Disney+ miniseries, Ms. Marvel, premiered on the OTT giant on June 8th, 2022; the show, so far, has received favorable reviews, with particular praise for Iman Vellani’s performance as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel. Ms. Marvel follows Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Muslim Pakistani American high school student, as she gains her own superpowers after she puts on an antique bracelet. Saagar Shaikh plays Aamir Khan, Kamala’s supportive and loving older brother, in Ms. Marvel.
Below is Saagar Shaikh’s detailed article where we talk about his Ms. Marvel stint, married life, net worth, and more.
Saagar Shaikh On Ms Marvel
Ms. Marvel, which puts Marvel’s first Muslim superhero Kamala Khan in the center, premiered recently on Disney+ and we can say MCU has changed for a good reason.
Like every superhero has a family, Aamir Khan is Kamala’s nearest and dearest one. In the first two episodes of the series, viewers learned that Aamir is engaged to be married and that once he worked at Hot Topic, an American retail chain specializing in counterculture fashion.
In March 2022, talking to Screenrant, via Comicbook, on the red carpet of the Moon Knight premiere, Saagar shared that his character, Aamir, as an older brother, wants to guide his little sister Kamala and be a shoulder she can lean on during difficult times. He added, “He wants to be the one that she looks up to while also looking up to her.”
In a chat with Current, Saagar shared that Ms. Marvel is very close to his heart. He said, “It’s hard to represent an entire community because even within the community there are subcommunities and individuals. We did our best to represent one family in one community. It was relatable. I know people just like the people we’re trying to represent on the show. We had such a blast.”
Ahead of the series premiere, Saagar talked with Screen Rant about his experience working with Iman Vellani and his first “I’m in the MCU moment” among many other things. Ms. Marvel actor revealed that the first time he had an “I’m in the MCU” moment was when he met Kevin Fiege, president of Marvel Studios. About working with Iman, he said he has the same energy towards Iman as Aamir has towards Kamala.
Saagar Shaikh Net Worth
As of 2022, Saagar Shaikh’s net worth was reported to be under $300 thousand.
Saagar earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2011. He fell in love with acting a little before his graduation.
As any passionate person would do, Saagar looked up on the Internet to know what it would take to be an actor. Then, destiny stepped in, or as Saagar calls it “kismat.”
At one point in his college, Saagar desperately needed to earn internship hours. Therefore, he went to his academic advisor and received a list of places he could apply. Saagar saw them only as check marks of things he needed to do and did not really care where he would land.
Since Saagar was a business major, he decided to intern at a company that had the word “management” in its name. Luckily, he landed at a local talent management company. There, he found an agent who started sending him on auditions for local and regional TV commercials.
For the first eight years, Saagar appeared in numerous short films and did a web series called Unfair and Ugly (role: Haaris Shaikh). Only in 2021, Saagar landed his breakout role as Aamir Khan in Ms. Marvel.
Saagar was doing various jobs besides acting until 2019. From March 2018 to June 2019, Saagar worked as Media Manager at SMUGGLER, according to his LinkedIn handle. He also worked as Post Production Assistant in Amazon Studios circa 2016.
Is Saagar Shaikh Married?
Saagar Shaikh is reportedly married. In a chat with Current, the actor told that he shared tears with his mom and his wife after he got the word that he had booked the role of Aamir.
Although we don’t know many details, the pair reportedly exchanged wedding vows before 2019. Saagar first mentioned his wife in a joke that he made on Twitter on May 22, 2019. He wrote, “one time my wife wanted to go to a halal restaurant, so we did. and then she ordered tofu. don’t be like that.”
Upon further research, we learned Saagar Shaikh is married to Wajiha Ibrahim.
Saagar Shaikh Age
According to famousbirthdays.com, Saagar Shaikh’s age was 35 in 2022.
Saagar Shaikh Height
The unfair and Ugly actor Saagar Shaikh stands tall at a height of 5 feet 11 inches.
Is Saagar Shaikh Indian?
No, Saagar Shaikh is not an Indian. He is Pakistani-American by ethnicity.
Saagar Shaikh Parents
Saagar Shaikh’s parents are Jawed and Neema Shaikh. He also has two siblings, both brothers. They are Saamir and Sakib Shaikh.
When Is Saagar Shaikh Birthday?
Saagar Shaikh celebrates his birthday on the 29th of November.
Where Is Saagar Shaikh From?
Originally from Texas, Saagar moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue an acting career.
Is Saagar Shaikh On Instagram?
Saagar is on Instagram @saagarshaikh and he has more than 14 thousand followers on the platform. You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter.