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Jamal Shah

Jamal Shah (Pashto: ???? ???) is a Pakistani actor, director, painter, and a social worker. He was born into a Pashtun Sayyid family in 1956 in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. In 1992 Jamal made his acting debut in K2, directed by Franc Roddam.

Born Quetta, Pakistan
Occupation TV & Film Actor
Spouse(s) Amna Shah

Education and career

 Jamal Shah and Hayatullah Khan Durrani in PTV drama serialPalay Shah.

In 1984 he established the Fine Arts Department at the University of Balochistan and headed the department for three years. in 1985 he formed the Artists Association of Balochistan and became the first Chairman of Artists Association of Pakistan.

Jamal Shah obtained a Master’s in English literature from Balochistan University, Quetta, Balochistan in 1978 and in 1983 an NDA, National College of Arts, Lahore. He later obtained a Masters in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Art in London.

He is currently the director of HunerKada art academy in Islamabad which he founded in 1992 and Telenor Brand Ambassador doing Television Productions (Hunerkada Productions) his latest upcoming Drama is “Girdaab”.

Being an actor, he performed in many TV serials as well as a renowned mini series titled Traffik produced by Britain’s Channel 4 about illegal drugs and the role of Pakistan, Germany and Britain in its production, transportation and usage. Traffik was nominated for six BAFTA Awards, winning three. It also won an International Emmy Award for best drama.

In 2005 Jamal Shah was responsible for the Pavilion in the Pakistan section of the Expo 2005, the world exposition held in Aichi Japan.

In 2007 he became the Executive Director of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).


Year Film Actor Role Director Producer Writer Notes
1992 K2 Yes Malik debut acting
2016 Ho Mann Jahaan
Revenge of the Worthless Zarak Khan Yes debut direction


Year Name Opposite Network
2016 Saya-e-Dewar Bhi Nahi Ahsan Khan,Naveen Waqar,Irfan Khoosat, Sonia Khan Hum TV


After getting divorced from his 1st wife, Faryal Gohar, he is married again and has 2 children, a daughter and a son with his second wife.

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