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Farooq Shaikh (born March 25, 1948) is an Indian actor, who did most of his films during the 1970s and 1980s. His major contribution was in Parallel Cinema or New Indian Cinema. He has worked with directors like Satyajit Ray, Muzaffar Ali, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Ketan Mehta.

He has also acted in many comedies on television and performed on stage in famous productions such as Tumhari Amrita.

Early life

Shaikh was born to Mustafa Shaikh, a Mumbai Lawyer and Farida Shaikh in Amroli Dist. Baroda. His family was zamindari, and he grew up in a luxurious surroundings. He was eldest of the five children.

He went to St Mary’s School, Mumbai and then to St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He studied Law at Siddharth College of Law. He attended the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

[edit] Career
In his early days, he was active in theatre, doing plays with IPTA and with well-known directors like Sagar Sarhadi. His first major film role was in the 1973 film Garam Hawa. He went onto act in several notable films such as Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977), Noorie (1979), Chashme Buddoor (1981) and Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983).

In the 1990s he acted in fewer films and made his last film appearance in Mohabbat (1997). He is set to make a comeback to films in 2008.

Personal life

Shaikh is married to Rupa Jain, who he courted for nine years before tying the knot. He has two daughters Shaista and Sanaa.


Acting Filmography
Saas bahu aur sensex (2008) Firoze Sethna, stock broker
Lépidoptère, Le (1998) Le collègue du jongleur
Mohabbat (1997)
Ab Insaf Hoga (1995)
Maya Memsaab (1992) Dr. Charu Das
Jaan-E-Wafa (1990)
Mera Damad (1990)
Toofan (1989) Gopal Sharma
Doosra Kanoon (1989) Diwan Sardarilal
Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988) Jai Khanna
Gharwali Baharwali (1988) Sunil Khanna
Peechha Karo (1987) Vijay
Rajlakshmi (1987)
Khel Mohabbat Ka (1986) Amit Verma
Anjuman (1986) Sajid
Ek Pal (1986) Jeet Barua
Faasle (1985) Sanjay
Salma (1985)
Lorie (1984) Bhupinder Singh
Ab Ayega Mazaa (1984) Vijay
Yahan Wahan (1984)
Lakhon Ki Baat (1984) Alok Prakash
Rang Birangi (1983) Prof. Jeet Saxena
Ek Baar Chale Aao (1983)
Katha (1983) Bashudev
Kissi Se Na Kehna (1983) Ramesh/Mansukhlal
Bazaar (1982) Sarju
Saath Saath (1982) Avinash
Chashme Buddoor (1981) Siddharth Parashar
Umrao Jaan (1981) Nawab Sultan
Noorie (1979) Yusuf Fakir Mohammed
Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977) Aqueel
Mere Saath Chal (1974) Amit
Garam Hawa (1973) Sikandar

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