Saqib Saleem WikiSaqib Saleem Qureshi is an Indian model and actor famous in bollywood. He made his debut in 2011 with a rom-com film Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, set against the background of social networking site Facebook. He was also seen in the film Bombay Talkies. Recently he is seen in Amole Gupte's latest release Hawaa Hawaai.
BiographySaqib Saleem was born on April 8, 1988 into a Muslim family in Delhi. During college, he briefly assisted in the running of the restaurants, but it did not suit him. By that time Saleem had already started modelling and he moved to Mumbai. While doing the shooting for the tele-ads, his interest grew in acting and he wanted to try some roles in Bollywood films. After eight months of auditioning, he bagged the role in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge followed by Mere Dad Ki Maruti and Bombay Talkies.
CareerAfter reaching Mumbai, Saleem started out by doing a few modelling assignments, eventually moving into television advertisements for brands like Pepsi (with actor Ranbir Kapoor), Tata Docomo, Bar One, KFC, Sprite and others. His modelling career sought him out, when Elite Model Management picked him up at a college festival in Delhi. Later he was seen in a Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk ad.
Personal ProfileName : Saqib Saleem
Other name : Saqib Saleem Qureshi
Birth Place : Delhi, India
Date of Birth(DOB) : 8 April 1988
Age : 27 years
Height : 5'11" approx
Zodiac sign : Aries
Religion : Islam
Sister : Huma Qureshi
Occupation : Actor
Debut Movie : Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge
Next Movie : Mere Dad Ki Maruti
FamilySaqib Saleem was born into a Muslim family. His father is a restauranteur and runs a chain of some 10 restaurants called Saleem's, all around Delhi and mother Ameena Qureshi is a house wife. His sister, Huma Qureshi is a popular bollywood actress. He has two brothers, Naeem Qureshi and Haseen Qureshi. He said, "Huma is my best friend and I think she is in a position which is why there is so much written about her."
Girlfriend/DatingSaqib had begun modeling at his model girlfriend's insistence. He said, "My girlfriend warned me that if I wanted our relationship to work I'd have to follow her to Mumbai. So, I too shifted to Mumbai in 2010." While his relationship broke within two months, he stayed on to live his dreams.
Latest newsSaqib Saleem is certainly going to remember his 27th birthday celebration. His father Saleem Qureshi, runs a chain of 10 restaurants known as "Saleem's". April 8th, is Saqib's birthday and on that occasion his father is launching a new restaurant in Dubai. Saqib has turned 27 on 8th April 2015. The new restaurant was supposed to be launched a week earlier on 1st April. With Saqeeb's birthday round the corner, his father made up his mind to launch it on his son's birthday to make it a twin celebration.
In Hindi remake of Hollywood flick OculusSaqib Saleem and Huma Qureshi will be seen together onscreen for the first time. The brother-sister jodi have been wanting to come together in a film since long and finally it seems their wish has been granted. It seems the two are going to be sharing screenspace in the Hindi remake of Hollywood flick Oculus. Now that would be a horror story to watch out for. Sources inform that the film will be helmed by director Prawal Raman. He is presently busy shooting with Randeep Hooda for Main Aur Charles.
Saqib Saleem Saba AzadSaqib Saleem and Saba Azad, made their bollywood debut Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. They both made a cute and amazing pair on-screen with each other,they were leads of the film.
Movie Hawaa HawaaiHawaa Hawaai is a latest release Bollywood film directed by Amole Gupte and produced by Fox Star Studios. The film features Partho Gupte and Saqib Saleem in main lead. Saqib Saleem as Aniket Bhargava shines in the film. The supporting cast too has done a great job. Hitesh Sonik and Amole Gupte's music has added soul to this film.
With just four movies Saqib Saleem, is now compared with the B-town big stars like Aamir Khan and SRK. Aamir has played a teacher in "Taare Zameen Par" and SRK essayed the role of a hockey coach in "Chak De India". And Saqib is seen as a skating coach in his film "Hawaa Hawaai". The young actor is feeling very proud for this comparision.
Mujhse Fraaandship KarogeMujhse Fraaandship Karoge is a 2011 Hindi film directed by Nupur Asthana. Saqib Saleem played the role of Vishal Bhatt in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge.
Saqib Saleem Mere in Dad Ki MarutiMere Dad Ki Maruti is a 2013 Bollywood comedy film directed by Ashima Chibber, featuring Saqib Saleem, Ram Kapoor and Prabal Panjabi in lead roles. Saqib Saleem was seen as Sameer in the film.
Filmography2011 Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge
2013 Mere Dad Ki Maruti
2013 Bombay Talkies
2014 Hawaa Hawaai