|Born||March 25, 1948|
Farooq Sheikh or Farooque Sheikh (born 25 March 1948) is an Indian actor, philanthropist and a popular television presenter. He is best known for his films during the 1970s and 1980s. His major contribution was in Parallel Cinema or the New Indian Cinema. He has worked with directors like Satyajit Ray, Muzaffar Ali, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Ketan Mehta.
He has acted in many serials and shows on television and performed on stage in famous productions such as Tumhari Amrita (1992), alongside Shabana Azmi, directed by Feroz Abbas Khan, and presented the TV show, Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (Season 1). He won the 2010 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Lahore.
Shaikh was born to Mustafa Shaikh, a Mumbai lawyer and Farida Shaikh, a muslim, in Amroli in Gujarat's Baroda District near Naswadi village near bodeli town. His family were Zamindaris, and he grew up in luxurious surroundings. He was the eldest of five children.
In his early days, he was active in theatre, doing plays with IPTA and with well-known directors like Sagar Sarhadi. His first major film role was in the 1973 film Garam Hawa. He went onto act in several notable films such as Satyajit Ray's Shatranj Ke Khiladi (Chess Players) (1977), Noorie (1979), Chashme Buddoor (1981) and Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983). He formed a successful pair with Deepti Naval. He also did a slightly negative role in Deepti Naval-Naseeruddin Shah starrer 'Katha', again with Deepti Naval in one of the Yash Chopra's Rohan Kapoor-Faraha starrer 'Faasle'.
In the late 90s, Farooq Sheikh acted in a number of television serials. Chamatkar on Sony and Ji Mantriji on Star plus are among the few. He has also worked in a TV serial SHRIKANT which aired from 1985 to 86.
He has been the host of very popular TV show "Jeena issi ka naam hai" in which he interviewed many Bollywood celebrities. His sense of humor and direct humble approach was the usp of the show.
Shaikh is married to Rupa Jain, whom he courted for nine years before tying the knot. He has two daughters: Shaista, Sanaa.
|Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)||Thapar|
|Listen... Amaya (2013)||Jayant|
|Tell Me O Khuda (2011)||Ravi Kapoor|
|Accident on Hill Road (2009)||Prakash Shrivastava|
|Lahore (2009)||S K Rao|
|Saas Bahu Aur Sensex (2008)||Firoze Sethna, stock broker|
|Lépidoptère, Le (1998)||Le collègue du jongleur|
|Ab Insaf Hoga (1995)|
|Maya Memsaab (1992)||Dr. Charu Das|
|Mera Damad (1990)|
|Toofan (1989)||Gopal Sharma|
|Doosra Kanoon (1989)||Diwan Sardarilal|
|Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988)||Suraj Bhandari|
|Gharwali Baharwali (1988)||Sunil Khanna|
|Peechha Karo (1987)||Vijay|
|Khel Mohabbat Ka (1986)||Amit Verma|
|Ek Pal (1986)||Jeet Barua|
|Lorie (1984)||Bhupinder Singhpeechha karro|
|Ab Ayega Mazaa (1984)||Vijay|
|Yahan Wahan (1984)|
|Lakhon Ki Baat (1984)||Alok Prakash|
|Rang Birangi (1983)||Prof. Jeet Saxena|
|Ek Baar Chale Aao (1983)|
|Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983)||Ramesh|
|Saath Saath (1982)||Avinash|
|Chashme Buddoor (1981)||Siddharth Parashar|
|Umrao Jaan (1981)||Nawab Sultan|
|Noorie (1979)||Yusuf Fakir Mohammed|
|Gaman (1978)||Ghulam Hussain|
|Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977)||Aqueel|
|Mere Saath Chal (1974)||Amit|
|Garam Hawa (1973)||Sikandar Mirza|
- Getting nostalgic about Farooq Sheikh Rediff.com, 4 September 2008.
- Writing its own destiny Screen, Namita Nivas, 28 November 2008.
- "And the National Award goes to...". The Times of India. Sep 17, 2010.
- Malavika Sangghvi (June 18, 2012). "Sheila ki Jawani". Mid Day.
- Farooque Shaikh: The big picture The Times of India, 14 September 2002.
- "Happy Choices". screenindia.com.