Arshad Warsi is a famous Indian actor, producer, dancer, television personality, choreographer, and playback singer. He mainly appears in Hindi films. He also receives several awards, including a Filmfare Award from five nominations. He is also noted for acting in varied film genres.
About Arshad Warsi
|Born||19 April 1968|
|Age (as of 2022)||54 years|
|School||Barnes School & Junior College, Deolali, Nashik district, Maharashtra (a boarding school)|
|Height||in centimeters- 168 cm|
meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
|Weight||in kilograms– 70 kg|
in pounds– 154 lbs
|Body Measurements||Chest: 40 inches|
– Waist: 34 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
|Eye colour||Light brown|
Early life, family and education of Arshad Warsi
Arshad Warsi was born on 19th April 1968. His birthplace is Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Moreover, he belongs to a Muslim family. Also, his father’s name was Ashiq Hussain Warsi.
Arshad completed his schooling at a boarding school, Barnes School, in Deolali, Nashik district, Maharastra.
Also, his parents died when he was 14, and he struggled for a living in Bombay during his early days. Hence, he left school after the 10th standard.
Early acting career
Financial circumstances forced Warsi to work as a door-to-door cosmetics salesman at age 17. Afterward, he worked in a photo lab. Meanwhile, he developed a keen interest in dancing and received an offer to join Akbar Sami’s Dance group in Mumbai, which started his dancing and choreographing in Thikana (1987) and Kaash.
Then in 1991, he won the Indian dance competition. The fourth prize again followed this in the Modern Jazz category in the 1992 World Dance championship, London, at 21. Later, he also started his dance studio, “Awesome,” with that money and also formed a dance troupe. It was here that his future wife, Maria Goretti, a St. Andrew’s College student, joined him before she became a VJ. He was also associated with an English theatre group in Mumbai. He was also choreographing shows for Bharat Dabholkar and got an opportunity to choreograph the title track for the film Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993). During this time, he was offered a role by Jaya Bachchan for Tere Mere Sapne.
His tv and movie works
Arshad Warsi was also the co-host of the dance show Razzmatazz (2001) on Zee TV. Then, he starred opposite Karisma Kapoor in the TV serial Karishma – The Miracles of Destiny from 2003 to 2004. It aired on Sahara One. He hosted a popular award show Sabse Favourite Kaun (2004), for STAR Gold. He was the host of Bigg Boss 1 (2006), the Indian version of the reality television series Big Brother which was aired on Sony Entertainment. Warsi won the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Anchor—Game/Quiz Show. He has also done a small cameo on Disney Channel’s television show Ishaan: Sapno Ko Awaaz De (2010).
Arshad made his debut as an actor in the 1996 Bollywood movie, “Tere Mere Sapne,” produced under Amitabh Bachchan’s production company, A.B.C.L. He then appeared in films like “Betaabi” (1997), “Mere Do Anmol Ratan” (1998), “Hero Hindustani” (1998), “Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet” (1999), “Trishakti” (1999), “Ghaath” (2001), “Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao” (2001), and “Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani” (2002).
However, Arshad got his spotlight, only in 2003, with the character of ‘Circuit’ in the movie, “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.” starring Sanjay Dutt.
Subsequently, he appeared in films like “Hulchul” (2004), “Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?” (2005), “Salaam Namaste” (2005), “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” (2006), “Golmaal: Fun Unlimited” (2006), “Dhamaal” (2007), “Krazzy 4” (2008), “Golmaal Returns” (2008), “Ishqiya” (2010), “Golmaal 3” (2010), “Double Dhamaal” (2011), “Jolly LLB” (2013), “Dedh Ishqiya” (2014), “Guddu Rangeela” (2015), and “Golmaal Again” (2017). Also, his web series Asur gained much popularity and was a boost for his career.
Recently, he has appeared in the movie Bachchan Pandey.
Personal Life of Arshad Warsi
Arshad Warsi married Maria Goretti on 14 February 1999. They have two kids, Zeke Warsi, born on 10 August 2004, and daughter Zene Zoe Warsi, born on 2 May 2007. Both Maria and Zeke made a special appearance in Salaam Namaste. During his school days, Warsi was a national-level gymnast.
Some interesting facts of Arshad Warsi
- Arshad’s original surname is Khan. However, he changed it after his father became a follower of a holy man- Waris Pak.
- Beside acting, he is also a national level gymnast.
- Arshad lost his parents when he was young, his father died of bone cancer when he was 18. Then, after two years his mother died of kidney failure.
- Arshad is also a choreographer and it started when he went to Akbar Sami’s Dance Group and won the “Indian Dance Competition” in 1991.
- Behind his great achievements, Jaya Bacchan played a vital role encouraging him.
What is the net worth of Arshad Warsi?
The total net worth of him is estimated to be $ 15 Million, which in Indian currency is approximately Rs. 111 Crore Indian Rupee.
When did Arshad Warsi started his acting career?
He began his acting career with Tere Mere Sapne in 1996.
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