Arshad Warsi Biography

Who played “Circuit” in the blockbuster film “Munnabhai MBBS” and even a five year old will tell you its Arshad Warsi. This fun loving guy surely knows how to make his audiences smile by his mere presence.

Born in Mumbai on the 19th of April, this Arian is now 39 years old. A muslim by birth, his full name is Arshad Warsi Khan. He began his career into films in 1996 with the film “Tere Mere Sapne” as “Ballu”. This film also starred newcomer Chandrachur Singh. Though it was no big hit, Arshad was not discouraged at all.

He appeared in a string of films which gradually fetched him public attention but nothing beyond that really. These films were “Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet”, “Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao”, “Golmaal”, “Anthony Kaun Hai?” and the superhit “Salaam Namaste”.

On Feb 14th, 1999, Arshad married MTV VJ Maria Gorretti and they had their 1st child Zeke Zidaan Warsi in 2004.

A turning point came in Arshad’s professional life with the superhit film of 2003 “Munnabhai MBBS” which also starred Sanjay Dutt and Boman Iraani. Inspite of the heavy duty starcast, Arshad was loved by the common and the connoisseurs.

His character of Circuit was of a right hand man of a Mumbai bhai (played by Sanjay). He succeeded in sweeping the audience off their feet with his superb acting and rib tickling comedy. He won a Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Comic Role for his performance in Munnabhai M.B.B.S.

After that, Arshad has been quite careful in choosing his films. He has appeared in the 2006 flick “Kaabul Express” along with John Abraham. Lately he acted in the sequel of “Munnabhai” called “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” as Circuit again. Even this film was quite a huge success.

In the end of December,2006, Arshad hosted a reality show on Sony television called “Big Boss”. This show went on to become hugely responsible for the sudden increase in the channel’s TRP ratings and Arshad got his due share of publicity.