Arshad Warsi Biography, Facts & Life Story

Arshad Warsi Indian Actor, Producer, Singer

Quick Facts

Nickname:Circuit

Full Name:Arshad Warsi

Profession:Actor, Producer, Singer

Nationality:Indian

Age:52 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:19 April 1968

Birthplace:Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)

Weight:68 kg (149 lbs)

Chest:41 Inches

Biceps:14 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown


Whenever we talk about Bollywood celebrities, the name of most talented actor Arshad Warsi comes to our mind. Arshad is a very popular Indian film and television actor, he also a well-known producer and playback singer. Arshad was born and raised up in Mumbai, India.

Arshad belongs to a Muslim family. Warsi’s actual surname is ‘Khan’ but his father started to follow a holy man ‘Waris Pak’ that’s why they changed their surname to Warsi. His father Ashiq Hussain Warsi was a musician, singer, and also poet. Arshad completed his schooling from a boarding school ‘Barnes School located in Deolali, Maharashtra. Arshad was a member of a bike riders gang in his school days. When Arshad was 9 years old, he got selected for gymnastics training by two British men but his father didn’t allow him to train like a gymnast. When Arshad has 18, his father died because of bone cancer and after two years he lost his mother too.

Talking about his married life, Arshad was a judge at Malhar Festival where he met Maria Goretti. She was a participant. Arshad and Maria got married on 14 February 1999. His wife Maria is a former VJ and a blogger. They got blessed with a son Zeke Warsi in 2004 and a daughter Zene Zoe Warsi in 2007.

Career Journey

When Arshad was 17 years old, he started a job as a cosmetic product salesman. Later, he started a job in a photo lab. Arshad was so much interested in dancing, he got an opportunity to join Akbar Sami’s Dance group, where he started his dance and choreographing career.

Arshad performed as the best dancer in 1991 and won the Indian Dance Competition. Later, Arshad wanted to become a choreographer so he established his own dance studio “Awesome”. He also appeared in a song Aag Se Khelenge as a dancer.

Later, Arshad got an offer by Jaya Bachchan to play a role in the film (Tere Mere Sapne) of Amitabh Bachchan’s production company.

Arshad also appeared in films such as Mere Do Anmol Ratan, Betabi, and Hero Hindustan. In 2001, Arshad appeared as a co-host on Zee Tv in a dance show ‘Razzmatazz’.

Arshad acted in a blockbuster comedy film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S in which he played the role of Circuit to Munna Bhai (Sanjay Dutt). This film became super hit in the box office and got many awards, It was released on 19 December 2003. In 2004, he got a role in another comedy film ‘Hulchul’, and in 2005 he acted in ‘Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye’ opposite Mahima Chaudry, He portrayed the role of an airport manager.

Arshad also worked in a TV serial ‘Karishma – The Miracles Of Destiny’ with co-actor Karishma Kapoor. Warsi worked as a host in a superhit award show ‘Sabse Favorite Kaun’ for Star Gold. He also hosted a reality tv show Big Brother on Sony Entertainment. His other known movie is Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Golmaal 3, Jolly LLB, and Double Dhamaal.

Achievements

Arshad Warsi has achieved so much popularity, love, and respect from all over India. Arshad has many awards for his remarkable performance. In 2004, he got Zee Cinema Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. In 2005, he won GIFA Best Comedian Award for film Hulchul. In 2007, he won Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for film Lage Raho Munna Bhai. Besides awards, Arshad has a large number of appreciations and love from his fans.

Facts You Never Knew About Arshad Warsi!

    • Arshad Warsi came from a well-to-do family, life changed for him after the demise of his parents.
    • Arshad Warsi credits his entry into Bollywood to Jaya Bachchan who had called him up for the film, Tere Mere Sapne. In an interview, Arshad Warsi said that he almost died while talking to Jaya Bachchan when she offered him the film by ABCL.
    • Arshad Warsi was a judge at the Malhar college festival where Maria Goretti was a participant. He liked her dance and she went on to become the lead dancer of his troupe.
    • Arshad Warsi lost his father to bone cancer. He was all of 18 at the time. He lost his mother two years later.
    • Acting comes second for Arshad Warsi, who loves dancing. Arshad was a choreographer before he took up an offer to act.
    •  Arshad Warsi is an Indian Film Actor, Playback Singer and Film Producer. He was born on 1967 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Arshad Warsi Education

Qualification: 10th standard

School: Barnes School & Junior College, Deolali, Nashik district, Maharashtra (a boarding school)

College: Not Available

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Arshad Warsi Career

Profession: Actor, Producer, Singer

Debut TV Series/Movie:

  • Choreography: Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993)
  • Film: Tere Mere Sapne (1996)
  • TV: Razzmatazz (2001)

Salary: 2-3 crores/film (INR)

Net Worth: Not Available

Family & Relatives

Father: Late Ahmed Ali Khan (Musician, Singer, Poet)

Mother: Not Known

Brother(s): Anwar Hussain (Stepbrother, Singer)

Sister(s): Asha Sachdev (Stepsister, Actress)

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Maria Goretti (Blogger, Former VJ, m.1999-present)

Son(s): Zeke

Daughter(s): Zene Zoe

Ex Girlfriends:

Maria Goretti (Blogger, Former VJ)

Arshad Warsi Favorites

Hobbies: Dancing, biking, cooking

Favorite Actor: Amitabh Bachchan

Favorite Actress: Madhuri Dixit

Favorite Food: Meringue

Favorite Color: Black

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