Bio: Sheikh Mukhtar was the son of Chaudhry Ashfaq Ahmed (who was a railway police inspector and born in Karachi, British India; now Pakistan) Chaudhary Ashfaq Ahmed intentionally got transferred and migrated to Delhi. Sheikh Mukhtar was born on 24 December 1914 in Delhi. He had spent his childhood in Gali choodi waalan (Near Jama Mosque, Delhi-11006) and took education from Anglo Arabic School, Ajmeri Gate, Delhi-11006. His father wanted his son to join Police or Army on a higher rank but Sheikh Mukhtar was keenly interested in theatre. One of his acquaintances from his area started working in a theatre company so Sheikh mukhtar also moved to Kolkata and joined theatre company.
Born: 24 December 1914, Delhi
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Parents: Mohammad Shafi khan
Died: 12 May 1980, Karachi, Pakistan
Children: Moinuddin Mukhtar, Mariam Mukhtar