His father was a lawyer.
Eldest of five children.
He went to St. Mary's School, Mumbai, and then to St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. Thereafter, he studied law at Siddharth College of Law.
Starred in the shelved film, Nargis Films "Maa Ka Aanchal"(1990) Starring Suresh Oberoi, Farooq Shaikh,Kiran Juneja,Sudha Chandran,Jeet Upendra,Reeta Bhadhuri, Satyen Kappu, Produced by Asghar Ali, Directed by Dherendra Kumar.
Acted in the shelved film " Inshaa Allah" (1982) opposite Zarina Wahab, Co starring Vijay Anand. Directed by A. Shamsheer.
Was involved with Moshumi Chatterjee.
Starred in the shelved film Banwaas (1983).
Starred in the shelved TV serial Maan Gaye Huzoor (1995). Starring Farooq Shaikh, Goga Kapoor, Pallavi Joshi.
Honey Irani was planning to direct a film in 1984. She had discussed it with Farooq Sheikh. He had agreed. The film got shelved.
Was involved with Deepti Naval in the early 80s.
Starred in the shelved bilingual movie "Kanchan Rekha" (Hindi) "Swambar"(Bengali). This was in 1982. Starring Naseeruddin Shah,Amol Palekar,Farooq Sheikh, Smita Patil,Girish Karnad,Geeta Siddhartha,Dina Pathak. Produced by Mrityunjoy Sarkar,Directed by Shankar Bhattacharya. The film was shelved when the producer died after kidney surgery.