Shahryar Khan born 12 March 1934, is a former career Pakistan diplomat who became Foreign Secretary of Pakistan in 1990, and remained so until his retirement from service in 1994. He later served as UN SRSG to Rwanda (1994–1996). Since August 1999, he has intermittently served as the chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board. He is the current president of Asian Cricket Council.
Nawabzada Shaharyar Muhammed Khan is descended from the royal family of former princely state of Bhopal where his ancestors, who belonged to the old Orakzai Pashtun tribe of Tirah, now Pakistan, had emigrated to during first quarter of the eighteenth century.
He was born in the Qasr-e-Sultani, Bhopal State (honoured with 19-gun salute until 1947) in British India. He is the only son and male heir of both Nawab Muhammad Sarwar Ali Khan, the ruler of former princely state of Kurwai and princess Abida Sultan (Suraya Jah, and Nawab Gauhar-i-Taj) Begum Sahiba, herself the Crown Princess and the eldest daughter of last ruling Nawab of Bhopal.
Haji-Hafiz Sir Muhammad Nawab Hamidullah Khan, who reigned state of Bhopal after a prolonged era of Begums regime (the queens). His aunt Sajida Sultan became the Begum of Bhopal after her mother migrated to Pakistan, and she was married to cricketer Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, the 8th Nawab of Pataudi. He has four children, the eldest being Faiz Mohammad Khan, father of Aalia Sultan Khan.
He is the first cousin of the Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who died on 22 September 2011. His nephew and niece Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan are film actors, the former of whom is married to actress Kareena Kapoor.