Jansher Khan (born 15 June 1969, in Peshawar, Pakistan) was a world No. 1 professional Pakistanisquash player. During his career he won the World Open a record eight times, and the British Open six times. Jansher's skill of movement singled him out from the competition, holding "all the top squash experts in awe." Jansher Khan's retirement brought an end to nearly 50 years of domination by Pakistan in the sport of squash.
Jansher Khan is ethnic Pashtun and he is from Nawai Kalai, Peshawar. He currently lives in Peshawar with his wife, Naseem, and five children. Two sons Ayaz Sher Khan, Ali Sher Khan, followed by three daughters Sidra Sher Khan,Sana Sher Khan and Rabia Sher Khan being the youngest. He also has son namely Kamran Khan, professional squash player from his former Malaysian wife.
Jansher won the World Junior Squash Championship title in 1986 And At Same Year He Won Record The Youngest Player to Become Senior World Champion and also Became Professional that year. At the time, the men's professional tour was dominated by another great Pakistani player – Jahangir Khan. Jahangir won the pair's first few encounters in late-1986 and early-1987. Jansher then scored his first win over Jahangir in September 1987, beating him in straight games in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open. Jansher then went on to beat Jahangir in their next Ten consecutive encounters Years. This included a win in the semi-finals of the 1987 World Open, following which Jansher claimed his first World Open title by beating Australia's Chris Dittmar in the final.
Jansher officially announced his retirement from squash in 2001. He won a total of 99 professional titles and was ranked the World No. 1 for over 10 years.
In August 2007, Jansher announced that he was coming out of retirement to play in a Professional Squash Association tournament in London in October 2007. He said in a news conference that the reason for his comeback was that, "I feel I am mentally and physically fit to play the international circuit for another three to four years". He lost in the opening round of the event to England's Scott Handley 11–9, 6–11, 6–11 0–11.
In October 2011, It was revealed that Jansher was suffering from Parkinsonism and is currently being treated in Pakistan,America,Australia,UK.
^Pearson, David. "Movement is the Key". colorado.edu. University of Colorado, Boulder. Retrieved 3 October 2015. When Jansher Khan first appeared on the world scene it was his movement, not his racket skills, that singled him out and held all the top squash experts in awe.