Shafi Muhammad Shah
Shafi Muhammad Shah (or Shafi Mohammad) PP (1949–17 November 2007) was a Pakistani film and television actor. Famously knowned as Shahjee, he was born in Kandiaro, in Naushahro Feroze District, Sindh in 1949.
Shafi began his career as a radio presenter from the Hyderabad radio station; he honed his acting skills by taking part in plays broadcast on the radio. Meanwhile, he obtained a postgraduate degree from the University of Sindh, Jamshoro. He later moved to Karachi and began his career as an actor.
PTV's play Urta Asman, directed by Shahzad Khalil, was his debut performance. Teesra Kinara was his first popular television play: Shafi became a household name. He earned accolades for his acting in many plays, especially Chand Girahan, Dairey, Aanch, Bund Gulab and Mohabbat Khawab Ki Surat. Shafi acted in all mediums of entertainment, from radio, theatre to films and television. During his 30-year career, He performed in over 50 drama serials and over 100 television plays in the Urdu and Sindhi languages on different television channels.
Notable television plays
- Bund Gulab
- Chand Girahan
- Kali Dhoop
- Mohabbat Khawab Ki Surat
- Teesra Kinara
- Zehar Baad
- Dhori (Ary Digital)
- Kaanton sey aagey (Tv one)
- Pride of Performance Award from the President of Pakistan
Shafi Muhammad Shah was an active member of the Pakistan Peoples Party and contested the general elections in October 2002 from NA-253, Karachi but lost. He was on his party’s cultural committee and worked to promote arts and culture.
Shafi Muhammad and his wife, Batool had four daughters: Alina, Arsalna, Zainab and Sheherbano; and a son, Ali. He goes by Ali Asghar, is a graduate of Karachi Grammar School and works for the highly reputable Pakistani publication Herald.
Shafi Muhammad Shah died peacefully while asleep at his Clifton home on November 17, 2007. His funeral prayers were held at Imambargah Yasreb in the Defence Housing Authority. He was buried in the Defence graveyard. The cause of death was liver failure.
- Shafi Muhammad Shah Tribute Video - Umer Sharif Blog
- Shafi Muhammad Shah Profile - Pakistan Television
- Actor Shafi Mohammad passes away - DAWN.com
- Shooting star: Shafi Mohammad Shah - DAWN.com
- Shafi Muhammad Shah laid to rest - Daily Times
- Remebering Shafi Muhammad - Musiq Pakistan.com
- Shafi Muhammad Shah Unmatched Legacy - Pakistani.tv
- Shafi Muhammad Shah at the Internet Movie Database