Jamal Shah is a popular Pakistani actor, director, producer, painter and a social worker. Jamal obtained a Master's degree in English literature from the Balochistan University in Quetta in 1978 and in 1983, he got a NDA from the National College of Arts. He then obtained a Masters in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Art in London. At present, Jamal is the director of HunerKada art academy, which he established in Islamabad in 1992.
His acting career has been littered with hits, as well as the famous mini TV series Traffik. Traffik earned nominations for six BAFTA awards and won three. The series also won the International Emmy Award for the best drama serial. Jamal also starred in the 1992 film K2, which was directed by Franc Roddam. In 2007, Jamal became the executive director of the Pakistan National Council of Arts. He is currently married to Amna Shah, after getting a divorce from his first wife, Faryal Gohar.