Azhar Shaikh is an Indian actor. He is known for portraying the role of Pinku aka Pankaj Sahay in the renowned SAB television show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008).
Azhar Shaikh was born on Friday, 5 July 1995 (age 27 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
Azhar Shaikh’s childhood picture
He did his schooling at Cardinal Gracias High School, Mumbai. Azhar was inclined towards acting since childhood.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Azhar Shaikh belongs to a Muslim family.
Parents & Siblings
Azhar Shaikh’s father, Mukhtar Shaikh, is a policeman. His mother, Nazma Shaikh, is a homemaker. His younger sister, Asafia Shaikh, is a fashion designer.
Azhar Shaikh with his family
Azhar Shaikh with his sister
Azhar Shaikh’s girlfriend’s name is Zeel.
Azhar Shaikh with his girlfriend
In 2008, Azhar Shaikh started his acting career with the Hindi sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in which he portrayed the character of Pinku. Then, in 2016, he played a lead role in the Hindi film Aa Jao Please.
Azhar Shaikh (left) in the Hindi television show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2008)
- Food: Mutton, Matar Paneer
- Azhar Shaikh is a fitness enthusiast and he often shares his workout pictures on Instagram.
Azhar Shaikh’s Instagram post
- Azhar Shaikh’s father was also an actor but had to give up acting because of financial hardships.
- In 2021, he worked as a lighting artist in the Disney+Hotstar television series The Legend of Hanuman.
- In 2020, Azhar Shaikh aka Pinku of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah was trolled for being parentless in the show. In an interview, Azhar Shaikh addressed the trollers and said,
Jab tak karna hai tab tak karo, jis humne chalu kardiya banana tab aap nahi rahoge.” (Troll us till you want. The day we will start replying back, you won’t be spare.)
- In an interview, Azhar stated that he wanted to be a Cricket player.
- He started his acting career at the age of thirteen.