Pakistani Showbiz

Shafi Mohammad



Film heroes

He was a well educated TV and film artist..

Shafi Mohammad was best known for his more than 50 TV dramas serials but he also appeared in one dozens movies. His first film was Bivi Ho To Aisi (1982) and last film was Salakhen in 2004.

Shafi Mohammad was born in 1948 and completed M.A. from Sindh University He also contested election in 2002 Election for Pakistan Peoples Party from Karachi but failed. He died on November 17, 1989.

Real name Shafi Muhammad Shah (شفیع محمد شاہ )
Active career  1960
Date of Birth 1 January 1949
Born at Kandiaro, Sindh Pakistan
Profession Acting
Family  Spouse(s) Batool Muhammad
Children Ali Asghar, Zainab Muhammad, Alina Muhammad, Sheherbano Muhammad, Arsalna Muhammad
 Died 17 September 2007 (aged 58) Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan


Notable television plays

  • Aanch
  • Bund Gulab
  • Chand Girahan
  • Dairey
  • Deewarain
  • Jungle
  • Zeenat
  • Kali Dhoop
  • Marvi
  • Mohabbat Khawab Ki Surat
  • Mannat (Maa Aur Mamta)
  • Tapish
  • Teesra Kinara
  • Zehar Baad
  • Dhori (Ary Digital)
  • Kaanton sey aagey (Tv one)
  1. Muhib Sheedi (1992) (Sindhi language)
  2. Ilzam (1993)
  3. Muskarahat (1995)
  4. Salakhain

Political life

Shafi Muhammad Shah was an active member of the Pakistan Peoples Party and contested the general elections in October 2002 from NA-253, Karachi but lost. He was on his party’s cultural committee and worked to promote arts and culture.

Personal life

Shafi Muhammad and his wife, Batool had four daughters: Alina, Arsalna, Zainab and Sheherbano; and a son, Ali. He goes by Ali Asghar, is a graduate of Karachi Grammar School and works for the highly reputable Pakistani publication Herald.

Shafi Muhammad Shah died peacefully while asleep at his Clifton home on November 17, 2007. His funeral prayers were held at Imambargah Yasreb in the Defence Housing Authority. He was buried in the Defence graveyard. The cause of death was liver failure.

Social activity

On March 12, 2004 Shafi Mohammad Shah joined Pakistan based UNICEF and WHO in order to help alarm the parents of minor children about taking vaccinations against Polio

Tribute and honor

In 1985 he received best actor award from Pakistan Television. In 2007, the participants at Karachi Press Club (KPC) paid tribute to actor Shafi Mohammad Shah at the Karachi Press Club (KPC). This meeting was organised by the KPC’s cultural committee, in which several artists paid tribute to Shah, including Anwar Solangi, Manzoor Qureshi and Mumtaz Kanwal.

On November 16, 2008, the first death-anniversary of Shafi Mohammad Shah, a book titled “Wo aadmi tha ya moti dana (Was He A Human Or Bead of Pearl)” authored by Nagina Hisbani on the life and artistic performance of Shah. This launching ceremony had been organized by the Sindh Fankaar Welfare Trust, at the Mumtaz Mirza Auditorium.

Shafi Shah won Best Actor Drama Series in The 1st Indus Drama Awards 2005 for Maa Aur Mamta (Mannat). He was also recipient of ‘Pride of Performance Award’ from thePresident of Pakistan.

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