10 March 1981
|Known for||Painting, Drawing|
Wajid Khan (born 10 March 1981) is an Indian artist, portraitist, sculptor, inventor and patent holder. He has specialized in carving canvas with nails. Recognizing his outstanding nail art, Khan was named in the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of Records, and Asia Book of Records.
In 1995, at the age of 14 he invented the world’s smallest electric iron. After this invention, he went on to invent a water theft device and a centralized touch-activated switch for household appliances. He also created a painting on canvas, which was apparently world’s first 3D painting. He has also created a robot and then again, in 2003 he invented a Light sensor & Gear Locking.
From being a rugby player, animator and inventor, Wajid has also carved his niche in doing things differently. Now, he is a famous nail-portraits. Among his other works includes 200 of his inventions. He invented world’s smallest ‘electric-Iron’, just when he was studying in V standard. It was named in the Guinness Book of World Records. He has been awarded three time by the late president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
A day before World Environment Day in June 2016, Wajid Khan painted the dried street trees in Indore and spread message to save environment. Wajid Khan took workshop and taught spoon art to street children for free of cost so that they can earn money for living
Art Works[change | change source]
- Wajid Khan’s ‘Nail Art’ was included in the Limca Book of Records. He invented world’s smallest ‘electric-Iron’, just when he was studying in 5th standard. It was named in the Guinness Book of World Records.
- He has been awarded thrice by the former president APJ Abdul Kalam.
- In June 2012, Recognizing his outstanding ‘Nail Art’, Wajid Khan was named in the Golden Book of World Records (GBWR).
- He entered in India Book of Records for creating amazing real-like 3D portraits, including portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, Dhirubhai Ambani, Mother Mary and Jesus among others, by hammering iron nails on blank canvas. His portrait of Mahatma Gandhi took a total of eight months and 150,000 nails to get completed.
- On 4 November 2016, Wajid Khan was invited to deliver a lecture in Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh organised by Sir Syed Minority Foundation of India and he also shared about his inspirational life story to Aligarh Muslim University students.
- He also nominated as lifetime member by Sir Syed Minority Foundation of India.
- On 8 March 2015, Wajid Khan was invited to deliver a lecture in IIM Indore, on the subject of Innovation in Management. He also shared his story to students from being a simple village boy to a record-holder nail-artist.
- He delivered a guest lecture at two-day Inter University Arts & Crafts Exhibition organized in Lovely Professional University. Analyzing 800+ art-works of LPU students and from 200 other participating institutions displayed at the exhibition center, Wajid Khan forwarded important pieces of advice to the budding artists.
- Was invited as Guest of Honour at Manav Rachna International University’s four-day premier architectural convention Zonal NASA 2016.
News[change | change source]
- Today's 'DA VINCI' Wajid Khan India
- Artist Wajid Khan turns nails, bullets and automotive parts into art that tells tales
References[change | change source]
- "About Best Indian Artist Wajid Khan, Portrait Artist, Sculptor Artist". Artist Wajid Khan. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
- "Today's 'DA VINCI' Wajid Khan India". Forbes India. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
- "Artist Wajid Khan turns nails, bullets and automotive parts into art that tells tales". The Indian Express. 2020-04-01. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
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