Sheherezade Alam

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Sheherezade Alam (1948,[1] Lahore[1]) is an internationally renowned Pakistani ceramist.[2]

Education and family[edit]

Alam was born to Mahmoud Alam, a Pakistani former tennis player and his wife, Surayya[3] in Lahore. She has two brothers, Asad and Shaban. Brought up in Lahore, she completed her FA from Kinnaird College, Lahore.[1] She then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Design with a distinction in ceramics from National College of Arts, Lahore.[1] While there, she studied under the country's first ceramist, Salahuddin Mian.


In 1971, she married Zahoor ul Akhlaq (1941–1999), a painter, and the couple had two daughters, Jahanara, (1974–1999), Nurjahan (b. 1979).






  1. ^ a b c d Bio Official website. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
  2. ^ Rediscovering the wheel By Rumana Husain Dawn Gallery 4 November 2006. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Chariya Zahoor" By Ardeshir Cowasjee Retrieved 26 October 2010
  4. ^ Group exhibition opens at Vogue Art Gallery Daily Times 21 November 2009. 26 October 2010.