SAQIB SALEEM WIKI, AGE, HEIGHT, FAMILY, AFFAIRS, BIOGRAPHY & MORE
Saqib Saleem is an Indian film actor and a model.
Actor Saqib Saleem who plays the character of Riyaz Pathan in the new season of espionage thriller 'Crackdown' is excited to start the last schedule of the show in Kashmir. Talking about shooting in the valley Saqib who was last seen in the cricket drama film '83' said, "Kashmir is paradise on earth and getting an opportunity to shoot here is a dream come true. The team is all set to shoot the sequences that demanded great preparation. The energy and tranquillity of this beautiful state are inspiring. I'm happy to be here."
Saqib will be seen in the series along with Shriya Pilgaonkar, Mohammed Iqbal Khan, Ankur Bhatia, Rajesh Tailang, Waluscha De Sousa, and Ekavali Khanna. The story of the series revolves around spies sparing no effort to protect the nation from an impending threat.
The COVID-19 pandemic had affected millions of lives and had shown us a different perspective of life. While the pandemic is still on, we have somehow learned to deal with it. And after the overwhelming success of Unpaused based on the COVID-19 lockdown, its sequel Unpaused: Naya Safar is now set to capture the raw human emotions like love, longing, fear, and friendship in the form of a heartwarming anthology. Starring an ensemble cast of Saqib Saleem, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Neena Kulkarni, and Priyanshu Painyuli among others, Unpaused: Naya Safar brings five unique stories by filmmakers Shikha Makan, Ruchir Arun, Nupur Asthana, Ayappa KM, and Nagraj Manjule.
Interestingly, the makers released the trailer of the series and each story in the anthology highlights how the pandemic has changed us. In fact, Unpaused: Naya Safar is a heartfelt reminder that there is always light at the end of a dark tunnel, as beautifully depicted in the trailer. Brimming with love and positivity, the anthology urges us to embrace new beginnings with the start of this New Year. While it is an intriguing trailer, it has indeed left us wanting more. Talking about the short films in the anthology, the short film Teen Tigada, which is directed by Ruchir Arun features Saqib Saleem, Ashish Verma, and Sam Mohan. The second short film The Couple is helmed by Nupur Asthana and stars Shreya Dhanwanthary and Priyanshu Painyuli.
Next in the anthology is Gond Ke Laddu directed by Shikha Makan and features Neena Kulkarni, Darshana Rajendran, and Lakshvir Singh Saran. The anthology also has War Room directed by Ayappa KM, starring Geetanjali Kulkarni, Rasika Agashe, Purnanand Wandhekar and Sharvari Deshpande. Lastly, it has Vaikunth which is helmed by Nagraj Manjule and features Arjun Karcher and Hanumant Bhandari in the lead. Unpaused: Naya Safar is slated to premiere on Amazon Prime on January 21, 2022.
Ranveer Singh's next big project 83 is just days away from release and the actor is gearing up for the film's promotions. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film is based on India's triumphant victory in the 1983 cricket world cup. The actor will be starring in an ensemble cast as Khan has recreated the entire team with Ranveer playing former world cup captain Kapil Dev.
Stepping into the vice captain's shoes is actor Saqib Saleem who will be playing former VC Mohinder Amarnath. The sports drama has several on-field moments and stories of the cricket team that has been recreated for the big screen. We got to see a glimpse of that when Saqib took to social media to share a picture with Ranveer Singh. In the frame, both Saqib and Ranveer can be seen holding the world cup trophy and smiling for the camera. The duo did their version of Kapil Dev and Mohinder Amarnath's famous photo wherein the vice-captain was holding the trophy and laughing his heart out while Kapil too chuckled.
Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa's wedding ceremony has finally kicked off in Chandigarh. The couple has still not posted anything on their social handles but it was their guests who have shared their engagement ceremony pictures. It has been trending on social media. the ceremony took place yesterday. Filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan and actors Huma Qureshi and her brother Saqib Saleem were a part of the celebrations. Farah Khan and Saqib were pictured with other guests at the ceremony. Today, also Saleem shared another set of pictures from the wedding diaries.
In the photos, Saqib is seen posing wearing a white color kurta and pajama with an embroidered shawl. In another picture, he is seen with Huma Qureshi and her beau. All three are posing for the camera with full Masti. All of them are dressed in white as it was the theme for the engagement ceremony. The pictures are captioned as ‘Who has a caption fr both these pictures?” To note, the bride-to-be wore a white and silver slit gown with a long trail and Rajkummar picked a white kurta, which he wore with matching sneakers.
Television star Sidharth Shukla passed away on Thursday and was cremated on Friday in Mumbai's suburbs amid heavy police and media presence. On Monday, Saqib Saleem shared a hard-hitting post calling out the media over the late actor's funeral coverage and in the larger context also questioned his co-stars and celebrities over the paparazzi culture.
Taking to his Instagram Story, Saqib began his note by writing how Sidharth Shukla's loss felt personal even though he did not know the actor. He then went on to write, "Have been watching videos of the funeral and my heart broke as to how insensitive we have become. Everything has become content for us." Further, he called out the paparazzi for "sticking their cameras" into the faces of people grieving and collectively called them "vultures". He also pointed out how Shehnaaz Gill was captured while she was in the car and "camerapersons hounding her".
Saqib also pointed out how "actors are to blame for this". He wrote, "We (actors) have created this circus. We give these photographers access to our lives. From telling them what time we go to the gym, to what restaurant we eat at. Telling them our flight schedules so that they can come and click a picture and put it out. They charge a fee to do that and we happily pay them. This has been going on for a while but what this has done is that it's made them look at us as an Instagram post. I am writing this to remind all of us life is beyond all of this." He ended the note by mourning Sidharth Shukla's demise and offering his condolences to the family. "I have been jotting down notes and scribbling from college. So, I am writing down for a while but I think that the pandemic, more specifically lockdown, gave me time to be with myself and my notepad. That is how the writing process started again," the actor tells IANS.
Saqib says that his recent poem titled "Insaniyat" is inspired by true events. "It's a real-life story about when, during the second wave, a friend of mine got the virus and was in ICU for a few days. It all came from what was happening in my life at that point," he says. The actor is awaiting the release of his next film "83'", directed by Kabir Khan. The film chronicles the journey of the Indian Cricket team during the 1983 World Cup win. Saqib plays vice-captain Mohinder Amarnath who was pivotal in the film's winning the trophy.
With the commencement of the second wave of Covid-19, the country has been facing its biggest health care crisis. Lakhs of people have been diagnosed with the deadly virus and the medical sector is heavily burdened. With the unavailability of hospital beds and oxygen cylinders, many Bollywood celebrities have taken to their social media handles to reach out to people in need. Actors and actresses are actively using their platforms to raise awareness on how to stay safe amid the pandemic.
Huma Qureshi took to her Instagram handle to laud her brother Saqib Saleem for his efforts to help a pregnant woman in need of a hospital bed. Sharing a photo of the lady along with her newborn child, the star praised her brother in the caption of the post. She mentioned that the lady was diagnosed positive for Coronavirus, due to which most hospitals had refused to give her a bed. However, due to her brother’s efforts, she eventually was admitted to Rainbow Hospital in Bengaluru. In the post, she thanked everyone for their humanitarian work to help the lady in need.
Amid the pandemic, numerous celebs have been tirelessly working to provide medical infrastructure. Last year, actor Sonu Sood helped migrants reach their homes when the lockdown was imposed. The star has gained recognition for his efforts and continues to help people during these trying times. A few days ago, the actor had opened up about the joy he gets to offer aid to people and that it was better than being a part of a “100 crore film.”
Comedy Couple starts with a metaphor comparing a relationship with chilled beer. Like the beer that turns warmer and loses its zeal, a relationship tends to get "Garam" too, which is what the makers want us to believe. By the time Comedy Couple ends, I felt that the metaphor stands true to the movie too. The Zee5 Original, starring Shweta Basu Prasad and Saqib Saleem, revolves around two comedians, Deep (Saqib) and Zoya (Shweta). The real-life couple decides to take their relationship to the comedy stage and before you know it, they go viral with their act.
While they watch their fandom slowly increase, Deep and Zoya face everyday struggles of being in a live-in relationship. We learn that the glib liar that Deep is, has tricked the society into believing that the two of them are siblings. However, they are caught making out in the lift and kicked out of society because they don't support the idea of a live-in couple. With no solution in hand, Zoya ends up living with a friend who is a staunch feminist (Subha Rajput), while Deep puts up at his friend's filthy apartment. To top it off, the friend (Aadar Malik) is always under the influence. Talk about stereotypes!
Tired of their arrangement, Deep and Zoya decide to arrange for a fake marriage certificate and rent an apartment. Meanwhile, they turn the series of unfortunate events into content for comedy and become even more popular. Once they find an apartment, they move in together, but now, with all lies bared, bears heavy on their backs, and Zoya proposes she and Deep tie the knot for real.
The story turns around when Zoya finds out that Deep hasn't even mentioned his darling girlfriend, or their live-in arrangement, to his parents because of their conservative outlook. The couple ends up fighting but the act must go on! As the two comedians stand under the spotlight, police arrests Deep for cracking a joke about Gaumutra and he spends the night in jail.
As the story progresses, Deep's parents find out all about the web of lies he has spun, and it impacts his relationship with Zoya. In the heat of the moment, Deep crosses the line in a battle of words, and Zoya leaves him. What happens to Comedy Couple - the act? Will Zoya and Deep manage to keep their personal life in the green room to ensure the show goes on? Or does Comedy Couple turn into Comedy Singles? You will have to watch the movie to find out.
However, we do warn you that it is a mixed bag. The film starts off with a couple of good laughs, topped with a huge dollop of relatability. There are a number of memorable scenes and dialogues that hint at intelligent writing. This includes the first act by the on-screen couple. The set, which lasts only a few minutes, does draw you into the movie. Another scene that had my attention was the jail sequence. There were some clever lines to bring out the irony of the situation. Then there's the scene where Deep's parents confront him about his stand-up comedy, drinking habits, and whatnot, which elicits a couple of laughs. The movie leaves you grinning on a couple of occasions. But it's not something we've never seen before. Comedy Couple relies on safe, tried-and-tested layers, with little room for experimentation.
The hunky-dory vibes start fading when the director loses track in the middle of the melodrama. The movie unevenly juggles between the comedy acts and the couple's love story, leaving you wondering what the filmmaker is asking you to pay attention to - the love story or their comic acts. In the see-saw between the relationship and comedy, the story doesn't do justice to either and results in becoming a drag. Although the script wasn't as strong as it could have been, Shweta and Saqib keep the viewers engaged. The two oozes the charm of a real-life couple and their endearing chemistry is a treat to watch. Like Zoya and Deep, Shweta and Saqib complement each other's performances well.
The supporting cast has the potential to elevate the movie, but here they are reduced to sorry prolonged cameos. Jasmeet Singh Bhatia as the broker and Pranay Manchanda as the couple's manager deliver a few hilarious punchlines but that's about it. This movie could have been an interesting take on the subject but the makers don't seem ready to take the plunge.
Final Verdict: Comedy Couple casually touches upon the problems of a live-in couple trying to make it big in the comedy circuit sans a political agenda, while delivering a bucket load of aww-worthy moments. Watch the movie for Shweta and Saqib's heartwarming chemistry.
Saqib Saleem has recently spoken strongly against Payal Ghosh’s allegation of his sister, actor Huma Qureshi. Reportedly, while speaking with Bollywood Hungama, Saqib said that he feels sad when someone says ill about his sister Huma as she is Saqib's life and his pride too. He further told the news portal that social media is irrelevant to him and he will feel content if he can keep his family happy in real life. The Mere Dad Ki Maruti actor has said that he doesn’t feel powerful as an actor, in fact, he feels scared as anyone can put an allegation against anyone.
Recently, Payal Ghosh stated that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap sexually harassed her seven years ago. Allegedly, she also said that other actors such as Huma Qureshi and Richa Chadha had also got work from Anurag in return for favors. Richa Chadha has sent a legal notice to Payal Ghosh, while Huma wrote a post on Twitter about Payal’s baseless allegation. Huma’s post read as ‘I feel really angry at being dragged into this mess. I feel angry not just for myself but also for every woman whose years of hard work and struggle get reduced to such baseless conjecture and allegations in their workplace. Please let’s refrain from this narrative.’
"I'm actually looking forward to having a quiet birthday this year. Last year, I was working on my birthday so this time being at home truly feels great. I will also be spending time with my sister, Huma. We love playing chess, and being connected with my family via video chat. I am truly grateful for a blessed life. This quarantine birthday will always be remembered," Saqib said.
Talking about Mohinder Amarnath's advice, the actor shared: "The most valuable piece of advice which Jimmy sir gave me is to be calm and focus on the game. There was something in the way he said which has stayed with me." He added: "I'll make sure that I inculcate his advice in my day-to-day life." Saqib also revealed that he is usually hyper by nature but has become calmer as a person after essaying Amarnath's character.
"A character that you play does something to you personally and when I was playing Jimmy, it made me calmer as a human being. Because that is how Jimmy sir is. If I had to get him right, I had to get that zen-like attitude. The calm resilience to play him, was the difficult part because I am usually very hyper. So, I had to start meditation just to calm myself down," he shared. The actor then recalled his experience of meeting the all-rounder of Kapil Dev's 1983 world cup winning team while prepping for the film. He said: "I had heard stories about Jimmy Sir from my father. It was a dream come true for me to play such a legend and live his iconic moments on the big screen. He would come and spend some time with all of us. We had gone to Dharamshala in the beginning for a 10-day workshop. Over there I got to train with him and spent a lot of time together. It was amazing to meet him!"
Directed by Kabir Khan, "83" stars Ranveer Singh in the role of Kapil Dev while Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Chirag Patil, Adinath Kothare and others constitute the rest of the cricketers in his world cup winning team. The film is slated to release on April 10.
The job profile of a Bollywood superstar reads - gamechanger and yet, ironically none of the filmmakers really know how to tap into the mammoth stardom of this invincible entity called Salman Khan. So rarely does an Eid come where he gets to really care for what he is going on and give his fans a dose of good films? Before Bhai Bhakts go on to assume that we inherently hate Salman - no that’s not true. Tiger Zinda Hai was one of the most memorable movies of last year; but what was Race 3? It’s hard to put into words the trauma the film inflicts on your IQ. It’s so bad that it is devilishly good. Yes, the trailer has a gem of dialogue and that’s barely scratching the surface. In the first hour itself, they unleash poetry of scummy variety - something about Dils and Dells (what a product placement), Daisy's businesses - ours Na dithered. But none of it was as good as the terrible Saqib Saleem. He hams and hams in each frame; not like there’s much to be inspired by around him but he is brilliantly bad that it’s hard to not notice or even to forgive him for it.
For a plot, Remo D'Souza has a comic storyboard, with cardboard characters who indulge in caricaturish acting. It’s a family saga, much like the others from the franchise - there are step-siblings, with a lingering hatred for each other. But we have Bhai here, being fifty shades of human, sleepwalking through the film, looking positively droopy and aghast. He mouths his lines with a constipated face and probably he is the most claustrophobic here. I would imagine he really adores Bobby Deol, for whom this movie is a lease of fresh life. Deol is top-notch, the only one who cares to act and puts some heart into their work. Anil Kapoor has relatively little to do and so it’s a close save for him. Besides, this film is a demonstration of how gorgeous he is at 62, giving the entire young pack a run for their money. This brings me to the ladies, Daisy Shah and Jacqueline Fernandez, neither of them rises above being props, and neither can act but well, they wear fabulous clothes and soothe our eyes. It’s a shame that after the Veeres, who have a mind of their own, and Alia Bhatt’s Sehmat in Raazi, we are back to the universe where women are arm candies.
While completing college, Saqib also helped his father run his restaurant. But he had no interest in running the restaurant. He started his journey as a model at that time. His father wanted him to stay in Delhi and get a master’s degree in business management, but he moved to Mumbai. After moving to Mumbai, Saqib appeared in several advertisements. While working in television commercials, he increased his interest in films and began auditioning for film roles, eventually signing a two-film deal with Y-Films, a subsidiary of Yash Raj Films (YRF), as an actor.
Saqib Saleem has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 75 Kg (165 lbs). Saqib Saleem always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 40 Inches, Waist is approx. 32 Inches & biceps measurement is 13 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Black hair and Black Eyes.
Saqib started his journey playing cricket in Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir and started moving as a model after coming to Mumbai. During this time he started getting TV commercials. During this time he started getting interested in acting in films. His close friend Varun Bahl helped audition for Yash Raj Films. He was called eight months after that. Saqib Salim made his acting debut in the year 2011 romantic comedy Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. He was praised for his performance and received a Filmfare Award nomination in the Best Male Debut category. The following year, Saqib completed his two-film contract with Y-Films, a romantic comedy in Mere Dad Ki Maruti (released on 15 March 2013), which proved to be a critical and commercial success. Subsequently, Saqib played a supporting role in the experimental anthology Bombay Talkies (in the year 2013).
Despite not being successful at the box office, the film drew positive reviews from critics. He was praised for playing the lead role in the critically acclaimed emotional drama Hawaa Hawaai (2014). After that, he appeared in films like Dishoom with John Abraham, Dil Junglee with Taapsee Pannu, and Race 3 with Bobby Deol, and Salman Khan. Saqib was also well received for his character Shiv Prakash Shukla, who played in the Zee 5 web series Rangbaaz, and now, in his recently released espionage drama Crackdown, peppered with heroism and action, Saleem played the character of a silent, brooding secret agent
|Real Name||Saqib Saleem Qureshi|
|Debut||Film-Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, in the year 2011|
|Language Known||Hindi & English|
|Date Of Birth||8 April 1988|
|Age (as of 2020)||32 Years|
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Aries|
|Height in Centimeters||175 cm|
|Height in Meters||1.75 m|
|Height in Inches||5′ 9″|
|Weight in Kilograms||75 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||165 lbs|
|Body Measurement (approx.)||Chest-40
Naeem Qureshi, Haseen Qureshi
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|College/University||Hindu College, Delhi, India|
|Favorite Actor||Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Akshay Kumar|
|Favorite Actress||Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt|
|Favorite Food||Mughlai Food|
|Favorite Film||Not Known|
|Favorite Color||Blue, Black, White|
|Car Collection||Not Known|
|Favorite Holiday Destination||Kashmir|
|Salary (approx.)||Not Known|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Not Known|
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