Kamran Shah (Art Malik)
Kamran Shah played by Art Malik
Born in Bahawalpur, Pakistan on 13th November 1952
Starred In The Living Daylights (1987)
After arriving at the Afghanistan Airforce base, Bond and Kara Milovy are escorted to the base prison. After overthrowing the guards, Bond throws the prison keys to Kamran Shah who is locked in one of the cells. As Bond and Kara make their escape over the bases perimeter electric fence, men who think they are Russian ambush them. Kamran Shah who is following behind informs the men, his companions, that they are not Russians and they should follow him.
When Bond, Kara and Kamran Shah return to his palace, he introduces himself properly. The next day Bond and Kara accompany him and his men on their mission to meet with the Snow Leopard Brotherhood. With the help of Shah, Bond is able to board a truck loaded with opium returning back to the airbase. He then manages to steal the Hercules laden with opium when Kamran's men appear and take control of the base. Bond returns the favour by blowing up the bridge providing the only access point to Kamran's settlement, the destruction of the bridge sends pursuing Russian tanks plummeting to the ground below. In the final sequence of the film, Kamran and his men appear at Kara's performance to wish her congratulations.
Oxford educated Kamran Shah is the deputy commander of the Eastern district for the Afghan resistance, the Mujahideen. Posing as a simple man whilst held captive in the Afghan prison cells, he explains to Bond that he had to hide his identity. Once back in his camp Shah repays Bonds help by providing him a place of safety, plastic explosives and his help in overthrowing General Georgi Koskov's airbase. Kamran Shah proves an interesting character that is friendly and very resourceful.
When Kamran Shah and his men arrive late at Kara's performance because of trouble at the airport, M unusually makes a sarcastic comment "Can't think why?!", looking at Shah wearing all his bullets. §