Kashmiri Shaikh (Urdu: کشمیری شيخ ) mainly live in Kashmir regions of Pakistan and India. The Kashmiri Shaikhs are considered to be a clan of Punjabi Muslims of Kashmiri origin found predominantly in Pakistan Punjab and also in India.
After the advent of [Islam] into Afghanistan and South Asia, a significant number of Hindu Brahmins and Kshatriya's converted to Islam and adopted the title of Shaikh. In Punjab, they are known as Kashmiri Shaikh. The Kashmiri Shaikhs are mostly urban and some are involved in agriculture.
|“||'According to the census return the number of Kashmiri Musulmans, who make up 60% of the inhabitants of the Jhelum valley, was 765,442. They are no doubt mostly descendants of various Hindu castes, perhaps in the main of Hill Brahmans , but Islam has wiped out all tribal distinctions.||”|
|“||'The Hindu Kashmiri Pandits numbered 55,276.||”|
- Sir Allama Mohammed Iqbal (National poet of Pakistan)
- Sheikh Afridi ,Martial arts players, Srinagar
- Dr Sheikh Mohammad Iqbal, Ex-Director LRMA, Ex-Principal Islamia College, Ex-HoD, educationist, academician, Islamic scholar, and historian
- Sheikh Ghulam Mohammad, Founder of G.M group.
- Sheikh Feroze Ahamad, Managing Director of G.M.Shawls Pvt Ltd.Best exporter of shawls since 2004-14 and still looking further.
- Sheikh Maroof Feroze, Director of MIRZA FABRIC Pvt Ltd
- Raees e Azam of Taxila(Entitled By Shahenshah E Iran), "HH Alhaj Shaikh karam Ellahi","Ameer e karwan" of "Hajj" pilgrims from Pakistan and custodian of Hajj affairs during Ayub Khan's regeme,his reference is mentioned in 'Shahab Nama'.He was also member of "Electoral College",which used to elect the president of "Islamic Republic Of Pakistan."
- Sheikh Abdullah,first prime minister of state of kashmir.
- Shaikh Akhtar Rasool CEO of Infinity Solutions.
- Shaikh M. Anwar, Ex-MPA (Punjab) Pakistan
- Sheikh Muhammad Anwar, Member Provincial Assembly Punjab
- Shaikh Sahib Din, Qanungo and Hakim, Sangh, Mirpure, Azad Kashmir
- Shaikh Fazal Alam ASP, Mirpure, Azad Kashir
- Shaikh Fazal Latif, DSP, Mirpure, Azad Kashmir. Afreedom movement leader who spearheaded attack on Kotli and Mirpure in 1947-48
- Lt General Umer Farooq Shaikh, Pakistan Army, Mirpure Azad Kashmir
- Sheikh Ghulam Mohmad,rtd labour officer from saloora Ganderbal srinagar Kashmir heirs from sheikh dynasty since hundred of years.
- Sheikh Manzoor Hussian bagh azad kashmir. Chairman Al Sheikh Welfare Association
- Sheikh Omer Abdullah, Chief Minister, Ajk.
- Sheikh Hakeem Habib-ullah Shopian renowned Medical Practitioner, Islamic scholar and leader of Mahaze-rai Shumari
- Shaheer Sheikh, a notable actor in Indian television industry known for his role of arjun in Mahabharat, devrath dixit in kuch rang pyaar ke aise bhi and as Anant in Navya.
- Shaikh Shams Ud Deen Known as BAO Gee Of Sialkot Daska (Qaunogo) before division of subcontinent.
- Shaikh Saeed Ud Deen Qaunogo in Daska Sialkot in 1947
- Shaikh Munir Ud Deen Tehsildar Lahore
- Haq Nawaz Sheikh Advocate astore