Javed Sheikh Biography
Javed Sheikh (Punjabi, Urdu: جاوید شیخ, also spelled Javaid) is a Pakistani actor, director and producer who is involved with Bollywood, Lollywood, and Pollywood films.
The first movie he acted in was the Lollywood film Dhamaka, released on 14 December 1974. He has since acted in over 100 Urdu films from the 1970s through to the early 2000s.
The first movie 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 strong role in Jannat. His upcoming film as director is Khulay Aasman Kay Neechay which is a big-budget film which has been shot in four different countries i.e., Pakistan, India, UAE and Australia. The film was a big flop at the box-office costing Javed Sheikh 8 crores loss.
Currently Javed Sheikh is working in an multi-cultural British Film 'Honour Killings' which is based on the buring problem of UK: 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 Fashion Model cum Film 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.
Javed Sheikh First Marriage was with Zinat Mangi, a small time TV/Film Actress of that era with whom he has a daughter, Momal and a son Shahzad. After divorcing her he had a long affair but short marriage with Salma Agha, another famous British born Pakistani singer/actress of that time. Since then Javed Sheikh has had several relationships with famous actresses like Neeli and Sana.
Although it is widely assumed he had a brief marriage with Neeli but both parties deny it. Since the divorce from Salma Agha, he is still officially single. In April 2009, in a TV morning show on Geo TV Sheikh admitted that he has moved to India to facilitate his working in Bollywood movies.
As a film actor
Films that Javed Sheikh has acted in, since 2000. For a full list of films which Javed Sheikh has been involved with, He has done some really powerful roles in bollywood movies, he played Shahrukh's father in Om Shanti Om. He played a very strong role in Shikhar as well.