Arshad Warsi

Arshad Warsi

Infobox actor

caption =
name = Arshad Warsi
अरशद वारसी
birthname = Arshad Warsi
birthdate = birth date and age|1968|4|19
location = Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
yearsactive = 1996 - present
spouse = Maria Goretti
filmfareawards=Best Comedian Actor: Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
occupation = Actor, Playback singer, Television Presenter
othername = Circuit

Arshad Warsi (अरशद वारसी, born April 19, 1968) is an Indian actor best known for his role as "Circuit" in the comedy films "Munnabhai M.B.B.S." (2003) and "Lage Raho Munnabhai" (2006)

Film career

Arshad had a keen interest in dancing and joined a Dance group in Mumbai. He won the fourth prize in the English Jazz Dancing Competition at the age of 21. He started his own dance school with that money. He was also associated with English Theatre Group in Mumbai. He got his first offer to act in Amitabh Bachchan's first production "Tere Mere Sapne" in 1996. He acted in several other films over the next six years which failed to do well at the box office till 2003 when he starred in the comedy film "Munnabhai MBBS" which was a huge box office success and gained him much critical acclaim. He has since appeared in several successful films such as "Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya" (2005), "Salaam Namaste" (2005) "Golmaal" and "Lage Raho Munnabhai" (2006), the sequel to "Munnabhai M.B.B.S" and "Dhamaal" (2007)

TV career

Arshad Warsi has made a mark for himself in the small screen as well. He hosted a popular award show Sabse Favourite Kaun for STAR Gold. He is also the host of "Bigg Boss", the Indian version of the reality television series "Big Brother" on Sony Entertainment Television Asia.He was also the co-host of a dance show Razzmatazz on Zee TV.

Personal life

Arshad was orphaned at the age of 14 and struggled for a living in Mumbai during his early days. He had a penchant for dancing and joined a dance troupe.Arshad married Maria Goretti on February 14, 1999. They have a son named Zeke Warsi, born on August 10, 2004. Both Maria and Zeke had a blink and miss appearance in Salaam Namaste,But on May 2, 2007 the couple had a baby girl named Zene Zoe Warsi. They named her Zene but Maria wanted her to have a second name so they named her Zene Zoe.

Awards Won

*2007:Filmfare Best Comedian Award - "Lage Raho Munna Bhai"
*2007:Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role - "Lage Raho Munna Bhai"
*2005:GIFA Best Comedian Award - "Hulchul"
*2004:Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role _ "Munna Bhai M.B.B.S"


Playback Singer

External links

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