Javed Sheikh Best TV Actor
Javed Sheikh is a Pakistani actor, director and producer who is involved with Bollywood, Lollywood, and Pollywood films.
Sheikh’s first movie as actor was the Lollywood film Dhamaka, released on 14 December 1974. He since acted in over 100 Urdu films from the 1970s through to the early 2000s.
The first film he directed was Mushkil, released in 1995.. In 2002, he directed Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa and also had a supporting role in the film.
In 2005, he switched to acting in Bollywood films and appeared in the films Shikhar (film) (2005) and Jaan-E-Mann (2006). In 2007 he appeared in Namaste London, Om Shanti Om and the Pakistani film Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga. In 2008, he played a supporting role in Jannat. His most recent film as director was Khulay Aasman Kay Neechay which was a big-budget film and was shot in four different countries i.e. Pakistan, India, UAE and Australia. The film was a flop at the box-office resulting in a net loss of Rs. 8 Crore.
Currently Sheikh is working in a multi-cultural British film, Honour Killings which is based on the burning problem in United Kingdom i.e. killing people in the name of honour. The film is directed by Avtar Bhogal and produced by Harijinder Singh. The film stars a mix of Pakistani, Indian and British actors including famous Pakistani model and actress, Zara Sheikh, Prem Chopra, Gulshan Grover, Tom Alter and newcomer Sandeep Singh. The film’s shooting has been completed in England and plans are for a March 2010 release. Premieres will be held in Lahore, Mumbai and London.
The Sheikh’s first marriage with Zeenat Mange, a small-time TV / movie actress of that era who had a daughter, Momal Shahzad and his son. After her divorce, he had an affair long but short marriage with Salma Agha, another Briton of Pakistani descent, was born a famous singer / actress at the time. Since then, Javed Sheikh had relationships with many famous actresses like Neeli and Sana’a. Although the assumed widely that he had a short marriage with Neeli but both parties deny it. Since the divorce of Salma Agha, he is still one officially. In April 2009, in a morning television program on channel Geo, Sheikh admitted that he had moved to India to facilitate the work of his in Bollywood films.
As a director
* Mushkil (1995)
* Chief Saab (1996)
* Yes Boss (1997)
* Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa (2002)
* Khule Aasman Ke Niche (2008)
As a film actor
Year Film Urdu Hindi Role
2000 Mujhe Chand Chahiye Razi
2002 Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa یہ دِل آپ کا ہوا
2005 Dus دس Dan’s boss (scenes deleted)
Shikhar Srinath Vardhan
2006 Jaan-E-Mann جان من Piya’s father
2007 Apne Roy
2007 Namastey London Parvez Khan
2007 Om Shanti Om Rajesh Kapoor
2007 Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga Khan
2008 My Name is Anthony Gonsalves Inspector Khan
2008 Jannat Abu Ibrahim (Don)
2008 Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Prakash Arora
2008 Yuvvraaj Yogendra Yuvvraaj Singh
2009 Road to Sangam
2010 Hum Tum Aur Ghost Gehna’s Father
As a television actor
* Insan aur Aadmi
* Fifty Fifty
* Pagal Pan
Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay will be the first Pakistani film to be simultaneously released in India and Pakistan, as well as overseas. I strongly believe that it is only through the exchange of films between India and Pakistan that the way for people-to-people contact can be paved on a large scale, says Javed Sheikh
Pakistan’s movie magnate Javed Sheikh will reach the zenith of his Tinsel Town career in 2007, with the release his production, Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay, the most expensive film ever produced at home.
In a recent chit-chat with the Sheikh who is in India these days for post-production work (read dubbing) on the film, the leading actor and director from Lollywood spoke at length about his present-day activities and his roles in upcoming Indian films.
As I reached his Cantt residence during a typical Lahore afternoon, a confident-looking Javed Sheikh with a broad smile welcomes me at his office-cum-sitting room.
Amidst smoking a cigar and receiving calls on his persistently ringing cell phone, the darling of Lollywood candidly shared his ideas, thoughts and upcoming projects.
A lot is being speculated about Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay (KAKN) regarding its showing in India?
Yes, it will be the first Pakistani film that will simultaneously be released in India and Pakistan, as well as overseas. I strongly believe that it is only through the exchange of films between India and Pakistan that the way for people-to-people contact can be paved on a large scale.
When is KAKN slated for release?
I’m trying to release it on Eid-ul-Fitr in October and with it, new vistas will hopefully open both for Pakistani and Indian film-makers because there are a number of subjects of common interests on which independent or co-productions can be produced.
It’s a high-budget film as I have invested Rs.8 crores on KAKN. It’s the most expensive film ever produced by any Pakistani film-maker.
Original music and script are two things Pakistani cinema seems to lack. What is the position of your film in this regard?
I have never compromised on quality or originality for my productions. I’m of the view that originality is all about one’s dedicated effort. The music of the film has been composed by the late Amjad Bobby. The film has been written by Babar Kashmiri but the basic idea of the movie is mine. Although it is a commercial venture, it does have undertones of a strong social message.
The word on the street is that a number of Indian singers have lent their voices to the film’s soundtrack?
Yes. There are seven songs in the Factfile
Javed Sheikh stepped into the world of glamour as a lead actor back in the 1970s, and his journey thereof speaks volumes of the success of a self-made man as he belongs to family that has absolutely nothing to do with show business.
Javed Sheikh and was smitten by an imbalance in the representation at the tender age. Child star was cast in the film, Insaan Badalta Hay, in 1961. From 1968 onwards, Javed hesitate stage shows and radio programs of Pakistan. Perhaps at that time to sow revolution in the technical depth of his soul. For the first time the post of chief representative in the film director Moon-Zaidi, Dhamaka, Shabnam opposite in 1974.
Unfortunately, not Dhamaka do not do well at the box office, and Javed Sheikh exploded circuit film about a lapse of nine years, during which he repeated the match on television in Pakistan plays and commercials.
Shama Javed championship series PTV that left an indelible impression was deeper and more super hit television drama series, with a smile and Sheikh Ghazali as the pair romantic, who came later to be known as Ghazala Kaifi. Sheikh Jawad also played a key role alongside Mohamed Abdel-Shafi and Roohi Bano in a Drama Series last, Kala Daira.
Today, Sheikh Jawad household name, and he is one of the most representative popular and busiest of Pakistan, which has a balance of a number of TV series (Ankahi, etc.) and movies, including those of producer / director (Ye Ka AAP del Hua).
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