Armughan Shahid (Urdu: ارمُغان شاہِد ), (born 27 April 1969), better known by his stage name Shaan Shahid (Urdu: شان شاہِد ), or Shaan is a Pakistani actor, writer, model, and film director. With his career spanning more than two decades with over 500 films, Shaan has established himself as one of the most popular leading actors of Pakistan. Shaan started his acting career in 1990 by making debut in Javed Fazli's film Bulandi opposite to Reema Khan. He has won many awards in Pakistan including one Pride of Performance, four National Film Awards, fifteen Nigar Awards, five Lux Style Awards, one Pakistan Media Award, ARY Film Award. He is considered as the highest-paid film star in Pakistan.
Armaghan Shahid better known today as Shaan Shahid was born in Lahore to director Riaz Shahid and television, theatre and film actress Neelo. His father was a Punjabi Muslim whereas his mother was Punjabi Christian who embraced Islam. His paternal uncle Fiaz Shahid was a cameraman and producer for PTV in Islamabad.
He started out his early education at the prestigious Aitchison College. His first acting venture came out at a boy scout bonfire. He won the best actor award in a play called Alif Noon, playing a comedy character, but never took acting seriously as a career. After Aitchison, he left for New York, United States and joined Newtown High School. Dreaming of being a lawyer, he always thought he had the talent to become one. He stayed in New York for seven years, then returned to Pakistan for vacation where he took up the family business, Riaz Shahid Films. At the age of 19, he did his first film, Bulandi, which was released in 1990.
He got married to Amina Shaan and has four daughters: Bahisht-i-Bareen Shaan Shahid, Fatima Shahid, Shah Bano Shahid, and Raanay Shahid,
In 2013, the highest-grossing film Waar direction of Bilal Lashari stars him, Aisha Khan, Shamoon Abbasi, Uzma Khan, Ali Azmat, and Meesha Shafi. He won the Best actor award of viewer's choice at 1st ARY Film Awards. After success of Waar he appeared in Jami's O21 alongside Aamina Sheikh, Iman Ali, Shamoon Abbasi and Ayub Khoso. In 2015 Yalghaar starring Shaan and Adnan Siddiqui, the direction and production of Hassan Waqas Rana is set to be the most expensive film in the history of Pakistani cinema with an estimated budget of Rs 50 crore.
There is the independent dance-based film Naach opposite Javed Sheikh, Momal Sheikh and newcomer Neil Uchong. last is Shehzaad Rafique's Punjabi romantic film Ishq Khuda which stars him alongside Saima, Ahsan Khan and Wiam Dahmani. Shaan has sung a few songs in his films.