Shehzad Roy Biography – Career, Albums, Charity Concert, and Family

Published on Nov 17, 2023 by


Shehzad Roy was born on 16th February 1977 in Karachi, Pakistan. Shehzad Roy is a Pakistani musician, video artist, singer, philanthropist, and social activist. He is a Pakistani singer, social worker, and humanitarian.


16 February 1977



Birth Place

Karachi, Pakistan




Singer, Music Video Artist

Years Active


Marital status


Shehzad Roy Career:

He is a famous singer, a musician who has made his name in the industry.

Shehzad Roy Albums:

Roy’s father passed down his love for music to his son and taught him guitar by presenting videos. His first album ‘Zindagi’ was launched in 1995, at that time he was a student in the second year at Premier College. His 2nd album ‘Darshan’ and 3rd album ‘Tere Soorat’ were released in 1997 and 1999, respectively. Then he released his 4th album with the name ‘Rab Janay’ in 2002, and in 2005 he released his 5th album ‘Buri Bat Hai’. 

Shehzad Roy Collaboration with Abida Parveen:

With the increase in his philanthropic passion, he transformed his music tone from romantic to songs reflecting the social problems. In 2007, he collaborated with the Sufi singer, Abida Parveen, to make a song related to his new venture ‘Equality in Education’. Abida is the primary vocalist of the song, and Roy only sang the title ‘Ao Day Dain Inhain Zindagi’ throughout the whole song. 

Shehzad Roy Socio-Political Album:

In July of 2008, Roy launched his socio-political album ‘Kismat Apne Hath Mein’ at Karachi Central Jail’s juvenile prison. Through this album, he pointed out that the justice system in Pakistan needs rehabilitation because they not only neglect the miserable state of prisoners but also many prisoners spend a large part of their life waiting for their hearing in court. In 2005 he did a duet with an Indian musician Sukhbir to foster cultural exchange between India and Pakistan. 

Shehzad Roy Charity Concert:

To raise cultural cognizance via his music, he brought Canadian singer and philanthropist Bryan Adams to a charity concert in Pakistan to help the sufferers of the October 2005 devastating earthquake. Through the album ‘Laga Rahe’ 1st music video, he politically commented on the situation in Pakistan at that time. He featured issues like increasing crime and inflation, price hikes, politics of dishonest politicians, and the need for the rehabilitation of the judiciary. His song was featured in the Bollywood film ‘Khatta Meetha’.   

The mashup of Shehzad’s two most hit songs, ‘Qismat Apne Hath Mein’ and ‘Lagaa Reh’ from his album ‘Qismat Apne Haath Mein’, were featured in the Indian film ‘Khata Meetha’. Being a patriot, he released ‘Mere Dhol Sipahiyaa’, a patriotic song featuring gorgeous Ayesha Omer on 6th September 2014. This song was dedicated to survivors and martyrs of Pakistan’s army who participated in the War on terror, particularly for operation Zarb E Azb’s martyrs. 

In September 2013, he performed with an American rock band GNR at a charity event in Los Angeles. With the performances of band members Matt Sorum, Macy Gray, and Slash, the event became a rock show. The proceedings from this event were donated to Roy’s charity organization Zindagi Trust.  Owing to the HBL ambassador, he also works as an ambassador to PSL (Pakistan Super League). 

Shehzad Roy PSL Ceremony:

On 9th February, he performed in the PSL inaugural ceremony held in Dubai on his anthem ‘Ballay Ballay’,  which he sang for PSL. He also serves as team Karachi King’s ambassador and sang the National anthem ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Ho Ga Ray’ for his team on 3rd February. For 2018 PSL, he launched an anthem ‘Lo Phir Se Milay’ on 28th January.

Documentaries by Shehzad Roy:

Wasu Aur Mein:

In 2011 Roy watched a video on YouTube in which a Baluchistan’s villager bashed Pakistan’s erratic political history. He traced Wasu and collaborated with him to make the song ‘Apne Ullo’. The video portrayed the exploitation of poor people.  He emulated all those who manipulate a common man like a lawyer, peon, and a government secretary in this music video. 

In 2012 he made and hosted a documentary consisting of 8 episodes with the title Wasu Aur Mein. Following this documentary, Shahzad and Wasu traveled to different cities and tried to understand what’s the meaning of being a Pakistani citizen and realized what’s their future in Pakistan.

Shehzad Roy Chal Phara:

In 2013 he made a documentary with the title Chal Parha

consisting of 22 episodes. Throughout these 22 episodes, he traveled to 80 Pakistani cities and visited 200 government schools. In each episode, he highlighted a new issue in government education, e.g.curriculum, physical punishment, teachers, and instruction medium. The 3rd episode of the show on physical punishment was played on 15th February 2013, and it resulted in accelerating the government’s decision to ban physical punishment.    

Shehzad Roy Family:

His father, Kabir Roy, is a business person, and his mother Nazli Qamar is a housewife. His only sister lives in the USA. Roy’s soul mate Salma Alam is also supporting him in his good cause. She is serving as founder of Durban and advisor to the literacy and education department of Sindh.

Education of Shehzad Roy:

His father sent him to St. Judge’s School Karachi for early schooling. After that, he took admission in Stone Academy Chicago for middle education and high education again from Karachi’s St. Andrew’s.

Shehzad Roy Height, Weight, Eye Color, and Hair Color:

Height: 5 feet 7 inches

Weight: 70 KG

Eye Color: Black

Hair Color: Black

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