Shahzad Roy was born in Karachi on 16th February 1977. Shahzad Roy started his music career at an early age. He started his singing career in 1995. He got recognition due to the cute immature ambiance he had around him.
Till now he has launched 11 albums out of which 5 albums have been a great hit throughout the world selling large numbers of copies. He is not only a singer but also a social worker and a humanitarian.
Shahzad Roy loves to work for people, his aim is to provide as much happiness as it is possible to the underprivileged of the society. He believes that only the lawful flow of money from rich to poor can attain that. As he grew up, his songs changed greatly in context from romantic songs eventually to songs highlighting issues and problems of this society and the country as whole.
Shahzad Roy still incorporates humor into his songs so that the harsh reality of the world can be toned down and yet would be simple enough for the masses to understand and to act upon. Shahzad Roy owns an NGO, Zindagee Trust which was founded by him in 2002.
He started with education and an incentive paid the children for each day that they spent in school. Along with education this trust has taken part in various civil works.
Shahzad is the youngest recipients of the very honorable Tamgha-e-Imtiaz. He also was one of the torch bearers in 2008 Olympics representing Pakistan. He also won the Patricia Blunt Koldyke Fellowship award in 2008 in Chicago. He was also awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2005. He has won several other awards:
- PTV Awards – Best Pop Singer -1999
- 1st Indus Music Award – Best Male Artist – 2003
- Indus Music Video Awards – Best Performer in a Video – 2005
- Indus Style Awards – Best Stylish Song -2006
- 3rd Indus Music Awards – Best Patriotic Song, Best Pop Song – 2006
- MTV Style Awards – Best Lyrics – 2008
- 8th Lux Style Awards – Best Album, Best Video – 2009
- 1st Hum Awards – Best Solo Artist – 2013
Shahzad Roy is also privileged to have performed with Abida Parveen in 2007. He brought Bryan Adams to Pakistan in 2005 for a charity concert. Shahzad Roy has truly used music to heal the world as Bob Marley once had envisioned. He is founder of Zindagi Trust, a non-government charitable organization that strives to improve the quality of education for average Pakistani.