"I had been learning music from my father (singer Amir Khan) from a very young age. At the age of seven, my father's sudden demise temporarily shut the doors to learn music any further," Shahbaz said.
"Despite all the victories I achieved in various college competitions as well as at local and state levels, my mother was sceptical about me learning the art from anyone else. Living up to my passion, I convinced myself and my mother to shift to Mumbai to make a career in music," he added.
While hunting for music projects, Shahbaz happened to be noticed by actor-filmmaker Sanjay Khan during a historical show's audition.
"Although I had no intentions of becoming an actor, I registered for acting classes on my friend's persuasion. Then, when I got to know about the auditions for Sanjay Khan's first historical show, I decided to give it a shot on the spur of the moment," he recalled.
After a couple of auditions, he was finalised for a key role in the show.
"That was the beginning of my acting career and Mr. Sanjay Khan gave me a break in the television world. However, music continues to be my love, and whenever there is any wedding in the family, I am their in-house and official wedding singer! This way, I am able to fulfil my passion as a singer as well as entertain people around me with my singing talent," said the "Ziddi" actor.
Shahbaz will play a lighthearted wedding planner in the &TV show, "Naye Shaadi Ke Siyape".
( With inputs from IANS )