Actor Saqib Saleem grabbed audiences’ attention right from his debut film ‘Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge’. Over the years, he showcased his versatility, and proved that he’s here to stay and conquer. From playing a college boy to a budding politician to a legendary cricketer and a RAW agent, Saqib aced every role he took on. 

As the actor celebrates his birthday today, here’s revisiting three of his most popular roles:

83: In this Kabir Khan directorial, Saqib Saleem turned himself into Mohinder Amarnath by imbibing the cricket legend’s mannerisms and skills. He received immense praise for being a near to perfect portrayal of Amarnath. In fact, the former cricketer gifted the actor his lucky red handkerchief post the film’s release as a form of appreciation. 

Rangbaaz: In this web series, Saqib Saleem nailed his character’s journey from being an innocent, gleeful young college boy to a goon who gets sadistic pleasure in taking lives. Saqib maps the darkening personality with a diligence that the audience never saw coming.

Hawaa Hawaai: You believe in Saqib when he turns into a roller-skating coach in the film and instills hope in a kid for a better life. The actor’s dedication to his craft came under limelight when he aced the mannerism of a coach to perfection.

Bombay Talkies: Saqib challenged himself by taking on the role a young gay man during the time when playing homosexual characters was considered a taboo! His strong portrayal of his character left audience in awe and made him a performer to look up to. 

Now, the actor is looking forward to the release of the Indian version of Citadel. While his role is kept under wrap, the audience is excited to see Saqib Saleem in a new avatar in the actioner, which also stars Varun Dhawan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu.

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