Imaad Shah

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Imaad Shah
Imaad Shah at 91.1 FM Radio City.jpg
Born Mumbai, India
Occupation Actor/Musician
Years active 2006–present
Title Shah

Naseeruddin Shah (Father)

Ratna Pathak Shah (Mother)
Relatives Vivaan Shah (brother)
Heeba Shah (Half - Sister)

Imaad Shah,[1] born Imaaduddin Shah, is an Indian actor and musician. He is the son of actors Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah, his maternal grandmother was actress Dina Pathak.[2] He is also a theatre actor, and works with theatre company Motley, founded by Naseeruddin Shah and Benjamin Gilani. He has been a part of many productions including Katha collage, 'Waiting for Godot', 'By George' and 'Manto Ismat Haazir hain', apart from working with other groups.[3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

He did his schooling from The Doon School, Dehradun.[6][7] He is a songwriter and is the frontman of the band 'The Pulp Society'.


Imaad made his acting debut in 2006 in Yun Hota To Kya Hota and in 2007 in Dil Dosti Etc, under Prakash Jha, where he played a young Delhi University student with a penchant for the secret corners of the old town. Later that year, in real life, while traveling to University in Mumbai on a Mumbai local train, he had an accident and was hospitalised with serious injuries when he fell out of the moving train.

He bounced back with his next film Sooni Taraporevala's award winning Little Zizou (2009) which traveled to film festivals all across Europe, North America and parts of Asia.

His upcoming releases, including "404" and "Tasher Desh" have him playing dark and memorable characters, with more films in production including Mira Nair's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" and Q's "Tasher Desh".[8]

He is part of the Electro Funk/ Nu Disco duo MADBOY/ MINK and is frontman and guitarist/vocalist for the funk/ disco band The Pulp Society.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2006 Yun Hota To Kya Hota Joy Debut Film as Adult
2007 Dil Dosti Etc Apurv
2009 Little Zizou Artaxerxes Khodaiji
2013 The Reluctant Fundamentalist Sameer
2013 Tasher Desh Ruiton
2014 M CreamFilms that have not yet been released Figs


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