Shaheer Sheikh

Shaheer Sheikh (born 26 March 1984) is an Indian lawyer turned actor and model.[5] He is known for playing Abir Rajvansh in Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, warrior Arjun in Mahabharat and as Dev Dixit in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi.

Shaheer Sheikh
Born
Shaheer Nawaz Sheikh [1][2]

(1984-03-26) 26 March 1984
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
[4]
Years active2009–present
Known for

On 10 August 2018, Sheikh was chosen as first Indian torch bearer of the 18th Asian Games by the Indonesian Government.[6][7]

Early life and education

Sheikh was born on 26 March 1984[2] in Bhaderwah, in Doda District , Jammu and Kashmir to Mr. Shahnawaz Sheikh and Mrs. Dilshad Sheikh.[3] He has completed his schooling from Hari Singh Higher Secondary School, Jammu.[8] He has done his graduation in Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) from New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune.[8] He also owns an event management company.[9]

Career

Early career (2009-2012)

Sheikh made his television debut with the show, Kya Mast Hai Life.[10] He played the role of Vir Mehra, a teenager who loves music and playing guitar.[10] After second season of the show ended, Sheikh was seen in Jhansi Ki Rani.[11] He played Nana Sahib, brother of Rani of Jhansi.[11]

In 2011, Sheikh was approached to play the lead in television show, Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal opposite Saumya Seth.[12] He played Anant Bajpai, a 19-year-old college boy who looks like any other urban boy but deep down he is a traditionalist and a conformist.[12] Alongside Navya, Sheikh also worked in Disney Channel's show Best Of Luck Nikki where he played the role of Ritesh.[13]

In 2012, Sheikh also appeared in the telefilm Honeymoon shown in Star Plus' show Teri Meri Love Stories opposite Mahhi Vij.[14] He played Nityanand Chaturvadi who was a poor orphan and secretly loves his boss daughter Saloni.[15]

Established actor (2013 - present)

In 2013, he signed Swastik Productions' Mahabharat.[16] He played the role of Arjuna, an incredible archer, a warrior prince and the third Pandava in the mythological show.[17] For his performance he got lot of appreciation. Mahabharat ended in August 2014.[18][19]

Mahabharat was also popular in Indonesia, establishing Sheikh as a big star of the country.[20] After Mahabharat, he did various projects in Indonesia.[21] In 2014, he hosted Indonesian reality television Panah Asmara Arjuna and a variety show The New Eat Bulaga! Indonesia along with his costars from Mahabharat.[22] In 2015, he co-hosted the television talent show Asia's Got Talent with Marc Nelson.[22] Co-starring Nabila Syakieb and Ravi Bhatia, he also featured in a romantic drama, Cinta di Langit Taj Mahal as Reehan Syahputra, a calm and composed guy.[23]

In 2015, Sheikh landed a lead role in a romantic comedy film Turis Romantis opposite actress Kirana Larasati[24] He played the role of Azan Khan, a handsome photographer from India, who befriended Nabil, a tough and beautiful tourist guide in Yogyakarta.[24]

In 2016, Sheikh made his come back to Indian television with Sony TV's critically acclaimed television show, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi alongside Erica Fernandes and Supriya Pilgaonkar.[25] He played the role of Devrath Dixit, a young and successful business tycoon.[26] In January 2017, the show Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi took a leap of 7 years after which Sheikh's character of Dev Dixit turned into a ruthless and careless Casanova.[27] Sheikh's performance and his chemistry with Erica Fernandes was appreciated.[28]

Along with Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi he also did episodic roles and gave guest appearances in many Indonesian television series. He was seen as Raden Petir in Roro Jonggrang, as Salman in Malaikat Kecil Dari India, as Aladin/Ali Besar in Aladin & Alakadam, as Prince Zamzaman Jinny Oh Jinny Datang Lagi, as Mr. Thakur in Gara Gara Duyung, as Rahul in Tuyul & Mba Yul Reborn and in a guest appearance in I-KTP.[29] In 2016, he also starred opposite Masayu Anastasia in an Indonesian telefilm Namaku Yusuf wherein he played the titular role of Yusuf.[30] In February 2017, he started working on his upcoming Indonesian feature film Maipa and Datu Museng, an action based love story in which Sheikh will play the role of Datu Museng, a warrior.[31] The film released on 11 January 2018.[32] Sheikh also has plans of producing web series and acting in them.[33]

In 2018, he portrayed Salim in Colors TV's Dastaan-E-Mohabbat: Salim Anarkali.[34] He was paired opposite Sonarika Bhadoria.

Currently he plays Abir Rajvansh in Star Plus's Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, a spin-off of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai opposite Rhea Sharma.

Media

In 2017, Sheikh topped in Times list of 20 Most Desirable Men on Indian Television.[35] Next year he earned 4th spot in same list.[36]

In 2016, 2018 and 2019 he was placed at the 25th, 17th and 11th position in Eastern Eye's 50 Sexiest Asian Men List.[37][38]

In 2016, 2017 and 2018 he has been part of Biz Asia's TV Personality List in 13th, 19th and 23rd place respectively.

In 2019, he earned 1st place in Fuze list of Most desirable men on TV.[39]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
Films
2015 Turis Romantis Azan Khan Indonesian film [40]
2017 Maipa Deapati & Datu Museng Datu Museng [41]
Television
2009-2010 Kya Mast Hai Life Veer Mehra [10]
2010... Jhansi Ki Rani Nana Sahib [11]
2011 Best Of Luck Nikki Ritesh [13]
2011-2012 Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal Anant Bajpai [42]
2011 Diwali Rishton Ki Mithas Host Television Special [43]
2012 Teri Meri Love Stories Nityanand Chaturvedi Episodic [15]
2013-2014 Mahabharat Arjuna [44]
2014 Panah Asmara Arjuna Arjuna [45]
2015 Cinta di Langit Taj Mahal Rehan Syahputra [23]
2015 Cinta di Langit Taj Mahal 2 Rehan Syahputra/Revan [23]
2015 Asia's Got Talent Host [46]
2015 Star Parivaar Awards Red Carpet Host With Akansha Singh
2016 Box Cricket League Contestant Team Chennai Swaggers [47]
2016-2017 Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi Devrath “Dev” Dixit [48]
2016 Roro Jonggrang Raden Petir Episodic [29]
2016 Malaikat Kecil Dari India Salman [29]
2016 Namaku Yusuf Yusuf [49]
2016 Aladin & Alakadam Aladin/Ali Besar Episodic [50]
2016 Jinny Oh Jinny Datang Lagi Prince Zamzaman [51]
2016 Gara Gara Duyung Mr. Thakur [52]
2016 Tuyul & Mba Yul Reborn Rahul [53]
2017-2018 Malaikat Tak Bersayap Arya [54]
2018-2019 Dastaan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali Salim [55]
2019–present Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke Abir Rajvansh Spin-off from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai [56]

Music videos

Year Title Role Performer(s) Album Ref(s)
2012 Teri Palkey Unnamed A. M. Turaz Ek Ladki Shabnami Jaisi [57]
2018 Sau Fikr Unnamed Bishwajit Ghosh Sau Fikr [58]

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryShowResultRef
2011 Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Face of the Year (Male) Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal Won [59]
BIG Television Awards Taaza Face (Male) Won
2014 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role Mahabharat Nominated [60]
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular Nominated [61]
Gold Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role Nominated
2016 Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Erica Fernandes)

Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi Nominated [62]
Asiavision Awards Star Of The Year Won [63]
Asian Viewers Television Awards Male Actor of the Year Nominated
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor Popular Nominated [64]
2017 Lions Gold Awards Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Erica Fernandes)

Won [65]
2018 Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Jury) Nominated
2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Actor In a Lead Role (Male) Dastaan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali Nominated
Gold Awards Best Actor in a Lead Role Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke Nominated
Best Onscreen Jodi

(With Rhea Sharma)

Won
Most Stylish Actor (Male) N/A Nominated
Most Fit Actor (Male) N/A Nominated

See also

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