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Hameed Sheikh

Hameed Sheikh (Urdu: ???? ????) is an actor and producer fromPakistan. He is known for his major roles in Khuda Kay Liye,Operation O21 and Moor (film).

In 2001 he worked for CNN as a free lance producer, cameraman, and translator.

Nationality Pakistan
Occupation Actor, Producer
Known for Khuda Kay Liye
Moor

Career

Kandhar Break

In 2008, Sheikh produced Kandhar Break – political thriller set in 1999 which tells the story of an Englishman who, dictated by circumstances, must escape the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

While filming a night seen in the desert, a group associated with the Taliban attacked the Pakistani members of the film crew.

Four of the crew members were shot while leaving the compound and arriving at the set; they all survived.

Much like lead character of the movie, director David Whitney and his crew were forced to leave Pakistan with the help of local security forces. Only 75% of the shoot was completed by then.

Later, Sheikh arranged funding for the remaining part that was filmed in Tunisia.

Moor

Sheikh was approached by Jami, director and writer of Moor, to play the role of an old man whose family was affected by the closure of a Railway Station in Zhob Valley, Baluchistan.

In preparation of the role, Sheikh gained a lot of weight and changed his posture and walking style.

He described his role as “genuinely challenging”, yet didn’t charge a dime for the project since he believed the film would open doors for young actors of Baluchistan.

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Director Notes
2007 Khuda Kay Liye Sher Shah Shoaib Mansoor
2009 Kandahar Break: Fortress of War Omar Baloch David Whitney
2013 Hearts and Minds Tariq Charlie Guillen Short film
2014 O21 Jami
2015 Abdullah: The Final Witness N/A Hashim Nadeem screened atCannes Film Festival
2015 Moor Wahid Jami Released

Television

Year Title Role Director Notes
1984 Naqab Sang
20— Zanjeer Syed Faisal Bukhari
19– Wapasi
1995 Kal Co-produced with Jamal Shah
19– Wapsi Kay Baad Muhammad Nawaz Magsi
19– Ishq Babar Javed
19– Matti Amanullah Nasir  

Awards & Nominations

  • 2005 The 1st Indus Drama Awards: Nominated for Best Actor Drama Serial in a Supporting Role

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