Shaheer Sheikh

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Shaheer Sheikh
Shaheer Sheikh.jpg
Sheikh at Nabila Syakieb's Wedding Party, 2016
Born Sheikh Shaheer Nawaz[1][2]
(1984-03-26) 26 March 1984 (age 33)
Jammu and Kashmir, India[3]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, model[4]
Years active 2009–present
Height 6 ft (183cm)

Shaheer Sheikh (born 26 March 1984) is a lawyer turned Indian television actor and model.[5]

He is best known for his lead role Vir Mehra in the series Kya Mast Hai Life and as Anant Bajpai in Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal.[6]

He has also played the role of Nana Sahib in the show Jhansi Ki Rani.[7] He was also seen as Arjuna in the popular historical show Mahabharat.[8]

Due to his popularity in Indonesia, he has also starred in the Indonesian film Turis Romantis and the television series, Cinta di Langit Taj Mahal.[9] He has also hosted Asia's Got Talent and Indonesian reality show, Panah Asmara Arjuna.[9]

Currently, he is seen in Yash A Patnaik's show Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi alongside this show Sheikh is also doing episodic roles in many Indonesian television series in the Indonesian television shows.[10]

Early life and education[edit]

Shaheer Sheikh was born on 26 March 1984[2] in Bhaderwah district of the Jammu region, Jammu and Kashmir to Muslim parents, Mr. Shahnawaz Sheikh and Mrs. Dilshad Sheikh.[3] He has completed his schooling from Hari Singh Higher Secondary School, Jammu.[11] He has done his graduation in Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) from New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune.[11] He also owns an event management company.[12] Sheikh looks up to his mother and owes her for his success.[13]

Career[edit]

Sheikh started his television career with the television series, Sanya where he played Arjun Shekhawat, Sanya's love interest. However his first ever noticeable role was in the show, Kya Mast Hai Life.[14] He played the role of Veer Mehra, a teenager who loves music and playing guitar.[14] After second season of the show ended, Sheikh was seen in Jhansi Ki Rani.[15] He played Nana Sahib, brother of Rani of Jhansi.[15]

In 2011, Sheikh was approached to play the lead in Swastik Productions' television show, Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal opposite Saumya Seth.[16] He played Anant Bajpai, a 19-year-old college boy who looks like any other urban boy but deep down he is a traditionalist and a conformist.[16] In 2011, he appeared in song "Teri Palkey" of A. M. Turaz video album Ek Ladki Shabnami Jaisi.[17] Alongside Navya, Sheikh worked in Disney Channel's show Best Of Luck Nikki where he played the role of Riteish.[18]

In 2012, Sheikh also appeared in the telefilm Honeymoon shown in Star Plus' show Teri Meri Love Stories opposite Mahhi Vij.[19] He played Nityanand Chaturvadi who was a poor orphan and secretly loves his boss daughter Saloni.[20] In 2013, he signed Swastik Productions' Mahabharat.[21] He played the role of Arjuna, an incredible archer, a warrior prince and the third Pandava in the mythological show.[22] The role of Arjuna got him several awards and nominations and also lot of appreciation.[23] Mahabharat ended in August 2014.[24][25]

The following year, he did various projects in Indonesia.[26] In 2014, he hosted Indonesian reality television Panah Asmara Arjuna and a variety show The New Eat Bulaga! Indonesia along with his costars from Mahabharat.[9] In 2015, he co-hosted the television talent show Asia's Got Talent with Marc Nelson.[9] Co-starring Nabila Syakieb and Ravi Bhatia, he also featured in a romantic drama, Cinta di Langit Taj Mahal as Reehan Syahputra, a calm and composed guy.[27] In 2015, he voted as the top 50 sexiest Asian men in an annual poll conducted by UK-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye.[28]

In 2015, Sheikh landed a lead role in a romantic comedy film Turis Romantis opposite actress Kirana Larasati[29] He played the role of Azan Khan, a handsome photographer from India, who befriended Nabil, a tough and beautiful tourist guide in Yogyakarta.[29] In 2016, Sheikh signed Yash Patnaik's television show, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi alongside Erica Fernandes and Supriya Pilgaonkar.[30] He plays the role of Devrath Dixit, a young and successful business tycoon.[31] In January 2017, the show Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi took a leap of 7 years after which Sheikh's character of Dev Dixit turned into a ruthless and careless Casanova.[32] Sheikh's chemistry with Fernandes in the show was highly appreciated for which they received Best Couple Award at Lions Gold Awards and India News Awards 2017.[33][34] Sheikh also bagged the award for Star Of The Year 2016 at Asiavision Awards for his work in this show.[35]

Along with Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi he also did episodic roles and gave guest appearances in many Indonesian television series. He was seen as Raden Petir in Roro Jonggrang, as Salman in Malaikat Kecil Dari India, as Aladin/Ali Besar in Aladin & Alakadam, as Prince Zamzaman Jinny Oh Jinny Datang Lagi, as Mr. Thakur in Gara Gara Duyung, as Rahul in Tuyul & Mba Yul Reborn and in a guest appearance in I-KTP.[36] In 2016, he also acted in an Indonesian telefilm Namaku Yusuf wherein he played the titular role of Yusuf.[37] In February 2017, he started working on his upcoming Indonesian feature film Maipa and Datu Museng, an action based love story in which Sheikh will play the role of Datu Museng, a warrior.[38] Sheikh also has plans of producing web series and acting in them.[39]

Personal life[edit]

Shaheer Sheikh was previously dating model-actress-dancer Smiley Suri, before they broke up.[40] In 2015, Sheikh was in a relationship with Indonesian singer Ayu Ting Ting.[41] The relationship lasted for four months before they broke up.[40]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes Ref(s)
2015 Turis Romantis Azan Khan Indonesian film [42]
2017 Maipa and Datu Museng Films which have not yet been released Datu Museng Indonesian film [43]

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes Ref(s)
2008-09 Sanya Arjun Shekhawat Lead role [44]
2009 Kya Mast Hai Life Vir Mehra Debut show [14]
2010 Jhansi Ki Rani Nana Sahib Historical show [15]
2011 Best Of Luck Nikki Ritesh Youth show [18]
2011-12 Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal Anant Bajpai Romantic drama [45]
2011 Diwali Rishton Ki Mithas Host TV special [46]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Nityanand Chaturvedi Episodic [20]
2013-14 Mahabharat Arjuna Mythological show [47]
2014 The New Eat Bulaga! Indonesia Host, Star Guess Variety show [48]
2014 Panah Asmara Arjuna Arjuna Reality show [49]
2015 Cinta di Langit Taj Mahal Rehan Syahputra Romantic drama [27]
2015 Cinta di Langit Taj Mahal 2 Rehan Syahputra, Revan Romantic drama [27]
2015 Asia's Got Talent Host Talent show [50]
2016 Box Cricket League Contestant Team Chennai Swaggers [51]
2016–present Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi Devrath Dixit Romantic drama [52]
2016 Roro Jonggrang Raden Petir Episodic appearance [36]
2016 Malaikat Kecil Dari India Salman Episodic appearance [36]
2016 Namaku Yusuf Yusuf Indonesian telefilm [53]
2016 Aladin & Alakadam Aladin/Ali Besar Episodic appearance [54]
2016 Jinny Oh Jinny Datang Lagi Prince Zamzaman Episodic appearance [55]
2016 Gara Gara Duyung Mr. Thakur Episodic appearance [56]
2016 Tuyul & Mba Yul Reborn Rahul Episodic appearance [57]
2016 I-KTP Himself Episodic appearance

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Performer(s) Album Ref(s)
2012 "Teri Palkey" Unnamed A. M. Turaz Ek Ladki Shabnami Jaisi [17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result
2011 Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Face of the Year - Male Won[58]
2012 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Naya Sadasya Nominated[59]
Favourite Jodi (along with Saumya Seth) Nominated[59]
2014 Mahabharat Favourite Naya Sadasya (Male) Won[60]
Favourite Beta Nominated[61]
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role Nominated[62]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular Nominated[63]
2016 Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi Zee Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi (shared with Erica Fernandes) Nominated[64]
Asiavision Awards Star Of The Year Won[65]
India TV News Awards Best Jodi (shared with Erica Fernandes) Won[34]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular Nominated[66]
2017 Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi Lions Gold Awards Best Jodi (shared with Erica Fernandes) Won[33]

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