|Federal Minister of National Heritage and Culture|
|Assumed office |
17 August 2023
|Prime Minister||Anwar ul Haq Kakar|
|Preceded by||Marriyum Aurangzeb (as Minister of Information & Broadcasting)|
|Born||1 March 1956|
|Education||Slade School of Fine Art|
National College of Arts
University of Balochistan
|Awards||Ordre des Arts et des Lettres|
Early life and education
Shah received a Master's degree in English literature from the University of Balochistan in 1978. He graduated from the National College of Arts in Lahore in 1983. He later obtained a Master's degree in fine arts from the Slade School of Fine Art in London, United Kingdom.
In 1984, Shah established the Fine Arts Department at the University of Balochistan and headed it until 1986. In 1985, he founded the Artists Association of Balochistan and also was appointed the first Chairman of the Artist Association of Pakistan.
During the 1980s he began to have an international recognition, being called "the next Omar Sharif" and getting a role in the 1989 BBC television serial Traffik, but he refused most of these offers as they clashed with his Islamic values.
He founded the Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts in Islamabad in 1992 and later became a Telenor Pakistan brand ambassador doing television productions under the banner of Hunerkada Productions.
In 2007, Shah 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". In 2019, Shah was the President and Chief Curator of the first Islamabad Art Festival.
In 2022, he sculpted a bronze bust of Pakistani Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam, which was unveiled by the director general of International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano at IAEA's 61st general conference.
|1991||K2||Malik||Yes||Debut acting role|
|2016||Ho Mann Jahaan||Manizeh's father|
|Revenge of the Worthless||Zarak Khan||Yes||Yes||Debut direction|
|1990||Madar||Inspector Zark Khan||PTV|
|1993||Baarish Kay Baad||Huma Mir, Mishi Khan||PTV|
|2010||Chunri||Babar Ali, Syed Mohsin Gillani, Farah Shah, Asma Abbas||PTV Home|
Tere Ishq Naam
|Zaviyar, Syed Mohsin Gillani, Hiba Bukhari, Asma Abbas||PTV Home|
|2023||Saya-e-Dewar Bhi Nahi||Shahab Shah||Ahsan Khan, Naveen Waqar, Irfan Khoosat, Sonia Khan||Hum TV|
- Pakistan National Council of the Arts
- Artist Association of Pakistan
- Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts
- List of Lollywood actors
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