For a man synonymous with television's best, here a quick run through on his association with some of the best Indian television history had to offer…
The best usually ends up working with the best, which is so true. Mushtaq’s successful innings in television began when his close friend Ekta Kapoor, who single-handedly built up the Balaji Telefilms empire goaded him to do something in television at a time when television was not given the kind of respect it is now. What really turned Mushtaq on is that being a workaholic, television allowed him to be so engrossed in work, and it had an interactive immediate response that he wanted to tap on. As he succinctly puts it, television brought his friends, family, fans all together across the length and breadth of the country. People would call him and be concerned when one of the characters in his serial was getting lopped off.
He has scripted several popular soaps including 'Kahin To Hoga','Kya Hadsaa Kya Haqeeqat', 'K Street Pali Hill', 'Kahanii Ghar Ghar Ki', 'Kasauti Zindagi Kay', and for Balaji Telefilms.
Shiekh's scriptwriting for television serials started with one hour episodes of a short series called 'Rishtey' and 'Saturday Night Suspense' on Zee TV. After that there was no looking back. His stories won him great reviews that further boosted TRP’s of the shows and well, his contribution in reference to scripts in shows at Balaji is something that the entire nation enjoyed.
As a writer Mushtaq Shiekh in no time carved his name through the thick hide of our television industry.
And then it was time to move ahead and conquer greater heights. A a writer he had played field. Now he wanted to be on the other side of the fence…that from the broadcasting side. And with no time he went on to become the Creative Head for a major television channel (Sahara One). With Sahara, a new phase began for him, where he has been able to change the fortunes of many a television products on the channel in record time.