Sheharyar Zaidi, a well known artist in the current age of drama. Sheharyar is a popular choice for Father roles in dramas. Apart from Sheharyar many of his family members have also been active part of media industry in various disciplines.From serious roles to comedy, he has done great acting and earned himself a great following. He is married to the renowned singer Nayyara Noor.
|In Urdu:||شہریار زیدی|
|Native Name :||Shehryar|
|Education:||National College of Arts (NCA)|
|Children:||Jaffer Zaidi, Syed Naad-e-Ali Zaidi|
|Siblings :||Syed Shahnawaz Zaidi, Arjumand Shaheen, Yasmeen Waasti|
|Known for :||Kis Ki Ayegi Baraat, Sehra Main Safar, Mann Mayal|
|Years Active:||1970 _ Present|
|Famous TV Serial:||‘Faiz Manzil Kay Rozadar’ (Hum TV), ‘Wafa Kaisi, Kahan Ka Ishq’ (Hum TV), ‘Chein Aye Na’ (Geo TV), ‘Amma In Action’ (Hum TV)|
Sheharyar Zaidis family basically belongs to Uttar Pradesh, India and migrated to Pakistan after the partition in 1947. Sheharyar has studied from National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore and started his media career as an active singer and actor. His spouse is Nayyara Noor a famous singer, who also studied from National College of Arts Lahore.
Sheheryar’s versatility has been such that even though he entered show business in his middle age, he never shied away from working in any genre, may it be comedy or serious. Many people remember him for the sweet and supportive father-in-law he played in the drama ‘Phir Youn Love Hua’, aired on PTV in the early 2000s.
- Yasmeen Waasti
Yasmeen Waasti is the sister of Sheharyar Zaidi and was a famous news reader of PTV in 1980s. Mostly Yasmeen Waasti used to read Business News (Tijaarti Khabrain) which were aired on PTV after Khabrnama at 9 pm.
- Arjumand Shaheen
Arjumand Shaheen is the sister of Sheharyar Zaidi and was a famous news reader of PTV in 1980s. Back then Arjumand Shaheen was a well known news reader almost daily reading News in Khabrnama at 9 pm.
- Syed Shahnawaz Zaidi
Syed Shahnawaz Zaidi is the brother of Shehryar Zaidi. By profession Syed Shahnawaz Zaidi has served at various positions in the Fine Arts department of Punjab University including the Principle of College of Fine Arts of Punjab University. Syed Shahawaz Zaidi also occasionally acted in few dramas of PTV Lahore center in 1980’s.
- Nayyara Noor
Nayyara Noor is the spouse of Sheharyar Zaidi and a leading singer of our country. Nayyara’s family belongs to Assam, India and migrated to Pakistan after partition in 1947. Nayyara is also a graduate of National College of Arts, Lahore. Nayyara started her singing career in 1970’s and continued singing till late 1990’s. Nayyara provided vocals for many Urdu films mostly working with musicians Robin Ghosh and M. Ashraf. Nayyara was a popular choice for background scores (OST) of dramas in 1980s and 1990s. She is no more active in music and seldom appears on mainstream media.
On TV Channels
Since the introduction of private channels, he has regularly appeared in a number of productions such as ‘Faiz Manzil Kay Rozadar’ (Hum TV), ‘Wafa Kaisi, Kahan Ka Ishq’ (Hum TV), ‘Chein Aye Na’ (Geo TV), ‘Amma In Action’ (Hum TV), ‘Naina’ (Indus Vision)’, ‘Rishtay Mohabbaton Kay’ (Hum TV), ‘Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat’ (Geo TV), ‘Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishaan’ (Geo TV), ‘Khwahish-e-Benaam’ (Geo TV), ‘Koi Aur Hai’ (Geo TV) and ‘Mann Se Poocho’ (TV One).
As a singer
In 1970’s he regularly appeared as a singer on PTV, like he provided vocals for a famous television program Such Gupp with his spouse Nayyara Noor (a famous singer). Throughout 1980s he actively partnered with Nayyara Noor to release various music albums as well. However he was not active on small screen (television) in the same duration.
It was only after the arrival of private satellite channels in 2000’s that he pursued acting and performed few memorable roles like the role of Chaudhary Saab opposite Bushra Ansari in famous “Kis Ki Aayegi Baraat” series.
- Choti Si Zindagi
- Sehra Main Safar
- Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan
- Meri Unsuni Kahani
- Mere Hamrahi
- Bikhra Mera Naseeb
- Tum Se Mil Kay
- Main Bushra
- Meri Behan Meri Dewrani
- Mannchalay(guest appearance)
- Arranged Marriage
- Azar Ki Ayegi Baraat
- Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat
- Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat
- Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat
- Teri Berukhi
- Mera Yaqeen
- Dusri Bivi
- Pyaray Afzal
- Chaar Chand
- Mann Mayal
- Chaandni Raatain