Born in Pakistan, Farooq Chaudhry graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School and danced professionally in Europe in the eighties and nineties, including for Belgian contemporary dance company Rosas. He was awarded an Asian Achievement Award for his work as a dancer in 1988.
Chaudhry completed an MA in Arts Management from City University in London after retiring from dancing. In 1999, he teamed up with Akram Khan and founded Akram Khan Company a year later. As the company producer, Chaudhry puts creativity at the heart of his leadership style, forming innovative business models to support Khan's artistic ambitions and offering creative support during the development of Khan's projects.
Chaudhry has been speaking regularly in arts management and cultural entrepreneurship courses around the world, including the Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme at Hong Kong University and the London Business School. He also provides mentoring and consultancy services, both formally and informally, to performing artists and arts managers in the early development of their careers.
Chaudhry is the Chair of Dance UK's Board, a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee for Clore Leadership Programme and a witness of the School for Social Entrepreneurs. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledged him in a list of the world's top hundred cultural actors and entrepreneurs in 2008. He became an honorary artistic advisor to Guangzhou Opera House in China in 2011.