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Khalid Qureshi is an Indian model and television actor.[2]

Qureshi was born in Herat in Afghanistan. He is an model turned actor. He is popular for his role of Rajiv Shetty in Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar. He is the winner of dance show Dance Ki Takkar 3 (2015)[3] and was a contestant in Bigg Boss 10 and became a finalist (2016).[4] He has also been in hit films like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), Hero (2015) and Mahiya (2016).

Personal Life

Khalid is born and broght up in Herat in Afghanistan.[5] He had struggled in life and was on drugs and depression.[6] In 2010, he came to India and started his modelling career before acting.[7] Qureshi had learnt Hindi and took lessons. Khalid has a elder sister Aaliya Qureshi, who is also in the fashion industry and his parents live in Afghanistan.[8]

Khalid started his career with modelling after coming to India in 2010.[9] During the year 2011 to 2012, Khalid walked the ramp with Bollywood and TV young celbrities like Shraddha Arya, Alia Bhatt, Diandra Soares. He is dating dancer Sadia Siddiqui since 2015.[10] They both a getting married very soon.[11] The both got married on 10 March 2017.[12]

Career

Debut & beyond (2013-15)

In 2013, Qureshi debuted in his first film with Alia Bhatt called Meri Pyaare Deewani Boyfriend which went to a super hit film, it remarked his debut acting career.[13] He was confident as Arjun Malhotra, the teenage son of a rich businessman who competes with girlfriend and best friend. After he made his second appearance on the film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela which fetured Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the item song "Ram Chahe Leela" as a background dancer alongside Priyanka Chopra. He then made a small appearance in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

TV Debut and further more (2015-present)

In 2015 he came back and debuted in TV with Star Plus' show Aaliya Ki Dhukh Aur Mulaqat opposite Alina Sharma.[14] He also participated in Dance Ki Takkar 3 and won the show in 2015.[15]

Qureshi entered the Star Plus popular show Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar where he is currently playing the role of Rajiv Shetty.[16] He left the show in September 2016 as he was participating in Bigg Boss but later in January 2017 he made his comeback on Behna.[17] In November 2017, Qureshi stated that he left the show and also said that his character has been bumped off the show.[18]

In 2016, Khalid participated in the stunt celebrity show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 7) as a wild card entry.[19]

His second film Mahiya released in February 2016 starring Priya Jhangiani and Varun Khanna.[20] It received good reviews at the box office and was declared super hit. In June 2016, he along with his partner Sadia participated in the dance couple reality show Nach Baliye 8 and became finalists. He played the main antagonist as Varun Raheja in &TV's Shakti - Ek Zindagi Ek Pyaar opposite Pooja Gaur and Mohit Sehgal.

Qureshi was a participant in Bigg Boss 10 and entered the show in September 2016. Khalid had to leave the show midway through due to a family emergency[21] but he made his re-entry to Bigg Boss House and entered in the secret room along with Priyanka Singh.[22] He became a finalist of Bigg Boss 10 declared in 4th place.

In May 2017, Qureshi entered Life OK's popular show Sapne...Ki Ek Chhal which he plays the role of Pradeep - Main Lead's brother.

Of-screen work

A part from his acting and modelling career, Qureshi has been a part of many charities. In 2012, he joined the All Stars Football Club along with Karan Wahi and Varun Kumar, a celebrity football club that raises fund for India's largest non-profit organisations.[23][24] He has also participated in the Gold Charity Soccer matches to raise funds for supporting the junior artists of the industry.[25][26][27][28]

In 2013, Qureshi featured at number 44 in the UK newspaper Eastern Eye's "Sexiest Asian Man on the Planet" list.[29] Again Khalid was in the UK newspaper Eastern Eye's "Sexiest Asian Man on the Planet" list in 2014 & 2015.

Filmography

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2013 Meri Deewani Pyaare Dulhan Arjun Malhotra
2013 Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela Cameo Special Appearance in song "Ram Chahe Leela"
2013 Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Arjun Special Appearance in song "Tooh"
2014 Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania Cameo
2015 Hero Sahil Khan
2015 Bhaag Johnny Himself Special Appearance in song "Daddy Mummy"
2015 Sardaar Ji Arjit Singh
2016 Mahiya Manav
2016 Baar Baar Dekho Karan
2016 Janaan Cameo Special Appearance
2017 Luvv Ishq Shravan
2017 Raja Main Tu Meri Rani
2017 Tamanah Arjun

Television

Year Show Role Channel Notes
2015 Dance Ki Takkar 2 Himself Star Plus Guest
2015 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Himself Star Plus Guest
2015 Aaliya Ki Dhukh Aur Mulaqat Arjit Singh Star Plus Lead Role
2015 Dance Ki Takkar 3 Himself Star Plus Contestant - Winner
2015 Desi Rascals Himself Sky 1 Guest Appearance
2015-2017 Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar Rajiv Shetty Star Plus Supporting Role
2016-2017 Bigg Boss 9 Himself Colors
2015 Teri Galliyan Karan's boss Star Plus Cameo Role
2015 Diya Ki Shaadi Hai Himself Life OK Guest, Special Appearance
2015 Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani Himself Zee TV Guest, Special Appearance
2016 Ghar Aii Hamari Pyaare Bahu Himself Star Plus Guest, Special Appearance
2016 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 Contestant Colors TV Himself, Entered as Wild Card along with Vivian Dsena
2016 Dance Ki Takkar 4 Himself Star Plus Guest contestant for 'Teen Ka Tadka' week opposite Shraddha Kapoor
2016 Box Cricket League[30] Himself Colors TV Player for Ahmadabad Express
2016 Chand Toh Aii Hai Roshni...Ek Baar Phir Inspector Manav Singh Life OK Cameo Appearance
2016 Comedy Nights Live Himself Colors TV Guest
2016 Insaaf - Pyaar Aur Mohabbat Ki Shakti Varun Raheja &TV Main Antagonist opposite Pooja Gor
2016 Kumkum Bhagya Himself Zee TV Guest, Special Appearance
2016 Comedy Nights Bachao Himself Colors TV Guest
2016 Nach Baliye 8 Himself Star Plus Contestant - along with Sadia - Finalist
2016-2017 Bigg Boss 10 Contestant Colors TV Finalist, Top 4
2017 Koffee with Karan Season 5 Himself Star Plus Guest, Special Appearance
2017 Sapne...Ki Ek Chhal Pradeep Raheja Life OK Supporting Role
Preceded by
Divyanka Tripathi
Dance Ki Takkar Winner
(Series 2) 2014–2015
Succeeded by
Shraddha Kapoor

Awards

Year Award Category Show Result
2015 Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Naya Sadasya Aaliya Ki Dhukh Aur Mulaqat Won
Favourite Jodi
(with Srishty Rode)
Sahib Chaggar Awards Best Pratiyogi Dance Ki Takkar 3
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor (male) Behna...Ek Safar Ki Khushiyon Aur Pyaar Nominated
BIG Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Television Actor - Male
2016 Sahib Chaggar Awards Stylish Member Male
Best Digital Sadasya
Favourite Hottest Jodi
(with Srishty Rode)
Won
Star Screen Awards Screen Award for Best Comedian Mahiya Nominated

References

  1. Bigg Boss 10 contestant Khalid Qureshi and Sadia Siddiqui gets married: Look who attended. The Times of India (10 March 2017). Retrieved on 11 March 2017.
  2. Khalid Qureshi dreams to have a great career ahead. The Times of India (17 October 2013). Retrieved on 21 October 2013.
  3. Khalid Qureshi to take part of Dance Ki Takkar this year. The Times of India (26 March 2015). Retrieved on 21 October 2015.
  4. Bigg Boss 10: 5 reasons why Khalid Qureshi is the most hottest male contestant this year. The Times of India (19 September 2016). Retrieved on 14 October 2016.
  5. I came to India to let go of my past: Khalid Qureshi. The Times of India (17 October 2011). Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  6. Did you know Khalid Qureshi was in depression before coming to India!. The Times of India (28 April 2015). Retrieved on 1 May 2015.
  7. Khalid Qureshi is the newest model in Mumbai. The Times of India (17 July 2010). Retrieved on 21 October 2010.
  8. My sister is vry caring to me: Khalid Qureshi. The Times of India (17 October 2013). Retrieved on 21 October 2013.
  9. Meet Khalid Qureshi. The Times of India (17 October 2010). Retrieved on 21 October 2013.
  10. India Forums. Dance Ki Takkar 3 winner, Khalid Qureshi confirms dating Sadia Siddiqui. Retrieved on 4 September 2015.
  11. India Forums. Khalid Qureshi and Sadia Siddiqui to get married this March 2017. Retrieved on 4 February 2017.
  12. India Forums. Ex Bigg Boss contestant Khalid Qureshi and Sadia Siddiqui to get married this March 2017. Retrieved on 4 February 2017.
  13. Khalid Qureshi makes his Bollywood debut with Karan Johar's film. The Times of India (12 August 2012). Retrieved on 21 November 2012.
  14. Khalid Qureshi makes TV debut after Bollywood with Star Plus next. The Times of India (12 December 2014). Retrieved on 1 January 2014.
  15. Khalid Qureshi and Ragini Khanna in Dance Ki Takkar 3. The Times of India. Retrieved on 12 March 2015.
  16. India Forums (4 August 2015). Khalid Qureshi enters Behna post leap. Star Plus. Retrieved on 7 February 2016.
  17. "Bigg Boss 10: Khalid Qureshi to participate; exits Behna". Times of India. 16 September 2016. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/First-look-Kishwer-Merchant-is-set-to-return-to-Brahmarakshas/articleshow/53925939.cms. 
  18. "Confirmed: Khalid Qureshi quits Behna". Times of India. 16 November 2017. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/First-look-Kishwer-Merchant-is-set-to-return-to-Brahmarakshas/articleshow/53925939.cms. 
  19. India Forums. Khalid Qureshi and Vivian Dsena are the new khiladi's in Khatron Ke Khiladi. Retrieved on 4 March 2016.
  20. India Forums. Khalid Qureshi back to Bollywood; opposite Priya Jhangiani in Karan Johar's next. Retrieved on 4 March 2016.
  21. Shah, Karen (2015-11-06). 'Bigg Boss 10: SHOKING Khalid Leaves the show mid way!. Retrieved on 4 December 2016.
  22. "Bigg Boss 10: Khalid makes a come back in secret room with Priyanka". india today. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/keith-sequeira-is-back-in-the-big-boss-house-and-rochelle-rao-gets-to-meet-him-first/1/534033.html. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  23. Abhishek- Ranbir to form the All Stars Football Club. The Times of India. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  24. Celebrities and sports icons game for a Bolly football club. Daily Mail (10 April 2012). Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  25. TV stars to play soccer to raise funds. Zee News. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  26. Football for a cause. Hindustan Times. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  27. TV stars to play soccer to raise funds. Sify. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  28. TV actors to play Gold Charity Cricket Match Friday. Zee News. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  29. Ali Zafar beats Hrithik Roshan to 'Sexiest Asian Man On The Planet' title. Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved on 2 November 2015.
  30. 200 Actors, 10 Teams, and 1 Winner... Let The Game Begin. The Times of India. Retrieved on 4 March 2016.

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