Hottie of the week: Shaan

Published: May 14, 2013
Shaan is fiercely patriotic and values being Pakistani more than everything else.

Shaan is fiercely patriotic and values being Pakistani more than everything else.

Status: Married to Amina Shaan

Born: Lahore, Pakistan

Birthday: April 27th, 1971

Who is he?

This resident hunk of the Pakistani showbiz industry barely needs an introduction. Shaan kicked off his acting career in the early nineties and has since continued casting a spell on us, particularly as the romantic musician of the critically acclaimed Khuda Ke Liye. Now, five years on, Shaan is once again out to set the silver-screens on fire with his upcoming film Waar. Mind you, this is not all Shaan is about…  he is also an active director, writer, painter and philanthropist! As if his acting prowess isn’t enough to make us go gaga!

Why we love him

His alpha male looks, broody persona and twinkling eyes make him our desi version of Christian Bale and we just can’t get past that smouldering gaze that keeps us glued to our television sets. But Shaan happens to be a humble, true-at-heart, family man! Is there anything that this charmer cannot do?

Despite his dreamy face on billboards across the nation and numerous awards and titles like ‘Pakistan’s biggest superstar’ under his belt, Shaan remains true to himself. He is fiercely patriotic and values being Pakistani more than everything else, so much so that he turned down Aamir Khan’s offer to play the villain in Ghajini; he was afraid the character may lead to misrepresentations of Pakistan in the world media. Let’s just say we can’t stop dreaming of his charm!

What you didn’t know about him

Shaan once dreamt of becoming a lawyer as he felt he had a knack for convincing people and he surely has us convinced of his outstanding talent and uber-classy persona!

The actor’s debut role was alongside Reema Khan in 1990’s Bulandi at the tender age of 17!

Perhaps the most loveable of his many endorsements is his work as the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF’s ‘One Pack=One Vaccine’ project to eliminate tetanus from Pakistan! Swooning yet? We most definitely are!

Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, May 12th, 2013.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Najeebullah
    May 14, 2013 - 4:33PM

    Joke of the week :)


  • Rana
    May 14, 2013 - 4:44PM

    Waste of huge talent! Its horrible to see him in punjabi movies!


  • Shaami
    May 14, 2013 - 4:58PM

    @Najeebullah: Yeah Other than Imran Khan all others are nothing and ugly in Pakistan!!!!. Shaan has rendered many Contributions to Pakistani cinema and kindly stop this condescending attitude.


  • kumail
    May 14, 2013 - 5:06PM

    so, after reading THIS, it would be safe to say….Pakistan has run out of hotties!


  • Awan
    May 14, 2013 - 5:10PM

    @Rana Why??. Punjabi language is so bad that it is a shame if anyone is connected to it or work for that industry??. The recent Attitude of some people have made me sick that Punjabi language is looked down upon??. If Pushto and Urdu are considered better languages then i am telling you that I am a Punjabi and I can do for my mother tongue. Apart from some city dwellers we all love Our Language and there is nothing horrible in it.Recommend

    May 14, 2013 - 8:44PM

    PUNJABI is the best language Pra ji


  • Karachiwala
    May 14, 2013 - 8:52PM

    i grew up from age 9 to 25 watching him to be hottie…


  • Deep
    May 14, 2013 - 10:22PM

    @ Awan I dont know wats wrong wit Pakistani ppl , Punjabi is one of the most beautiful,dashing nd macho languages in Subcontinent. I luv Punjabi even more tan my mother tongue. In fact in India Punjabi is considered cool nd its popularity is sky rocketing thanks to bollywood.

    In fact accordng to most Indians includng me Urdu is very beautiful language but its bit girly doesnt hav tat manly feelng nd confidence of Punjabi language. Any-day Punjabi Rocks Praji.


  • yoyo
    May 14, 2013 - 11:15PM



  • Rana
    May 15, 2013 - 5:17PM


    Bro, you have totally misinterpreted my comments, I am pure Punjabi Rajoot, how can I insult my native language? Infect I was commenting about Punjabi Movies particularly coming out in recent past. If you haven’t watched any of the following you may have came across promos, teaser and banners for many of them like Veshi Rajpoot, Ishtehari Gujjar, Badmash Puttar, Gujjar 302, Araen Da Kharak, Dada Badmash, Raju Rocket, Wehshi Jatt, Foja Amritsaria, Ziddi Rajput, Wehshi Haseena, Jatt da wair, Kalu Shahpuria, Ghundi Runn and many more. Why our movie makers projecting the negative side of Punjabi culture? Have you ever witnessed the vulgarism being promoted in these movies in real life?
    Can you imagine watching these movies along with your family specifically kids? There is nothing horrible about Punjabi language & culture but the way it is being projected.


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