Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub

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Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
Born Delhi, India
Occupation Actor
Television Presenter
Years active 2011–present

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub Khan is an Indian actor, working in Bollywood,[1] where he is best known for his role as lead actor Dhanush's best friend 'Murari' in Raanjhanaa (2013).[2]


He was born and brought up in Delhi. A graduate from Kirori Mal College, Zeeshan did his training at National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi.[3]

He worked in theatre actor for a while before making his movie debut in 2011 with the critically acclaimed No One Killed Jessica, in which he had a negative lead role.[4] Later in 2011 he acted in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan as Imran Khan's best friend.[3]

He was seen as Balli in the 2012 film Jannat 2. In 2013, he was seen in Raanjhanaa as the lead character's best friend for which he received extremely positive reviews. Kaushik Ramesh of Planet Bollywood called his performance "noticeably laudable".[5][6] In 2015, he received critical acclaim for his role of Advocate Arun Kumar Singh (Chintu) in Tanu Weds Manu 2.[7] He also acted in the Indian Action thriller film Phantom as a RAW officer. He was last seen sharing screen space with Shah Rukh Khan in the movie 'Raees', where he plays 'Sadiq','Raees' friend and partner in crime.[8]


Year Film Role Notes
2011 No One Killed Jessica Monu
2011 Mere Brother Ki Dulhan Shobhit
2012 Jannat 2 Balli
2013 Raanjhanaa Murari
2013 Shahid Arif
2013 Maazii Ashfaq
2014 Raja Natwarlal Hit Man
2015 Dolly Ki Doli Raju
2015 Tanu Weds Manu 2 Arun "Chintu" Kumar Singh
2015 All is Well Chima
2015 Phantom Samit
2017 Raees Sadiq
2017 Tubelight Major Raghuvendra Nath
2018 Aiyaary


  1. ^ "Never thought 'Raees' would become so big: Zeeshan Ayyub". TOI. 15 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Never thought 'Raanjhanna' would become so big: Zeeshan Ayyub". The Times of India. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Zeeshan's Career". India Today. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Struggle is a part of acting profession: Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub". IBNLive. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  5. ^ Ramesh, Kaushik. "Review by Kaushik Ramesh". Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Zeeshan Ayub iin Ranjhana and Jannat 2". TOI. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Rohit Vats (27 May 2015). "Tanu Weds Manu Returns: Praise Kangana, but don't ignore others". Hindustan Times, New Delhi. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  8. ^ IANS (25 January 2017). "Raees review: A typical Shah Rukh entertainer with over-the top drama" – via Business Standard. 

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