Shahbaz Khan, popular for his villainous roles on the small and big screens, says he had no plans of becoming an actor.
“I had been learning music from my father (singer Amir Khan) from a very young age. At the age of seven, my father’s sudden demise temporarily shut the doors to learn music any further,” Shahbaz said.
“Despite all the victories I achieved in various college competitions as well as at local and state levels, my mother was skeptical about me learning the art from anyone else. Living up to my passion, I convinced myself and my mother to shift to Mumbai to make a career in music,” he added.
While hunting for music projects, Shahbaz happened to be noticed by actor-filmmaker Sanjay Khan during a historical show’s audition.
“Although I had no intentions of becoming an actor, I registered for acting classes on my friend’s persuasion. Then, when I got to know about the auditions for Sanjay Khan’s first historical show, I decided to give it a shot on the spur of the moment,” he recalled.
After a couple of auditions, he was finalised for a key role in the show.
“That was the beginning of my acting career and Mr. Sanjay Khan gave me a break in the television world. However, music continues to be my love, and whenever there is any wedding in the family, I am their in-house and official wedding singer! This way, I am able to fulfill my passion as a singer as well as entertain people around me with my singing talent,” said the “Ziddi” actor.
Shahbaz will play a lighthearted wedding planner in the &TV show, “Naye Shaadi Ke Siyape”.