Pakistan’s ‘Tyrion Lannister’ begins acting career


Rozi Khan shot to fame in Pakistan due to his uncanny resemblance to US actor Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Khan who had never heard of Dinklage or Game of Thrones saw his star rise after his picture was posted on Facebook.

“In the beginning, they started calling me Peter Dinklage. After that, I saw his show, and then slowly, slowly I became famous,” Khan told Reuters.

Rozi Khan’s resemblance with Peter Dinklage goes beyond facial features: both men are also 4 feet 5 inches tall.

“My wish is to work in movies. And my other wish is that I should meet Peter Dinklage,” Khan added.

Khan’s first dream of working on the screen is coming true, however, it’s on the small screen in the form of an advertisement.

He recently appeared in an advertisement for a food delivery app. The advertisement which has gone viral on social media in Pakistan is packed with references from Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones will be concluding its eighth and final season in May.