Imaad Shah

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Imaad Shah
Imaad Shah at 91.1 FM Radio City.jpg
BornMumbai, India
Years active2006–present
Parent(s)Naseeruddin Shah
Ratna Pathak
RelativesVivaan Shah (Brother)
Heeba Shah (Half-Sister)
Supriya Pathak (Aunt)
Dina Pathak (Grandmother)
Zameerud-din Shah (Uncle)

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 his father's Yun Hota To Kya Hota. In 2007 he acted 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.

Subsequent releases, including 404, Tasher Desh and Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist saw him playing dark and memorable characters.[8]

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

Personal life[edit]

On 17 March 2013, Imaad Shah confirmed that he is living in with actress Saba Azad.[9]


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Actor Assistant Director Writer Role Notes
2006 Yun Hota To Kya Hota Yes Joy Debut Film as Adult
2007 Dil Dosti Etc Yes Apurv
2009 Little Zizou Yes Artaxerxes Khodaiji
2011 Dhobi Ghat Yes
2011 404 Error Not Found Yes Yes Chris Lyrics - as Immaduddin Shah
2013 The Reluctant Fundamentalist Yes Sameer
2013 Tasher Desh Yes Ruiton
2014 M Cream Yes Figs


Year Film Song Composer(s) Writer(s) Singer(s) Notes Ref
2015 Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! "Calcutta Kiss" Madboy, Mink Imaad Shah, Saba Azad Debut Film as singer
2018 Karwaan "Bhar De Hamaare Glass" Imaad Shah Saba Azad Debut Film as composer


  1. ^ "Imaad Shah 'My parents are the biggest critics I have'". Bollywood Chaska. 19 May 2011.
  2. ^ "What's eating Imaad Shah?". Indian Express. 23 Mar 2009.
  3. ^ "I know pain: Imaad ShahSubhash K Jha,TNN,". The Times of India. 29 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Katha sagar". Indian Express. 29 July 2006.
  5. ^ "Imaad Shah's new play on love and the city". DNA. 14 September 2010.
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  9. ^ Shetty, Akshata (17 March 2013). "Saba and I are living together: Imaad Shah". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-05-16.

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