LAHORE: The death anniversary of iconic actor Shafi Muhammad Shah is being observed today (Friday).
Born on January 1, 1949 in Kandiaro city of Naushahro Feroze district, Sindh, Shafi Muhammad Shah began his career as a radio presenter at the Hyderabad Radio Station.
He was introduced by PTV producer late ‘Shahzad Khalil’ in his Urdu-drama serial “Teesra Kinara” from where he joined the ranks of esteemed TV stars.
Shah had a command of delivering dialogues in a soft and distinctive tone which made him unique in the row of versatile actors.
His debut performance was in PTV’s play ‘Urta Asman,’ directed by Shahzad Khalil, while ‘Teesra Kinara’ marked his initial foray into popular television dramas. Shafi’s repertoire included notable works such as ‘Chand Grehan,’ ‘Dairey,’ ‘Aanch,’ ‘Bund Gulab,’ and ‘Mohabbat Khawab Ki Surat.’
Shafi Muhammad Shah showcased his talent across various entertainment mediums, spanning radio, theatre, film, and television. Over the course of his career, he graced the screen with his presence in more than 100 television plays, excelling in both Urdu and Sindhi languages.
Shafi Muhammad Shah was honoured with the Pride of Performance award. He passed away in his sleep on November 17, 2007.