Shakeeb Hamdard

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Shakeeb Hamdard
Native name شکیب همدرد
Birth name Ahmad Shakeeb
Also known as Ahmad Shakeeb
Born 1984 (age 33–34)
Chahar Deh, Kabul, Afghanistan
Origin Hazaristan, Afghanistan
Genres Pop, Folk
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2005–present

Shekeb Hamdard (Persian: شكیب همدرد‎), born as Ahmad Shekeb, is a well-known singer of Afghanistan. He is ethnically Hazara and currently continues his music career from United States. He is the first winner of Afghan Star, a TV reality show in Afghanistan.

Early life[edit]

He migrated to Pakistan at the early age due to the civil war. After the September 11 attacks, under new Afghan government, he returned and joined Habibia High School of Kabul.[1]


Hamdard's musical career started after he won the first ever musical reality TV show in 2005. The Afghan Star is the Afghan version of American Idol which is broadcast by Tolo TV with financial support of Roshan Telecommunications. After the show a super hit single Gul Dana Dana was in market by Shakeeb Hamdard. Later, he signed up with Bardburd Music which released his first album Mashallah.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.[2] His father has died. He has always appreciated the support and loyalty from his supporters from all around the world. Shakeeb Hamdard belongs to Hazara people of Turkman Valley which is located in Parwan Province of Hazaristan region of Afghanistan.


  • 2007: Mashallah

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Biography of Shakeeb Hamdard". Virtual Afghans. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ahmad Hamdard - 3 Public Records Found". Retrieved 2018-04-07.