Jamal Shah is a multi talented artist, dramatist, singer and producer. His powerful art in the media of painting, printmaking and sculpture portrays his concerns for the disadvantaged people around him. Jamal Shah obtained a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Baluchistan University, Quetta in 1978 and in 1983 he graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore. He went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Art, London.
In1984 he established the Fine Arts Department at the University of Baluchistan and headed the department for three years. In 1985 he formed the Artists Association of Baluchistan and became the Chairman of Artists Association of Pakistan.
Currently he is the director of HunerKada art academy in Islamabad which he founded in 1992 and Telenor Brand Ambassador, Television Productions (Hunerkada Productions). He is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for his work.