Javed Sheikh
Pakistani actor
Javed Sheikh
Javed Sheikh is a Pakistani actor, director and producer who is involved with Bollywood, Lollywood, and Pollywood films.
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Americans Are Joining Syria's Civil War, Posing Security Risk: Officials
Huffington Post - about 3 years
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaida-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks. The State Department says it has no estimates of how many Americans have taken up weapons to fight military units loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad in the conflict that has killed more than 100,000 people over 2 ½ years. Other estimates — from an arm of the British defense consultant IHS Jane's and from experts at a nonprofit think tank in London — put the number of Americans at a couple dozen. The IHS group says al-Qaida-linked fighters number about 15,000, with total anti-Assad force at 100,000 or more. This year, at least three Americans have been charged with planning to fight beside Jabhat al-Nusrah — a radical Islamic organization that the U.S. considers a foreign terrorist group — against Assad. The most recent case involves a Pakistan-bo ...
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Pakistani immigrant accused of trying to join terrorists in Syria
LATimes - over 3 years
Basit Javed Sheikh, a permanent U.S. resident in North Carolina, has been indicted on allegations of trying to help Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra Front in Syria's civil war. WASHINGTON — The undercover FBI informant warned Pakistani immigrant Basit Javed Sheikh that it was not too late to back out. "You don't have to do it," he told Sheikh in a private Facebook message Oct. 17.     
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Man indicted in North Carolina for trying to aid Syria rebel group
Yahoo News - over 3 years
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - A Pakistani native accused of trying to aid a group deemed a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government has been indicted by a federal grand jury in North Carolina, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. Basit Javed Sheikh, a legal permanent resident of the United States who lived in Cary, North Carolina, told an undercover FBI agent that he wanted to travel to Syria to support a rebel Islamist group that had carried out violent attacks during that country's ongoing civil war, justice officials said. When asked how he hoped to help Jabhat al-Nusra, which the U.S. secretary of state has identified as an alias for al Qaeda in Iraq, Sheikh said: "Logistics, media, (and) fight too, God willing." Sheikh, 29, told the agent he was ready to be a martyr, justice officials said. Jabhat al-Nusra has claimed responsibility for nearly 600 attacks in Syria that have killed numerous innocent civilians, the justice department said.
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Main Hoon Shahid Afridi: Of cricket and heartwarming stereotypes
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
KARACHI:  You can’t deny that only cricket unites a divided nation like Pakistan. It gives us something to fist-pump and cheer for — the dream of a victory. A film like Main Hoon Shahid Afridi somewhat does justice to our obsession with cricket. But does it aptly portray the stature of poster boy Boom Boom himself? Not really. The captain of Pakistani team Akbar Deen (Humayun Saaed) becomes a national disgrace when police in Dubai discover him intoxicated and in the possession of drugs in his hotel room. He is banned from the cricket arena and disowned by his lower middle-class elderly parents, wife (Mahnoor Baloch) and young son for bringing shame to the family. Fast forward 15 years later. A small cricket club in Sialkot is in desperate need of a coach to prepare it for a local cricket competition. Enter Deen. From here on, the journey for Deen and Shahid Bhatti — the talented but raw cricket-loving youth who hopes to become the next Shahid A ...
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Ishrat’s friend Javed Shaikh was police informer, his father says
The Times of India - over 3 years
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Pakistan to release $1 mln Afridi flick for Eid
Fox News - over 3 years
A Pakistani film inspired by the fairytale career of cricket star Shahid Afridi goes on release next month, a heart-warming tale of raw talent that producers believe will be a smash hit. Pakistan's film industry has been on the skids for years, unable to compete with India's Bollywood, but filmmakers hope the phenomenal popularity of one of the country's best-loved cricketers will translate into takings at the box office. "Main houn Afridi" or "I am Afridi" is about a young boy who dreams of becoming as great as the cricket star and chronicles the ordeal he faces en route to playing like his idol. Producer Humayun Saeed, a top actor in Pakistan, initially persuaded Afridi to take the lead role, but the 33-year-old said it violated the traditions of his tribe on the Afghan border. "They offered me the role but my elders didn't let me act as it is against our traditions but I happily give permission to use my name as this film will give a positive message," Afridi told AFP. Saeed sa ...
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'Sher Dil': Kashmiri struggles to be different
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
LAHORE:  While the aftermath of violent protests on Ishq-e-Rasool day left cinemas in tatters in Karachi, it has inspired one film-maker to take on a project. Known for his films Jo Dar Gaya Woh Mar Gaya, Ghar Kab Aaoge and also for giving Sultan Rahi his first prominent role in Babul, director Iqbal Kashmiri explores the possibility of making a film on this controversial subject. “The next film I will do will be about the recent incidents and events [riots across Pakistan] which damaged the image of the Holy Prophet (pbuh),” he told The Express Tribune. “The film’s title will be Ghulam-e-Mustafa,” he added. “The events have really inspired me. Currently, I have writers that are working on the script.When it’s done, I will decide how to proceed with the project.” While he didn’t elaborate on script-details, he isn’t the first director to tackle such a controversial theme. The film International Gorillay, released in the ‘90s in context of The ...
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The end of the road for Lollywood?
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
LAHORE:  After the disappointing news that none of the funds from this year’s budget were allocated for the film industry, here is another dreary fact: 2012 may just be the year that sees the least number of film releases in the industry’s history. According to a source within the film industry, only two or three Lahore-based productions are scheduled to be released this Eid; film-makers have moved from Lahore to greener pastures, leaving the once busy studios silent and empty. Producer of last year’s Bhai Log, Chaudhry Kamran explains why. “Why would investors want to make a film which is unable to recover (investments)?” he asks, adding that the movie was a hit when it was released over Eidul Fitr as it drew in large crowds. Kamran has been working on revamping the existing producers association, which he hopes will provide a forum to address film-makers’ grievances.  He also added that around eight to 10 films will be produced every year with ...
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TV shows: Dishing it out
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
ISLAMABAD:  “Mata e Jaan Hai Tu” Episode: 12 Aired: May 18 Channel: Hum TV Ibad (Adeel Hussain) returns to Karachi to set things right with his family. But without even consulting him, his father Uzair (Javed Sheikh) had already arranged his marriage to his cousin Anoushey. On a previous visit to Pakistan, Ibad had gone through with his engagement to Anoushey. However, after Haniya’s dying grandmother’s request, Ibad married Haniya in New York. Ibad has no choice but to go to his uncle’s house and come clean about Haniya. As expected, his uncle, aunt and Anoushey are furious. But when he goes to his own house, his father kicks him out. On the other side, Haniya realises something is wrong with Ibad and hops onto the first flight to Pakistan and shows up at Ibad’s father’s firm for a job, taking advantage of the fact that he doesn’t know what who she is and what she looks like. Haniya turns on her charm and gets hired immediately. In ret ...
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Hasan Rizvi: Foot-tapping beats
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
BodyBeat Productions is a one of a kind dance and recreational studio, which was established by choreographer Hasan Rizvi. Since his venture started, Rizvi made dance routines for musicals, flash mobs, activations, award shows as well as fashion shows to bring fresh dance trends to the fore and make Pakistanis consider dance as an important form of expression. Now for his most recent project, Hasan has collaborated with Pantene to present a video which he calls the first dance video of Pakistan according to a press release. The main aim behind the video, which is titled “Naach”, was to make a tune that everyone could relate and groove to. “The song is about setting dance on fire so let’s dance, Pakistan,” says Rizvi. Iftikhar Ahmed, who is the singer of many popular songs such as “Mein Abdul Kadir Houn” and “Yaariyan” has given the background score of this track, while Nasir Teherani, also known as Animation King, is the creative genius behind the video. Rizv ...
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PBCW 2012: Fashion meets theatrics
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
KARACHI:  Although the three-day event Pantene Bridal Couture Week 2012 (PBCW) did not leave as much of an impact as we expected, it has left brides with more than a few trends to follow on their wedding days. Besides the latest in ghararas and shararas, PBCW had plenty to offer in terms of entertainment value and theatrics on the runway. We’ve outlined some of our favourite bridal trends for this year as well as the unforgettable performances and show-stoppers from the show. On trend  It’s an obvious fact that the colour red and Pakistani weddings go hand in hand. This year again, designers have stayed loyal to the hue and coloured up their ghararas primarily in blood reds but at the same time toyed with a few other colours for some extra oomph. While velvet and jamawar borders reigned supreme with most designers, zardozi work and kora dabka in antique gold is making a significant comeback. Theatrics Since Pakistani weddings are all abou ...
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Lollywood ends drought with 5 films - The Nation, Pakistan
Google News - over 5 years
The cast includes Moammar Rana, Saima Noor, Nadeem, Javed Sheikh and Noor in lead roles. The music is composed by M Arshad. The plot involves Karachi's underworld life. Syed Noor's film Jugni is being showcased in Metropole, is about a village love
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Polygraph, brain mapping tests on Malegaon blast accused start - IBNLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Political leaders from several parties had petitioned Home Minister P Chidambaram seeking the release of the nine accused-- Salman Farsi, Shabir Ahmed, Noorulhuda Doha, Rais Ahmed, Mohammed Ali, Asif Khan, Javed Sheikh, Dr Faroogue Ansari and Abrar
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Civil awards: Pride of the nation - The Express Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Actors Noman Ejaz, Javed Sheikh, Meera and Saba Hameed, along with director-producer Kazim Pasha and Sahira Kazmi were awarded with the pride of performance awards for their services in film and television. The Express Tribune dug out their past works
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NIA to conduct brain mapping tests on nine 2006 Malegaon blasts accused - Mumbai Newsline
Google News - over 5 years
The Anti-Terrorism Squad of the Maharashtra Police, which investigated the case, arrested Salman Farsi, Shabir Ahmed, Noorulhuda Doha, Rais Ahmed, Mohammed Ali, Asif Khan, Javed Sheikh, Dr Farooque Ansari and Abrar Ahmed for their alleged involvement
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Malegaon accused finally make bail - Daily News & Analysis
Google News - over 5 years
The Mumbai ATS had charged 13 Muslim youth in December 2006 of which nine - Mohammed Ali, Asif Khan, Javed Sheikh, Salman Farsi, Shabbir Ahmed, Noorulhuda Doha, Rais Ahmed, Dr. Faroogue Ansari and Abrar Ahmed - are in jail and four are absconding
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Bhai Log brings the action back to cinemas - The Express Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
The film — which addresses questions of nationhood and perpetual lawlessness which seems to prevail in the city — has an impressive cast comprising Javed Sheikh, Moammar Rana, Babar Ali, Saima Noor, Nadeem Baig and a host of other talented actors
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Javed Sheikh
    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 53
    In 2008, he played a supporting role in Jannat.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Sheikh's first marriage was with Zinat Mangi, a TV/film supporting actress of that era, with whom he has a daughter, Momal Sheikh and a son Shehzad Sheikh. Since the divorce from Zinat Mangi, he is still officially single. He is the brother of Saleem Sheikh and Safeena Sheikh, brother-in-law of Behroze Sabzwari and uncle of Shehroz Sabzwari.
  • 2007
    Age 52
    In 2007 he appeared in Namaste London, Om Shanti Om and the Pakistani film Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga.
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  • 2005
    Age 50
    In 2005, he switched to acting in Bollywood films and appeared in the films Shikhar (2005) and Jaan-E-Mann (2006).
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  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 47
    In 2002, he directed Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa, in which he also played a supporting role.
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  • 1995
    Age 40
    The first film he directed was Mushkil, released in 1995.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1974
    Age 19
    Born in Punjabi family in Pakistan's fourth-largest city, Rawalpindi, Javed Sheikh made his acting debut in the Lollywood film Dhamaka, released on 14 December 1974.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on October 8, 1954.
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