Veteran actor Aasif Sheikh who is currently playing the role of Vibhuti Narayan in serial ‘Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai’ has grabbed lot of eyeballs for his great comic timing. In the show, Aasif plays the role of an unemployed insurance policy agent who spends his time doing household chores. His wife Anita (Soumya Tandon) is irritated with him.
Aashif Sheikh started his career with the television serial ‘Hum Log’ in 1985, which surprisingly is the first daily soap drama on Indian television.
After 10 years of struggle in the TV industry, Aashif got his first film. Aashif got the opportunity to work with Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan for the first time in 1995 with the film “Karan Arjun”. Before “Karan Arjun” Aashif did some cameo roles in movies but he got recognizance with this film. After this film he plays negative roles in many films.
Aashif has completed 40 years of film industry. Apart from being an actor, he has been a sound producer. He has produced many films under his banner and some of them have been quite successful. Under his name, he has produced movies like Kismat, Parzania, Mai meri patni aur woh and many others.
Aashif Sheikh movies have always done well, his acting in television serials are highly appreciated for his brilliant comic timing and witty dialogues. The latest show he is part of is SAB TV’s one of the highest rated shows named “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai”. Looking at Vibhuti Narayana in the serial, he seems to be 35-40 years old but you will be shocked to know that Aashif’s real age is 57. In the show he is romancing Anita Bhabhi aka Saumya Tandon who is around 25-year younger then him.
On the personal front, Aasif married with Zeba Sheikh around 25 years ago. The couple have two kids. His daughter Maryam Sheikh is just 24 years old. Currently, she is working as a manager in a talent company. Aashif’s son Alyjah is 21 years old. He quit his job from a digital organisation to assist Iranian film director, Majid Majidi.
In an interview Aashif reveal many stories relating his career as an actor. You won’t believe that this actor swept the floors and served tea to Sheikhs in his struggling days. You will be amazed to know that Aashif never wanted to be an actor. In fact he was an athlete as well as loved to dive. But due to an unfortunate injury, he had to take a back seat in sports. During these days, Aashif started showing interest towards theatre and he often use to watch the theatre performance along with his bunch of friends. And that is how he made acting his career goal.
is even known for his performances in films like “Journey Bombay to Goa: Laughter Unlimited”, “Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa”, “Jodi No.1″, “Bandhan”, “Kunwara” among others. But the actor feels that more than his acting skills, he is better known as a comedian and delivering good humour is a difficult task.