The new man in Jennifer’s life has some fans wondering who is Dr. Shah on DAYS OF OUR LIVES and who plays him! The character of Dr. Henry Shah is played by actor Andre Khabbazi, and is not actually new to the soap. The doc was introduced back in August of 2017 when he appeared in an episode treating Abigail after she was severely injured in a hit-and-run. So the handsome Dr. Shah has been working at Salem University Hospital this whole time, but it wasn’t until now that anyone asked him out on a date!
Dr. Shah demonstrated his bedside manner when he first appeared. (Photo Credit: XJJohnson/jpistudios.com)
Khabbazi reprised his role beginning on Jan. 15 when Dr. Shah took Jennifer out on a date. Unfortunately, he suggested that they eat at Brady’s Pub, and Jen was very uncomfortable when Eric waited on them. Picking up on the signals, Henry asked Jen if there was something between her and Eric, and while she insisted they’re just friends, that’s not entirely true!
This is also not Khabbazi’s first daytime role. Before DAYS, he appeared in the recurring role of Officer Oscar Ruiz on NBC sudser SUNSET BEACH. And he also played Alec Moretti on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, where he romanced both Sabryn Genet’s Tricia and Ashley Jones’ Megan.
Both Megan and Tricia dated Alec on Y&R in 1998. (Photo Credit: John Paschal/JPI)
Khabbazi has also guest-starred on the primetime series DIAGNOSIS MURDER and MELROSE PLACE, and starred in the indie film Circuit. Since Dr. Shah is apparently going to be working at the Horton Center, it looks like he’ll be around for a little bit. Whether or not he can sway Jennifer’s heart away from Eric remains to be seen, though, so stay tuned to see how things develop!
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