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Overview (2)

Born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Height 5' 4" (1.62 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Arshad Warsi was born in Mumbai, India, and did his schooling at a boarding school, Barnes School, Deolali in Nashik district, Maharashtra. He was orphaned at the age of 14 and struggled for a living in Mumbai during his early days.

Financial circumstances forced Warsi to start work as a door-to-door cosmetics salesman at age 17. Later he worked in a photo lab. Meanwhile he had a keen interest in dancing and received an offer to join Akbar Sami's Dance group in Mumbai, which started his dancing and choreographing career. He also assisted Mahesh Bhatt in Thikana (1987) and Kaash (1987). Then in 1991, he won the Indian dance competition, followed by the fourth prize in the Modern Jazz category in 1992 World Dance championship, London, at the age of 21. Soon, he started his own dance studio, 'Awesome' with that money and also formed a dance troupe. It was here, his future wife, Maria Goretti, a St. Andrew's College student joined him, before she became a VJ. He was also associated with English theater 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 (1993).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tariq I. Samy

Spouse (1)

Maria Goretti (14 February 1999 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (18)

Father of Zeke Zidaan who was born on August 10, 2004 in Mumbai, India.
Daughter Zene Zoe Warsi. Born on May 02, 2007 at 08:42 a.m.
Step brother to actress Asha Sachdev. Arshad Warsi father name was Ahmed Ali Khan. He used the name Aashiq Hussain for his music/poetry career. Ahmed Ali Khan married actress Ranjana (Sachdev), (Raziyah). From this marriage Ahmed Ali Khan and Ranjana Sachdev had a son, singer Anwar Hussain and 2 daughters, Reshma and actress Asha Sachdev. Ahmed and Ranjana divorced in the early 60's. The daughters went to live with their mother. Ranjana went on to marry her lawyer Sachdev. That is when she officially became " Ranjana Sachdev". When her daughter Asha decided to become a actress, she took the screen name "Asha Sachdev" after her mother's new surname. Anwar went to go live with his father and his new wife. From the marriage , Arshad Warsi was born. Later on in life Ahmed became a follower of holy man Waris Pak and changed his surname to Warsi . This is how Arshad Warsi got his surname. Arshad Warsi's father passed away from bone cancer in 1987. After that he and Anwar struggled alot in life with finances.
Step brother of singer Anwar.
Stepson of actress Ranjana Sachdev.
Starred in Rajiv Mehra's shelved film " Hum Tum Aur Woh". Co starring Mukul Dev, Smriti Mishra, Tannaz Currim.This was in 1998.
Signed for Sanjay Kapoor's role in Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche, but was later dropped.
Starred in Partho Ghosh' s shelved film " Chupa Hain Dil Mein Kya" Co starring Jackie Shroff, Mamta Kulkarni, SharbanI Mukherjee, Miliand Gunaji. Arshad was playing a scientist. This was in 1998.
Starred in the shelved movie F.C.Mehra's "Hum Tum Aur Woh"(1997) Starring Mukul Dev, Smriti Mishra, Arshad Warsi, Tanaz Currim, Directed Rajiv Verma..
Starred in the shelved movie Mehul Movies P. Ltd." Aey Watan Tere Liye" (1997) Starring Amitabh Bachchan,Arshad Warsi,Dimple Kapadia, Rani Mukherjee,Mahesh Anand,Mohan Joshi,Santosh Gupta,Sushma Seth,Music by Nadeem Shravan,Produced and Directed by Mehul Kumar.
Starred in the shelved movie New Age Productions "Chupa Hain Kya Dil Mein" (1998) Starring Jackie Shroff,Arshad Warsi (Replaced Akshaye Khanna),Mamta Kulkarni,Sharbani Mukherjee,Poppy,Suresh Oberoi,Milind Gunaji, Music by Aadesh Srivastava, Produced by Furqan Ahmed,Kamal Zaman,Directed by Parto Ghosh.
Starred in the shelved movie,Navchetna Films "Saza" (2000) Starring Arshad Warsi,Raj Babbar,Parikshit Sahni,Kiran Kumar,Kader Khan,Johny Lever,Arjun,Himani Shivpuri,Satyen Kappu,Junior Mehmood,Master Omkar Kapoor,Habib Bhopali,Shabnam Khan, Special Appearance Sanjay Dutt. and Shilpa Shetty, Produced by John Paul,Moiz Ahmed,Directed by Hashem Al-Sadique.
Starred in the shelved movie "Cocktail" (2009) Starring Arshad Warsi,Shreyas Talpade, Prachi Desai, Genelia DSouza,Neha Dhupia,Boman Irani,Sherlyn Chopra,Paresh Rawal. Directed by Pankaj Parashar.
Father was an accomplished harmonium player and an assistant music director to the famed Ghulam Haider.
Was engaged to Pooja Bhatt. Prior to that Arshad was involved with Pooja's cousin Valerie.
Starred in the shelved film Madan Enterprises untitled film launched in 1997.Starring Arshad Warsi,Milind Gunaji, Music by Anu Malik, Directed by Mahendra Bohra.
Starred in the untitled film in 1997 directed by Lawrence DSouza. Starring Sharad Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Sucheta.
Was engaged to actress Anjali Jathar in 1993.

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