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Javed Sheikh (Punjabi, Urdu:  also spelled Javaid) is a Pakistani actor, director and producer who is involved with Bollywood, Lollywood, and Pollywood films.

Career

Sheikh's first movie as actor was the Lollywood film Dhamaka, released on 14 December 1974. He since acted in over 100 Urdu films from the 1970s through to the early 2000s.

The first film 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 supporting role in Jannat. His most recent film as director was Khulay Aasman Kay Neechay which was a big-budget film and was shot in four different countries i.e. Pakistan, India, UAE and Australia. The film was a flop at the box-office resulting in a net loss of Rs. 8 Crore.

Currently Sheikh is working in a multi-cultural British film, Honour Killings which is based on the burning problem in United Kingdom i.e. 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 model and 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.

Sheikh will play an supporting role in Syed Faisal Bukhari's Bhai Log. He is filming Syed Faisal Bukhari's second film Saltanat since January 2010 and will star alongside Mona Laizza and Ahsan Khan.

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