Actor | Producer | Director
Asad can be currently seen on buses and London tube station boards in the new World Remit campaign. He just finished filming a commercial for Ford. Asad is working on a feature film - a romantic comedy, which begins production in 2022. He had previously served as a creative producer for The Black Arts Company in Soho, while also spearheading his film production company, Iconic Productions UK Limited.
In the past, he was seen across televisions on Zing! UK's weekly show, 'The Film Show'.
His first feature, a Bollywood thriller film titled '7 Welcome to London' saw him make his big screen debut as well as his directorial debut under his film production company. It received massive critical and commercial acclaim after its UK release and has gone on to become the most successful British-made Hindi language film in the United Kingdom.
The film is set in London and had a UK wide release on 9 March 2012. Under the title, 'Welcome to London' it was acquired by GEO Films in Pakistan and had a successful release on 30 January 2015.
On completion of his formal educational training in Law and Management and a lucrative banking career in hand, London-bred Asad Shan proceeded to take a more creative path and head to New York City.
He successfully completed courses at such prestigious institutions as The New York Film Academy, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and The Sanford Meisner Lab in New York.
Soon after, Bollywood beckoned and he moved from the Big Apple to the bright lights and glamour of Mumbai, India. There, he enhanced his experience in various media forms like film, theatre, television, commercials, music videos and modelling. He went on to do an acting course at Kishore Namit Kapoor in Mumbai. Within a few short months, he was seen on the runways at Indian Fashion Weeks. Following which, he became the face for top fashion labels in the country and eventually became one of the most sought-after television veejays for B4U Music. Eventually seeing an opportunity and growth in the UK market, Asad shifted base back to London.
Asad has recently played the lead role in Suman Hanif's British feature film "Tell me about it ". The film is being screened in various film festivals and will be releasing in UK cinemas soon. Asad is currently working on developing a British comedy set in London and a punjabi film.