All About Pakistani Actor and Director “Jawed Sheikh”

Jawed Sheikh born 8 October 1954 is a Pakistani actor, director and producer.


Born in Rawalpindi, Jawed Sheikh made his acting debut in the Lollywood film Dhamaka, written by Pakistani writer Ibn-e-Safi released on 14 December 1974. He acted in over 100 films in Urdu and Punjabi. He has also appeared in many television serials which have aired on PTV, Hum TV, Geo and A-Plus. The first film he directed was Mushkil, released in 1995. In 2002, he directed Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa, in which he also played a supporting role.

In 2005, he switched to acting in Bollywood  films and appeared in films like Shikhar (2005) and Jaan-E-Mann (2006). In 2007 he appeared in Namaste Landon, Om Shanti Om and the Pakistani film Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga. In 2008, he played a supporting role in Jannat. His most recent film as director was Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay, a big-budget film shot in four countries (Pakistan, India, United Arab Emirates and Australia). The production failed at the box-office, resulting in a net loss of Rs. 80 million. He has continued to appear in television series in Pakistan and recently appeared in many hit films in Pakistan such as Na Maloom Afraad (2014), Bin Roye (2015), Wong No. (2015), Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (2015), Mehrunisa V  Lub U (2017) and Na Maloom Afraad 2 (2017). He has occasionally returned to Bollywood as well appearing with Ranbir Kapoor in the Bollywood film Tamasha (2014) and with his daughter Momal Seikh in Happy Bhaag Jayegi (2016). In 2018, Sheikh directed and acted in the film Wujood  and appeared as a ghost named Dwarka Prasad in successful comedy film Saat Din Mohabbat In. His latest release is the hugely successful action comedy Teefa in Trouble.


Personal life:-

Sheikh’s first marriage was with Zinat Mangi, a television and film supporting actress of that era, with whom he has a daughter, Momal Seikh  and a son Shehzad Seikh. Since the divorce from Mangi, he is still officially single but has been linked to several Lollywood film actresses, including Salma Agha. He is the brother of Saleem Seikh and Safeena Sheikh, brother-in-law of Behroz Sanzwari and uncle of Shehroz Sabzwari. In news media interviews, he has a reputation of speaking frankly and candidly.

As a television actor:-

  • Ankahi(1982) Pakistani Televiosion Corporation or PTV
  • Tere Mere Beech (2015) Hum TV
  • Two in One (PTV)
  •  Chaandni Raatain (PTV)
  • Kesi Yeh Agan (PTV)
  • Insan aur Aadmi
  • Shama…
  • Aagahi
  • Panah
  • Mata e Jaan
  • Fifty Fifty (PTV)
  • Parchahiyaan
  • Azar ki Ayegi Baraat
  • Bol Meri Machlee
  • Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat
  • Takkay Ki  Ayegi Baraat
  • Pagal Pan
  • Thori Si Mohabbat
  • Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain
  • Ishq Gumshuda
  • Kuch Dil Ne Kaha
  • Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat
  • Band Baje ga
  • Zindgi Gulzar Hai
  • Meri Behan Maya
  • Na Kaho Tum Mare Nahi
  • Nanhi
  • Rasam
  • Kabhi  Kabhi
  • Billo, Bablu aur Bhaiyya
  • Dhol Bajnay Laga
  • Meray Khuda
  • Guzaarish
  • De Ijazat Jo Tu
  • Tishnagi Dil Ki
  • Ru Baru Ishq Tha
  • Kuch Is Tarah
  • Beti
  • Rishtay Biktay Hain

Awards and nominations:-

  • In 2015, Lux Style Awards for Na Maloom Afraad of Best Film Actor
  • In 2016, Lux Style Awards for Wrong No. of Best Supporting Actor(Film)
  • In 2018, Lux Style Awards for Na Maloom Afraad 2 of Best Supporting Actor(Film).
  • In 2012, Pride of Performance  Award by the President of Pakistan for his contributions to the Pakistani film industry.

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