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Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub: Actor Who Is Best Known For His Supporting Roles

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub: Actor Who Is Best Known For His Supporting Roles

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub

Hello Moviebuffs! Today we will talk about the actor, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, best known to give life to supporting characters.

1. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub started practicing acting in Kirori Mal College (DU) and further went to get Acting Training from the National School of Drama, Delhi.

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub

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2. Zeeshan belongs to a family of theatre actors, his Mother, Father, and most of his maternal side is related to Theatre.

In fact, Zeeshan’s father was the one who suggested that he go to the Acting workshop in college.

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3. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub has been an Acting teacher in Delhi before stepping into Bollywood. He also went to Dubai as a faculty for Acting and Direction.

Do you know?

Zeeshan got the opportunity for his first movie through a phone call?

Zeeshan work as actiong teacher

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4. Yes, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub didn’t come to Mumbai to work in Bollywood but to catch a flight to New York, but a phone call turned his life 180.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, the actor quoted,

“In 2010, New York’s Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute was planning to open a branch in India. I was shortlisted as a faculty member. However, there were delays at their end. In the meantime, a college junior, Abhishek Banerjee, who was working as part of the casting team of No One Killed Jessica (2011), asked me to audition. That is how I got my first film”.

5. Zeeshan’s role in No One Killed Jessica (2011) earned him nominations for Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut and Zee Cine Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role.

No One Killed Jessica (2011)

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6. Succeeding on,Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub worked in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. He also did a cameo in Tanu Weds Manu, and Jannat 2. All the films went on to become a Box Office hit.

Jannat 2

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7. After playing so many supporting characters, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub got his first memorable character in Raanjhanaa.

His character Muraari received love and only love.

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub inRaanjhanaa

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8. Most people don’t know, but Zeeshan’s mother belongs to a Hindu background while his father, from a Muslim background.

So, now you know how he got pandit Muraari’s vibe on point.

9. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub has also appeared in a Hindi serial Kyunki… Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai, which was aired on Doordarshan.

Kyunki... Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai

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10. Zeeshan then appeared in various Hindi commercial films such as Raja Natwarlal, Dolly Ki Doli, All is Well and Phantom. But none of these films performed well at the Box Office.


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11. In 2015,  Ayyub appeared in Tanu Weds Manu: Returns, portraying the role of Advocate Arun Kumar Singh AKA Chintu from Rampur.

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Despite having less screen time, Zeeshan stole the show by his Sharp Rampuria style of dialogue delivery.

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub actor

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12. Zeeshan took a gap of two years from the Film Industry. He came back with crime drama Raees and war drama Tubelight, both in 2017.

Salman khan Tubelight

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13. In his final film of the year, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub played his first leading role in Dakxin Chhara’s directorial debut, Sameer.

Zeeshan Ayyub first leading role

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14. In 2018, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub acted in period adventure Thugs of Hindostan and Anand L. Rai’s Zero

With releasing of Zero, Zeeshan completed his 6th film as ‘Hero Ka Dost’.

Anand L. Rai's Zero movie

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15. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub was recently seen in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and Article 15 and will be seen in Hansal Mehta’s Turram Khan and Anand L. Rai’s Atrangi Re.

Article 15, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub film

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Atrangi Re will record his 5th collaboration with writer Himanshu Sharma and Director Anand L. Rai.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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