This childhood picture was shared by Huma Qureshi.New Delhi:
The Indian film industry has never been far away from the pitch of film cricket. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are one of the most loved couples in Bollywood. Apart from these, if we go back a bit, Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore... These are the angles of the love story, but apart from these, there has also been an actor who used to play cricket before acting. This actor has made a good mark in the film industry today, but at one time he was identified with the cricket jersey and bat. He has also played cricket with Virat Kohli. His name is Saqib Saleem.
Who is Saqib Saleem?
Saqib, who hails from Delhi, started his career as a cricketer before deciding to pursue a career in show business. As a cricketer, he represented Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir. Saqib Qureshi's sister is actress Huma Qureshi. Saqib is the son of Delhi-based restaurant owner Salim Qureshi. He has a chain of ten restaurants named Salim in Delhi.
Saqib also helped his father in managing the restaurant during college but he did not enjoy it. Saqib moved to Mumbai against his father's wishes at that time. Saqib started modeling in Mumbai. Before this, he had never even thought about films and played only cricket. In Mumbai, Salim started a few modelling assignments before adding TV for brands. Saqib started his acting career as a hero in the 2011 film 'Mujhse Friendship Karoge'.
He was praised for his work in the film and was nominated for the Filmfare Award in the Best Male Debut category. Saqib actively works for charity and apart from working in films, he plays for "Mumbai Heroes" in celebrity cricket leagues.
Saqib said that while playing the role of a cricketer in Dishoom, he played with legendary player Virat Kohli in Delhi. Apart from Dishoom, Saqib appeared as vice-captain Mohinder Amarnath in Ranveer Singh's 83.