Resides Fremont, CA
Club Arlen Specter US Squash Center
Birthdate March 5, 1995
Hometown Fremont, CA
National Titles 0
PSA Titles 5
Coach Zarak Khan
The son of former Pakistani professional Zarak Khan, Shahjahan was born in Quetta, Pakistan, but grew up in Seattle, Washington. Shajahan represented Pakistan at the 2012 World Juniors and started his career on the PSA tour as a junior player. Shahjahan first broke into the world's top 100 in 2015, and started to move up the rankings in 2019 when he first breached the world's top 75 with a career high world No. 63.
In recent years Shahjahan and his father and Coach Zarak have been based in the San Francisco bay area in Fremont. A dual U.S.-Pakistani citizen, Shahjahan declared his allegiance to Team USA in 2020, and in 2021 started to train with Team USA at the newly-opened Specter Center. Shahjahan made a breakthrough in the 2021-2022 season, winning two PSA titles and ending the season with a new career high ranking of world No. 30. Shahjahan represented Team USA for the first time at the 2021 World Games where he reached the quarterfinals.
Shahjahan continued his positive momentum into the 2022-2023 season with a series of strong results in major PSA tournaments sending him to a new career high ranking of world No. 25 in October, making him the first American to reach the world's top twenty-five since Julian Illingworth in 2012.
The United States will have three men in the world’s top fifty ranks for the first time with the ascendance of Faraz Khan to world No. 50, and led by Shahjahan Khan cracking the world’s top twenty-five for the first time this week, October 24. Shahjahan Khan recorded a first round win at the Platinum […]
Amanda Sobhy returned to a career high ranking of world No. 5 following her PSA World Championship semifinal appearance, and Shahjahan Khan reached a career high ranking of world No. 48 in August’s world rankings. Sobhy had previously reached world No. 5 for the first time in April, but subsequently dropped to world No. 6 […]