Shaan Shahid
Pakistani actor, screenwriter and director
Shaan Shahid
Shaan is a Pakistani actor, writer and director. Upon making his debut in Javed Fazil's Bulandi (1990) alongside Reema Khan, Shaan has acted in numerous commercially successful films and has established himself as one of the leading actors of Pakistan.
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Did you know? Azaan Sami Khan has tied the knot
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 3 years
Azaan Sami Khan, the 20 year old son of Adnan Sami Khan and Zeba Bakhtiyar, recently, got hitched to his childhood sweetheart Sofia. The two of them were engaged for the past six months and celebrated their formal nuptials recently. Azaan Sami Khan looked dashing in his sherwani, while Sofia looked beautiful in her bridal lehenga. Before the news of his marriage, Azaan was in the limelight for his upcoming debut as a director. One Motion Picture is Pakistan’s first production company that is solely dedicated to producing feature films. Under the leadership of its President Zeba Bakhtiar and CEO Azaan Sami Khan, One Motion Picture strives to produce Pakistani films of a global standard and aspires to make Pakistan a contender in the global cinematic community. Operation 021, directed by Azaan and starring Shaan Shahid, is going to be released by the production house this year. Congratulations to Azaan Sami Khan on his marriage! We wish him and his ...
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Genius or moron — you decide, says Waar producer
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
LAHORE:  Bilal Lashari’s debut film Waar has created quite a stir in Pakistan. Since the trailer’s release a few months ago, film enthusiasts are waiting for what promises to be an action-packed movie. And why shouldn’t fans be excited? CEO of Mind Works Media Dr Hassan Waqar Rana isn’t your conventional producer. In fact, his decision to spearhead the project has been somewhat of a surprise. He strongly feels that this film could mark the beginning of a new and transformed Pakistani film industry due to its unique storyline. While the rough cut of the film is ready, the date of release will be confirmed once the film’s distributors, both local and international, come to a consensus. “I firmly believe that the difference between absolute genius and absolute crazy is the level of success an individual achieves,” says Rana, in regard to his film’s original concept. “And whether I’m a genius or a complete moron will be decided by the viewers of th ...
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Eid cards: A dwindling tradition - The Express Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
He adds that the trends of the Pakistan film industry generally determine how Eid cards are made, and added that a few years ago, many cards were embossed with actor Shaan Shahid's face, but the most popular card phase was that of Maula Jatt
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Ali Azmat & Meesha Shafi Will Be Singing in Bilal Lashari's 'Waar' - KoolMuzone
Google News - over 5 years
The cast includes Shaan Shahid, Shamoon Abbasi, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ali Azmat, Meesha Shafi among other new actors. 'Waar' will be released by the end of this year. More information about the movie can be found here. If you like this post,
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Ali Azmat & Meesha Shafi To Star In Pakistani Film 'Waar' - KoolMuzone
Google News - over 5 years
Waar, which is Pakistan's most expensive film, also stars Shaan Shahid, Shamoon Abbasi, Hamza Ali Abbasi among other brand new actors. According to Bilal, Waar, which has been produced by MindWorks Media with Warner Bros. (still not confirmed) will be
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Bilal Lashari all set to Waar at Lollywood - Pakistan Daily Mail
Google News - almost 6 years
The cast of the film includes Shaan, Shahid and Shamoon Abbasi. It is also said to star Sadia Hyat Khan, a new comer in the industry. The director of the film, Bilal Lashari, a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco,
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Waar: Pakistan's next blockbuster? - The Express Tribune
Google News - almost 6 years
It has been written by Hassan Waqas Rana and stars Pakistan's actors, Shaan Shahid and Shamoon Abbasi. It is also said to star Sadia Hyat Khan, a new comer in the industry. While it is thrilling to hear news of a Pakistani feature backed by a major
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shaan Shahid
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 43
    In 2015 Yalghaar starring Shaan and Adnan Siddiqui, the direction and production of Hassan Waqas Rana is set to be the most expensive film in the history of Pakistani cinema with an estimated budget of Rs 50 crore.
    More Details Hide Details There is the independent dance-based film Naach opposite Javed Sheikh, Momal Sheikh and newcomer Neil Uchong. last is Shehzaad Rafique's Punjabi romantic film Ishq Khuda which stars him alongside Saima, Ahsan Khan and Wiam Dahmani. Shaan has sung a few songs in his films.He is the highest paid Pakistani actor
  • 2013
    Age 41
    In 2013, Shaan said his films were on hold as he is involved in his ambitious acting projects.
    More Details Hide Details Shaan was joined by Geo Television Network and hosted a morning show namely Geo Shaan Say on Geo News. But as Pakistan's famous celebrity Shaan soon left and focused on film development after release of Waar as an opening success in the Pakistan film industry, Since he has no idea to do another TV program. Shaan, with his extensive education and grooming and the ability to project class and elegance through his stature and expressions, has been a hot attraction for many brands and campaigns; several of them have had the pleasure of hosting him. On 17 February 2009, Unilever Pakistan launched their latest offering, the LUX Limited Edition soap, at the Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore, Pakistan. Shaan endorsed another mega brand, Pepsi, where he and the singing sensation Ali Zafar helped strengthen the brand in Pakistan. Pakistan's telecom giant Mobilink hosted Shaan as a spokesperson for 'Mobilink Indigo', with the launch of the new face of Mobilink's premium post-paid brand 'Indigo' in 2004. It was projected as the brand for the elite executive and families. His character was a man whose demanding lifestyle has him juggling between work and family and Indigo helps him breeze through this life successfully.
  • 2012
    Age 40
    In 2012, he announced that he is set to direct one film that stayed under production for several years, Mission Allahu Akbar opposite Juggan Kazim in Thailand.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 37
    In 2009, Shaan appeared on ARY Digital's show Happenings which showed him directing a film scene with actress Resham in a Haveli house.
    More Details Hide Details In the interview he confirmed he has been making a film, however, not much is known about it.
  • 2008
    Age 36
    He signed a three-film deal with actress Juggan Kazim in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details One film, titled Chup was under pre-production for several years until it was scrapped; the others are still in pre-production. He is working with screenwriter Mashal Peerzada and Pakistani television director and screenwriter Sarmad Sultan Khoosat for his film projects.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 27
    Keen on making a difference to filmmaking in Pakistan, Shaan launched himself as a director. He directed his ambitious project Guns and Roses - Ik Junoon, which was released in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details The film was produced by the art entrepreneur Tanvir Fatima Rehman. He co-starred with Faisal Rehman, Meera and Resham. The music was scored by M. Arshad, the cinematography was done by Azhar Burki, and it was written by Pervaiz Kaleem. He then directed Moosa Khan (2001), which starred him, Saima, Abid Ali, Jan Rambo and Noor. The film received genuinely positive reviews from critics.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1990
    Age 18
    Shaan made his debut with Bulandi in 1990 opposite another debutante Reema Khan.
    More Details Hide Details He has since appeared in hundreds of Urdu and Punjabi language films and is described as Pakistan's most influential and credited film star. In 2013, the highest-grossing film Waar direction of Bilal Lashari stars him, Aisha Khan, Shamoon Abbasi, Uzma Khan, Ali Azmat, and Meesha Shafi. He won the Best actor award of viewer's choice at 1st ARY Film Awards. After success of Waar he appeared in Jami's O21 alongside Aamina Sheikh, Iman Ali, Shamoon Abbasi and Ayub Khoso.
    At the age of 19, he did his first film, Bulandi, which was released in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details He got married to Amina Shaan and has four daughters: Bahisht-i-Bareen Shaan Shahid, Fatima Shahid, Shah Bano Shahid, and Raanay Shahid,
    Shaan started his acting career in 1990 by making debut in Javed Fazli's film Bulandi opposite to Reema Khan.
    More Details Hide Details He has won many awards in Pakistan including one Pride of Performance, four National Film Awards, fifteen Nigar Awards, five Lux Style Awards, one Pakistan Media Award, ARY Film Award. Armaghan Shahid better known today as Shaan Shahid was born in Lahore to director Riaz Shahid and television, theatre and film actress Neelo. His father was a Punjabi Muslim whereas his mother was Punjabi Christian who embraced Islam. His paternal uncle Fiaz Shahid was a cameraman and producer for PTV in Islamabad. He started out his early education at the prestigious Aitchison College. His first acting venture came out at a boy scout bonfire. He won the best actor award in a play called Alif Noon, playing a comedy character, but never took acting seriously as a career. After Aitchison, he left for New York, United States and joined Newtown High School. Dreaming of being a lawyer, he always thought he had the talent to become one. He stayed in New York for seven years, then returned to Pakistan for vacation where he took up the family business, Riaz Shahid Films.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on April 27, 1971.
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