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Biography

Shaan (Urdu :) (Born April 27, 1971 in Lahore) is a Pakistani actor, writer and director. Upon making his debut in Javed Fazil's Bulandi alongside Reema Khan, Shaan has acted in numerous commercially successful films and has established himself as one of the leading actors of Pakistan.

Family and early life

Armaghan Shahid was born in Lahore to well-known director Riaz Shahid and television, theater and film actress Neelo. He belongs to Christian Mother and Muslim father. He is a prac

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Directing

Directing

Keen on making a difference to the film making in Pakistan, Shaan launched himself as a director. He directed his ambitious project Guns and Roses - Ik Junoon, which was released in 1999. The film was produced by the art entrepreneur Tanvir Fatima Rehman. In the film, he co-starred with Faisal Rehman, Meera and Resham. The music was scored by M. Arshad while the cinematographer was done by Azhar Burki and the film was written by Pervaiz Kaleem.

He then directed Moosa Khan (2001), which st

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Scripting

Scripting

Shaan is a successful writer and has written short stories and works during his career. Recently, he scripted Reema Khan's Love Mein Gum and was contracted to star in the film but opted out, as Reema was unable to direct the script in the way he planned. Shaan joined with Mashal Peerzada, an director, scriptwriter and produced to work on his film Chup. He wrote the story whilst Peerzada wrote the script for the film. He is writing the story for his three upcoming projects.

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Producing

Producing

Shaan usually produces his own work as several distributors and producers have walked out of his projects, leading him to opening his own production. He is heading his own company 5th Element that is involved in the making of commercials and music videos as well as his own film projects. He produces films under Riaz Shahid Films banner, his father's name, to continue his work in Pakistan film industry.

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Awards

Awards
  • Government of Pakistan's Pride of Performance Award (2007)
  • 4 National Film Awards
  • 15 Nigar Awards
  • 5 Lux Style Awards
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Filmography

Filmography

1990

  • Bulandi
  • Nageena

1991

  • Dil
  • Gulfam
  • Hussan da Chor
  • Ishq
  • Ishq Deewana
  • Mard
  • Nadira
  • Nigahen
  • Naag Devta
  • Pyar Hi Pyar
  • Pyar Karan toon naeen darna
  • Sailab

1992

  • Aag
  • Ashqi
  • Be Naam Badshah
  • Boxer
  • Chahat
  • Chakka Punjabi Gori
  • Fateh
  • Mehbooba
  • Naela
  • Shama
  • Silsila Pyar Da

1993

  • Aan Milo Sajna
  • Anjuman
  • Chakori
  • Chandi
  • Hina
  • Ilzam
  • Insaniyat
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As a Director

As a Director
Year Film Language Starring
1999 Guns and Roses Ik Junoon Urdu Shaan Shahid, Faisal Rehman, Meera, Resham
2001 Moosa Khan Urdu Shaan Shahid, Saima, Abid Ali, Jan Rambo, Noor
2010 Chup Urdu Juggan Kazim R
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