Thursday 17 September 2020

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari is an American actor. Besides, he is also a writer, producer, director, and comedian. He was born on 23rd February, 1983 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. He is the son of gastroenterologist Shoukath Ansari and Fatima Ansari. He has a brother named Aniz Ansari. He started performing comedy when he was a student at New York University in 2000. He then created and featured in the MTV sketch comedy show Human Giant. After the show, he got acting roles in many feature films. He also starred in many other TV shows and movies such as Master of None, 30 Minutes or Less, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Parks and Recreation, Observe and Report, and Get Him to the Greek, to name only a few of them. He has been nominated for several awards and also won many of them such as Variety Power of Comedy Award, Critics' Choice Television Award, Peabody Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and Golden Globe Award. 

Aziz Ansari Religion

He spoke quite a few times about his faiths and religious beliefs in public. Ansari is born to a Tamil Muslim family from Tamil Nadu, India. He was raised in Bennettsville, South Carolina as a Muslim. He opened up about his Muslim upbringing and stated that he is not religious. He does not practice the religion. He also eats bacon which is prohibited for Muslims. The New York Times stated that he is an atheist. He thinks it is okay for him to be not religious and eat bacon as he is a good person and also is mature enough to make his own decisions. He belongs to the Indian (Tamil) ancestry.

Aziz Ansari Political Views

Unlike his religious beliefs, he does not talk much about his views and opinions on politics and rather keeps it away from the limelight. He claimed himself to be not politically active. It seems he is a liberal democrat. He also attended an Obama campaign fundraiser where Barack Obama claimed himself to be a fan of Ansari. He is seen to jokingly tweet about elections and also speak about other serious causes such as gun violence. He is also a supporter of gay rights and marriage.

Who is he dating? 

He is currently in a relationship with Ph.D. student, Serena Skov Campbell for about 2 years now. Prior to Skov Campbell, he was in a relationship with pastry chef, Courtney McBroom. They dated for 2 years and then separated at the beginning of 2016. Rumours say he was also in a brief relationship with American actress Jennifer Lawrence. According to reports, Ansari wanted to take things ahead but Lawrence did not feel the same for him. However, there are no confirmation about this. 

Aziz Ansari Hobbies

Apart from acting, he is also a stand-up comedian. He is also a fan of drama and is up to work in it. Moreover, he contributes to charities and has done charity work for Anoka-Hennepin LGBT group. 

Interesting Facts

His full name is Aziz Ismail Ansari.

He attended Marlboro Academy and the South Carolina Governor's School when growing up. 

He was the first Asian American to win a Golden Globe Award for best actor in a television comedy or musical. 

He published his first book Modern Romance: An Investigation in June 2015.