Shafqat Cheema

Shafqat Cheema is a Pakistani actor and producer. With his career of more than three decades, he is known for playing villain roles and is dubbed as "Pakistan’s favourite villain".[1]

Shafqat Cheema
Native name
شفقت چیمہ
Born (1955-11-20) 20 November 1955
Years active1989 – present

Early life

Shafqat graduated from the Jamia Naeemia religious school in 1974.[1] He is the son of an Aalim (scholar), and is a Hafiz and Qari of the Quran.


Shafqat claims that his acting career began by coincidence, when he walked into the Shahnoor Studios. He then decided that he wanted to become a film actor. He struggled for almost 12 years before he was offered a side role in the film Kalka (1989), which also starred Sultan Rahi.[1]


Film director, producer and screenwriter Nadeem Cheema is his brother and actors Sheharyar Cheema and Umar Cheema are his sons, who all participated on the 2017 movie Geo Sar Utha Kay, which he also produced.[2][3]

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Kalay Chor
1992 God-Father
1992 Munda Bigra Jae
1994 Zameen Aasman
1994 Pajero Group Haji Rasheed Ahmed
1994 Ghunda Raj
1996 Baazigar
1997 Umar Mukhtar
1998 Choorian
2001 Moosa Khan
2002 Toofan
2004 Sassi Punno
2006 Majajan
2007 Jhoomar
2007 Godfather
2008 Zill-e-Shah Abid Shah
2008 Yarana Pashto language films debut
2011 Bhai Log Israr David
2011 Bol Saqa Kanjar (Panderer)
2011 Son of Pakistan
2013 Chambaili
2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Bashir Bhatti
2013 Ishq Khuda
2014 The System Corrupt SHO
2015 Wrong No. Shera
2015 Badnam Pashto Film
2016 Ishq Positive[4] Released
2016 Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai Released[5]
2016 Saya e Khuda e Zuljalal Released
2017 Balu Mahi Released
2017 Geo Sar Utha Kay Ghulam Rasool/Chottu Released
2018 Parchi Zodiac Released
2019 The Legend of Maula Jatt TBA Post-production
2019 Wrong No. 2 TBA Post-production
TBA Mausam Filming
TBA Jab Tak Hain Hum Post-production[6]
TBA Kambakht Chaudhry Rustam Filming


See also


  1. Khan, Sher (29 August 2012). "Shafqat Cheema: Pakistan's favourite villain". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  2. Mohammad Kamran Jawaid (20 August 2017), "THE ICON REVIEW: INSPIRED BY THE WRONG ERA", Dawn News. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  3. Omair Alavi (27 August 2017), "In the picture", The News. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  4. 'Yalghaar' and 'Ishq Positive' to release under Hum Films Retrieved 17 April 2018
  5. "Revealed: Sajal Aly and Feroze Khan's debut film will be called Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai". DAWN (newspaper). 13 November 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  6. Riding the wave of revival The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 4 April 2016, Retrieved 17 April 2018

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