Jamal Shah (Pashto: جمال شاہ) is a Pakistani actor, director, painter, social worker, script writer, singer, songwriter.

Jamal Shah
Born1 March 1956
Quetta, Pakistan
OccupationTv, film actor, singer & tv director
Known forDirector General, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA)
Islamabad, Pakistan
Spouse(s)Amna Shah

Early life, education and careerEdit

Jamal Shah was born into a Pashtun Syed family in 1956 in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. In 1991, Jamal Shah made his acting debut in film K2, directed by Franc Roddam and since then in many other movies and TV dramas.[1]

In 1984, he established the Fine Arts Department at the University of Balochistan and headed the department until 1987.[2] In 1985, he founded the Artists Association of Balochistan and also was appointed the first Chairman of the Artist Association of Pakistan.[3]

Jamal Shah received a Master's degree in English literature from Balochistan University, Quetta in 1978. He graduated from National College of Arts, Lahore in 1983. He later obtained a master's degree in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Fine Art in London.[3]

He founded the Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts in Islamabad in 1992[2] and became a Telenor Pakistan Brand Ambassador doing television productions (Hunerkada Productions). his latest upcoming Drama is Girdaab.

In 2007, he became the executive director of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad, Pakistan and then was appointed its Director General in October 2016. His tenure at PNCA ended on 22 September 2019 with him stating in an interview with Alyan Khan that he "did not want any extension".[4][2][5]


Year Film Actor Role Director Producer Writer Notes
1991 K2[1] Yes Malik debut acting
2016 Ho Mann Jahaan
Revenge of the Worthless[6] Yes Yes debut direction


Year Name Opposite Network
2010 Chunri Babar Ali,

Syed Mohsin Gillani,

Farah Shah,

Asma Abbas

Year Name Opposite Network
2016 Saya-e-Dewar Bhi Nahi Ahsan Khan, Naveen Waqar, Irfan Khoosat, Sonia Khan Hum TV
Year Name Opposite Network
1993 Baarish Kay Baad Jamal Shah Huma Mir Mishi Khan PTV

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Alan Goble. "Filmography of Jamal Shah on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website". Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Adnan Lodhi (26 October 2016). "New horizons: One step at a time". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b Profile of Jamal Shah on Clifton Art Gallery website Retrieved 30 October 2019
  4. ^ @SydJamalShah (8 January 2020). "I am not the DG , PNCA anymore. My 3 years tenure ended on 22 nd September and I did not want any extention [sic]" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Films can help spread message of change". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Associated Press of Pakistan. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  6. ^ Here are the nominees for the 47th Nigar Film Awards The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 17 February 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2019
  7. ^ Peerzada Salman (9 April 2016). "35mm evokes seriousness: Hijrat's Farooq Mengal explains staying old-school in a digital world". Dawn. Pakistan. Retrieved 30 October 2019.

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