Legendary actor ‘Shafi Muhammad Shah’ remembered today
ISLAMABAD: Legendary actor of television ‘Shafi Muhammad Shah’ was remembered on Saturday (today) on his 11th death anniversary by his fans all over the world.
Shafi Muhammad Shah (September 1949–17 November 2007), was born in Kandiaro, Naushahro Feroze District, Sindh, and got fame as a renowned television actor Among his kins and peer groups he was recognized with the name `Shah-jee’.
Shafi began his career as a radio presenter from the Hyderabad; later honed his acting skills by taking part in plays broadcast from that radio in 1960s. Meanwhile, he obtained a postgraduate degree from the University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
He later moved to Karachi and began his career as an actor. PTV play Urta Asman, directed by Shahzad Khalil, was his debut performance.
His career took a boost by Urdu-drama-Serial “Teesra Kinara”, producer by late ‘Shahzad Khalil’ from where he joined the elite club of the leading TV stars.
Shafi became a household name with the popularity of Teesra Kinara. He earned accolades for his acting in many plays, especially Chand Girahan, Dairey, Aanch, Bund Gulab and Mohabbat Khawab Ki Surat.
Shafi acted in all mediums of entertainment, from radio, theater to films and television. During his 30-year career, He performed in over 50 drama serials and over 100 television plays in the Urdu and Sindhi languages on different television channels.
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.
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 the President of Pakistan.