Sheheryar Munawar

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Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui
Born
Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui

1988 (age 30–31)[1]
OccupationActor, Model, producer
Years active2012–present
RelativesSultana Siddiqui (aunt)
Jahangir Siddiqui (uncle)
Ali Jehangir Siddiqui (cousin)

Sheheryar Munawar (born 1988[1]) is a Pakistani actor and film producer. He is notable for his role in Hum TV serial Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley, for which he won Hum Award for Best New Sensation Television.[2][3] He followed it with roles in male-centric serials such as Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay, Kahi Un Kahi, Zindagi Gulzar Hai and Aasmanon Pay Likha.

Personal life[edit]

His father, air commodore (r) Munawar Alam Siddiqui, was in the Pakistan Air Force before switching to business after retirement, his sister Nadia is a business graduate, while his elder brother, Asfandyar, who passed away in a car accident on 23 December 2012, was an investment banker.[4] His younger brother, Manoucheher, was wounded in a cafe shooting in 2011.[5]

In a 2018 interview with Samina Peerzada, he revealed that he's of Sindhi descent from his paternal side and Brahui maternally, while the influential TV director and producer Sultana Siddiqui is his aunt.[6] Sheheryar's father, Munawar, is also a board member of Hum Network, founded by Sultana.[7]

Another of his uncles is Mazhar ul Haq Siddiqui,[8] "one of Pakistan's senior most civil servants and an eminent educationist", who also served as the vice-chancellor of Sindh University and is a board member of Hum Network as well.[9]

Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, an entrepreneur who also served as ambassador of Pakistan to the United States for few months in 2018, is his cousin.[10] Ali's father, Jahangir Siddiqui, is the founder of JS Group,[11] one of the most important financial services group in the country.

In March 2019 he got engaged to Hala Soomro, a doctor at the Ziauddin University, in a private ceremony.[12] The author of some research articles in medicine, Hala is the great-granddaughter of Allah Bux Soomro (d. 1943), an important politician in pre-Partition Sindh, the daughter of Hamir Soomro, an architect and head of the Indus Valley School who was also a candidate for being the Chief Minister of Sindh, like his cousin Dr Younis Soomro,[13] and the niece of Dr. Rufina Soomro, a general surgeon in some private hospital in Karachi.[14]

Education[edit]

Sheheryar studied A-levels at Southshore School, and then completed his Bachelors in Finance from Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.[1]

Career[edit]

Sheheryar started his career as a model and then became an actor. He made his debut with the Hum TV's drama serial Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley in which he played the character of a deaf and dumb boy. He also appeared in Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay, Kahi Unkahi and Zindagi Gulzar Hai.[2]

Television[edit]

Year Serial Role
2012 Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley[2] Arooj
Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay[15] Zarak
Kahi Un Kahi Sheheryaar
2013 Zindagi Gulzar Hai[2] Osama
2014 Aasmanon Pay Likha Aaliyan

Filmography[edit]

Key
Film are currently on Cinema
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes Producer Ref
2016 Ho Mann Jahaan Arhaan Yes [16]
2018 7 Din Mohabbat In Tipu [17]
2019 Project Ghazi Films that have not yet been released Zain [18]
Parey Hut Love Films that have not yet been released TBA Yes [19]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2013 Hum Awards Best New Sensation Male Won
2016 Hum Awards Most Stylish Film Actor Nominated
2017 Lux Style Awards Best Supporting Actor Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hottie of the week: Shehryar Munawar Siddiqui". The Express Tribune. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Top ten: Our favourites from television". The Express Tribune. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  3. ^ Faisal Quraishi (14 March 2013). "Awards celebrate showbiz achievements". Dawn. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  4. ^ Sabeen Faisal (23 November 2015), "In conversation with Sheheryar Munawar on 'Ho Mann Jahaan'", hip. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  5. ^ Faraz Khan (24 November 2011), "Cracked sheesha: Businessman’s son injured in shooting at cafe", The Express Tribune. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  6. ^ Interview with Samina Peerzada. "Sheheryar Munawar Gets Emotional About His Brother | 7 Din Mohabbat In | Speak Your Heart", uploaded on YouTube on the 14 June 2018.
  7. ^ "PROFILE OF EXISTING BOARD MEMBERS"
  8. ^ Asif Noorani (24 June 2013), "No challenge is too great: Sultana Siddiqi", Dawn News. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  9. ^ "PROFILE OF EXISTING BOARD MEMBERS"
  10. ^ Haider Ali (23 June 2018), "Ali Jahangir Siddiqui presents credentials to Donald Trump as Pakistan’s ambassador", Daily Pakistan. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Ali Jehangir Siddiqui new Pak envoy to US" (8 March 2018), The News. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  12. ^ Web Desk (5 March 2019), "Pakistani actor Sheheryar Munawar gets engaged", The News. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  13. ^ Habib Khan Ghori (25 May 2018), "Issue of caretaker Sindh CM may go to parliamentary committee", Dawn News. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  14. ^ "10 Things About Family Background Of Hala Soomro Will leave Everyone open-mouthed", Health Fashion. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Drama Serial "Tanhaiyaan" to make a comeback". The Frontier Post. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  16. ^ http://www.brandsynario.com/sheheryar-munawar-biography-pictures/
  17. ^ https://images.dawn.com/news/1178116/mahira-khan-and-sheheryar-munawar-starrer-saat-din-mohabbat-in-begins-shooting/
  18. ^ "Breaking News: Project Ghazi release date confirmed". EntertainmentPk.com. 22 December 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  19. ^ Ahmed Sarym (14 April 2018), "The second coming of Sheheryar Munawar", International The News. Retrieved 5 November 2018.

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