Not many may be aware that he started his career with teen shows and is best known for playing the role of Vir in Kya Mast Hai Life on Disney.
Having moved into the prime time on a GEC Shaheer Sheikh is now a well known face. And it is with his character as Anant that the actor has already made a mark. TellyChakkar met the new blue eyed boy of Star Plus’ Navya who is making waves.
Shaheer Sheikh speaks on his life, aspirations and his interests.
From kid shows to a new age love story how are you finding this change?
I don’t see any change I am an actor I have to do different things to prove myself. I love this character of Anant. It’s very refreshing and all together a new feeling. I am enjoying every aspect of it.
How much do you relate with your character?
A lot because even I have certain ground rules and regulations which I follow in my real life just like Anant. I am a very simple and boring boy. But at times I do like to hang out with my friends when I am not shooting.
How is the experience of working in Navya?
It’s a great learning experience for each of us. We have this young bunch of people working on this show, even our producer is a young guy so we understand each other’s imagination. There are lots of fresh inputs that keep coming and this is the reason the show has very youthful feeling.
Navya has picked up in a very short time. So, what is your take on this?
Frankly, I was expecting a little more from the show. It’s a very unique blend of drama and youth show and I think after some time people will like the show even more. The content is very realistic. I relate with a lot of situations while shooting and I feel it must be the same with people who are watching the show.
How do you describe yourself?
As I said earlier I am a very simple, boring guy. I don’t stick to one thing. I love experimenting with things. I have an urge to do everything possible on earth. I tried my hand at various things like event management, modelling, to even a career in law. I love challenges and exploring new avenues.
How is your chemistry with your co-star Soumya?
We are just getting to know each other. I can’t say we are good friends as we have just started working.
If not an actor what is the other profession that you would have taken up?
I want to be a director. I also want to learn editing. I want to compose music… so there are many things that I want to do. In fact I don’t even know if I will continue to act after Navya.
How do you relax?
I enjoy music. Music is that one thing that is closest to my heart. It gives me a high, so when ever I am free I listen to music.
Apart from soaps what else would you want to do on TV?
I want to be a part of a dance reality show since I love dancing and I am a trained dancer.
What kind of transformation do you see in yourself from Kya Mast Hai Life to Navya?
My friends and family believe that I have grown up as an actor. I’ve become much more confident than before. My look too has changed from short hair to long hair! (Laughs).
You seem to have an on and off relationship with Smiley Suri. Can you comment on this?
We are just good friends. We enjoy each other’s company and we usually hang out together.
What are your future plans?
I am learning each day. First of all I want to learn editing. I also want to compose music. I also want to pursue photography as I enjoy it tremendously.