The Inspiring Journey of Aasif Sheikh: From Struggles to Stardom

In the 1980s, a young man ventured into Bollywood, starting his career with television before moving to films. This actor began his journey even before superstars like Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan. Despite early success as a lead actor, he faced challenges that temporarily stalled his film career. However, he reinvented himself as a villain in the 90s, only to be sidelined once again. Today, he is a household name as Vibhuti Narayan Mishra from the popular TV show "Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain." This is the story of Aasif Sheikh.

Who is Aasif Sheikh?

Born on November 11, 1964, in Delhi, Aasif Sheikh hails from a middle-class Muslim family. He spent his childhood in Banaras, UP, completed his schooling there, and later earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from Khalsa College, Delhi. Initially, he enrolled in a hotel management course but left midway to pursue theatre. In 1989, Aasif married Zeba Sheikh, and they have a son and a daughter.

Aasif Sheikh's Early Career

While active in theatre, Aasif learned that P Kumar Vasudev was casting for the TV serial 'Hum Log.' Despite facing tough competition, he secured a role, marking the start of his career. He then signed 10 to 12 films back-to-back. During this time, Salman Khan's film 'Biwi Ho To Aisi' released, but Aasif's performance went unnoticed. Despite having more films in his kitty than Salman and Shahrukh Khan at that time, his non-filmy background posed challenges.

For a few years, Aasif struggled to find film roles until 1994, when he was cast as a villain's son in 'Karan Arjun.' Embracing the challenge, he delivered a memorable performance and subsequently took on several villainous roles.

Why Did Aasif Sheikh Quit Films?

Aasif collaborated with David Dhawan on films like 'Banarasi Babu,' 'Haseena Maan Jaayegi,' 'Kunwara,' and 'Jodi No. 1.' However, he grew frustrated as his scenes were often heavily edited, diminishing his screen presence. Disheartened by this treatment, he decided to step away from films.

Aasif Sheikh's Superhit TV Show

In 1999, Aasif found success with the TV show 'Yash Boss,' which boosted his popularity. He continued to appear in TV serials such as 'Yeh Chanda Kanoon Hai,' 'Mili,' and 'Dil Mil Gaye.' In 2015, Aasif's career took a remarkable turn with the comedy serial 'Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain,' where he became a household name as Vibhuti Narayan Mishra. 

While primarily focusing on TV, Aasif has also appeared in films like 'Judwaa 2' and 'Bharat' in recent years. His journey from a struggling actor to a beloved TV star is truly inspirational.

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