Shehzad Sheikh is a Pakistani television and film actor. Sheikh, the son of actor Javed Sheikh, pursued filmmaking and method acting at the New York Film Academy. He subsequently returned to Pakistan and made his acting debut with the television series Dreamers (2011), and has since gained success with starring roles in several successful television series, including the comedy Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat (2012), the teen romance Choti Si Zindagi (2016), the romantic drama Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai (2017), the spiritual drama Alif Allah Aur Insaan (2017), the religious drama Qurban (2017), and the romances Tabeer (2018), Anaa (2019) and Raaz-e-Ulfat (2020).
Sheikh is also known for playing a troubled Punjabi lover in the comedy telefilm Main Kukkoo Aur woh (2013), a cricketer in the sports drama film Main Hoon Shahid Afridi (2013), and an introvert in the romantic comedy film Karachi Se Lahore (2015), both of which were commercially successful at the box-office.
Shehzad Shaikh’s Life
Sheikh was born on 26 September 1982 in Karachi, Sindh, into a Punjabi Sheikh family, to actor Javed Sheikh and his wife, Zeenat Mangi, a housewife. He has a sister, actress Momal Sheikh. He is the nephew of Saleem Sheikh and Behroze Sabzwari and the cousin of Shehroz Sabzwari, all actors. He has spent his early life in Okara, where he attended primary and secondary school. He later went to the New York Film Academy, in the United States, to attain his degree in method acting and filmmaking.
Sheikh married Hina Mir, a lawyer by profession, on December 28, 2012 in Karachi. According to the actor, they met at a mutual friend’s wedding and fell in love at first sight. The couple has a son, named Shahmir Sheikh, who was born on 21 February 2015, and daughter, Anaya Sheikh, born on 4 February 2019.
|Physical state and more|
|Height||in centimeters 175cm|
in feet inches 5’9″
|Hair colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||TV: Savdhaan India|
|Date of birth||17th May 1988|
|Birthplace||Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India|
|Hometown||Ahmedabad, Gujrat, India|
|Family||Sister : Not Available|
Brother : Nazir Shaikh
|School||International Indian School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|College||Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad|
University of Huddersfield, England
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)|
Travelling, Reading Books and Dancing
Sheikh is a model and actor, started his acting career from television shows like AAG TV‘s 2011’s Dreamers in which he played the lead role of Mickey along with Ainy Jaffri. In 2012, Sheikh played a lead role of Mikaal Ahmad in Geo TV‘s series Kis Ki Ayegi Baraat‘s fourth season Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat along with Naveen Waqar as Annie, and the other cast included Alishba Yousuf, Bushra Ansari, Javed Sheikh, Samina Ahmed, and Hina Dilpazeer. Marina Khan directed the season and was written by Vasay Chaudhry. Sheikh also played another lead in 2012 as Zeeshan in the Geo’s serial Mi Raqsam along with Ayeza Khan, Waseem Abbas, and Salman Shahid which Sabiha Sumar directed and written by Kifayat Rodani.
In 2013, Sheikh played a supporting role in Hum TV‘s Halki Si Khalish along with Javed Sheikh, Mehreen Raheel, and Mawra Hocane. He also played another supporting role in 2013 in the ARY Digital‘s serial Mere Hamrahi as Aahad, along with Fahad Mustafa and Soniya Hussain in the lead. Furqan Khan directed while Sana Fahad wrote the serial. Sheikh made his film debut the same year, by playing a supporting role of a cricketer Mikaal Qureshi in the sports drama Main Hoon Shahid Afridi opposite Humayun Saeed, Noman Habib, Javed Sheikh, Mahnoor Baloch and Nadeem Baig. The film was directed by Syed Ali Raza Usama and scripted by Vasay Chaudhry, released domestically on August 23, 2013 by ARY Films.
In 2014, Sheikh starred in a supporting role in ARY’s serial Bhabhi along with Aijaz Aslam and Sohai Ali Abro, which Asif Younus directed and Ghazala Aziz wrote. He played a supporting role in the ARY’s Soteli along with Ayesha Khan, Deepak Perwani, and Sabreen Hisbani, directed by Shehrazade Sheikh and written by Seema Ghazal.
Sheikh came on board as the lead in the road comedy film Karachi Se Lahore (2015), directed by Wajahat Rauf and written by Yasir Hussain. Ayesha Omer and Javed Sheikh also starred in the film, which released domestically on July 31, 2015. Sheikh then won the accolades for playing the polite and naive Gulraiz in Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai alongside Ayeza Khan and Imran Abbas Naqvi. Sheikh also played the parallel lead of Shahmir in ARY’s Qurban along with Iqra Aziz and Bilal Abbas Khan. In 2018, Sheikh played the lead role of Fawad Azam in the HUM Tv’s hit drama Tabeer along with Iqra Aziz. This marked his third collaboration with Iqra Aziz. In 2019, he played the lead role of Areesh in Hum TV’s Anaa alongwith Hania Amir,and played the character of Salar in the series Deewar-e-Shab, alongside Sarah Khan, Shehroz Sabzwari, Bushra Ansari. The following year, he starred as Irtiza in Geo Entertainment series Raaz-e-Ulfat, opposite Yumna Zaidi and Komal Aziz Khan. The series was reviewed positively, and he was praised for his performance. He concluded the year with the Hum TV series Tum Ho Wajah, alongwith an ensemble cast of Sawera Nadeem, Shahood Alvi, Saboor Aly and Sumbul Iqbal. The series was not well received by the public.
Some Facts About Shehzad Shaikh
- Shehzad Shaikh was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
- He spent his early years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
- In 2012, Shehzad made his television debut with an episodic television serial Savdhaan India.
- Shaikh received recognition from the serial Qubool Hai in 2014.
- He has now become a household name with his role as Naksh in the famous television soap Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.
- Shaikh made his Bollywood debut with the film Bankstar.
- He loves football.
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