Sheikh Shaheer Nawaz, better known as Shaheer Sheikh, is an Indian actor, model, and a former lawyer. He is best known for playing the role of ‘Arjun’ in the Indian mythological TV series, “Mahabharat.”
Shaheer Sheikh was born on Monday, 26 March 1984 (age 39 years; as of 2023) in Bhaderwah, Jammu. His zodiac sign is Aries.
He did his schooling from Jammu’s Hari Singh Higher Secondary School and went to Pune’s New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth University to pursue L.L.B.
During his college days, Shaheer started working part time at events. After completing his graduation, Saheer started working at a law firm in Pune.
Simultaneously, he started his career as a photographer. After working as a photographer for a while, Shaheer started working as a model. He, then, gave audition for the TV serial, “Kya Mast Hai Life” and got selected for the show.
Height (approx.): 6′
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Shaheer is the son of Shahnawaz Sheikh and Dilshad Sheikh. He has two sisters.
Relationships & Wife
Shaheer Sheikh was in a relationship with the Indonesian singer, Ayu Ting Ting.
Shaheer was rumoured to be in a relationship with his Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi co-star, Erica Fernandes.
Shaheer got married to Ruchikaa Kapoor (creative producer and senior vice president of Balaji Motion Pictures Ltd.) on Friday, 27 November 2020, after dating her for around two years.
Shaheer Sheikh started his acting career in 2005 with the TV series, “Sanya.” Next, he appeared in TV serials like “Kya Mast Hai Life,” “Jhansi Ki Rani,” and “Best Of Luck Nikki.” He came into the spotlight by playing the role of ‘Anant Bajpai’ in the TV serial, “Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal.”
Shaheer gained huge popularity after playing the role of ‘Arjuna’ in the Indian mythological TV series, “Mahabharat.”
Sheikh was also praised for his performance in the TV serial, “Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi” as ‘Devrath “Dev” Dixit.’
In 2019, Shaheer played the role of ‘Abir Rajvansh’ in the serial, “Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke.”
Shaheer has even appeared in many Indonesian TV serials, like “Panah Asmara Arjuna,” “Roro Jonggrang,” “Aladin & Alakadam,” and “Malaikat Tak Bersayap.” He made his film debut in 2015 with the Indonesian film, “Turis Romantis.” Subsequently, he featured in the Indonesian film, “Maipa Deapati & Datu Museng.”
- Indian Television Academy Award for ‘GR8! Performer of the Year (Male)’ for the TV serial, “Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal” (2011)
- Big Television Award for ‘Taaza Face (Male)’ for the TV serial, “Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal” (2011)
- Asiavision Award for ‘Star of The Year’ for the TV serial, “Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi” (2016)
- Lions Gold Award for ‘Best Onscreen Jodi’ with Erica Fernandes for the TV serial, “Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi” (2017)
- Gold Award for ‘Best Onscreen Jodi’ with Rhea Sharma for the TV serial, “Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke” (2019)
- Lions Gold Award for ‘Best Actor (Male)’ for the TV serial, “Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke” (2020)
He owns a Jaguar.
- Food: Chaat, Pizza, Pasta, Raajma
- Dessert: Hot Gulab Jamuns with Ice-cream
- Actor(s): Salman Khan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Johnny Depp
- Actress(es): Kareena Kapoor, Jessica Alba, Angelina Jolie
- Film: Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
- Sport: Cricket
- Travel Destination(s): Paris, Amsterdam
- His hobbies include cooking, doing photography, and dancing.
- Shaheer is fond of kids.
- Sheikh gained around 8 kgs of body weight to play the character of ‘Árjun’ in “Mahabharat.”
- Shaheer shared during an interview that all his financial assets were managed by his father; as Shaheer could not resist spending money.
- Not just in India, Sheikh has also garnered huge popularity in Indonesia. He has featured in many Indonesian films and TV serials.
- During his college days, Shaheer used to play cricket from a club team in Jammu.
- Shaheer bagged the first and fourth position in Times list of 20 Most Desirable Men on Indian Television in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
- In 2016 & 2018, Sheikh was placed at 25th and 17th position respectively in Eastern Eye’s 50 Sexiest Asian Men List.
- He has also been a part of Biz Asia’s TV Personality List in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
- In 2018, Shaheer got selected to participate in the Torch Relay in Asian Games by the Indonesian Government. He is the first and only Indian to have achieved this feat.
- Shaheer also owns an event management film.
- His friends and family fondly call him Sheikhu.