t mind being called ”chai wala” He has thanked all his fans. He thinks he resembles Shahruk Khan. INTERNET”S FAVOURITE BOY  

As internet goes crazy for Islamabad’s blue-eyed tea seller, Arshad Khan, Pakistani singer and actor Meesha Shafi could not resist the temptation of tweeting about the new social media sensation.

The single, well-shot picture of Arshad Khan aka ChaiWala posted on Instagram became his claim to fame. His sharp, chiseled features, light eyes, all-over brooding good looks has sent not only the ordinary womenfolk’s hearts fluttering, but also has celebrities and famous personalities going gaga over him.

Among the popular celebrities who spoke about the country’s most famous ChaiWala are Sanam Baloch, journalist Reham Khan and Indian TV actor Nakuul Mehta.

“Zalima, aik cup chai pilaa de,” reads a picture posted by Meesha Shafi on her Twitter account.

“LOL. Girls be like….. #chaiwalla #Zaalima,” she summed up about the condition of girls.


About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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