Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui

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Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui (born 9 August 1988) is a Pakistani actor, film producer, director, screenwriter and television host. He made his film debut as a lead actor and producer in 2016 with Ho Mann Jahaan. He is notable for his role in Asim Raza's Parey Hut Love, which became Pakistan's highest-grossing movie 2019.[1][2] He has starred in male-centric serials such as Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay, Kahi Un Kahi, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Aasmanon Pay Likha and Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley. For his performances in Ho Mann Jahaan, Saat Din Mohabbat In, and Parey Hut Love, he has won a Lux Style Award (2017); a Masala Award (2019); and a Pakistan International Screen Award (2020), respectively.

Sheheryar Munawar
شہریار منور 
Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui

(1988-08-09) 9 August 1988 (age 35)
Years active2012–present
RelativesSultana Siddiqui (aunt)
Jahangir Siddiqui (uncle)
Ali Jehangir Siddiqui (cousin)

Early life and education edit

He was born on 9 August 1988 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[3]

His father, air commodore (r) Munawar Alam Siddiqui, was in the Pakistan Air Force before switching to business after retirement, his sister Nadia is a business graduate, while his elder brother, Asfandyar, who died in a car accident on 23 December 2012, was an investment banker.[4] His younger brother, Manoucheher, was wounded in a cafe shooting in 2011.[5]

In a 2018 interview with Samina Peerzada, he revealed that he's of Sindhi descent from his paternal side and Brahui maternally, while the influential TV director and producer Sultana Siddiqui is his aunt.[6] Sheheryar's father, Munawar, is also a board member of Hum Network, founded by Sultana.[7]

Another of his uncles is Mazhar ul Haq Siddiqui,[8] "one of Pakistan's senior-most civil servants and an eminent educationist", who also served as the vice-chancellor of Sindh University and is a board member of Hum Network as well.[7]

Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, an entrepreneur who also served as ambassador of Pakistan to the United States for a few months in 2018, is his cousin.[9] Ali's father, Jahangir Siddiqui, is the founder of JS Group.[10]

Sheheryar completed his Bachelor in Finance from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.[11]

Career edit

Acting edit

Sheheryar started his career as an actor with his debut in the Hum TV drama serial Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley in which he played the character of a deaf and dumb boy.

In 2013, he appeared in Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay, Kahi Unkahi and Zindagi Gulzar Hai.

Then he started concentrating on movies.

In 2021, he starred in Pehli Si Muhabbat, his first TV role since Aasmanon Pay Likha in 2014, with Maya Ali in their second collaboration after the 2019 movie Parey Hut Love.[1]

Direction and screenwriting edit

In 2015, he was Asim Raza's assistant director during an advertisement campaign for QMobile.[12]

In 2021, he became a director with the short film Prince Charming about post-marriage depression, which was received well.[13]

In 2023, he wrote and directed the telefilm Budhi Ghori Lal Lagam released on Geo TV.[14]

Hosting edit

In 2022, he began hosting a TV gameshow called Khel Kay Jeet on Express TV.[15]

Filmography edit

Television edit

Year Serial Role Director Screenwriter Notes
2012 Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley Arooj [1]
2013 Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay Zarak Khan [16]
Kahi Unkahi Shahryar [11]
Zindagi Gulzar Hai Osama Supporting role[1]
2014 Aasmanon Pay Likha Aaliyan [17]
2021 Pehli Si Muhabbat Aslam [17]
Sinf-e-Aahan Major Usama Supporting role[18]
2023 Aik Thi Laila Qais Cameo
Kuch Ankahi Asfar [19]
Budhi Ghori Lal Lagam       Telefilm
2024 Radd Salaar

Films edit

Year Film Role Producer Ref
2015 Ho Mann Jahaan Arhan   [20]
2017 Kambhakht Shahryar
2018 7 Din Mohabbat In Tipu [21]
2019 Project Ghazi Zayn [22]
Parey Hut Love Shahryar   [23]
2021 Khel Khel Mein Wajih Karamullah (Dada) [24]
2023 Teri Meri Kahaniyaan Salman [25]

Web edit

Year Title Role Director Platform Notes Ref
2021 Prince Charming     See Prime on YouTube Short film; Directorial debut [26][27]
Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam Bilal   ZEE5 Web series [28]
2023 Likhari Kabir Khan   See Prime on YouTube Short film

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Result
2013 Hum Awards Best New Sensation Male Won
2016 Most Stylish Film Actor Nominated
2017 Lux Style Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
International Pakistan Prestige Awards Best Film Actor Nominated
2018 Masala Awards Most Versatile Actor Won
2020 Pakistan International Screen Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
Lux Style Awards Best Film Actor Nominated
2021 Filmfare Middle East Awards Best Debutante Filmmaker Won
International Pakistan Prestige Awards Best On-Screen Film Couple – Maya Ali & Sheheryar Munawar Won

Lux Style Awards edit

Ceremony Category Film Result
16th Lux Style Awards[29] Best Supporting Actor in a Film Ho Mann Jahaan Won
Best Film Nominated
18th Lux Style Awards[30] Best Film Actor Parey Hut Love Nominated
Best Film

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Top ten: Our favourites from television". The Express Tribune. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  2. ^ Faisal Quraishi (14 March 2013). "Awards celebrate showbiz achievements". Dawn. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  3. ^ Sheikh, Rabiya (23 December 2018). "شہریار منور بے مثال شخصیت اور ادکاری کے مالک". Daily Jang (in Urdu). Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  4. ^ Sabeen Faisal (23 November 2015), "In conversation with Sheheryar Munawar on 'Ho Mann Jahaan'", hip. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  5. ^ Faraz Khan (24 November 2011), "Cracked sheesha: Businessman’s son injured in shooting at cafe, is now a banker too.", The Express Tribune. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  6. ^ Interview with Samina Peerzada. "Sheheryar Munawar Gets Emotional About His Brother | 7 Din Mohabbat In | Speak Your Heart", uploaded on YouTube on 14 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Board of Directors | HUM Network Ltd".
  8. ^ Asif Noorani (24 June 2013), "No challenge is too great: Sultana Siddiqi", Dawn News. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  9. ^ Haider Ali (23 June 2018), "Ali Jahangir Siddiqui presents credentials to Donald Trump as Pakistan’s ambassador", Daily Pakistan. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Ali Jehangir Siddiqui new Pak envoy to US" (8 March 2018), The News. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Hottie of the week: Shehryar Munawar Siddiqui". The Express Tribune. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  12. ^ "When Priyanka Chopra's mother had a fan moment with Sheheryar Munawar". Dawn News. 27 April 2021.
  13. ^ "I was told the audience wouldn't get the story: Sheheryar Munawar on 'Prince Charming'". The Express Tribune. 10 August 2021.
  14. ^ "'Budhi Ghori Lal Lagam': Sheheryar Munawar humbled by love for his unconventional telefilm". The Express Tribune. 6 July 2023.
  15. ^ ul-Haq, Irfan (12 April 2022). "What's different about new gameshow Khel Kay Jeet? For starters, it has Sheheryar Munawar". Dawn News.
  16. ^ "Drama Serial "Tanhaiyaan" to make a comeback". The Frontier Post. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  17. ^ a b "Sheheryar Munawar's steady path to super success". Eastern Eye. 12 May 2021.
  18. ^ "Sheheryar Munawar and Ali Rehman Khan on-board for ISPR project 'Sinf-e-Aahan'". Daily Times. 26 August 2021. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  19. ^ "'Kuch Ankahi' — the star-studded OST is out now!". Daily Times. 6 January 2023.
  20. ^ Gul, Hunza (13 January 2016). "Ho Mann Jahaan Hero Sheheryar Munawar's Journey From TV to Movies".
  21. ^ Staff, Images (2 August 2017). "Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawar starrer 'Saat Din Mohabbat In' begins shooting". Images.
  22. ^ "Breaking News: Project Ghazi release date confirmed". 22 December 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  23. ^ Ahmed Sarym (14 April 2018), "The second coming of Sheheryar Munawar", International The News. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  24. ^ [user-generated source]
  25. ^ "Mehwish Hayat, Sheheryar Munawar, Wahaj Ali's star-studded film Teri Meri Kahaniyaan set to release on Eidul Azha". Dawn Images. 22 May 2023. Retrieved 17 June 2023.
  26. ^ "Prince Charming: A Short Film on Post-Marital Depression Wins over Viewers". 10 August 2021.
  27. ^ "See Prime Releases 'Prince Charming'". 13 August 2021.
  28. ^ "'Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam' to unearth unapologetic side of women". Express Tribune. 10 November 2021.
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