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Arshad Warsi

Born on 19 Apr 1968 (Age 51) Mumbai

Arshad Warsi Biography

Arshad Warsi 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).

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 an 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, but most of them 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 and a nomination at the Filmfare Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

He has since appeared in several successful films, such as Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005), Salaam Namaste (2005), Golmaal, Kabul Express, Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), the sequel to Munnabhai MBBS which also won him his first Filmfare Award under the category of Best Comedian. He also gave more hit films like Dhamaal (2007), Golmaal Returns (2008) etc.,

TV Career

Arshad Warsi has made a mark for himself on the small screen as well. He hosted a popular award show Sabse Favourite Kaun for STAR Gold. He was the host of Bigg Boss, the Indian version of the reality television series Big Brother which was aired on Sony. 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 14 February 1999. They have a son named Zeke Warsi, born on 10 August 2004. Both Maria and Zeke had a blink and miss appearance in Salaam Namaste. On 2 May 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.

During his school days, Arshad was a national level gymnast, a fact unknown to most.
 
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