Armaghan Shahid mostly known by his stage name Shaan Shahid or Shaan is a Pakistani actor, director, model and film director. He was born on 27th April 1971.
He is considered one of the top movie actors for more than two decades. He has done over more than 500 films. He has established himself as one of the leading and most popular actors of Pakistan. He made his debut in film “Bulandi” opposite Reema Khan. He has won almost all the awards of Pakistan. His father was a Punjabi Muslim and her mother belongs to Punjabi Christian family who embraced Islam later. He is one of the most handsome guys of our industry. We are going to share all the unknown things about him
Shaan was born in Lahore and spent his early childhood in Lahore as well. He was lucky enough to be studied at one of the prestigious institutions “Atchison College”. After studying from Atchison he left for United States. He got enrolled there in Newtown High School. He has always dreamed to become a lawyer. After completing his studies from United States, he stayed there for seven years .Then he came back to Pakistan for vacations but due to family insistence has joined family business here Riaz Shahid Films.
Shaan Shahid’s real name is Armaghan Shahid.
He has done his schooling from Atchison College. After schooling he got further education from Newtown High School.
Shaan was born into Punjabi family. His father Riaz Shahid was Muslim but her mother belongs to Christian family who embraced Islam. His father started his career in 962 with movie Susral. His father has written several hit movies such as Yeh Aman,Frangi and Zarqa. That’s why the understanding and devotion to the medium came to Shaan naturally. Once in an interview Shaan said about his father “The ideological DNA has to be carried through the generations from father to son or mother to daughter”. His mother was also famous actress known as “Neelo”.
Other Notable Family Members:
His paternal uncle Fiaz Shahid also belongs to showbiz industry. He was a cameraman and producer for PTV in Islamabad.
He was married to Amina Shaan. They are blessed with four daughters. Their names are
Shah Bano Shahid
Films to His Credit:
Till date there are 576 films to Shaan’s credit.
Shaan has made his own production company named “Riaz Shahid Films”.
Name: Armaghan Shahid
Date of Birth: 27th April 1971
Height: 5 ft 11 inches
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Chest: 44 in or 112 cm
Arms/Biceps: 15 in or 40 cm
Waist: 35 inches or 86 cm
Years Active: 1990-present
Spouse: Amina Shaan
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Weight: 72 Kg
Shoe Size: 10
Shaan startred his career with movie “Bulandi”. After that he hasn’t looked back. He is one of the successful Male actors of Pakistan. He is still going on. He has worked in more than 550 films. Some of his famous movies are
Husn Da Chor
Pyar hy Pyar
Silsila Pyar Da
Kursi Aur Qanoon
Jannat Ki Talah
Dil Tou Pagal
Aag Ka Darya
Bad Patch in His Career:
Due to inexperience and signing of too many films, it resulted in back to back flops. He took a break from cinema industry in 1994 and went abroad.
As Television Host:
Shaan has got success in every field of showbiz. Shaan has also joined Geo Television Network and hosted a morning show named as “Geo Shaan Say”. His show was most seen at that time. Shaan soon left T.V and focused on film development. Since he has not any plan to join TV network.
As Film Director:
Keep on making a difference Shaan has decided to launch himself as a director. Firstly he directed his ambitious project Guns and Roses. Then he directed IK Junoon which was released in 1999, other starrers in movie are Resham, Faisal Rehman and Meera. It was written by Pervaiz Kaleem. In 2000 he directed a very good hit named as “Mujhe Chand Chahiey” starring himself,Noor, Reema Khan, Moammar Rana,Javed Sheikh and Atiqa Odho. He then directed “Moosa Khan” which starred Saima, Abid Ali, Jan Rambo and Noor.
Bulandi was hit film. It was followed by Nageena in which he has acted opposite Madiha Shah. He has also given many hit films. At one time Shaan is considered as sign of success in films. The films which have hit are as follow
Tere Pyaar Main
Mujay Chand Chahiey
Khuda Ke Liey
As Shaan is one of the most wanted actors of Pakistan. He is doing work in number of projects. He is working in Syed Noor’s production named “Bhai Wanted”.
Mission5 is also a movie in which Shaan is acting. The good part of this movie is that it is written by Shaan himself. Farhan Tahir an American actor is also part of this project.
Yalghaar is a movie directed by Hassan Waqas Rana in which Shaan is playing a lead role and it is considered as one of the most expensive movies of Pakistan.
Things You Don’t Know:
Shaan has also got offer to work in block buster movie of Bollywood “Ghajni” opposite Amir Khan. But he has refused to work in Bollywood. Last year during interview Shan said that “I refused India once.When I read the role, I knew that they needed a new terrorist face and I said no. In Pakistan I live in people’s hearts. That’s a huge responsibility .I cannot let them down”
As Shaan is considered as reason of success of movies, same is case here. He has been brand ambassador of many top brands of Pakistan. He is working with famous “Unilever” Pakistan. Shaan endorsed another mega brand “Pepsi”. Shaan is also brand ambassador of Pakistan’s telecom giant “Mobilink”. Shaan was also the Goodwill ambassador of “One Pack=One vaccine”. This was the campaign launched by UNICEF, Ministry Of Health and Procter & Gamble. Shaan is also visiting many cities to promote this cause.