Hameed Sheikh

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Hameed Sheikh
OccupationActor, producer
Known forKhuda 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.[1] In 2001 he worked for CNN as a freelance producer, cameraman, and translator.


Kandhar Break[edit]

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.[2]


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.[1]



Year Title Role Director Notes
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
2014 O21 Jami
2015 Abdullah: The Final Witness N/A Hashim Nadeem Screened at Cannes Film Festival
2015 Moor Wahid Jami


Year Title Role Director Notes
1984 Naqab Sang
20-- Zanjeer Ali Jan Syed Faisal Bukhari
19-- Wapasi -
1995 Kal - Co-produced with Jamal Shah
19-- Wapsi Kay Baad Muhammad Nawaz Magsi
19-- Ishq Babar Javed
19-- Matti Amanullah Nasir

Awards and nominations[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Hameed Sheikh — when mountains speak, wise men listen".
  2. ^ "Film-makers under fire".

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