Shafqat Cheema

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Shafqat Cheema
Native name شفقت چیمہ
Born (1955-11-20) 20 November 1955 (age 62)
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor
Years active 1974 – present

Shafqat Cheema is a Pakistani actor and film director. With his career of more than three decades, he is known for playing villain roles and is dubbed as "Pakistan’s favourite villain".[1]

Early life[edit]

Shafqat graduated from the Jamia Naeemia religious school in 1974.[1] He is the son of an Aalim (scholar), and is a Hafiz and Qari of the Quran.


Shafqat claims that his acting career began, when he stumbled into acting by coincidence, when he walked into the Shahnoor Studios. He then decided that he wanted to become a film actor. He struggled for almost 12 years before he was offered a side role in the film Kalka (1989), which also starred Sultan Rahi.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Kalay Chor
1992 God-Father
1992 Munda Bigra Jae
1994 Zameen Aasman
1994 Pajero Group Haji Rasheed Ahmed
1994 Ghunda Raj
1996 Baazigar
1997 Umar Mukhtar
1998 Choorian
2001 Moosa Khan
2002 Toofan
2004 Sassi Punno
2006 Majajan
2007 Jhoomar
2007 Godfather
2008 Zill-e-Shah Abid Shah
2008 Yarana Pashto language films debut
2011 Bhai Log Israr David
2011 Bol (film) Saqa Kanjar (Panderer)
2011 Son of Pakistan
2013 Chambaili
2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Bashir Bhatti
2013 Ishq Khuda
2014 The System Corrupt SHO
2015 Wrong No. Shera
2015 Badnam Pashto Film
2016 Ishq Positive[2] Released
2016 Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai Released[3]
2016 Saya e Khuda e Zuljalal Released
2017 Balu Mahi Released
2017 Geo Sar Utha Kay Ghulam Rasool/Chottu Released
2018 Parchi (2018 film) Zodiac Released
TBA Mausam Filming
TBA Jab Tak Hain Hum Post Production[4]
TBA Kambakht Chaudhry Rustam Filming


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Khan, Sher (29 August 2012). "Shafqat Cheema: Pakistan's favourite villain". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  2. ^ 'Yalghaar' and 'Ishq Positive' to release under Hum Films Retrieved 17 April 2018
  3. ^ "Revealed: Sajal Aly and Feroze Khan's debut film will be called Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai". DAWN (newspaper). 13 November 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2018. 
  4. ^ Riding the wave of revival The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 4 April 2016, Retrieved 17 April 2018

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