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Zahir Shah (1947 – 13 June 2017) was a Pakistani film actor working in Lollywood, the Punjab language film industry. He was best known for playing villainous roles in several films. He has been credited for working in over 600 films.[1] He was introduced to film industry through the film Yaari Dosti by director Altaf Hussain. After the film industry collapsed, Shah experimented with theatre but not for long.[1]

Shah died on 14 June at the age of 70 in a hospital at Lahore. He was buried at a graveyard Sargodha, Sargodha.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

Shah has worked in following films:[1]

  • Yaari Dosti
  • Jaanbaaz
  • Qatil
  • Remaand
  • Shehnai
  • Zulm Da Toofan
  • 1984 - Kalia


  1. ^ a b c d Adnan Lodhi (14 June 2017). "Punjabi cinema's iconic villain Zahir Shah passes away at 70". The Tribune. Retrieved 15 June 2017.