Meesha Shafi is a multi-talented performer from Pakistan. Having already established herself as a highly sought after fashion model, she surprised not just the nation but global audiences as well when she revealed her previously unknown talent as an extremely versatile vocalist in 2010, debuting her solo career as a singer on the revolutionary musical platform, Coke Studio, Shafi made serious waves worldwide with her record breaking hits. Her collaboration with folk legend Arif Lohar went on to become the most viewed song ever exported by Pakistan.
Shafi's musical journey as a recording artist is going strong, with many hits to her name, she is still a regular on Coke Studio, as well as lending her voice as a playback singer to soundtracks of some truly groundbreaking movies. Her captivating onstage charisma has taken her around the world to tour live with her band. The Meesha Shafi Project has performed extensively in the past 7 years, traveling to countries like India, Norway, UAE, China etc, performing for her patrons and public alike, first as the lead vocalist for a niche rock band and then as a solo artist from 2010 onwards.
Shafi has by now become a symbol of the modern day youth of Pakistan, a void that was itching to be filled. Belonging to a family of thinkers, writers and artists, she is the daughter of veteran actress 'Saba Hameed' and inherited her writing genes from her grandfather, Hameed Akhtar, a revolutionary, Urdu writer who ran the ' Progressive writer's movement' for many years. Through Shafi, comes the image of a young, multifaceted, modern Pakistani woman with global appeal. Her strength lies in the fact that she personifies an effortless blend of East and West. Hailed as a style icon with avant garde sensibility, she is the only Pakistani female to represent L'Oreal Paris for three consecutive years. Her list of impressive endorsements spans many major multinational brands like Coca Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Lipton, Mobilink, Cornetto etc.
Shafi's achievements have been highlighted in numerous notable international publications like L'Official (Paris) and Vogue. With countless shoots/interviews printed both locally and internationally, Shafi has been shining bright on red carpets around the world, at movie premieres and film festivals.
Shafi's portfolio has an impressive list of credits to her name, always choosing quality over quantity, her professional choices have been eclectic and popular with critics and masses alike. The biggest feather in her cap comes with landing a plum role in the Hollywood movie 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. Handpicked by none other than the Oscar nominated, legendary director Mira Nair, Shafi stars in her big screen debut along with an all star cast featuring Riz Ahmed, Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Hudson, Liev Schrieber, Shabana Azmi and Om Puri. The movie premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was the opening film for the Venice Film Festival.
From there, Shafi went on to act in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' (2012) directed by Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra and starred on screen with big names like Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor. The Bollywood movie swept the award circuit completely. In 2013, Shafi debuted on the Pakistani silver screen in WAAR, a record breaking success at the box office which kickstarted the cinema revival in Pakistan.
Shafi won her first award as Best Supporting Actor (WAAR) in 2014 and is also on the (Oscar) Academy Award Committee (best foreign film) as a jury member, where her role includes shortlisting Pakistani films to be sent to the Academy for final selection. Her role in judging other people's work was initiated in 2013 when she appeared as a mentor for Cornetto Music Icons. A reality show featuring new talent and other notable artists as judges.
For concerts, gigs, appearances, and queries, you can contact Meesha Shafi's management at firstname.lastname@example.org.