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|Known for||Khuda Kay Liye|
Hameed Sheikh (Urdu: حمید شیخ) is an actor and producer from Pakistan. He is known for his major roles in Khuda Kay Liye, Operation O21 and Moor. In 2001 he worked for CNN as a freelance producer, cameraman, and translator.
In 2008, Sheikh produced Kandhar Break, a political thriller set in 1999 which tells the story of an Englishman who must escape the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. While filming a night scene in the desert, a group associated with the Taliban attacked the Pakistani members of the film crew. Four crew members were shot while leaving the compound and arriving at the set; they all survived. Much like the lead character of the movie, director David Whitney and his crew were forced to leave Pakistan with the help of local security forces. Only 75% of the shoot was completed by then. Later, Sheikh arranged funding for the remaining part, which was filmed in Tunisia.
Sheikh was approached by Jami, director and writer of Moor, to play the role of an old man whose family was affected by the closure of a railway station in Zhob Valley, Baluchistan. In preparation for the role, Sheikh gained a lot of weight and changed his posture and walking style. He described his role as "genuinely challenging", but didn't charge a fee for the project since he believed the film would open doors for young actors of Baluchistan.
|2007||Khuda Kay Liye||Sher Shah||Shoaib Mansoor|
|2009||Kandahar Break: Fortress of War||Omar Baloch||David Whitney|
|2013||Hearts and Minds||Tariq||Charlie Guillen||Short film|
|2015||Abdullah: The Final Witness||N/A||Hashim Nadeem||Screened at Cannes Film Festival|
|20--||Zanjeer||Ali Jan||Syed Faisal Bukhari|
|1995||Kal||-||Co-produced with Jamal Shah|
|19--||Wapsi Kay Baad||Muhammad Nawaz Magsi|
Awards and nominations
- 2005 The 1st Indus Drama Awards: Nominated for Best Actor Drama Serial in a Supporting Role
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