Jamal Shah is a very creative person who has worked with all his heart to bring forth sector of performing arts. Jamal was born on 1st March, 1956 in Quetta. Jamal Shah is an actor, director, painter, script writer, singer, song writer and a social worker. He has a heart of gold and goes out of way to help people around him.
Jamal Shah has made great contributions to the media industry. He has played different characters in several different dramas. His films include K2, HO Mann Jahaan, Revenge of the Worthless and Hijra. His TV serials include Chunri, Saya-e-Dewar Bhi Nahi, Palay Khan and Baarish Kay Baad.
He later turned into a director to make dramas according to his taste. Jamal Shah with his efforts laid foundation to the fine arts department in Baluchistan University. Since the department was his brainchild, he was also appointed as its head.
Jamal headed this department successfully for three years after which he passed it on to fellow colleagues. Jamal Shah also created Artists Association in Pakistan. It was one of its kind for the artists, it was founded in 1985 and benefited many artists around the country. Jamal Shah is one of the few artists in Pakistan who have achieved their education in the very same field.
Jamal Shah also laid foundation for Hunerkada – the stepping stone for many future artists. He polishes them with the greatest of teachers and the best of environment. Jamal Shah envisions Pakistan to be in the top country lists for performing arts.
His contributions can never be forgotten. Jamal was made the Executive Director in PNCA (Pakistan National Council of Arts) in 2007. Jamal has won the hearts of many people due to his generosity and the affection he has given to all his students.