Shaan Shahid - Biography, Career, Personal and Filmi Life

Shaan Shahid

Shaan Shahid biography

Shaan Shahid is one of the most popular actors in the film industry of Pakistan. He is an actor, director and producer. As an artist, he has been able to contribute massively to the film industry. He has done more than 500 films.

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He is indeed one of the biggest superstars the Pakistani film industry has ever produced.

Early life and education

Shaan Shahid was born on 27 April 1971 in Lahore to film director, Riaz Shahid. Her mother Neelo was a theatre, film and television actress.  His father was a Muslim whereas his mother was a Punjabi Christian. She later embraced Islam. Fiaz Shahid, his paternal uncle, was a producer and cameraman for PTV in Islamabad.

Shaan’s early education started at the very famous Aitchison College. The first acting venture of Shaan came at a boy-scout bonfire. Shaan Shahid had won the best actor award in a play known as Alif Noon, playing a comedy character. However, Shaan never took acting seriously as a career. After Aitchison, Shaan left for New York, USA. He joined Newtown High School. Shaan always wanted to become a lawyer. However, his plans changed and he then returned to Pakistan for vacations taking up the family business, Riaz Shahid Films. When he turned 19, Shaan did his first film Bulandi. It was released in the year 1990.

The actor is married to Amina Shaan. They have four daughters: Bahisht-i-Bareen Shaan Shahid, Fatima Shahid, Shah Bano Shahid, and Raanay Shahid.

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Showbiz Career

As Actor

As an actor, Shaan Shahid made his debut with the film Bulandi in 1990. He made his debut opposite another debutante Reema Khan. Since his debut, Shaan has appeared in several Urdu and Punjabi language films. In 2013, Shaan starred in the highest-grossing film of the year “Waar”. The film was directed by Bilal Lashari. The film had Shamoon Abbasi, Aisha Khan, Uzma Khan, Ali Azmat, and Meesha Shafi in lead roles. Shaan received massive praise for his performance in Waar. The actor won the Best Actor award at the 1st ARY Film Awards.

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After the success of Waar, the actor appeared in Jami’s O21. His co-stars included Iman Ali, Aamina Sheikh, Ayub Khoso and Shamoon Abbasi. In 2015, Shaan starred in Yalghaar alongside Adnan Siddiqui. The film was directed and produced by Hassan Waqas Rana. The film was the most expensive film in the history of Pakistani cinema. It had a total budget of Rs 50 crore. Shaan also starred in a dance-based film by the name of Naach (2013). The film had Momal Sheikh, Javed Sheikh and Neil Uchong in lead roles.

Film direction

Shaan was keen on creating an impact on filmmaking in Pakistan. As a result, he launched himself as a director. Shaan directed his ambitious film project by the name of Guns and Roses – Ik Junoon. The film was released in the year 1999. The film was produced by Tanvir Fatima Rehman. Shaan also co-starred with Meera, Faisal Rehman and Resham in pivotal roles. The music of the film was given by M. Arshad. The film’s cinematography was by Azhar Burki. The film was written by Pervaiz Kaleem.

In the year 2000, Shaan also directed Mujhe Chand Chahiye. The film starred Shaan, Noor, Javed Sheikh, Reema Khan, Moammar Rana and Atiqa Odho in lead roles. In 2001, Shaan then directed Moosa Khan. The film starred Abid Ali, Saima, Noor and Jan Rambo in important roles. In the year 2009, Shaan did appear on the show “Happenings”. The show aired on ARY Digital.

Television career

Shaan also had a short stint in TV. He joined Geo TV and hosted a morning show by the name of Geo Shaan Say on Geo News. However, Shaan had soon left the show as he wanted to focus on developing his film Waar.

Working as a brand ambassador

Shaan has also worked as a brand ambassador. The actor has seen attraction for several of the biggest brands and campaigns. In 2009, Unilever Pakistan also started their personal offering the LUX Limited Edition soap. It was launched at Pearl Continental (PC) Hotel in Lahore, Pakistan. Shaan also endorsed a brand named Pepsi. For Pepsi, he and Ali Zafar helped to improve the solidarity of the brand in Pakistan. Shaan also worked as a spokesperson for Mobilink’s ‘Indigo’ brand in 2004. Indigo had been projected as a big brand for the elite families and executives.

Shaan also performed as a Goodwill Ambassador for ‘One Pack = One Vaccine’. It was a marketing campaign that had been launched by UNICEF, Procter & Gamble and the Ministry of Health for the purpose of eradicating tetanus from Pakistan. Shaan also committed himself to this important cause. He has visited several areas and cities throughout Pakistan. This includes malls and stores in Karachi and Lahore. In 2016, Shaan joint PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars. He became the brand ambassador of the franchise in their second season.

Controversy

Ertugrul is the most-watched and talked about show in Pakistan. For a while, Pakistani celebrities had been condemning airing of Turkish dramas in Pakistan, while our own industry continues to suffer. Shaan Shahid was one of the few people who started this debate.

He was of the opinion that Turkish shows should not be promoted in Pakistan, and the spending should instead be done on Pakistani cinema.

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However, later Shaan changed his mind and called the show a ‘classic masterpiece’. Moreover, he made a ‘special thanks’ to the producers, directors, and the cast of the show.

Not only that, but Shaan was so inspired by the show, he even thanked the technicians who worked on Ertugrul. Since then, people have been pointing out how Shaan’s ‘software was updated’. And how he finally realized why everyone was loving Ertugrul so much.

List of films

Films as an Actor

  • Bulandi – 1990
  • Nageena – 1990
  • Mard – 1991
  • Ishq – 1991
  • Naag Devta – 1991
  • Husn da Chor – 1991
  • Nadira – 1991
  • Nigahen – 1991
  • Pyar Karn Tun Nein Darna – 1991
  • Ishq Deevana – 1991
  • Gulfam – 1991
  • Pyar Hi Pyar- 1991
  • Sailab – 1991
  • Dil – 1991
  • Chhakka – 1992
  • Naila – 1992
  • Aashqi – 1992
  • Aag – 1992
  • Be-Naam Badshah – 1992
  • Chahat – 1992
  • Fateh – 1992
  • Shama – 1992
  • Boxer – 1992
  • Mehbooba – 1992
  • Silsila Pyar Da – 1992
  • Sahiba – 1992Hina – 1993
  • Anjuman – 1993
  • Chakori – 1993
  • Chandi – 1993
  • Nagin Sapera – 1993
  • Neelam – 1993
  • Teesri Dunya – 1993
  • Insaniyat – 1993
  • Ilzam – 1993
  • Jadoo Nagri – 1993
  • Aan Milo Sajna – 1993
  • Jan – 1994
  • Mohabbat Di Agg – 1994
  • Naseeb – 1994
  • Aakhri Mujra – 1994
  • Munda Kashmiri – 1994
  • Aawargi – 1995
  • Main Nay Pyar Kiya – 1995
  • Naam Ki Suhagan – 1995
  • Ghoonghat – 1996
  • Khilona – 1996
  • Choron kay Ghar Chor – 1996
  • Sangam – 1997
  • Fareb – 1997
  • Mohabbat Hay Kya Cheez – 1997
  • Barsat Ki Raat – 1997
  • Insaf Ho To Aisa – 1998
  • Very Good Dunya Very Bad Log – 1998
  • Pardesi – 1998
  • Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa – 1998
  • Ehsas – 1998
  • Tu Meri Main Tera – 1998
  • Nikah – 1998
  • Dunya Dekhay Gi -1998
  • King Maker Urdu – 1998
  • Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaye – 1998
  • 2 Boond Pani – 1998
  • Hasina Numbri Ashiq 10 Numbri – 1998
  • Doli Saja Kay Rakhna – 1998
  • Guns and Roses – 1999
  • Koela – 1999
  • Desan Da Raja – 1999
  • Daku Rani – 1999
  • Dekha Jaye Ga – 1999
  • Dil Mein Chhupa Kay Rakhna – 1999
  • Kursi Aur Qanoon – 1999
  • Jannat Ki Talash – 1999
  • Ishq Zinda Rahay Ga – 1999
  • Dil To Pagal Hay – 1999
  • Jazba – 1999
  • Chohdrani – 1999
  • Babul Da Vehra – 1999
  • Sala Bigra Jaye – 1999
  • Yaar Chann Warga – 2000
  • Khuda kay Chor – 2000
  • Parwana – 2000
  • Aag ka Darya – 2000
  • Bali Jatti Punjabi – 2000
  • Jagg Mahi Punjabi – 2000
  • Angaray – 2000
  • 2000 Ghar Kab Aao Gay – 2000
  • Ham Khilari Pyar Kay – 2000
  • Long Da Lashkara – 2000
  • Yaar Badshah 2000
  • Mujhay Chand Chahiye 2000
  • Pehchan 2000
  • Sangdil 2000
  • Sultana Daku – 2000
  • Kahan Hay Qanoon – 2000
  • Faradiye – 2000
  • Barood 2000
  • Ishtehari Gujjar 2000
  • Abhi Nahin To Kabhi Nahin 2000
  • Ghulam – 2000
  • Jagg Wala Mela – 2000
  • Teray Pyar Mein – 2000
  • Badmash Gujjar – 2001
  • Meri Pukar – 2001
  • Badmash Puttar – 2001
  • Allah Badshah – 2001
  • Daket Punjabi – 2001
  • Hukumat – 2001
  • Musalman – 2001
  • Mukhra Chann Warga – 2001
  • Meray Mehboob – 2001
  • Khanzada – 2001
  • Toofan Mail – 2001
  • Aasoo Billa – 2001
  • Daldal – 2001
  • Mehar Badshah – 2001
  • Aaj ki Larki – 2001
  • Hamayun Gujjar – 2001
  • Gujjar 302 – 2001
  • Shehanshah – 2001
  • Makha Jatt – 2001
  • Baghi – 2001
  • Sher-e-Lahore – 2001
  • Sangram – 2001
  • Ghunda Tax – 2001
  • Doulat – 2001
  • Moosa Khan – 2001
  • Wehshi Jatt – 2002
  • Shikari Haseena 2002
  • Babbu Khan 2002
  • Dada Badmash 2002
  • Jagga Tax 2002
  • Border 2002
  • Badmash Tay Qanoon 2002
  • Sholay 2002
  • Charagh Bali 2002
  • Majhu Da Vair 2002
  • Lahori Ghunda 2002
  • Behram Daku – 2002
  • Ishtehari – 2002
  • Kalu Shahpuria – 2002
  • Buddha Sher – 2002
  • Toofan – 2002
  • Raju Rocket – 2002
  • Baghawat – 2002
  • Sher-e-Pakistan – 2002
  • Allah Rakha – 2002
  • Jahad – 2002
  • Tohfa Pyar Da – 2002
  • 2002 Raqasa – 2002
  • 2002 Veryam – 2002
  • Arain Da Kharaak – 2002
  • Achhoo Sheedi – 2002
  • Badmash-e-Azam – 2002
  • Buddha Gujjar – 2002
  • Daku – 2002
  • Manila Kay Jasoos – 2002
  • Jatt da Vair – 2003
  • Larha Punjab da – 2003
  • Pyar Hi Pyar Mein – 2003
  • Remaand – 2003
  • Pappu Lahoria – 2003
  • Foja Amritsaria – 2003
  • Mehar Da Medan
  • Shagna di Mehndi Punjabi
  • Darr
  • Dil Totay Totay Ho Gya
  • Halaku
  • Meri Awaz Suno
  • Shararat – 2003
  • Bandish – 2003
  • Roti, Goli Aur Sarkar – 2003
  • Ultimatum – 2003
  • Moula Sher – 2003
  • Darinda – 2003
  • Yeh Wada Raha – 2003
  • Kundan – 2003
  • Commando – 2003
  • Qayamat – 2003
  • Sher-e-Azam – 2005
  • Mulla Muzaffar – 2004
  • Bhola Sajjan – 2004
  • Jabroo – 2004
  • Billu Ghanta Gharia -2004
  • Wehshi Haseena – 2004
  • Dehshat – 2004
  • Guddu Badshah
  • Munna Bhai
  • Nagri Daata Di
  • Amman Kay Dushman
  • Loha
  • Medan Punjabi – 2004
  • Curfew Order – 2004
  • Jagga Baloch – 2004
  • Sakhi Sultan – 2004
  • Ham Ek Hayn – 2004
  • Sher-e-Punjab – 2004
  • Kurrian Shehar dian – 2005
  • Wada Chodhary – 2005
  • Sarkar – 2005
  • Khatarnak – 2005
  • Daku Haseena
  • Parcham
  • Bhola SuNeyara – 2005
  • Mustafa Khan – 2005
  • Pappu Shehzada – 2005
  • Ziddi Rajput – 2005
  • Butt Badshah
  • Ibba Punjabi
  • Lahori Shehzadey
  • Zakhmi Aurat – 2006
  • Qaidi Yaar – 2006
  • Athra – 2006
  • Sharif Gujjar – 2006
  • Yaar Badmash – 2006
  • Majajan – 2006
  • Kangan – 2006
  • Pappu Gujjar – 2006
  • Piyo Badmasha Da – 2006
  • Zamin Kay Khuda – 2006
  • Potra Shahiye Da
  • Ajj Da Badmash Punjabi – 2007
  • Puttar Hamayun Gujjar Da
  • Wehshi Rajput Punjabi – 2007
  • Bichhu – 2007
  • Soha Jora – 2007
  • Manga Gujjar – 2007
  • Nasha Jawani Da – 2007
  • Achhoo Lahoria – 2007
  • Khuda Kay Liye – 2007
  • Bala Badmash – 2007
  • Ghundi Run – 2007
  • Ishtehari Rajput – 2007
  • Billu – 2007
  • Ghunda No. 1 – 2007
  • Pekhawray Lahoray
  • Sarkari Raj
  • Anjam – 2008
  • Gulabo – 2008
  • Khoufnak – 2008
  • Basanti – 2008
  • Suhagan -2008
  • Zill-e-Shah – 2008
  • Ghunda Punjab Da – 2008
  • Wehshi Ghunda – 2008
  • Allah Uttay Dorian – 2009
  • Hakim Arain – 2009
  • Nach Kay Yaar Manana – 2009
  • Faraeb – 2009
  • Wehshi Badmash – 2009
  • Gujjar Badshah – 2009
  • Madam X – 2009
  • Sta Da Yaarai Na Qurban – 2009
  • Lado Rani – 2009
  • Wohti Lay Kay Jani A – 2010
  • Ilyasa Gujjar – 2010
  • Numberdarni – 2010
  • Khamosh Raho -2011
  • Jugni – 2011
  • Malang Badshah – 2012
  • Achha Gujjar – 2012
  • Dil Dian Lagian – 2012
  • Gujjar da kharaak – 2012
  • Sher Dil – 2012
  • Shareeka – 2012
  • Bhola Ishtehari – 2012
  • Ishq Khuda – 2013
  • Waar – 2013
  • Sharabi – 2013
  • Naseebo – 2014
  • Ishq di Galli – 2014
  • Eho Kurri Leni A – 2014
  • O21 – 2014
  • Dil Jale – 2014
  • Lahoria tay Pishoria – 2015
  • Yalghaar – 2017

As A Director

  • Guns and Roses – Ik Junoon – 1999
  • Mujhe Chand Chahiye – 2000
  • Moosa Khan – 2001
  • Zill-e-Shah – 2009
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