Jawed Sheikh

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Jawed Sheikh
جاوید شیخ
Sheikh at the premiere of My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves in 2008
Sheikh Jawed Iqbal

(1954-10-08) 8 October 1954 (age 68)[1]
Other namesJaved Sheikh
Javaid Sheikh
Years active1964–present
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
ChildrenShahzad Sheikh (son)
Momal Sheikh (daughter)
ParentShiekh Rehmatullah
RelativesSaleem Sheikh (younger brother)
Behroze Sabzwari (brother-in-law)
Shehroz Sabzwari (nephew)

Jawed Sheikh (also spelled Javaid and Javed; born 8 October 1954) is a Pakistani actor, film director and producer who works in Lollywood and Bollywood. He is best known for working in the Hindi films Om Shanti Om, My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves, Namastey London, etc.


Born in Rawalpindi, Jawed Sheikh made his acting debut in the Lollywood film Dhamaka, written by Pakistani writer Ibn-e-Safi released on 14 December 1974.[2] He acted in over 100 films in Urdu, Sinhala and Punjabi. He has also appeared in many television serials which have aired on PTV, Hum TV, Geo Entertainment and A-Plus. The first film he directed was Mushkil, released in 1995. In 2002, he directed Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa, in which he also played a supporting role.[3]

In 2005, he switched to acting in Bollywood films and appeared in films like Shikhar (2005) and Jaan-E-Mann (2006).[4] In 2007 he appeared in Namaste London, Om Shanti Om and the Pakistani film Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga. In 2008, he played a supporting role in Jannat. His most recent film as director was Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay, a big-budget film shot in four countries (Pakistan, India, United Arab Emirates and Australia). The production failed at the box-office, resulting in a net loss of Rs. 80 million. He has continued to appear in television series in Pakistan and recently appeared in many hit films in Pakistan such as Na Maloom Afraad (2014), Bin Roye (2015), Wrong No. (2015), Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (2015), Mehrunisa V Lub U (2017) and Na Maloom Afraad 2 (2017). He has occasionally returned to Bollywood as well appearing with Ranbir Kapoor in the Bollywood film Tamasha (2014) and with his daughter Momal Sheikh in Happy Bhaag Jayegi (2016). In 2018, Sheikh directed and acted in the film Wujood and appeared as a ghost named Dwarka Prasad in successful comedy film Saat Din Mohabbat In.[5] His latest release is the hugely successful action comedy Teefa in Trouble.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Sheikh's first marriage was with Zinat Mangi, a television and film supporting actress of that era, with whom he has a daughter, Momal Sheikh and a son Shehzad Sheikh. His second marriage was to a British singer and actress, Salma Agha. Since his second divorce,[7] he is still officially single but has been linked to several Lollywood film actresses. He is the brother of Saleem Sheikh and Safeena Sheikh, brother-in-law of Behroze Sabzwari and uncle of Shehroz Sabzwari. In news media interviews, he has a reputation of speaking frankly and candidly.[6]

Selected filmography[edit]

As a director and actor[edit]

Year Films Role(s) Notes
1995 Mushkil [6]
1996 Chief Sahib [6]
1997 Yes Boss
1998 Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaye
2002 Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa Jamal [6][8]
2018 Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay [8]
2018 Wajood [6][9][8]

As a film actor[edit]

Denotes film / serial, currently running in cinema / on-air
Denotes work that has not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
1974 Dhamaka Zafar-ul-Mulk Debut Film
1983 Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna
1985 Mehndi Aslam
Hong Kong Key Sholay Javed Khan
1986 Zanjeer
Bhabi Dian Chooriaan Afzal
1989 Rangeelay Jasoos
Toofani Biljian
1990 Sarmaya Police Inspector
1991 Kalay Chor as newsreporter
1992 Daku Raaj Deputy Superintendent Police
1993 Zamana
1996 Baazigar
1997 Qarz
2000 Mujhe Chand Chahiye Tayyab razi
Ghar Kab Aao Gay Charles Sobraj
2002 Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa Jamal [8]
2005 Dus Dan's boss Indian film
Shikhar Srinath Vardhan Indian film
2006 Jaan-E-Mann Piya's father Indian film
2007 Apne Roy Indian film
Namastey London Pervez Khan Indian film
Om Shanti Om Rajesh Kapoor Indian film
Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga Khan
2008 My Name is Anthony Gonsalves Inspector Khan Indian film
Jannat Abu Ibrahim Indian film
Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Prakash Arora Indian film
Yuvvraaj Yogendra Yuvvraaj Singh Indian film
2009 Road to Sangam Supporting role Indian film
2010 Hum Tum Aur Ghost Gehna's Father Indian film
Kajraare Tariq Anwar Indian film
2011 Love Mein Ghum Haroon
Bhai Log jaam Bhai
2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Asif Qureshi [10]
2014 Honour Killing Supporting role Indian film
Sultanat Sikander Khan
Na Maloom Afraad Shakeel [9][10]
2015 Bin Roye Saba and Saman's father [10]
Wrong No. Haji Abba [8][10]
Karachi se Lahore Tiwana
Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Mehboob Khan (Zoya's Father) [8]
Halla Gulla Golden Bhai (DON)
John Hamza
Z.E.R.O Mahaan Singh Indian film
Tamasha Brijmohan Sahni Indian film
2016 Sawal 700 Crore Dollar Ka Tiger [11][12]
Happy Bhag Jayegi Javed Ahmed Indian film
Saya e Khuda e Zuljalal Hamza
2017 Balu Mahi
Shaan-e-Ishq Ikram Khan
Mehrunisa V Lub U Mian Bhai [13][10]
Na Maloom Afraad 2 Shakeel
2018 7 Din Mohabbat In Dwarka Prasad [5]
Wajood [5][10]
Jackpot Jojo
Teefa in Trouble Bonzo aka Bashira [10]
The Donkey King Changu; Mangu's father
2019 Wrong No. 2 Gul Nawaz
Superstar Zulfiqar Khan
Sacch Shahzaib
2021 Khel Khel Mein Sikandar Salman
2022 Parde Mein Rehne Do Latif Rana [14]
Chakkar [15]
2023 Money Back Guarantee TBA Completed [16]
Yaara Vey TBA Filming [17]
Delhi Gate TBA Filming
Chaa Jaa Re Jani Baloch (football coach) Filming
TBA Driven Danial Khan

As a television actor[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated Work Category Result
2007 Lux Style Awards Kuch Dil Ne Kaha Best TV Actor (Satellite) Nominated
2011 Lux Style Awards Pal Bhar Mein Best TV Actor (Terrestrial) Won
2015 Lux Style Awards Na Maloom Afraad Best Film Actor Won
2016 Lux Style Awards Wrong No. Best Supporting Actor (Film) Won
2018 Lux Style Awards Na Maloom Afraad 2 Best Supporting Actor (Film) Won
2012 Pride of Performance Award[18] by the President of Pakistan for his contributions to the Pakistani film industry Won

Javed Sheikh talks about the worst time of his life. NewsPortal - Web Desk 13th Sep, 2022. 08:44 pm


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  2. ^ "Javed Sheikh's filmography". Pakistan Film Magazine website. Archived from the original on 6 February 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa". Tell Us Radio (Oslo, Norway). Archived from the original on 4 January 2006. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  4. ^ Chavan, Vijay Deenanath (22 October 2006). "Jaan-E-Mann". Archived from the original on 1 December 2006. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "'7 Din Mohabbat In' rules box office". The Nation (newspaper). 20 June 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Omair Alavi (1 July 2018). "THE ICON INTERVIEW: WHAT'S BOTHERING JAWED SHEIKH?". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  7. ^ Staff, Showbiz (22 April 2021). "Momal Sheikh's Clarifying About Javed Sheikh & Zinat Mangi Separation in GMP (Shan-e-Suhoor)". Showbiz Pakistan. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  8. ^ a b c d e f Javed Sheikh turns director for 'violent love story' The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 21 October 2015, Retrieved 17 June 2020
  9. ^ a b Sarym, Ahmed (23 July 2016). "Kubra Khan set to star in Javed Sheikh's Wujood". Hip In Pakistan website. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Ahmed Sarym (20 June 2017). "Taking Pakistani cinema forward". The News International (newspaper). Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  11. ^ Adnan Lodhi (26 August 2015). "Ghulam Mohiuddin and his film 'funda'". Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  12. ^ Ahmad, Ayesha (6 April 2015). "Upcoming Pakistani film to feature Indian actor Rajpal Yadav". HIP in Pakistan website. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  13. ^ Khan, Saira (24 September 2016). "Yasir Nawaz signs Danish Taimoor & Sana Javed for his upcoming film". HIP in Pakistan website. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  14. ^ "The stars are out for the trailer launch of 'Parde Mein Rehne Do'". Bol News. 26 February 2021. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  15. ^ "Nida Yasir and Yasir Nawaz's 'Chakkar' hopes to bring in a different genre to Pakistani cinema". Images by Dawn. 23 December 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  16. ^ "Wasim Akram and Fawad Khan film song for 'Money Back Guarantee'". Gulf News (newspaper). 25 November 2019. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  17. ^ "Sami Khan's Yaara Vey is coming out soon". Images by Dawn. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
  18. ^ President confers civil awards for excellence in various fields Business Recorder (newspaper), Published 15 August 2011, Retrieved 15 June 2020

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