Saleem Shaikh is a very famous Pakistani television and film actor. He first appeared in the popular drama, Shama on PTV in 1976. He is also the brother in law of famous actor Behroze Sabzwari. However, after his child appearance in Shama, Saleem made his acting debut in Sunehray Din, in 1989. Then, he appeared in his first film, Mohabbat ka Saudagar.
Saleem mostly appears in television plays and sitcoms, but he also works in films that are directed or produced by his older brother, Javed Shaikh. He also won the Bolan Award for the Best actor for Chief Sahib in 1996. Saleem is currently working in several new productions, and he says that his association with Lollywood has pretty much ended. He says that he will now only play roles in telefilms and drama serials.