Shahzad Sheikh is a popular Pakistani television and film actor. He is the son of a legendary actor and director of Pakistan, Javed Sheikh. Shahzad is well known for his performances in Dreamers, Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat, Qurban, Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai, Khudparast and Tabeer.
Shahzad Sheikh was born on Sunday, 26 September 1982 (age 38 years; as of 2020) in Patoki, Punjab province of Pakistan. His zodiac sign is Libra. Shahzad Sheikh attended a local school in Okara for his primary and secondary education. He was not fond of acting in his childhood but while growing up he developed his interest in acting, therefore, he decided to brush up his acting skills before entering the industry and went to New York Film Academy, United States to pursue a professional degree in Degree in method acting and filmmaking.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 70 Kg
Body Measurements (approx.): 38-34-14
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
Shahzad was born to Jawed Sheikh and Zeenat Mangi. His father, Jawed Sheikh, is a popular actor, director, and producer of Pakistan and his mother, Zeenat Mangi, is a television actress. He is the nephew of Saleem Sheikh and Behroze Sabzwari.
He has a younger sister, Momal Sheikh who is also a television and film actress. He the cousin of Shehroz Sabzwari.
Wife & Children
On Friday, 28 December 2012, Shahzad Sheikh got married to Hina Mir, in Karachi, Pakistan. The couple is blessed with two children; a boy (elder) and a girl. They named their son Shahmir Sheikh and their daughter as Anaya Sheikh.
Shahzad Sheikh began his acting career in 2011 with AAG TV’s daily soap ‘Dreamers’ in which he played the role of the lead character ‘Mickey’ and gained a lot of fame for it. Next in 2012, he appeared in Geo TV’s daily series Kis Ki Ayegi Baraat’s fourth season ‘Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat’ as ‘Annie’ where he shared the screen with Alishba Yousuf, Bushra Ansari, Hina Dilpazeer, Javed Sheikh, and Samina Ahmed. In the same year, he again appeared in the lead role for Geo’s serial, ‘Mi Raqsam as Zeeshan’ which proved to be the turning point for his acting career.
Shahzad Sheikh amplified his acting skills with every passing role and grabbed numerous opportunities to work in. He became part of many hit shows like Halki Si Khalish, Bhabhi, Wafa Na Ashna, Vasl e Yaar, Ghar Titli Ka Par, Choti Choti Batain, and many more.
Shahzad Sheikh started working in telefilms in 2012 and was first featured in ‘Family Man’ portraying the role of Mikaal. Shahzad has appeared in various telefilms including Youn Hum Miley, Eid Wid Pyar Vyar, Kahin pol Na Khul Jaye, Han Qabool Hai, Breakup Ke Baad, and Bholay Bhalay Saiyan. ‘Main Kukko Aur Woh’ is one of his most successful project which also received Hum Award for Best Television Film 2014.
In 2013, Shahzad Sheikh made his acting debut in Lollywood with Syed Ali Raza Usama’s Pakistani sports film ‘Main Hoon Shahid Afridi’ in which he appeared in a supporting role of the Pakistani cricketer ‘Mikaal Qureshi’ opposite Humayun Saeed, Mahnoor Baloch, Noman Habib, Javed Sheikh, and Nadeem Baig. Next, Shahzad Sheikh became a part of the romantic comedy film ‘Karachi Se Lahore’ in which he portrayed the lead role of ‘Zaheem’ opposite Ayesha Omer and Javed Sheikh. The film was released in June 2018 and was commercially successful project.
Shahzad Sheikh made his debut as a film producer in the year 2018 with a Pakistani thriller revenge film co-written and directed by his father Jawed Sheikh.
- Nominated for Hum Award for “Best Onscreen Couple” for Choti Si Zindagi (2017)
- Nominated for Hum Award for “Best Actor Popular” for Tabeer (2018)
- Nominated for Hum Award for “Best Onscreen Couple” for Tabeer (2018)
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- Food: Pizza, Icecream
- Actor(s): Fahad Mustafa, Muneeb Butt
- Sports Person: Cristiano Ronaldo
- Colour: White
- Shahzad during his childhood days used to go on shoots with his father and thought of acting as a very boring job.
- Shahzad Sheikh was born in a family with a filmy background, with his father, Javed Sheikh, being a legendary actor and director of Pakistan. Being born in such a start-studded family, Shahzad is often called a product of nepotism. When asked about the trolling, Shahzad said,
I did not get any advantage in the industry. In fact, it is an added pressure on me to match my father’s acting level. I can’t reach there as my father has over 45 years of experience. I am just a newbie in comparison to him. I am still struggling because of the added pressure.”
- During an interview with a talk show, The After Moon Show, Shahzad Sheikh referred to Amitabh Bachchan as his favourite personality in the entire world. YouTube
- Shahzad Sheikh is associated with many Charities and NGO’s. He actively participates in cleanup and plantation drives.
- Shahzad Sheikh was honoured to perform Umrah along with his parents and his sister Monal Sheikh. Shahzad took to Instagram to share a picture of him along with his family at the holy place of Mecca, after which many of his fans and celebrities congratulated him for performing Umrah.
- Shahzad’s favourite quote is
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
- Shahzad Sheikh has interested in reading literature and he is a fan of the Persian poet, Rumi.
- Shahzad is a big fan of the Pakistani cricket team and is often spotted supporting the team wearing the Pakistani cricket team’s jersey.
- Shahzad is a bike lover and enjoys riding bikes. He also owns a small collection of some superbikes.
- Shahzad Sheikh enjoys a fan following of more than 790k followers on his Instagram account.