Real Name – Not Available
Profession – Actress (Hero, Side Hero)
Active Years – 1950s
Nationality – Pakistani
Religion – Muslim
Ethnicity – ?
Date of Birth – Not Available
Date of Death – Not Available
Debut Film – Roohi (1954)
Last Film – Seestan (1957)
Significant others in the Film Industry – N/A
Miscellaneous Info –
A very ordinary looking man, Shad was the leading man of few Pakistani films from the early period. Director, W.Z. Ahmed, was so fascinated by an educated, well-organized manager of Regal cinema, Lahore, that he called him Shad and offered him a role in his film, Roohi.
Thus, Shad made his first silver screen appearance with ‘Roohi’ in 1954. The film ‘Roohi’ was shown in Palace cinema, Karachi, produced by C.R. Golani. Shammi was the lead actress and Shad played the role of Shammi’s brother. Director-producer, Syed Ata ullah Shah Hashmi, was all praise for Shad’s performance in the film ‘Roohi’. The film made history as the first movie to be banned by the Pakistan Film Censor Board for containing features that could expound socialist ideology and also because it showed the illicit relations of rich married woman (played by Sahira) with another man (Shad). Later, after some editing, the movie was released.
Later Shad played important roles in Khatoon, Naukar, Anokhi and Seestan. Of these special mention must be made of Naukar and Anokhi. Naukar, where Shad played Raagini’s husband in dire need for a child, was first plagiarized film of Pakistan. The script was copied from Indian film Aulad (1954). Anokhi (1956) was based on American film The Fabulous Senorita (1952) and is mainly remembered for Sheila Ramani, an Indian actress who played the lead in this film.