Shaheer Sheikh's Biography: Unknown Facts, Work In Indonesia, Multiple Affairs, Marriage, And More

Shaheer Sheikh's biography is an entertaining one, from being a lawyer to becoming an actor, his affairs, relationships, and love life hold a lot of secrets and hidden facts. Know it all inside!


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Shaheer Sheikh's Biography: Unknown Facts, Work In Indonesia, Multiple Affairs, Marriage, And More

Popular television star, Shaheer Sheikh is entertainment industry's one of the most handsome, supremely talented, and humble actors. Every year on his birthday, the whole internet is coloured in his video montages, childhood pictures, dialogues from his shows, and tributes from his massive fanbase across the nation. There's no doubt that Shaheer is riding high on the professional front. But also in terms of his personal life, it was only last year, on November 27, 2020, when Shaheer had broken a million hearts, when he had taken the plunge in an intimate court marriage with his girlfriend, Ruchikaa Kapoor.

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Whether we talk about his media-shy nature, his incredible style-statement, mastering the art of getting into the skin of his characters, Shaheer is without a doubt one of the most popular stars of the television industry. In 2019, when he had earned 1st place in Fuze list of Most desirable Men on TV and in the same year, he was named 11th in Eastern Eye's 50 Sexiest Asian Men List. Despite all this fame and recognition, Shaheer prefers to keep his personal life private. As a result, even some of his die-hard fans are unaware of some surprising secrets, preferences, and life-changing moments. Scroll down to know it all about Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi fame, Shaheer Sheikh AKA Dev Dixit!

Shaheer Sheikh Biography

Shaheer Sheikh born in 'heaven on earth'

It was on March 26, 1984, when a baby boy had entered into the lives of a couple, Shahnawaz Sheikh and Dilshad Sheikh, who had lived in the Bhaderwah, Doda district of the Jammu and Kashmir. After Shaheer's birth, the Muslim family had gotten completed when they had welcomed two daughters, Aleefa and Ifrah. The actor shares a warm bond with his sisters and never skips a chance to be with them on their special and important days.

Shaheer Sheikh childhood picture

Shaheer Sheikh's school in the hills of Jammu

Shaheer Sheikh and his sisters, Aleefa and Ifrah had gone to Hari Singh Higher Secondary School situated on the hills of Jammu. A rare photo of Shaheer with his sisters from their schooling days is on the internet, and the trio looked way too adorable in their respective school uniforms as they had posed for the camera with their quirky expressions.

Shaheer Sheikh childhood school photo sisters

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Shaheer Sheikh's college days in Pune

Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar actor, Shaheer Sheikh had moved to Pune from Jammu and Kashmir to pursue his graduation from New Law College, a constituent college of Bharati Vidyapeeth University. The actor had completed his graduation in Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.) from there. On May 8, 2020, Shaheer Sheikh had taken to his Instagram handle and had shared some unseen picture from his college days in Pune.

Shaheer Sheikh college days LLB Pune

Shaheer Sheikh college days LLB Pune

Along with the pictures, Shaheer had revealed that his graduation days were one of the best days of his life and called his journey there a beautiful one. The actor had stated that initially, he was a shy and scared boy, who wouldn't speak up to anyone. However, with time, he had turned into a student who was involved in almost every inter-college event, assignments, or projects.

Shaheer Sheikh college days LLB Pune

Shaheer Sheikh college days LLB Pune

Shaheer Sheikh had also revealed that during his graduation time in Pune, he had participated in Mr. & Miss. University in the second year of his L.L.B. Also, he had surprisingly disclosed that he had worked in a few call centres and had started a small event management company by himself, during the course of his graduation. At the end of his emotional note, Shaheer had called his college days a wonderful experience, which had helped him transform his overall personality.

Shaheer Sheikh college days LLB Pune

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Shaheer Sheikh's debut show

There are a lot of reports and news articles on the internet that suggest that Shaheer Sheikh had made his acting debut in the television industry with the popular teen-sitcom, Kya Mast Hai Life (2009). But that's not true because it was his impressive performance in the television sitcom, Sanya (2005) that had helped him grabbing the role in Kya Mast Hai Life. Many people are unaware of Shaheer's acting debut in Sanya because he had portrayed an almost side-character named, Arjun Shekhawat in the show that hadn't created much buzz in the industry back then.

Shaheer Sheikh debut show Kya Mast Hai Life

From 'Anant Bajpai' to 'Arjuna'

After Shaheer Sheikh's acting debut in Sanya and impressive performance in Kya Mast Hai Life, the talented youngster had grabbed a role in Jhansi Ki Rani (2010), in which he had portrayed the character of Nana Sahib. The actor was slowly and steadily raising everyone's eyebrows with his performances and had gotten his much-needed push in the popular show, Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal (2011-12), in which he had played the important character, Anant Bajpai. For his performance in the show, Shaheer had received immense praises from the critics and fans.

Shaheer Sheikh Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal

Since then, there was no stopping him, and he had gotten his big break in the popular epic show, Mahabharat, in which he had portrayed the show's main protagonist, Arjuna. From his performance in the emotional sequences of the show to his intense acting in the battle scenes, Shaheer's iconic portrayal of Arjuna is still regarded as one of the best, if not the best in India.

Shaheer Sheikh Arjun Mahabharat

There is no doubt that the character of Arjuna had changed the dynamics of Shaheer Sheikh's career, as he was labelled by critics and media as one of the most talented and elite celebs of the entertainment industry. However, in terms of personal life, Shaheer had once revealed in his Instagram post that he had learned a lot of things while he was playing Arjuna in Mahabharat, and it had made him a better person. The actor had explained that it had taught him in order to be a winner, one doesn't have to compete with other but only with ones own self. Also, it had made him more disciplined in life.

Shaheer Sheikh Arjuna Mahabharat

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Shaheer Sheikh's surprising move to Indonesia

After gaining huge popularity, Shaheer Sheikh had made a surprising choice when he had taken a break from Indian television and had gone to Indonesia and had done some shows and films there that were quite successful. From hosting a reality show, Panah Asmara Arjuna, to a game show, The New Eat Bulaga! Indonesia, the actor had started making a name for himself in Asia and had grabbed the big chance of co-hosting Asia's Got Talent with Marc Nelson.

Shaheer Sheikh Indonesia movies

Shaheer Sheikh Indonesia movies

Shaheer Sheikh was also featured in a romantic film, Cinta di Langit Taj Mahal in which he had played the character of a calm and composed person named, Reehan Syahputra. In 2015, Shaheer was casted opposite gorgeous actress, Kirana Larasati in a romantic film, Turis Romantis. On one side, Shaheer was getting a lot of fame in Indonesia, on the other hand, the actor's love life had also blossomed as he had fallen in love with actress, Ayu Ting Ting.

Shaheer Sheikh Indonesia movies

Shaheer Sheikh and Ayu Ting Ting's love story

Shaheer Sheikh and Ayu Ting Ting had dated each other for five months in 2015 in Indonesia. The two had fallen in love with each other, Ayu had helped Shaheer settling down in the new country and had helped him learn about Indonesia's culture and language. However, according to multiple reports, the two had gotten separated because of their cultural differences.

Shaheer Sheikh Ayu Ting Ting love story relationship

None of them had revealed the reason behind their split. But it was in the year 2019, when Shaheer had gone back to Indonesia to the launch event of his show, Daastan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali and had apologised to Ayu. The actor had stated that he knows that both of them have moved on in their respective lives, but he thinks he owes a sorry to Ayu for hurting her. Shaheer had also admitted that he never wanted to hurt her, but maybe he did, and if he did, then he wants forgiveness from her.

Shaheer Sheikh in 'Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi' as 'Dev Patel'

In 2016, Shaheer Sheikh had played the character of a young and successful business tycoon named, Dev Patel in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi opposite gorgeous Erica Fernandes as Sonakshi Dixit in her debut show. Their chemistry had broken the TRP records, and even their relationship rumours had started making rounds on the internet because their chemistry was way too natural and beautiful. In terms of Shaheer's acting career, the show had established him as the most loved television star in the country.

Shaheer Sheikh Erica Fernandes love story

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Shaheer Sheikh and Erica Fernandes' rumoured relationship

After Shaheer Sheikh and Erica Fernandes had stunned everyone with their chemistry in Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi, fans and media had gotten more interested in their personal life and had started rooting for them as a real-life couple. Though they had always maintained their 'just friend' stance, the reports about their relationship had never faded until reports of Erica unfollowing Shaheer on social media had emerged on the internet.

Shaheer Sheikh Erica Fernandes love story

Shaheer Sheikh Erica Fernandes love story

In an interview with The Times Of India, Erica Fernandes had cleared the air about her relationship status with her co-star, Shaheer Sheikh and had said that they're just good friends. She had also explained that they had shared great chemistry with each other because of their off-screen rapport. Erica had also added that it's important to enjoy a comfort level with your co-actor, but it is not true that we were in a relationship. Concluding her statement, Erica had stated that she would love to hang out with Shaheer even now, but both are busy with their respective projects.

Shaheer Sheikh Erica Fernandes love story

Shaheer Sheikh Erica Fernandes love story

Shaheer Sheikh and Ruchikaa Kapoor's love story

Despite maintaining 'just friends' stance with each other and denying their relationship rumours a hundred times in the media, Shaheer Sheikh and Erica Fernandes' dating reports had stopped when Ruchikaa Kapoor had made her entry in Shaheer's life. In the later months of 2020, rumours were rife that Shaheer is reportedly dating the Creative Producer and Executive Vice President at Balaji, Ruchikaa Kapoor. The reports had surprised everyone, but soon the duo had confirmed the same with adorable posts on their respective IG handles.

Shaheer Sheikh Ruchikaa Kapoor love story marriage

On November 5, 2020, Shaheer Sheikh and Ruchikaa Kapoor had posted a confirmation picture on their respective social media handles, with a tongue-in-cheek caption. After some weeks, on November 27, 2020, Shaheer and Ruchikaa had taken the plunge in an intimate court marriage and post registering their relationship. The newly-weds had reportedly headed off to Jammu for an intimate ceremony with his family members. To announce their wedding, Shaheer and Ruchikaa had posted pictures on their respective IG handles. While Shaheer had written, "Zindagi khatm bhi ho jaaye agar... Na kabhi khatm ho ulfat ka safar. #chaloDildarChalo #ikigai", Ruchikaa had captioned her post as "Off on an adventure called Forever #HappilyEverAfter #ForeverPerson #Ikigai #theGirlwithcurls #MadMeNow."

Shaheer Sheikh Ruchikaa Kapoor love story marriage

Shaheer Sheikh Ruchikaa Kapoor love story marriage

Shaheer Sheikh Ruchikaa Kapoor love story marriage

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Since then, there's no looking back for this adorable couple and their respective social media handles are massive proof that they're madly-in-love with each other. This is an incredibly happy phase of Shaheer Sheikh's life as he's riding high both in his personal and professional lives. We hope Shaheer keeps impressing his critics and fans with his incredible acting and continues giving us major couple goals with his romantic pictures and videos with his wife, Ruchikaa Kapoor.

Cover and Images Courtesy: Shaheer Sheikh