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Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub Khan is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Hindi cinema,[1] where he is best known for his role as Arun "Chintu" Kumar Singh, an admirer of Tanu's, in Tanu Weds Manu: Returns (2015).[2]

Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub
Ayyub at the trailer launch of Sameer in 2017
Alma materKirori Mal College , National School of Drama
Television Presenter
Years active2011–present
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight159 lb (72 kg)
Spouse(s)Rasika Agashe (m. 2007)
ChildrenRaahi (Daughter)



He was born and brought up in Delhi. A graduate from Kirori Mal College, Zeeshan completed his theater training from National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi.[3]

He worked in theater as an actor for a while before making his movie debut in 2011 with the critically acclaimed No One Killed Jessica, in which he had a negative lead role.[4] Later in 2011 he acted in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan as Imran Khan's best friend.[3]

He was seen as Balli in the 2012 film Jannat 2. In 2013, he was seen in Raanjhanaa as the lead character's best friend for which he received extremely positive reviews. Kaushik Ramesh of Planet Bollywood called his performance "noticeably laudable".[5][6] In 2015, he received critical acclaim for his role of Advocate Arun Kumar Singh (Chintu) in Tanu Weds Manu 2.[7] He also acted in the Indian Action thriller film Phantom as a RAW officer. He was seen sharing screen space with Shah Rukh Khan in the movie 'Raees', where he plays 'Sadique ','Raees' friend and partner in crime.[8].He was seen in supporting roles in the movies like Thugs Of Hindostan and Zero.


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2011 No One Killed Jessica Manu Sharma
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Shobhit
2012 Jannat 2 Balli
2013 Raanjhanaa Murari
Shahid Arif
Maazii Ashfaq
2014 Raja Natwarlal Hit Man
2015 Dolly Ki Doli Raju
Tanu Weds Manu 2 Arun "Chintu" Kumar Singh
All is Well Chima
Phantom Samit
2017 Raees Sadiq
The Strange Smile
Tubelight Narayan
Sameer Sameer
2018 Thugs of Hindostan Shanichar
Zero Guddu Singh
2019 Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi Sadashiv
2019 Article 15   Filming[9]
Short films
Year Title Role Language Notes
2018 Goodluck Cafe Inspector Aslam Khan Hindi Finalist for Filmfare Short Film Awards[10][11]


  1. ^ "Never thought 'Raees' would become so big: Zeeshan Ayyub". TOI. 15 July 2013.
  2. ^ Mohammad Zeeshan, Ayyub (15 July 2013). "Facts about Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Zeeshan's Career". India Today. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Struggle is a part of acting profession: Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub". IBNLive. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  5. ^ Ramesh, Kaushik. "Review by Kaushik Ramesh". Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Zeeshan Ayub iin Ranjhana and Jannat 2". TOI. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  7. ^ Rohit Vats (27 May 2015). "Tanu Weds Manu Returns: Praise Kangana, but don't ignore others". Hindustan Times, New Delhi. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  8. ^ IANS (25 January 2017). "Raees review: A typical Shah Rukh entertainer with over-the top drama" – via Business Standard.
  9. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (5 March 2019). "IT'S OFFICIAL... Ayushmann Khurrana in Anubhav Sinha's next film #Article15... Costars Isha Talwar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub... Filming commenced on 1 March 2019 in #Lucknow... Ayushmann's look from the film:" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "Goodluck Cafe |Mohd Zeeshan Ayub Milind Pathak||Directed by Yuvraj S". RageCorpMedia on YouTube. 29 September 2018.
  11. ^ "BEST DRAMA SHORT FILMS". Filmfare. Retrieved 17 March 2019.

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