Director, Actor of Film, TV and Theater
Lively, handsome, smart, tall, jolly and romantic, if we gathered all these characteristics in one showbiz personality and visualize… automatically a good looking face would come into our minds… obviously it is none other than the Javed Sheikh. A precise specimen of a determined personality, who never lost his drive, even after failure of his first ever assignment. Javed Sheikh’s first film Dhamaka was a flop film then he had to wait for almost ten years to get another chance which became a breakthrough of his professional career. An artist who experienced every form of the performing art, either it was radio, stage, Television or film and at last, with his hard work, dedication and devotion today he is not only a fabulous leading actor but one of the best film director / maker as well.
Javed Sheikh was born on October 8, 1954 at Rawalpindi, he was named as Sheikh Javed Iqbal by his father Sheikh Rehmat Ullah. In his childhood, Javed known as Jaidi was very naughty and blue eyed child of his parents being elder son. Javed Sheikh are five brothers and three sisters. He was hardly a few years old when his father moved to Karachi in connection with his business and the Sheikh family was settled there at Plaza Quarters located at M.A. Jinnah Road. Javed after passing his matriculation from Mary Calico School, admitted in Islamia College for inter studies and finally he graduated from Karachi University. Throughout his studies he lingered as a mediocre student because much of his attention remained towards extra-curricular activities. Although he improved upon his studies once he moved from Rawalpindi to Karachi but he was never been able to convert a hidden artists into a brilliant student. As a young boy being very naughty and active he was recognized by the residents of Plaza Quarters. Young Javed as slim, smart, tall with fair complexion boy was inclined towards performing art and his instinct was further boosted when he found his residence surrounded by Cinemas like Nishat, Plaza, Naz, Taj Mahal, Qaiser and Koh e Noor etc so naturally he was unable to prevent himself from the magic of cinema and became a very regular spectator of cinema.
Radio & Modeling – 1964
Moreover, Radio Pakistan Karachi was also located close by to his residence, so young Javed Iqbal approached to Radio Station as at that time TV station was not yet established and radio was at its blossom as powerful media. But he was time and again rejected after his auditions primarily due to his poor pronunciation. Finally on the advice of Razi Akhtar Shouq, he carried out lot of practice of reading the newspaper loudly for good about five months and at last was selected by the radio authorities. At that time he had just passed out his matriculation examination and got admission in Islamia College where he actively participated in all extra-curricular activities and won many prizes. After passing the radio audition in 1964, Kehkashan was his first radio program performance which was pertaining to kids. Nest year during Pak-India war in 1965, he participated in many radio programs bacially meant to raise the morale of troops and common citizens. Afterward he jumped into radio drams and also moved into stage shows, modeling and advertisement. At the time due to non-existence of TV, advertisements used to be projected in cinema halls before and during the interval breaks. Javed was able to get into advertisement world and did a couple of commercial / advertisements. During the same period he met Zeenat Manghi the famous model who belonged to noble family from Sindh so they worked togeter on different projects. Gradually their meeting turned into love which subsequently turned into their marriage.
Early Film Career
Advertisements used to be made on 35mm film format to cater cinema requirements and mainly their work was done at film studios like Eastern and Modern film studios. Many advertisement agencies had established their offices in these film studios. Cinematographer Madad Ali Madan was also managing an advertisement office and made many advertisements. Javed Sheikh as advertisement model was also working for Madan where they developed friendship and Javed became permanent employee of his advertisement office.
Muhammad Hussain Talpur famously known as Molana Happy was the elder brother of Former federal minister Agriculture Muhammad Yousaf Talpur who as film producer, produced a Sindhi film Tehnji Gahon Sajjan in which he introduced Sikandar Baloch popular as Mansoor Baloch as villain. At that period of time fiction and suspence novels of Ibn e Safi were very popular so Molana Happy got written a film script from Ibn e Safi and named it as Dhamaka. Qammar Zaidi was the film director who was in search of an actor who could meet the pre requisite of film character as secret agent. Molana Happy was good friend of Madad Ali Madan and used to visit each other very frequently. As regard to the hero of the film Dhamaka, Madan referred Javed Iqbal to Molana Happy who after evaluating Javed, selected him for his new project against Shabnam. On release of the film on December 13, 1974 it proved a flop film due to its boring script and poor direction. It was a big setback for Javed and after the failure of Dhamaka, films became unreachable target for him.
Career As Stage Actor
Consequent to this Javed switched off to modeling and stage shows/dramas once again. As stage comedian he established himself through Syed Furqan Haider and performed with Moeen Akhtar and Umer Sharif who had established themselves as stage comedians. To create individuality of its own, other than his dialogue delivery Javed inculcated funny facial expressions and body gestures in his acting as new innovation, which was well received by audience thus that brought him equal to lead actors of the stage.
As TV Actor
It was the time when Ptv had started its transmission in Karachi and so he was able to entered into TV drams through Aftab Siddique who was basically a radio artist. Ameer Imam’s Insan Aur Aadmi was his debut TV drama in which he delivered only one line dialogs. Then Javed was asked by Kanwar Aftab to arrange a car for entry into TV drama Aap Kahan Jayen Ge which he arranged after borrowing motor car from one of his friends and gave second TV appearance by uttering another one line dialogue of his career. That’s how he made his entry in TV drams as an ordinary supporting actor. Due to his good looks, ads, popularity at stage dramas and some TV appearance he was picked by Qasim Jalali and was selected for Fatima Surriya Bajiya’s famous drama serial Shamma as a main lead role hero. Shamma had twenty six episodes and basing upon its strong story, good grip direction and applauding acting by all artists it succeeded in capturing huge viewership. Resultantly it also increased the popularity of Javed Sheikh and brought him as one of the best TV actors. This drama serial became a turning point of his career and gave him very sound base for his subsequent acting profession.
The success of Shamma opens new avenues for Javed, consequently, he appeared in many drams series and serials. His viewership and popularity expanded not only within the Pakistan but reached at the doorsteps of Indian showbiz world as well. Meantime he was offered a role in an indian film Dosra Kinara, Indian actress Dipty Noul was in main lead role. So he proceeded to Dubai for its shooting with Shafi Muhammad, Talat Iqbal and Behroz Sabswari which was contrary to the policy of Pakistan television.
Javed Sheikh – Stage and TV Dramas
Resultantly a ban was imposed by Ptv authorities on him and he was not allowed to give TV appearance in any form. But he never lost his hope and continued with stage dramas and advertisements. Finally, Ptv authorities reconsidered their decision, uplift thier ban and Javed Sheikh was once again became one of the most committed TV actor and during this period he gave wonderful appearances in many dramas like Parchhaiyan, Adhori Kahani, Shohar Jamhora, Panah, Kala Daira, Fifty Fiftey and Altamish which was a historical TV play. His last TV drama was Haseena Moeen’s An-Kahi and it gave a tremendous popularity to Javed Sheikh.
Film Career (Come Back)
Haseena Moeen’s An-Kahi gave a very strong base and popularity to Javed Sheikh. Zahid Shah who was in the initial process of Urdu film Bivi Ho To Aisi as a director, he casted Javed Sheikh as hero of the film. Shafi Muhammad was playing the role of elder brother of Javed Sheikh in said film, he had very good terms with each other. Shooting of film was started but some distributors from Lahore demanded that Faisal to be casted as hero in place of Javed Sheikh. Initially Zahid Shah the director of the film was reluctant but on increasing pressure of the distributors he announced his decision on the set where Javed Sheikh had just distributed sweets for his comeback in the film industry. Heard the tough decision cheerfully but very disappointed Javed left the film set but not lost his hope.
Mr. Stish Anand Chand was planning to launch a project, Kabhi Alwida Na Kehna under the banner of Eveready Pictures. The film was penned downed by Ali Sufiyan Afaqi and Nazar Shabab was the director of the movie which was being made with collaboration of Sri Lanka. For the powerful character of the hero, initially, Nadeem was selected but due to his own commitment was unable to spare dates for this project. Keeping in view the popularity of Javed Sheikh in Ptv dramas, Stish Anand selected him as hero for Kabhi Alwida Na Kehna which was opposed by Nazar Shabab with the plea that Javed Sheikh was a good TV actor but at the same time he was flop film actor as proved in Dhamaka. But Stish Anand was determined so Javed Sheikh was finalized and he performed against Shabnam and Sabeeta. On completion once Kabhi Alwida Na Kehna was released on December 18, 1983 it proved a super hit film in all circuit of Pakistan (Golden Jubilee in Lahore and Karachi). Resultantly, Javed Sheikh became super star and declared a substitute of Nadeem and Faisal. A long queue of films was waiting to fit in his credential.
In next year, Javed Sheikh appeared in six films of renowned film directors like Zafar Shabab’s Shadi Magar Adhi, Shamim Ara’s Miss Colombo(with Sabeeta and it was Golden Jubilee film) etc. Soon he was casted with leading actors like Muhammad Ali in Bobby and with Nadeem in Lazawal and he proved his worth with his outstanding performance and Lazawal was another Golden Jubilee film of year. Then came Waheed Khan’s action Cinemascope film Karaye Kay Goreelay and Zafar Shabab’s Terey Ghar Ke Samney which was Silver Jubilee film of 1984.
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1984:
|Bobby||Karaye Kay Goreelay||Lazawal||Miss Colombo||Shadi Magar Adhi||Terey Ghar Ke Samney|
The year 1985 brought some more successes for Javed Sheikh, like K. Khursheed’s Benazir Qurbani (Silver Jubilee), Halchal by Pervez Malik (Golden Jubilee) and Jeeney Nahin Dongi by Sangeeta, the best film on the credential of his professional career is Director Jan Muhammad’s Hong Kong Ke Sholey in which Javed Sheikh played double role for the first time. It was father son character in which son takes the revenge of his father‘s misfortune. Javed Sheikh played both the characters very professionally that took the film to Golden Jubilee award. As born in October, Javed Shikh possesses a romantic approach being Libra and at that time he had established himself up tp some extent so during the coming period he diverted his attention towards his personal relationships. Once during the film shooting of Ham Aur Tum, in London he was emotionally involved in the heroine of the film Salma Agha who was at that time looking for some support for her film career. Subsequently, their affair resulted in their marriage but with his involvement Javed Sheikh ignored his professional obligations including his first wife and family as well. So the result was obvious and Ham Aur Tum was proved a flop film. It also effected his next film with former actor Shahid named Nadia which was also a failure film of the year. Director Altaf Hussain casted Javed Sheikh in Mehndi which was first ever Punjabi film of his career Mehndi was based on romantic triangular film story, Anjuman and Sangeeta played opposite lead role against Javed Sheikh who once again delivered his best so film reached on heights of Golden Jubilee.
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1985
|Benazir Qurbani||Ham Aur Tum||Hong Kong Ke Sholey||Jeeney Nahin Dongi|
Zanjeer was Pervez Malik’s film in which Javed played a role of very patriotic Pakistani, his performance in the film was at his peak and very memorable which made the film a Silver Jubilee at the box office. Late Masroor Anwar’s Shadi Merey Shohar Ki, Jhoomar Chor by Sharif Nayyar did not do well. Iqbal Kashmiri’s flm Karaye Kay Goreelay was dubbed in Pashto after renaming it as Da Mura Inteqam. Some songs of the films were added in Pashto and on its release film did good business and made Javed Sheikh a unique actor who picturised Pashto songs for being a non-Pashto speaking actor. Bhabhi Diyan Choorian was his second Punjabi film which was produced by Aziz Jahangiri, film did a good business and declared Golden Jubilee film of the year but it created lot of differences in between Javed and Salma Agha and caused lot of mental tension for Javed. Aik Hi Rasta was next film which was directed by Husnain, Javed played the role of Police Officer (DSP), in spite of his mentally disturbed period he performed well and took the film to reach on Silver Jubilee at the box officer. In his next episode, once again Javed was casted against Nadeem in a very powerful character in Muhammad Javed Fazil’s Golden Jubilee film Faisla, Javed delivered his best in the film and proved himself equal to Nadeem in all respects. Javed Sheikh played the role of doctor in Iqbal Kashmiri’s Hum Aik Hain, the lead role was played by Sheva, initially this role was earmarked for Javed Sheikh but due to some reasons related to Salma Agha he played the secondary role of doctor, Hum Aik Hain was the biggest hit film of year.
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1986
|Aik Hi Rasta||Bhabhi Diyan Choorian||Da Mura Inteqam||Faisla||Hum Aik Hain|
|Jhoomar Chor||Shadi Merey Shohar Ki||Zanjeer|
As far as his film career is concerned, 1987 was not that good year for Javed, when his three films Ham Se Na Takrana by Jamshed Naqvi, Deewar by Aman Mirza and Zafar Shabab’s Saas Meri Saheli (this was Javed’first film in which he played young to old role) proved a complete failure films of the year. Even Nazar Shabab’s Aik Se Barh Kar Aik was proved an average film.
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1987
|Aik Se Barh Kar Aik||Deewar||Ham Se Na Takrana||Saas Meri Saheli|
The release and success of Qatlon Ke Qatil by M. A. Rasheed gave Javed a bit sigh of relief. Muhammad Javed Fazil’s film Aag Hi Aag was a huge project in which Javed Sheikh played the role of a young angry man who stands up against his own father for his love and viewers loved the theme of the film and acting of Javed. Then came the biggest film of Javed’s professional career, Gharibon Ka Badshah by Pervez Malik. The story of film revolve around the prevailing situation of Pakistan where terrorism, sectarian and linguistic differences, unfaithful politicians who becomes puppets in the hands of anti-state elements for their own personal gains and interests. It was base on a very sensitive subject, but obviously, it was not accepted at government official level that really heart the fantastic film director Pervez Malik and he was so disappointed that he got retired himself from his film professional career as film director and afterward never directed any film. But Javed Sheikh on his performance in Gharibon Ka Badshah received a lot of appreciation from every walk of life which includes Nigar and National Awards. During this period matrimonial relations between Javed and Salma went to its climax that resulted in divorce that brought a very bad name for Javed. His consecutive failure of films was basically outcome of this incident. Bhabhi Diyan Choorian was dubbed into Pashto with inclusion of Badar Munir and Bedar Bakhat, Pashto film director Darvesh released it as Da Bhabhi Bangri. Sharif Ali’s Sheesh Nagin and Daud Butt’s Sherni were another flop films of the year.
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1988
|Aag Hi Aag||Da Bhabhi Bangri||Daagh||Gharibon Ka Badshah|
|Sheesh Nagin||Sherni||Qatlon Ke Qatil|
In 1989, total eleven films of Javed Shiekh were released. It is worth mentioning here that trend of double version films (a film dubbed in different languages like Punjabi and Urdur etc) was started in this year so a lot of sub-standard movies were made in different language thus compromised the quality over quantity. Director Husnain’s Ik Jan Hain Ham was a failure film due to his poor story plot. Nazar ul Islam Dada’s Madam Bawri was a double version film with title role which was performed by Neeli and her pair with Javed Sheikh was much appreciated by film viewers. The film was hit at the box office. Pholan Devi by Masood Butt was another failure again agian due to its poor story. Altaf Hussain’s Punjabi film Barash, Iqbal Kashmiri’s Rangeelay Jasoos were a big success which enabled Javed Sheikh to won the best Punjabi Heero award for Rangeelay Jasoos. Although, Younis Malik’s Ameer Khan did a Golden Jubilee business but the role of Javed Shiekh was very disappointing. Tofani Bijlian by Nazar Shabab, Iqbal Kashmiri’s Zakhmi Aurat and Nangi Talwar which was directed by Haider Choudhry and Pani did comparatively good business.
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1989
|Ameer Khan||Barash||Ik Jan Hain Ham||Madam Bawri||Nangi Talwar||Pholan Devi|
|Roop Ki Rani||Pani||Rangeelay Jasoos||Tofani Bijlian||Zakhmi Aurat|
During 1990, Javed Sheikh paid more attention towards quantity over quality, so forteen of his movies were released in this year. He played a negative role in Hoshiyar, the film was directed by Haider Choudhry and his performance as negative character was much appreciated. International Guerillay was one of his best films of the year in which he played a very sentimental and emotional role as the plot of the film was based on the story of Sulman Rushdi who had recently written his controversial and divisive book which was against the very sensitive emotions of Muslims. He was so hated that he had to take the asylum and Iranian had issued Fatwa against him for his life. Aziz Tabbasam’s Jangju Guerillay, Punjabi film Waqt by Idrees Khan, Rasheed Dogar’s Paisa Nach Nachawe and Akhri Takra by Raza Zaidi did good business. Another two films in whihc Javed Sheikh was placed against Nadeem in Raja and Ustadon Ke Ustad directed by Iqbal Kashmiri and Muhammad Javed Fazil respectively. In Raja although Nadeem played the lead role but Javed Sheikh in his double role was more prominent. Likewise, in Ustadon Ke Ustad was basically a comedy film and in comedy Javed proved himself much superior than veteran Nadeem as he was awarded with Nigar award of the year. Remaining all of his films were flopped because of his poor performance and story of the films.
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1990
|Akhri Takra||Allah Shehnshah||Choron Ka Dushman||Hoshiyar||International Guerillay|
|Jangju Guerillay||Kalu Machhi||Paisa Nach Nachawe||Raja||Sarmaya|
|Siren||Ustadon Ke Ustad||Waqt||Zehreelay|
In 1991, ten films of Javed Sheikh were released. First film of the year was Nazar ul Islam’s Kalay Chor in which Javed played a role of angry son who takes revenge of his father from negative elemensts who are foreigners and wanted to cause terriorism in the country, an emotional films did a good business. Other worth mentioning films of Javed were Badmash Thugg by Zahoor Hussain Geelani, Khatron Ke Khilari by M. A. Rasheed in which Javed played a triple role for the first time, Lahori Badmash by Shahid Rana, remaining films were unable to made their place and these were Darindgi by M. Maqbool, Lashkar by Waheed Dar, Hussain Ka Chor by Altaf Hussain, Siren, Inteshar, Naag Devata and Doulat ke pujari.
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1991
|Badmash Thugg||Bakhtawar||Darindgi||Doulat Ke Pujari||Inteshar|
|Kalay Chor||Khatron Ke Khilari||Lahori Badmash||Lashkar||Naag Devta|
Coming nest three years were the worst period for Javed Sheikh’s film career, other than these films Dil Lagi by Syed Zahoor Hussain Geelani, Jamshed Naqvi’ Pamela and rest almost all films were either flopped or did an average business. Likewise in 1993 his mostly films did average business which includes Zamana by Muhammad Javed Fazil, Hussnain’s Wardi, Sheeda Talli, Subay Khan, Farishta, Elaqa Ghair and Yadgar. However some of his films did good business like Jhootay Rais by Altaf Hussain, Faqeera by Rasheed Dogar, and Zahoor Hussain Geelani’s Paidagir.
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1992
|Abida||Akhara||Daku Raj||Dehsht Gard||Dil Lagi|
|Haseeno Ki Barat||Joshilay||Khon Da Qarz||Mohabat Ke Sodagar||Nargis|
|Pamela||Prinday||Qasam Farz||Sher Ali|
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1993
|Elaqa Ghair||Faqeera||Farishta||Jhootay Rais||Khuda Gawah||Mulakhro|
|Paidagir||Sheeda Talli||Subay Khan||Wardi||Yadgar||Zamana|
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1994
|Akhri Mujra||Nehle Pe Dehla|
After the alarming number of flop films, Javed diverted his attention towards direction and started his own film Mushkil, that’s why in year 1994 he did only two films Nehle Pe Dehla and Akhri Mujra. During the making of Mushkil, he faced lot of hurdles within the people of filmdom but due to his devotion and dedication he finally released the film and it not only proved a good film but also Pakistan Film Industry got a very talented film director through this film. In his next film Jo Dar Geya Woh Mar Geya , Javed did a negative role and he did it very well that it shut the mouth of those who started saying that this was going to be his end of Javed sheikh as hero and main lead role in any of his films. After release of this film he was to offer roles for many other films but since he was out of country for making of his film Chief Sahib. However, the highlight of year was Jeeva this is his one of the best film in which he played against legendry actor Nadeem. His other films like Ham Nahin Ya Tum Nahin, Panah brought some more successes for Javed.
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1995
|Ham Nahin Ya Tum Nahin||Jeeva||Mushkil|
|Jo Dar Geya Woh Mar Geya||Panah|
After the success of Mushkil, he was more keen towards direction of film rather as an actor. His next project was Chief Sahib in which he launched his brother Saleem Sheikh. On release film did a good business specially the song of the movie got attention of general masses. The song Bas by bas ziyada baat nai chief sahib, aaj ke baad mulaqat nai chif sahib by Sajjad Ali was the most popular song of the film as this song was objected by some political personalities and even Sajjad was threatened for that song.
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1996
|Aao Piyar Karen||Bazigar||Chief Sahib|
In 1997, four films of Javed Shiekh including one of his own film as director was released. Uqabon ka nasheman which was directed by Syed Noor was the first film of year but it didn’t do well due to its poor direction and substandard treatment. As director his third film Yes Boss was good film but was unable to do the business equalant to its standard. Remaining Javed’s films were either average or did not work at the box office.
Javed Sheikh’s films in 1997
|Dil Waley||Qarz||Uqabon Ka Nasheman||Yes Boss|
In coming years, since keeping in view the prevailing situation of the country overall there was decrease in the number of film which was produced and released. Moreover Javed Sheikh had proved himself as film director so got more inclined towards direction and even looking for opportunity to get some place in Indian film industry. His coming movies as director had influenced by the Bollywood in regards to music, singers and usage of technical expertise like editing and sound etc. Subsequently he also appeared in some of Indian films as well.
|Ehsas||Khalnaik||Mohlat||Nakhra Gori Da||Sahib Jee||Sahib, Bibi Aur Tawaif|
|Chand Babu||Duniya Se Keya Darna||Guns and Roses||Mujhey Jeeney Do|
|Ghar Kab Aao Ge||Kahan Hai Qanoon||Meri Touba||Mujhe Chand Chahiye|
|Jaan Terey Naam||Musalman|
|Yeh Dil Aap Ka Hua|
|Khuley Asman Ke Neechey|
|Bhai Log||Love Mein Gum|
|Main Hoon Shahid Afridi|
As Film Director
Since Javed Sheikh was matured in acting from TV, Theater and then in films so he was confident enough to perform on any situation but most of the time he had to obey what his director had instructed him but deep inside Javed used to think that this shot was not done by the director as it could have been. Moreover, after giving consecutive flop films, Javed was determined that with so many other reasons, the major cause of these failure films was the poor directions as well. So way back in early nineties, he decided to direct his own film. And finally his dream came true in 1995 when his debut directed film Mushkil was launched. Though he faced lot of difficulties in accomplishment of his project but on completion and release of this film it gave him lot of confidence and a sound platform for his subsequent projects. So far he had directed seven films and mostly films were well received by viewers, details of these films are as under:
Films as Director
|4||Kahin Piyar Na Ho Jaye||1998||Urdu|
|5||Mujhey Jeeney Do||1999||Urdu|
|6||Yeh Dil Aap Ka Hua||2002||Urdu|
|7||Khuley Asman Ke Neechey||2008||Urdu|
Filmography of Javed Sheikh
All films of Javed Sheikh are enumerated below, which include his film Chronological, Alphabetical, Language wise, the movies he has directed and performed in Indian films. A few statistics are as under:
|*||Double Version Films (DVF)||–||34|
|*||Films as Film Director||–||7|
|*||Indian Films in which appeared||–||18|
Here is the list of complete films of Javed Sheikh Chronologically and Alphabetically:
Films of Javed Sheikh – Chronological
Films of Javed Sheikh – Alphabetically
Indian Films of Javed Sheikh
Other than acting and direction of Pak films, Javed Sheikh also appeared in some of Indian films and acted with leading characters/roles, details is as under:-
|2||Rafta Rafta – The Speed||17-Feb-2006|
|4||Namastey London||23-Mar-2007||Parvez Khan|
|6||Om Shanti Om||9-Nov-2007||Rajesh Kapoor|
|7||My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves||11-Jan–2008||Inspector Khan|
|10||Money Hai Toh Honey Hai||25-Jul-2008||Bobby ‘s Father|
|11||Yuvvraaj||21-Nov-2008||Yogendra Yuvvraaj Singh|
|12||Road To Sangam||29-Jan-10||Dr. Banerjee|
|13||Hum Tum Aur Ghost||26-Mar-10||Gehna’S Father|
|16||Ek Din Laut Ke Aaonga||2011|
|17||Monopoly – The Game Of Money||2011|
|18||Na Jaane Kabse||2011|
Honor and Awards
Javed Sheikh is not one night artist, rather he had walk through every step of a very long stair to reach on the prevailing heights. He started his career from radio, then theater, TV and finally reached on the silver screen. So after spending almost thirty five year plus in the magic world of light and performance, he was awarded with the highest award which can be given to any artist… The Pride of Performance Award which was announced by President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari on 14 August 2011.
Other than this award Javed Sheikh was awarded almost every award which is given to any artist for his best services/performance in his own field. Succeeding paragraphs covers the details of honors which Javed Sheikh was awarded during his film career. The list of complete awards, Javed Sheikh received from 1983, the details of awards will scroll down alphabetically:
|Al Fankar Award||Best Actor||Nadia||1985|
|Asian Film Award||Kalay Chor||1991|
|Bolan Award||Actor||Kalay Chor||1991|
|Dar Memorial Award||Actor||Pamela||1992|
|Graduate Award||Actor||Madam Bawri||1989|
|Actor||Jo Dar Geya Woh Mar Geya||1995|
|Jang Goldren Jubilee Award||Actor||Chief Sahib||1996|
|Marit Award||Actor||Chief Sahib||1996|
|Musawar Award||Actor||Kabhi Alwida Na Kehna||1983|
|National Film Award||Best Actor||Gharibon Ka Badshah||1988|
|Nigar Award||Actor||Gharibon Ka Badshah||1988|
|Actor||Ustadon Ke Ustad||1990|
|Star Award||Actor||Overall Performance||1991|
|Sindh Awami Award||Actor||Kalay Chor||1991|
|Waheed Murad Memorial Award||Actor||Mohabat Ke Sodagar||1992|
Javed Sheikh is the elder son of Sheikh family, comprising of his four brothers (Zafar Sheikh, Nasir Sheikh, Saleem Sheikh, Tariq Sheikh) and three sisters (including Safina Sheikh who is married to renowned film and TV actor Behroz Sabzwari , one of the best friend of Javed Sheikh). Throughout his studies he lingered as a mediocre student because much of his attention remained towards extra-curricular activities. Javed being slim, smart, tall with fair complexion is very lively right from the outset possesses a dynamic personality and probably being Libra always inclined towards opposite gender. During his early years of struggle once he was doing stage and modeling, he was attracted by one of his colleagues, who was herself a model and belonged to agricultural and conservative family. Friendship turned into love and finally they got married, afterward they were blessed with a son Shahzad Sheikh and daughter Mariam Sheikh.
As he grew up with his career, a new scandal was attached with his personality on every turn of his life. In 1985, during the film shooting of Ham Aur Tum, in London he was emotionally involved in the heroine of the film Salma Agha who was at that time looking for some support for her film career.
Subsequently, their affair resulted in their marriage but with his involvement Javed Sheikh ignored his professional obligations that resulted in damaging his professional career. It is the period when he gave maximum of his flop or average films just because of unfocused performance. But soon this unmatched matrimonial relationship was terminated after divorce.
In 1989, Javed’s pair with Neeli was liked by the film viewers and they remained together for almost eight years and gave some splendid films. Their day and night working together was again given some other angles by the critics but officially neither one of them declared this relationship more than colleague artist. Finally this myth was died downed after sudden clean break of Neeli from filmdom.
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