Farooq Shaikh was a renowned Indian actor known for his versatile performances in film, television, and theater. With a career spanning over three decades, he was acclaimed for his natural acting style and memorable roles in both mainstream and parallel cinema. His contribution to Indian cinema and entertainment industry is remembered fondly by audiences and colleagues alike.
|25 March 1948
|28 December 2013
|Actor, Philanthropist, Television Presenter
|Contributed to Parallel Cinema, worked in Hindi films and television, won National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Lahore
|Satyajit Ray, Sai Paranjpye, Muzaffar Ali, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Ayan Mukherjee, Ketan Mehta, Shabana Azmi, Feroz Abbas Khan
|Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (Season 1)
|Tumhari Amrita (1992) with Shabana Azmi
Farooq Shaikh was born in Amroli, Gujarat, in 1948. He was raised in Nagpur, Maharashtra, where he spent his childhood and completed his schooling. After completing his education, Farooq Shaikh moved to Mumbai to pursue his career in acting. Mumbai played a significant role in shaping his career and helping him establish himself as a versatile actor in the Indian film industry.
|Mustafa Shaikh (Father)
|Mustafa Shaikh was a lawyer by profession and played a significant role in Farooq Shaikh’s upbringing, instilling in him a sense of justice and social responsibility.
|Farida Shaikh (Mother)
|Farida Shaikh was a homemaker who provided a nurturing and supportive environment for Farooq Shaikh and his siblings.
|Farooq Shaikh had three siblings
|Farooq Shaikh had two brothers and a sister whose names are not widely known in the public domain.
Height, Weight, And Other Body Measurements
|5 feet 9 inches
Wife/husband / Girlfriend/boyfriend
Farooq Shaikh was married to his wife, Rupa Jain. They were married until his untimely death in 2013.
|Married to Rupa Jain
Career, Achievements And Controversies
Farooq Shaikh was an Indian actor who became famous for his work in the Hindi film industry. He began his career in the 1970s and quickly gained recognition for his natural acting style and versatility.
Farooq Shaikh starred in several popular films and television shows, including Garm Hava, Bazaar, and Chashme Buddoor. His nuanced performances and ability to portray relatable characters endeared him to audiences and critics alike.
Farooq Shaikh received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to Indian cinema, including the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Lahore and the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics) for Chashme Buddoor.
Farooq Shaikh was known for maintaining a low-profile personal life, and he did not generate significant controversies during his career. He was admired for his professionalism and dedication to his craft.
Farooq Shaikh was a renowned Indian film and theatre actor. He was known for his work in parallel cinema and mainstream Bollywood films.
Farooq Shaikh is well-remembered for his performances in films such as “Chashme Buddoor”, “Umrao Jaan”, and “Bazaar”. He also appeared in TV shows and theatre productions.
Farooq Shaikh was born on 25 March 1948 in Amroli, Gujarat, India.
Farooq Shaikh was known for his natural and understated acting style, which made him a beloved figure in Indian cinema. He also contributed to the development of parallel cinema, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s.
Farooq Shaikh passed away on 28 December 2013 due to a sudden cardiac arrest while on a holiday in Dubai.