Shaheer Sheikh is a lawyer turned Indian television actor and model.
He is best known for his lead role Vir Mehra in the series Kya Mast Hai Life and as Anant Bajpai in Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal.
He has also played the role of Nana Sahib in the show Jhansi Ki Rani. He was also seen as Arjuna in the popular historical show Mahabharat.
Due to his popularity in Indonesia, he has also starred in the Indonesian film Turis Romantis and the television series, Cinta di Langit Taj Mahal. He has also hosted Asia's Got Talent and Indonesian reality show, Panah Asmara Arjuna.
Currently, he is seen in Yash A Patnaik's show Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi and in the Indonesian television shows, Roro Jonggrang and Malaikat Kecil Dari India.
Early life and education
Shaheer Sheikh was born on 26 March 1984 in Bhaderwah district of the Jammu region, Jammu and Kashmir to Muslim parents, Mr. Shahnawaz Sheikh and Mrs. Dilshad Sheikh. He has completed his schooling from Hari Singh Higher Secondary School, Jammu. He has done his graduation in Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) from New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune. He also owns an event management company. Sheikh looks up to his mother and owes her for his success.
Sheikh started his television career with the television series, Sanya where he played Arjun Shekhawat, Sanya's love interest. However his first ever noticeable role was in the show, Kya Mast Hai Life. He played the role of Veer Mehra, a teenager who loves music and playing guitar. After second season of the show ended, Sheikh was seen in Jhansi Ki Rani. He played Nana Sahib, brother of Rani of Jhansi.
In 2011, Sheikh was approached to play the lead in Swastik Productions' television show, Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal opposite Saumya Seth. 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. In 2011, he appeared in song "Teri Palkey" of A. M. Turaz video album Ek Ladki Shabnami Jaisi. Alongside Navya, Sheikh worked in Disney Channel's show Best Of Luck Nikki where he played the role of Riteish.
In 2012, Sheikh also appeared in the telefilm Honeymoon shown in Star Plus' show Teri Meri Love Stories opposite Mahhi Vij. He played Nityanand Chaturvadi who was a poor orphan and secretly loves his boss daughter Saloni. In 2013, he signed Swastik Productions' Mahabharat. He played the role of Arjuna, an incredible archer, a warrior prince and the third Pandava in the mythological show. The role of Arjuna got him several awards and nominations and also lot of appreciation. Mahabharat ended in August 2014.
The following year, he did various projects in Indonesia. 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. In 2015, he co-hosted the television talent show Asia's Got Talent with Marc Nelson. 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. In 2015, he voted as the top 50 sexiest Asian men in an annual poll conducted by UK-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye.
In 2015, Sheikh landed a lead role in a romantic comedy film Turis Romantis opposite actress Kirana Larasati He played the role of Azan Khan, a handsome photographer from India, who befriended Nabil, a tough and beautiful tourist guide in Yogyakarta. In 2016, Sheikh signed Yash Patnaik's television show, Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi alongside Erica Fernandes and Supriya Pilgaonkar. He plays the role of Dev Dixit (devrath ), a young and successful business tycoon who is extremely close to his mother Ishwari and feels indebted to her but when Sonakshi enters his life he realises that his mother doesn’t approve of his love for Sonakshi. Along with Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi currently he is also working in two Indonesian television series. Roro Jonggrang as Raden Petir and in Malaikat Kecil Dari India as Salman.
|2015||Turis Romantis||Azan Khan||Indonesian film|
|2008-09||Sanya||Arjun Shekhawat||Lead role|
|2009||Kya Mast Hai Life||Vir Mehra||Debut show|
|2010||Jhansi Ki Rani||Nana Sahib||Historical show|
|2011||Best Of Luck Nikki||Ritesh||Youth show|
|2011-12||Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal||Anant Vajpayee||Romantic drama|
|2011||Diwali Rishton Ki Mithas||Host||TV special|
|2012||Teri Meri Love Stories||Nityanand Chaturvedi||Episodic|
|2014||The New Eat Bulaga! Indonesia||Host, Star Guess||Variety show|
|2014||Panah Asmara Arjuna||Arjuna||Reality show|
|2015||Cinta di Langit Taj Mahal||Rehan Syahputra||Romantic drama|
|2015||Cinta di Langit Taj Mahal 2||Rehan Syahputra, Revan||Romantic drama|
|2015||Asia's Got Talent||Host||Talent show|
|2016||Box Cricket League||Contestant||Team Chennai Swaggers|
|2016–present||Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi||Devrath Dixit||Romantic drama|
|2016||Roro Jonggrang||Raden Petir||Episodic appearance|
|2016||Malaikat Kecil Dari India||Salman||Episodic appearance|
|2016||Aladin & Alakadam||Aladin/Ali Besar||Episodic appearance|
|2016||Jinny Oh Jinny Datang Lagi||Prince Zamzaman||Episodic appearance|
|2016||Gara Gara Duyung||Mr. Thakur||Episodic appearance|
|2016||Tuyul & Mba Yul Reborn||Rahul||Episodic appearance|
|2012||"Teri Palkey"||Unnamed||A. M. Turaz||Ek Ladki Shabnami Jaisi|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal||Indian Television Academy Awards||GR8! Face of the Year - Male||Won|
|2012||Star Parivaar Awards||Favourite Naya Sadasya||Nominated|
|Favourite Jodi (along with Saumya Seth)||Nominated|
|2014||Mahabharat||Favourite Naya Sadasya (Male)||Won|
|Indian Telly Awards||Best Actor in a Lead Role||Nominated|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor Popular||Nominated|
|2016||Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi||Zee Gold Awards||Best Onscreen Jodi (shared with Erica Fernandes)||Nominated|
|Asiavision Awards||Star Of The Year||Won|
|India news awards||Best jodi(shared with Erica Fernandez)||Won|
|ITA awards||Best Actor Popular||Nominated|
|2017||Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi||Lions Gold awards||Best jodi(shared with Erica Fernandez)||Won|