Momal Sheikh is a Pakistani television star and producer. Momal was born on 6th April 1986, in Karachi, Pakistan. She is the daughter of
Javed Sheikh, a film producer, to his first marriage with Zinat Mangi, a television and film actress. His brother,
Shehzad Sheikh, is also a Pakistani film and TV actor. In 2012, she made her first television appearance on Geo TV’s Mirat-ul-Uroos.Momal also appeared as Jalebi on Geo TV’s Pakistani comedy-drama series, Yeh Zindagi Hai. This 2016, she was debuted in
Mudassar Aziz’ Bollywood romantic comedy film,
Happy Bhag Jayegi, where she played a pivotal role opposite Abhay Deol.
A few years ago, acting never entered her mind. She is contented working as a producer in her father’s production company. Destiny came her way when the makers of Happy Bhag Jayegi were looking for someone who can play the role of Zoya. His father suggested several names, but the director found her pictures online. She was first undecided when she was approached to do the film.Her husband, Muhammad Nadir, encouraged her to take up the role. She did not regret being part of it as she was very happy with the results.
The action comedy film,
Welcome Back (2015), was offered to her, but because she was pregnant at that time to her son, Ibrahim, Momal turned down the offer. She was also offered a Punjabi film alongside
Jimmy Shergill and another film from A R Rahman’s company. Momal wished to work with
Ranveer Singh in the future.