Happy birthday, Arshad Warsi!

As the ‘Circuit’ of Bollywood turns 44 today, we take a cursory look at the actor’s long journey in the industry. And honestly we think he deserves much more than a handful of supporting roles and regular sidekick characters

Arshad Warsi was born on April 19, 1968. He started his career in B-town with the ABCL production, Tere Mere Sapne (1996) and since then hasn’t looked back. After some solo hero and many ensemble cast films, Arshad was still not getting the kind of success he deserved. Turning judge for a dance reality show or even hosting the first Bigg Boss season on television didn’t do much to give the much needed impetus to his flagging career either. However, his comic acts in Golmaal and his multiple award-winning role of Circuit in the Munna Bhai series have been the saving grace of his Bollywood career till now. 

Having already tried his hand at production, the last we heard was that Arshad is all set to don the hat of a director for a Vashu Bhagnani project. Wethinks the actor, who is also a fantastic dancer-choreographer, should be offered more roles that get him the much needed acclaim for his work. His role in Ishqiya was appreciated by the critics and loved by the audiences, for which he also won several best supporting actor awards.

The actor will next be seen in Dedh Ishqiya, Bhaiyyaji Superhit, Zilla Ghaziabad, Total Dhamaal and Munnabhai Ki Aatma Katha. We wish the actor best of luck and hope to see him in more substantial roles. Happy birthday, Arshad!