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House of Khan: Pakistani finds fame as ‘Game of Thrones’ doppelganger

Pakistani waiter Rozi Khan had never heard of the Game of Thrones—or its hugely popular character Tyrion Lannister—until his striking resemblance to the dwarf anti-hero got heads turning at home.

House of Khan: Pakistani finds fame as ‘Game of Thrones’ doppelganger
Side-by-side photographs of Pakistani waiter Rozi Khan and US actor Peter Dinklage have unsurprisingly made their way onto social media
The 25-year-old so resembles actor Peter Dinklage—who has played the witty and wily nobleman since the hit series’ first season in 2010—that he gets regularly stopped by strangers desperate for a picture.

‘‘I don’t mind. A lot of my pictures have been taken, that’s why I have become very famous everywhere,” he said.

Not only are Khan and Dinklage’s faces strikingly similar, they are also the same height at around 135 cms (4 ft 5in).

Photographs of the pair have unsurprisingly made their way onto social media showing the doppelgangers side-by-side.

“Wherever I go, someone says to me: ‘Sir, who is this man with you on Facebook’, I say that he is my friend. ‘He looks like you’. I tell them he is my brother. It’s not a bad thing,” said Khan.

The television series has won 47 Emmys—more than any other fictional show in history—along with a Golden Globe for Dinklage, 49, for best-supporting actor in 2012.

A much anticipated final series is set to premiere on April 17. 

Topics: Rozi Khan , Peter Dinklage , Game of Thrones , Tyrion Lannister

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