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Shafqat Cheema

Shafqat Cheema is a Pakistani actor and director. With his career of more than four decades, he is known for playing villainary roles and is dubbed as “Pakistan’s favourite villain”.

He acted in highest grossed Pakistani Punjabi movie Choorian which was released in October 1998 and earned more than Rs.200 million. He is also best known for his role of an antagonist in the 2011 film Bol. He has acted in leading and supporting roles in various other dramas serials and films.

Native name ???? ????
Born 20 November 1961 (age )
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor
Years active 1974 – present

Early and personal life

Shafqat graduated from the Jamia Naeemia religious school in 1974. He is the Son of an Aalim, and is a Hafiz and Qari of the Quran.


Shafqat claims that his acting career began, when he stumbled into acting by coincidence when he walked into theShahnoor Studios.

He then decided that he wanted to become an Actor. He struggled for almost 12 years before he was offered a lead role in the film Kalka (1989), which also starred Sultan Rahi.

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Kalay Chor Superhit
1992 God-Father
1992 Munda Bigra Jae
1994 Zameen Aasman Mega Hit
1994 Ghunda Raj Superhit
1998 Choorian Mega Hit
2001 Moosa Khan
2002 Toofan Super hit
2004 Sassi Punno
2006 Majajan Blockbuster
2007 Jhoomar
2007 Godfather
2008 Zill-e-Shah Abid Shah
2008 Yarana Pashto Debut
2011 Bhai Log Israr David
2011 Bol (film) Saqa Kanjar (Panderer) Blockbuster
2011 Son of Pakistan
2013 Chambaili
2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Bashir Bhatti Mega Hit
2013 Ishq Khuda
2014 The System Corrupt SHO
2015 Wrong No. Shera
2015 Badnam Pashto Film
2016 Ishq Positive[3] Released
2016 Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai Released
2016 Saya e Khuda e Zuljalal Post-Production
TBA Mausam Filming
TBA Jab Tak Hain Hum Post Production
TBA Geo Sar Utha Kay Ghulam Rasool/Chottu Post Production
TBA Kambakht Chaudhry Rustam Filming
TBA Ek Nai Shakira Pracha Don Filming


  • Landa Bazar (TV series) (2002) PTV Home
  • Khuda Aur Muhabbat (2011) Geo TV
  • Ashk (TV series) (2012) Hum TV
  • Heer Ranjha (TV series) (2013) PTV Home

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