Muhammad Umar Irshad

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Muhammad Umar Irshad with Pakistani President Arif Alvi in 2018
Born (2000-04-15) April 15, 2000 (age 24)

Muhammad Umar Irshad (born April 15, 2000) is a Pakistani artist from Sargodha best known for his sketch art. A distinctive aspect of Umar's work is his presentation of intricate portraits to public figures and celebrities in Pakistan.

Early life and education

From a young age, Umar displayed an innate talent for translating the world around him onto paper.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the world of art, Umar has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Among his most distinguished accolades is the Presidential Pride Performance Award, bestowed upon him by the President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi. This prestigious recognition serves as a testament to Umar's significant impact on the artistic landscape of Pakistan. Moreover, Umar Irshad's achievements extend into the realm of world records. He proudly holds two Guinness World Records in the field of art, a testament to his unparalleled skill and innovation.

Umar Irshad completed his Secondary School Certificate from Cadet College Skardu in 2016. He pursued his higher education at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) in Islamabad, Pakistan, where he graduated in 2023 with a Bachelor's in Business Administration (BBA). Presently, he is pursuing a Master's degree at the University of Northampton in the United Kingdom.


Umar Irshad is the founder of Artistic Lounge[1], a collective of the nation's most accomplished sketch artists. Through exhibitions, workshops, and collaborative projects, Artistic Lounge serves as a platform for these artists to not only showcase their work but also to inspire and learn from one another One of Umar Irshad's most distinctive contributions lies in his presentation of unique handmade portraits to various public figures and celebrities in Pakistan. Among the recipients of his portraits are figures such as the President of Pakistan, cricketers, singers, and actors.

Umar Irshad's work has been featured in international exhibitions. Through his art, Umar serves as a cultural ambassador, showcasing the rich artistic heritage of Pakistan and demonstrating the profound impact that a single artist can have on a global scale. In addition to his artistic pursuits, Umar remains actively engaged in initiatives aimed at promoting art education and accessibility. Through workshops, lectures, and mentorship programs, he strives to inspire the next generation of artists and foster a greater appreciation for the arts within the community.


Among Umar's most notable achievements is the receipt of the esteemed Presidential Pride Performance Award.[2] Bestowed upon him by the President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, this prestigious honor serves as a testament to Umar's significant impact on the artistic landscape of the nation. The award acknowledges his exceptional talent, dedication, and the profound influence his work has had in shaping the artistic narrative of Pakistan.

Umar Irshad holds two Guinness World Records in the field of art.


  1. "Artistic Lounge". Artistic Lounge. 2023-09-14. Retrieved 2023-09-14.
  2. "Islamabad: President Dr. Arif Alvi being presented his portrait by Artist Muhammad Umar Irshad at the Aiwan-e-Sadr". UrduPoint. Retrieved 2023-09-14.

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