Shehnaz Sheikh Biography, Facts & Life Story

Known For Famous for starring in Ankahi tv show
Nickname Shehnaz
Full Name Shehnaz Sheikh
Profession Actress, Host
Nationality Pakistani
Age 60 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 11 June 1962
Birthplace Kalaw, Myanmar (Burma)
Religion Islam
Zodiac Sign Gemini

Shehnaz Sheikh is a Pakistani TV actress, host, and theatre director whose acting showed natural talent. She was famous for the drama serials Tanhaiyaan, Ankahi, and the show Uncle Sargam. Sheikh married a well-known television personality, Seerat Hazir on 24 December 1982.  They have two sons adult together.

After the 8th October 2005 earthquake, in Northern Pakistan, the kind-hearted actress along with her husband worked with FAME, a welfare organization to help victims. Now a day, she is teaching and directing children’s plays for over 18 years. First, she served at Aitchison College, Lahore and now at Lahore Grammar School.

Career Journey

The talented actress was discovered by Haseena Moin because no one was able to embody her heroine than Shehnaz Sheikh. She began her acting career with the PTV drama serial “Ajnabi”. Next Sheikh made her another debut with the drama serial, “Balila” in 1980 which was written by Shoaib Hashmi. The show was cancelled later on after airing only a few episodes.

At that time Sheikh already got her fame and her drama was the base of the set of people on the times of the 80s. She next signed for the Haseena Moin’s written drama serial Ankahi which was directed by Syed Mohsin Ali and Shoaib Mansoor. The drama main cast was Shakeel Yousuf, Javed Sheikh, Behroze Sabzwari, Badar Khalil, and Qazi Wajid. She portrayed the role of Sana Murad who is an ambitious and level headed girl from a middle-class family. This drama was also produced by Pakistan Television Corporation.

She next appeared in another critically acclaimed PTV drama “Maray Thay Jin K Liye” where she played the role of a modern, who is an independent woman but she is still conservative at heart. Her portrayed in this drama was also praised by people.

Sheikh again collaborated with Hassena Moin, and next then portrayed in a super hit cult classic drama as a businesswoman Zara which got huge critical and commercial success. The drama serial was Tanhaiyaan, which was directed by Shahzad Kalil.

Shehnaz Sheikh was a brilliant host of her time. She has hosted a couple of TV shows in the early 1990s. Her few of the famous shows are “Uncle Sargam” who is a puppet character and “Yes Sir No Sir”. She next hosted the shows “Showbiz Masala” for NTM channel, and “Meri Pasand” for PTV.

Sheikh made her directorial debut in the Agatha Christie’s 1960 theatre play “The Mousetrap” at LGS Paragon in 2010. Additionally, she has also the judges for “LUMS Dramafest” in 2011. After spanning a successful showbiz career Sheikh retired from the Pakistan Media Industry in the early years of this decade.

TV Serials:

  1. Balila – PTV
  2. Ankahi (1982) – PTV
  3. Maray Thay Jin K Liye – PTV
  4. Tanhaiyaan (1985) – PTV
  5. Daak Time with Uncle Sargam – PTV
  6. Yes Sir No Sir – PTV
  7. Showbiz Masla – NTM
  8. Meri Pasand – PTV


Shehnaz Sheikh was one of the best actresses of the ’80s of Pakistan television plays of the Media industry. The talented actress played the extremely versatile and flawless role in a very natural way. She holds the best acting skill, like expressions, dialogue delivery or a citing through which she gave a beautiful colour to any character. Shehnaz Sheikh was indeed a memorable actress of Pakistani Media who will remember in the mind of her fans forever.

Shehnaz Sheikh Education

Qualification National College of Arts

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Shehnaz Sheikh Career

Profession: Actress, Host

Known For: Famous for starring in Ankahi tv show



Salary: 3 Lac

Net Worth: USD $20 Million Approx

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Seerat Hazir (m. 1980)

Her husband Seerat Hazir

Children: 2

Shehnaz Sheikh Favorites

Hobbies: Reading Books, Cooking, Travelling

Favorite Actor: Waheed Murad

Favorite Actress: Nasreen Rizvi

Favorite Singer: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Favorite Male Singer: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Favorite Food: Rice, Juice, Vegetables, Milk

Favorite Destination: Pakistan

Favorite Color: Black, White, Pink

Favorite Movies: Heer Ranjha

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