Mehjabeen Shaikh (Dawood Ibrahim’s First Wife) Wiki, Age, Family, Biography & More

Mehjabeen Shaikh


Mehjabeen Shaikh, also known as Zubeena Zareen, is a Pakistani woman who is known for being the first wife of gangster Dawood Ibrahim.


Mehjabeen Dawood Ibrahim was born in 1960 (age 62 years; as of 2023) in Bhendi Bazaar Area, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black


Parents & Siblings

Her father, Yusuf Kashmiri, is a small businessman in Mumbai, India.

Husband & Children

In the 1990s, Mehjabeen Shaikh got married to Dawood Ibrahim, a gangster and terrorist. The couple has a son named Moin Ibrahim who got married to Saniya, a daughter of a London-based businessman on 25 September 2011.

A picture of Mehjabeen Shaikh’s son Moin

Their daughter, Mehreen Ibrahim, got married to Ayub, a Pakistani-American in 2011.

Mehjabeen Shaikh’s daughter Mehreen Ibrahim and son, Moin Ibrahim, at the White House in Karachi, Pakistan

Their other daughter, Mahrukh Ibrahim, got married to Junaid Miandad, Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad’s son, in 2006.

Mahrukh Ibrahim with her husband Junaid Miandad

One of their daughters, Maria Ibrahim, is deceased.


She was in a relationship with Dawood Ibrahim before marrying him in the 1990s.

“Dawood’s Love Story”

Mehjabeen Shaikh, reportedly from the infamous Bhendi Bazaar area of Mumbai, is said to have caught the attention of Dawood Ibrahim when he was invited to dinner by his friend Mumtaz Khan in the 1990s. During the dinner, Dawood was drawn to Mehjabeen’s beauty, who was Mumtaz’s sister-in-law. Despite initial objections from Mehjabeen’s father, he eventually agreed to their marriage after learning about Dawood’s father’s respectable background as a policeman.

An old picture of Mehjabeen Shaikh with Dawood Ibrahim

“Mehjabeen’s Influence and India Visit”

According to a media interview with one of her relatives, Mehjabeen Shaikh was a caring lady who always stayed in touch with all of Dawood Ibrahim’s relatives. Dawood often called Mehjabeen on festivals over WhatsApp, according to the relative. In a media interview, Haseena Parkar, Dawood’s sister once shared that Mehjabeen Shaikh was the driving force behind her family and arranged Mahrukh’s marriage to Junaid. She discussed the idea with Miandad’s wife, her close friend. Parkar mentioned that Mehjabeen was the only person Dawood was scared of. He would host parties in her absence, but everything would be cleaned up quickly if she came back unexpectedly, especially removing any signs of young women she wouldn’t approve of.

Mehjabeen Shaikh while attending a wedding

In 2016, Zubeena met her father, Yusuf Kashmiri, and uncle, Salim Kashmiri, when she travelled to Mumbai, the city of her birth. Reportedly, she also went to an educational institution run by the government while on her tour. In the following year, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a video that the Modi government did not take any action when she was in India. Surjewala made his remarks the day after Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, the brother of Dawood Ibrahim who was detained, told Indian authorities that Mehjabeen Shaikh, Dawood’s wife, had travelled to Mumbai in 2016 to see her uncle Salim Kashmiri, and she left for Pakistan secretly.

A picture of Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar after his arrest


  • She is also known by the name Zubeen Zareen.
  • Some media reports suggest that both Dawood Ibrahim and Mehjabeen instruct henchmen.
  • In September 2022, Dawood’s nephew revealed to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that Dawood had married for the second time to a Pakistani Pathan woman without obtaining a divorce from Mehjabeen Shaikh.