About Farooq Shaikh

Farooque Shaikh made his debut as an actor some 32 years ago in the MS Sathyu-directed classic Garam Hawa. Soon to follow was an immensely successful romantic film, Noorie. Although the following years saw him achieve moderate success in a number of offbeat films, real stardom remained elusive. Not that he chased after it. One can never forget his wonderfully inspired performance in the hit comedy Chashme Baddoor, which was to pave the way for his later roles in sitcoms on television. Some 12 years after he was first seen on TV, Farooque has created a niche for himself in this medium, albeit more as a comedian. For someone whose foray into cinema was not a planned move, Farooque has indeed come a long way. The mantriji (minister) of Star Plus' new political satire Ji Mantriji (Yes Minister) took time off from his hectic schedule to speak to our correspondent, Amar. He is also Anchoring a famous show Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai'. He also is a winner of Best TV Anchor award for the show.

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