Shaan Shahid Biography, Facts & Life Story

Shaan Shahid Pakistani Actor, Director, Model, Host, Writer

Quick Facts

Full Name:Armughan Shahid

Profession:Actor, Director, Model, Host, Writer

Nationality:Pakistani

Age (as of 2019):50 years old

Date of Birth:April 27, 1969

Birthplace:Lahore

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m)

Weight:80 kg (176 lbs)

Chest:44 inches

Waist:36 inches

Bodytype:Muscular

Biceps:16 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Brown

Celebrity Favorites

Hobbies:Reading Book,Watching Movies, Long Driving

Favorite Actor:Amitabh Bachchan

Favorite Actress:Aishwarya Rai

Favorite Male Singer:Atif Aslam

Favorite Food:Pizza, Juice, Vegetables, Rice

Favorite Destination:Pakistan

Favorite Color:Black, White


Shaan Shahid is a famous Pakistani actor, model, writer, filmmaker and singer who recognized himself as one of the most renowned leading actors across Pakistan. He has appeared in more than 500 movies in his acting career over last 2 decades.

Shaan Shahid was born in Lahore, Pakistan on 27th April 1969. He was born to actress Neelo and director Riaz Shahid. He is also the brother of Fiaz Shahid who is a cameraman and producer in Pakistan Television (PTV) Islamabad. Shaan’s mother Neelo was a Punjabi Christine and converted to Islam right after her marriage. Shaan Shahid completed his school education from prestigious Aitchison College, Lahore. Afterward, he left for New York and joined Newtown High School envisaging of being a proficient lawyer. He resided in New York for more than 7 years and then returned back towards his homeland Pakistan and linked with family business working in Riaz Shahid movie.

Shaan’s career in acting started with the movie Bulandi. He was coupled with Reema Khan. The film was directed by Javed Fazil and released in the year 1990. Bulandi turned out to be a massive success and established Shaan Shahid as a hero. Afterward he has appeared in numerous films in Punjabi and Urdu language. He did Khuda Ke Liye along with Shoaib Mansoor with the intention of reminding people that he can perform more than typical Punjabi movies.

After that, he was featured in Waar which emerged as top grossing film of 2013; the movie also won him Viewer’s Choice Award for the Best actor at ARY Film Awards. After tremendous success of Waar, Shaan Shahid starred in Jami’s O21 opposite Aamina Sheikh, Shamoon Abbasi, Iman Ali and Ayub Khoso. In the year 2015, Shaan was appeared in Yalghaar under the production and direction of Hassan Waqas Rana. It was set to be the most affluent film in Pakistani History with a projected budget of Rupees 50 crore.

Shaan Shahid is not only a brilliant actor but also a good director. He propelled himself as a film director with his directorial debuted Guns and Roses – Ek Janoon in the year 1999.  He also directed Mujhe Chand Chahiye featuring himself, Reema Khan, Noor, Javed Sheikh, Moammar Rana and Atiqa Odho. After that, he directed Moosa Khan in 2001. In recent times, he produced the movies Arth and Arth 2 The Final Destination which did not perform well as anticipated.

Shaan Shahid has received a number of awards in Pakistan covering Pride of Performance, National Film Awards, Nigar Awards, Lux Style Awards, Pakistan Media Award and ARY Film Awards.

Facts You Never Knew About Shaan Shahid!

    • Shaan Shahid’s reals name is Armaghan Shahid.
    • Shaan’s first acting venture was as a Boy Scout Bonfire.
    • He has starred in more than 500 movies in 2 decades.
    • Shaan Shahid is considered amongst the highly paid actors in Pakistan.
    • He would have been a lawyer if not an actor.
    • Shaan Shahid is the father of 4 daughters; one singlet and one triplet.
    • In the year 2008, Shaan was also casted in a music video composed by Shafqat Amanat Ali.

Shaan Shahid Education

Qualification: Graduated

School: Newtown High School, New York

College: Aitchison College, Lahore

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Shaan Shahid Career

Profession: Actor, Director, Model, Host, Writer

Salary: PKR 80 lakhs per movie

Net Worth: PKR 20 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Riaz Shahid

Mother: Neelo

Brother(s): Sarosh Shahid

Sister(s): Zarqa Shahid

Wife/Girlfriend: Amina Shaan

Children: 4

Daughter(s): Shah Bano Shahid, Bahisht-i-Bareen Shaan Shahid, Raanay Shahid, Fatima Shahid



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