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Riaz Shahid - Film journalist - He was a revolutionary film writer

Riaz Shahid

(1927-72)

Film journalist


He was a revolutionary film writer
Some facts about Riaz Shahid
Real name Sheikh Riaz
Active career1955-72
Date of Birth
Born at Quetta
Language Punjabi
Profession Writer, journalist
Family Shaan (son), Neelo (wife), Fyaz Sheikh (producer, brother)

Riaz Shahid got a unique attention with his firy dialogue and stories in Pakistani movies. He was introduced as story and dialog writer by his friend Allauddin in film Bharosa in 1958. Shaheed (1962) was his big film as writer. He produced, directed and wrote his first film Susral in 1962. His all time best film was Zarqa in 1969, which was his only super hit film as producer and director, it was also the first ever diamond jubilee film in Pakistan. His other films as director were Mr. Allah Ditta (1966), Gharnata and Yeh Amn (1971). Famous dialogus Kahan Say Liye Hayn Yeh Jhumkay.. from film Badnam (1966) were also written by Riaz Shahid. His last film as writer was Haidar Ali (1978).

Riaz Shahid also acted in a film Nizam Lohar (1966). A famous song by Masood Rana Pyar Kisay Naal Pavin Na.. was picturised on him.

Riaz Shahid, real name Sheikh Riaz, started as journalist with famous magazines Chattan, Lail-o-Nahar and Daily Maghrabi Pakistan. His famous novel Hazar Dastan was published in 1955. His brother Fiaz Sheikh was also in the film line. He married top actress Neelo after her famous episode in 1965, when she refused to dance in an official function. Super star hero Shaan is his son.

Riaz Shahid was born in 1927 in Quetta and died on October 1st, 1972 in Lahore.





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