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Profile: Shaan May 12, 2008

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Shaan (actor)

Shaan
Born Armaghan Shahid
April 27, 1971 (1971-04-27) (age 37)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Other name(s) Armaghan
Shaan
Occupation Actor, Director
Years active 1990 – present
 

Shaan (Urdu: شان), real name Armaghan Shahid (Urdu: ارمغان شاہد), is a popular film star in Pakistan. He is the son of actress Neelo and the famous film director Riaz Shahid. The Pakistani film industry was also privileged to work with his uncle “Fiaz Shahid” who was a cameraman and producer. His family is well known in Lahore, Pakistan.

The Bulandi Years

Shaan debuted in 1990 with Javed Fazil’s Bulandi where he starred opposite Reema, the current reigning diva of the Lahore film industry.[citation needed] Bulandi was received well upon its theatrical release and resulted in Shaan being deluged by a number of offers with the top directors of the time. However, none of the post-Bulandi flicks worked in a major way, therefore he decided to temporarily quit the movie industry.

The Comeback

Shaan made a comeback in 1996 with Syed Noor’s Ghoongat where he played the scheming psychotic villain destroying the matrimonial harmony of the lead couple. After a few months, the much delayed Sangam was released and the timing couldn’t have been better — the film was a huge success at the theaters all across Pakistan. However, the real boost that Shaan needed came in the form of being signed on as the face of one of Pakistan’s biggest companies, and leader of the cellular market, Mobilink. Once he started appearing for the company in ads and other media, his image was changed completely from being the Punjabi villain to a sophisticated modern man who could be called the Hugh Grant of Pakistan.

Guns and Roses — Ik Junoon

Ik Junoon

Shaan in Guns and Roses: Ik Junoon

Ik Junoon

A screenshot from Shaan’s directorial debut Guns and Roses: Ik Junoon

Keen on making a difference to the film making culture in Pakistan, Shaan launched his ambitious project called Guns and Roses — Ik Junoon (Urdu for Guns and Roses — An obsession), a project which given the time it took for completion ironically did turn into an obsession for its makers. The film went on the floors in early 1996 and was produced by the art entrepreneur Tanvir Fatima Rehman. Boasting of radically offbeat music and some refreshing avant-garde set designing the film promised to change the face of Pakistani cinema forever. Expectations were sky high, but the delayed release in 1999 along with some production glitches resulted in a dampened response from the theaters across the nation, though the film did manage to get a decent run in the more urbane Karachi. Guns and Roses — Ik Junoon starred Faisal Rehman, Shaan, Meera and Resham. The music was scored by the seasoned Lahore-based composer M Arshad while the veteran cinematographer Azhar Burki handled the camerawork.

Mujhe Chand Chahiye

This was the last film made by the ShaanTanvir Fatima Rehman duo. The combination worked really well because both shared an excellent sense of aesthetics. And that basically was the highlight of Mujhey Chand Chahiye – epic dance sequences, larger than life palatial sets and of course the beautiful music. The story had to be modified in the post-Guns and Roses Ik Junoon scenario, while Atiqa Odho and Javed Sheikh enacted their characters really well. The film starred Shaan, Atiqa Odho and Javed Sheikh and was released in March 2000. It turned out to be a major money maker at the Box Office and established Shaan’s credentials as a commercially viable director.

The Later Films

Moosa Khan is better known for its soundtrack, composed by Jawad Ahmed while Daku was more of a mass-oriented commercial film. Yes ofcourse shaan is a versatile actor which is smarter than even indian actors

Upcoming Projects

Shaan is all geared to blaze the theater screens with Shoaib Mansoor‘s upcoming project Khuda Ke Liye (In the name of God/For God’s sake). The film has been extensively shot on various locations in the United States and the UK. It is expected to be released in the theaters sometimes this year. A festival run is also scheduled. Khuda Ke Liye stars Iman Ali, Shaan Hameed Sheikh & Fawad, of the band, Entity Paradigm. Ajnabee Shehr Mein is another project which is blipping on the radar screens of all major Pakistani movie buffs, where Shaan will be seen alongside greats like Samina Peerzada and the teen heart-throb Ali Zafar. Saqib Malik directs while the film is being independently produced by Khalid Sadaf.

Filmography

1990

  • Bulandi
  • Nageena

1991

  • Dil
  • Gulfam
  • Hussan da Chor
  • Ishq
  • Ishq Deevana
  • Mard
  • Nadira
  • Nigahen
  • Naag Devta
  • Pyar hi Pyar
  • Pyar karn toon nein darna
  • Sailab

1992

  • Ashqi
  • Be Naam Badshah
  • Boxer
  • Chahat
  • Chhakka Punjabi Gori
  • Fateh
  • Mehbooba
  • Naela
  • Shama
  • Silsala Pyar da
  • Aag

1993

  • Anjuman
  • Chakori
  • Chandi
  • Hina
  • Ilzam
  • Insaniyat
  • Jadoo Nagri
  • Neelam
  • Teesri Duniya
  • Aan milo Sajna

1994

  • Akhri Mujra
  • Jan
  • Mohabbat di Agg
  • Munda Kashmiri
  • Naseeb

1995

  • Awargi
  • Main ne pyar kiya
  • Naam ki Suhagan

1996

  • Ghunghat

1997

  • Barsat ki raat
  • Fareb
  • Mohabbat hai kya Cheez
  • Sangam

1998

  • Do boond Pani
  • Doli saja ke rakhna
  • Duniya dekhe gi
  • Ehsas
  • Haseena numbri Aashiq dasnumbri
  • Insaaf ho to aisa
  • Kabhi haan kabhi naa
  • Kahin pyar na ho jaye
  • King maker
  • Nikah
  • Perdesi
  • Too meri main tera
  • Very good Duniya very bad loag

1999

  • Babul da Wehra
  • Chohdrani
  • Daku Rani
  • Dekha jaye ga
  • Desan da Raja
  • Dil mein chhupa ke rakhna
  • Dil to pagal hai
  • Guns & Roses
  • Ishq zinda rahe ga
  • Jannat ki talash
  • Jazba
  • Koela
  • Kursi aur Qanoon
  • Sala bigra jaye
  • Waris

2000

  • Abhi nahin to kabhi nahin
  • Angarey
  • Bali Jatti
  • Barood
  • Ghar kab ao ge
  • Ghulam
  • Ham Khilari pyar ke
  • Ishtehar Gujjar
  • Jug Mahi
  • Jugg wala mela
  • Kahan hai Qanoon
  • Khuda ke Chor
  • Long da lashkara
  • Mr. Faradiye
  • Mujhe Chand chahiye
  • Pehchan
  • Sangdil
  • Sultana Daku
  • Tere pyar mein
  • Yaar Badshah
  • Yaar Chann warga
  • Aag ka Darya

2001

  • Allah Badshah
  • Badmash Gujjar
  • Badmash Puttar
  • Baghi
  • Daket
  • Daldal
  • Doulat
  • Ghunda Tax
  • Gujjar 302
  • Hakumat
  • Hamayun Gujjar
  • Khanzada
  • Makha Jatt
  • Mehar Badshah
  • Mere Mehboob
  • Meri pukar
  • Moosa Khan
  • Mukhra Chann warga
  • Musalman
  • Sangram
  • Shehnshah
  • Sher-e-Lahore
  • Toofan Mail
  • Aaj ki Larki
  • Aasoo Billa

2002

  • Achhoo Sheedi
  • Allah Rakha
  • Araen da Kharak
  • Babbu Khan
  • Badmash te Qanoon
  • Baghawat
  • Behram Daku
  • Border
  • Budha Gujjar
  • Budha Sher
  • Chiragh Bali
  • Dada Badmash
  • Daku
  • Ishtehari
  • Jagga Tax
  • Jahad
  • Kalu Shahpuria
  • Lahori Ghunda
  • Majhu da wair
  • Manila ke Jasoos
  • Raju Rocket
  • Raqasa
  • Sher-e-Azam
  • Sher-e-Pakistan
  • Shikari Haseena
  • Sholay
  • Tohfa pyar da
  • Toofan
  • Veryam
  • Wehshi Jatt

2003

  • Commando
  • Darindah
  • Darr
  • Dil totey totey hogeya
  • Foja Amritsaria
  • Halaku
  • Jatt da wair
  • Kaliya
  • Kundan
  • Lara Punjab da
  • Mehar da Medan
  • Meri awaz sunu
  • Moula Sher
  • Pappu Lahoria
  • Pyar hi pyar mein
  • Qiamat
  • Shagna di Mehndi
  • Shararat
  • Sher Puttar
  • Ultimatum
  • Yeh Wada raha
  • Yeh waada raha

2004

  • Amman ke dushman
  • Bhola Sajjan
  • Billo Ghantagharia
  • Curfew Order
  • Dehsht
  • Guddu Badshah
  • Ham ek hain
  • Jabroo
  • Jagga Baloch
  • Loha
  • Medan
  • Mulla Muzaffar
  • Munna Bhai
  • Nagri Daata di
  • Sakhi Sultan
  • Wehshi Haseena

2005

2006

2007

2008

Filmography (as a director)

2006 Majajan Punjabi Saima, Madiha Shah, Saud, Adeeb, Shafqat Cheema
2005 Ziddi Rajput Punjabi Sana, Saud, Shafqat Cheema
2005 Wada Chodhary Punjabi Saima, Babur Ali
2005 Sarkar Punjabi Saima, Shafqat Cheema
2005 Parcham Urdu Sana, Arbaz Khan, Izhar Qazi
2005 Papu Shehzada Punjabi Saima, Shafqat Cheema
2005 Musti Khan Urdu Saima, Resham, Saud
2005 Kurian Shehar Dian Punjabi Saima, Resham, Saud
2005 Khatarnaak Punjabi Sana, Saud, Shafqat Cheema
2005 Daku Haseena Punjabi Sana, Babur Ali
2005 Bhola Sunyara Punjabi Saima, Saud, Aliya
2003 Daku Punjabi  
2001 Moosa Khan Punjabi  
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1. Saadia Khan - May 14, 2008

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2. lollywoodhungama - May 14, 2008

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