Site icon Short Biography

Shaan Shahid

Armaghan Shahid

Armaghan Shahid is a Pakistani actor, writer and director. He is better known as Shaan Shahid. At the age of 17, he made his film debut due to the family pressure. The film “Bulandi” was directed by Javed Fazil, costarred with Reema Khan, released in 1990 & was a huge success. In 2007, he starred in Shoaib Mansoor’s commercially successful Khuda Kay Liye, for which he won the “Best Actor” award at the Lux Style Awards. In 2009, he appeared in Zill-e-Shah and Nach Ke Yaar Manana.

Shaan started his career before coming into films. His mother is the topmost actress of 60’s & 70’s ruled the industry. His father Late Riaz Shahid was a writer, director, producer and journalist belonged to the literary society of big names like Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi and Faiz Ahmed Faiz. He later diversified his career in late 60’s and became one of the most successful men in the Pakistan film industry. He touched sensitive issues like Kashmir, Palestine, and others. The whole family is involved in showbiz. Two of his uncles became the topmost cameramen, one is working as a chief cameraman in PTV Islamabad.


Shaan was born on 27th April 1971. Being a Taurian started out his early education at Aitchison College. His first acting venture came out at the Boy scout bonfire at Aitchison under the guidance of remarkable teachers Mrs. Abid and Mrs. Bukhari. Won the best actor award in a play called “Alif Noon” playing a comedy character but never took acting seriously as a career.

After leaving Aitchison, he left for New York and joined New Town High School. Dreaming of becoming a Lawyer due to his extraordinary talent of convincing people, he always thought he had the talent to become a Lawyer. Stayed in New York for 7 years and returned to Pakistan for a vacation and was asked to take up the family business, Riaz Shahid Films. Shaan has acted in numerous commercially successful films and has established himself as one of the leading actors of Pakistan.


Notable works of Shaan Shahid:

External Links:

More Info: Wiki | IMDb | FB | Twitter

Exit mobile version