Salim Shah was born on September 17, 1964 in Aligarh. He got his education from Aligarh Muslim University where he made stage performances and was secretary of the AMU Drama Club. Mr. Salim Shah had acting skills in his veins. Being the cousin of Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah
, he saw a speck of light in the Indian television industry.
Salim Shah’s first movie was “English, August” in 1994 in which he played the role of Ravi Srivastava, a bureaucrat. The lead character, August fights the bureaucratic society. This movie bagged several awards. Lahore, released in 2010 is his most recent movie in which he played the role of Mr. Hidayaat. The movie is about a cricketer who turns into a kick-boxer to avenge the death of his brother.
Salim Shah made quite a mark in the Indian television industry with his first serial “ Just Mohabbat
” in 1996. The story spirals around the life of Jai who lives in a hostel in Dehradun, away from his parents Raj, played by Salim Shah. “ Kashmeer
”, another TV series was shot in Kashmir and telecasted on Star Plus in the year 2003. Salim plays the role of Saiffudin Bhatt. This serial showcases the life of three main characters and their families set in the beautiful location of Kashmir.
Salim Shah also enacted in Bengali TV serial namely Byomkesh Bakshi
. The character is a fictional detective in Bengali literature. “ Meri Awaz Ko Mil Gayi Roshni
” began in 2007. Salim Shah plays the role of Mr. Vijendra Malik, who is the father of the male lead, Raj. The story is about Raj and Sudha’s love and how Sudha wants to become a singer to fulfil her mother’s desire.
The most successful one is “Bade Achhe Lagte Hain” in 2011. Salim Shah plays the role of Shiney. The serial is about a joyous family which faces trouble.
Salim Shah has shown extreme interest in theatre. Hence, he has proved to be a versatile actor.