Shahnawaz Khan is a rising Bollywood film actor and director. He is a model turned actor based in Mumbai. Shahnawaz Khan is the younger son of Veteran Bollywood actor Kader Khan and Azra Khan, who is a film producer. He has two brothers Sarfaraz Khan, who has acted in several films and Quddus Khan who lives in Canada. Shahnawaz Khan is a big fan of the Bollywood actor Govinda. He did his initial acting training from NIDA (National Institute of Drama and Arts) Sydney, Australia.

Shahnawaz came to Mumbai where he completed and received his acting diploma from ” Barry John” acting institute. Shahnawaz has acted in two short films in English titled ” Wake Up Call” & ” Criminals are of Types”. He also acted in one short film in Hindi titled ” Sunnat “. He is well versed in Australian English, Hindi & Urdu. He has also has done quite a number of plays directed by Mrs. Nadira Zaheer Babbar. He has assisted Satish Kaushik on Milenge Milenge and Vaada, Raj Kanwar on Humko Tum Se Pyaar Hai, and Vikram Bhatt in some of his films.

His directorial debut started with the movie "In Your Arms”, which was a romantic movie, produced by Kader Khan. The film was showcased in NFDC Film Bazaar at the International Film Festival of India. He has acted in movies such as Koi Aap Sa (2005), Dekha Jo Pehli Baar (2013) and The Little Godfather (2013). He formed the Kal Ke Kalakar International theater, along with his father and brother.