Khalid Siddiqui

Khalid Siddiqui (Urdu: خالد صدیقی‎) (born 1 February 1974) is an Indian film and television actor.[6] Mostly notable for his role in Ghajini,[5] Siddiqui has worked in a number of television shows and Bollywood films.

Khalid Siddiqui
A man in white blazers at a film premiere
Siddiqui at premiere of Riwayat
Born (1974-02-01) 1 February 1974 (age 46)[1][2]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active2003[a] — present
Notable work
Ghajini[5]
Spouse(s)Raahat Siddiqui (sep. 2015)

CareerEdit

Before entering in the industry, Siddiqui had worked in a number of television commercials for brands including ICICI Bank, Bombay Dyeing, Cadbury Perk, Suzuki Alto and Gillette.[7] Siddiqui made his debut in a music video which was directed by Subhash Ghai. His screen appearance in the video gained him a 30-second cameo role in the film Joggers' Park (2003).[4] Actor Victor Banerjee was impressed by his acting skills and offered him to play lead role in the film Ho Sakta Hai (2006), directed by Wilson Louis.[b] Critic Taran Adarsh praised Siddiqui's performance in the film.[9] Siddiqui played other roles in films such as Apaharan (2005), The Film (2005), Ghajini (2008) and Riwayat (2012) being his last film appearance.

Siddiqui moved from films to television with the show Zindagi Badal Sakta Hai Hadsaa (2008).[10] Further, he played Manav in the soap opera Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (2012), where his character had a commercial angle between Megha (Aakanksha Singh) and Mohan (Kunal Karan Kapoor).[11] In the same year he played the roles of Tauseef Baig in the drama Tum Saath Ho Jab Apne (2014) where his character, being dead is seen in flashbacks,[7] a superhero and his alter-ego journalist in Maharakshak: Aryan (2014)[7] and as a mythological king in The Adventures of Hatim (2013).[12][13] Currently, he is also playing a role of Chief Minister in Ek Shringaar-Swabhiman. Khalid has also appeared in Star Plus's most popular drama series Saath Nibhaana Saathiya[14] as a protagonist, opposite Devoleena Bhattacharjee after the walk-out of the lead actor Mohammad Nazim, who was playing Ahem. Unluckily, Khalid and Devoleena's on-screen chemistry did not work well and when the show saw a huge drop on the TRP chart, the makers of the show brought the former protagonist Mohammad Nazim back and they ended the track of Khalid Siddiqui by turning his character into a villain.

Personal lifeEdit

Siddiqui was married to Raahat and the couple had a son and a daughter. In September 2015, the couple got separated.

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Note(s) / Ref(s)
2003 Joggers' Park Ranjit Singh [4]
2005 The Film Vijay [15]
2005 Apaharan Kamal Kishore [16]
2006 Ho Sakta Hai Mohan [4][8]
2007 Dhol Gopi - Pankaj's friend [17]
2008 Ghajini Manager - Air Voice [5][18]
2012 Riwayat Raja Desai Credited as "Khalid Siddique".[19][20]
2016 One Night Stand Adhiraj Kapoor
2017 Sargoshiyan Bank Manager [21]

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Role Notes & References
2020 Dadi Amma... Dadi Amma Maan Jaao! Sundarlal Jhavar Supporting Role
2018–2019 Mariam Khan - Reporting Live Majaaz Khan Supporting Role
2017-2018 Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya Maan Singh Cameo Role
2017-2018 Piyaa Albela Ashish Kapoor Negative Role
2017 Love Ka Hai Intezaar Suyyash Thakur Negative Role
2017 Ek Shringaar-Swabhiman Chief Minister Supporting Role
2016 Saath Nibhana Saathiya Dr. Krishna Raheja Negative Role
2015-2016 Dream Girl Manav Sareen Supporting Role[22][23]
2014 Tum Saath Ho Jab Apne Tauseef Baig Cameo Role[7]
2014 Maharakshak: Aryan Arjun Sharma Cameo Role[7][24][25]
2013 ; 2014 The Adventures of Hatim King Naushwerwaan of Ashkaar Cameo Role[12]
2012 Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Manav Chaturvedi Negative Role[26]
2011 Dhoondh Legi Manzil Humein Jayvardhan Supporting Role
2008 Zindagi Badal Sakta Hai Hadsaa Inspector Ekaansh Thakur Lead Role[10]
2007 - 2008 Main Aisi Kyunn Hoon Siddharth Lead Role

Web SeriesEdit

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2019 REJCTX Prithviraj Sharma ZEE5 [27]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Most of his filmography lists have films which have wrong data about his works. Joggers' Park is an actual debut by Siddiqui as per sources.[3][4]
  2. ^ The film "Ho Sakta Hai" was originally released in 2006,[8] whereas "The Film" which was released in 2005 became his first film as a lead character.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (3 February 2019). "Birthday bumps for Khalid Siddiqui". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Actor held for molesting estranged wife in public". Bangalore Mirror. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 29 February 2020. Indicates age 41 on September 2015.
  3. ^ Onkar Kulkarni (20 September 2013). "Nishant Malkhani has no plans to return to TV". The Indian Express. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e Rana Siddiqui. "Jogging new tracks". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Deepali Dhingra (3 January 2009). "Khalid: Not insecure at all!". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  6. ^ "TV audiences dictate tracks: Khalid Siddiqui". Times of India. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d e Somya Abrol (25 September 2014). "Take it easy". The Tribune (Chandigarh). Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Ho Sakta Hai (2006)". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  9. ^ Taran Adarsh (31 March 2006). "Ho Sakta Hai review". BH News Network. Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  10. ^ a b Ranjib Mazumdar. "'I AM A LITTLE LAIDBACK'". Daily News and Analysis. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  11. ^ TNN (4 July 2012). "New twist in love story on Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  12. ^ a b TNN (3 December 2013). "Hatim to take viewers into surreal world of fantasies". The Times Group. The Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  13. ^ Agrawal, Stuti (21 October 2013). "Nausheen Ali Sardar to make a comeback with Hatim". Indiatimes. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  14. ^ "Khalid Siddiqui happy to join cast of 'Saath Nibhaana Saathiya' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  15. ^ "The Film (2005)". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  16. ^ "Apaharan (2005)". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Dhol (2007)". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Ghajini (2008)". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  19. ^ Srijana Das Mitra (7 September 2012). "Riwayat Movie Review". The Times Group. Times of India. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  20. ^ "Riwayat (2012)". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  21. ^ "Sargoshiyan Movie Review {2.5/5}: The saving grace in Sargoshiyan is its intent to explain Kashmiriyat; a term most people are unfamiliar with, given the cacophony around the region". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  22. ^ "'Dream Girl' highlights small-towner's starry dreams". ABP Group. KRK News. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  23. ^ "Khalid 'Manav' Siddiqui returns to Life OK's Dream Girl". Indo American News Service. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  24. ^ "Maharakshak Aryan : Casts". Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  25. ^ "Actor Khalid arrived in Chandigarh to promote the show Zee TV". Dainik Bhaskar. 25 September 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  26. ^ Tiwari, Vijaya (14 June 2012). "Khalid Siddiqui in Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha?". Times of India. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  27. ^ "Khalid Siddiqui joins the cast of ZEE5's REJCTX". IWM Buzz. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.

External linksEdit

Khalid Siddiqui on IMDb