Arif Zakaria

11 June 1972 | Gemini

Actor

Actress

Arif Zakaria

Arif Zakaria

rif is a TV and film actor. Born on 11th November 1966, he was brought up in Mumbai. He started acting in theatre when he was in college and later appeared in several television soaps.

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Filmography

31 March 2017Poorna
Col. Khan

1 November 2013Krrish 3
Dr. Varun Shetty

3 August 2012Jism 2
Guru Saldanah

5 March 2010Rokkk
Vishwatma

30 October 2009Aladin
Professor Abu Nazir

1997Darmiyaan
Immi / Mazhudin Khan / Sitara

Biography

Arif is a TV and film actor. Born on 11th November 1966, he was brought up in Mumbai. He started acting in theatre when he was in college and later appeared in several television soaps. He has acted in a multitude of roles in Hindi cinema. He made his debut with Darmiyaan (1997), which served as his launch pad. He is known by his roles in Deepa Mehta’s Earth/1947 (1998), Shyam Benegal’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2004), Asambhav (2004), Deewaar (2004), Hero, Home Delivery: Aapko… Ghar Tak (2005), Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi (2005) and My Name is Khan (2010). His role of a ghost in Vikram Bhatt’s Haunted (2011) received audience’s appreciation and mass recognition. He was seen as a police officer in Jism 2 (2012). He also appeared in Krrish 3 (2013), Lootera (2013), Dee Saturday Night (2014), Darr @ the Mall (2014) and Nanak Shah Fakir (2015). He acted in the English film, Dance like a Man (2004). His films have been nominated and awarded numerous honours. His TV appearances include Chunauti, Karambhumi, Mrityudand, Dhund, Aarzoo, Campus and Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha (2010), among others. Since 2005, he has been associated with the musical show ‘Merchants of Bollywood’, performing more than 700 production roles in many countries. He is also involved in the play ‘Gardish mein Taare’ based on the life of Guru Dutt. His upcoming projects include Ishq Forever (2015), Highway 203 and Kab? Kyon? Aur Kahan?, scheduled to be released in 2016. He married Namrata Sharma in 2002 after a four-year long courtship and they live in Mumbai.

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