35 Facts About Arshad Warsi


Arshad Hussain Warsi was born on 19 April 1968 and is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films.


Arshad Warsi is the recipient of several awards including a Filmfare Award from five nominations and is noted for acting in varied film genres.


Arshad Warsi is widely regarded by many as one of the most underrated actors in the Hindi film industry.


Arshad Warsi is married to Maria Goretti since 1999 with whom he has two children.


Arshad Warsi is the half-brother of singer Anwar Hussain and actress Asha Sachdev from his father's first marriage to actress Ranjana Sachdev.


Arshad Warsi did his schooling at a boarding school, Barnes School, in Deolali, Nashik district, Maharashtra.


Arshad Warsi was orphaned at the age of 14 and struggled for a living in Bombay during his early days.

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Financial circumstances forced Arshad Warsi to start work as a door-to-door cosmetics salesman at age 17.


Arshad Warsi was associated with English theatre group in Mumbai, choreographing shows for Bharat Dabholkar and got an opportunity to choreograph the title track for the film Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja.


Arshad Warsi got his first offer to act in Amitabh Bachchan's production company, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation's first production Tere Mere Sapne in 1996.


Arshad Warsi followed this by roles in films such as Betaabi, Mere Do Anmol Ratan and Hero Hindustani.


Arshad Warsi won the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role for the same.


Arshad Warsi said in an interview that had the film not worked, his career would have finished.


Arshad Warsi played a computer hacker in the Vivek Agnihotri-directed suspense thriller film Chocolate.


Arshad Warsi collaborated with Rohit Shetty for Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, which was the first installment of the Golmaal series.


The film drew from many Hollywood and Bollywood films and Arshad Warsi won praise from critics for his role of a conman.


Arshad Warsi appeared in the box office success comedy Dhamaal.


Arshad Warsi played the role of a Pakistani footballer living in London in the sports drama Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal.


Arshad Warsi reteamed with Rohit Shetty for the comedy Golmaal Returns.


Arshad Warsi played lead role in Neeraj Vora-directed comedy Shortkut, a remake of the Malayalam film Udayananu Tharam.


In 2010, Arshad Warsi won the Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor and the IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor for the black-comedy Ishqiya.


Arshad Warsi produced and acted in Hum Tum Aur Ghost.


Arshad Warsi collaborated with Rohit Shetty for the comedy Golmaal 3.


Arshad Warsi played a lawyer in the Subhash Kapoor-directed Jolly LLB, his first solo hit.


Arshad Warsi was awarded the BIG Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Actor in a Comedy Film and the IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role and Apsara Film Producers Guild Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for his performance in the comedy drama.

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Arshad Warsi starred as the titular detective in Samir Tewari's comedy Mr Joe B Carvalho opposite Soha Ali Khan.


Arshad Warsi suffered a head injury while shooting an action scene for Manish Jha's comedy film The Legend of Michael Mishra.


Rohit Vats and Shubha Shetty-Saha lauded Arshad Warsi's acting and comic timing.


Arshad Warsi was the co-host of the dance show Razzmatazz on Zee TV.


Arshad Warsi hosted a popular award show Sabse Favourite Kaun for STAR Gold.


Arshad Warsi was the host of Bigg Boss 1, the Indian version of the reality television series Big Brother which was aired on Sony Entertainment.


Arshad Warsi has done a small cameo on Disney Channel's television show Ishaan: Sapno Ko Awaaz De.


Arshad Warsi considers himself a better serious actor than a comic one.


Arshad Warsi won the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role in 2007.


Arshad Warsi has been awarded the Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role twice.