Shahir is a renowned Malaysian singer. Born in September 5, 1988, Shahir is the stage name for this artiste whose real name is Ahmad Shahir Zawawi. Shahir is born in Ipoh, Perak where he is known for other roles in the entertainment industry including acting and hosting of shows. He is often referred to as Shahir AF8 as his rise to stardom came about when he won the eighth season of the locally-produced and very popular reality singing show, Akademi Fantasia.
That which makes Shahir so popular and his achievements so remarkable is the fact that he was the first contestant in the history of the show to emerge as the champion after he got eliminated and was then accepted back through the AFMASUK ticket. Shahir AF8 was actually part of the nasyid group, Saujana prior to joining the show.
Shahir competed against twelve other contestants in the running to win the 8th season of Akademi Fantasia.
Competing against 12 other finalists in the show, Shahir was not among the favorites to win the competition after he was eliminated in Week 7 of the show. But when he was voted back in through AFMASUK, he went on to win the competition.
Apart from releasing his own singles like ‘Kebahagiaan Dalam Perpisahan’ and ‘Aku Yang Berdosa’, Shahir has since ventured into acting and being involved in some voiceover roles including the Malaysian version of Peter Parker in Spider-Man. His ‘Diariku… Shahir’ aired over Astro RIA is among the popular local shows while he was nominated for the Popular Male Artist at the 2011 Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian while winning the ‘Anugerah Hero Baru Terhebat’ for his role in Karak at the 2012 Anugerah Blokbuster.