Shaji Choudhary is an Indian actor who began his acting career with the Bollywood movie ‘Main Hoon Na’ starring Shahrukh Khan, Sushmita Sen, and others. He played a cameo role in the movie. He is best known for his performance in the web series, Mirzapur where he played the role of Maqbool, Kaleen Bhaiya’s trusted henchman.
Shaji Choudhary was born on Friday, 7 July 1972 (age 48 Years; as of 2020) in Dodwari, Rajasthan. His zodiac sign is Cancer.
Height (Approx.): 6′ 2″
Hair Colour: Black
Eyes Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Shaji’s father’s name is Roopnarayan Choudhary and his mother’s name is Rampyari Choudhary. Shaji has four brothers and one sister.
Wife & Children
Shaji got married when he was 10 years old. His wife’s name is Subdhara Choudhary. They have a daughter and a son.
Shaji Choudhary started his journey in the television industry with a Star Plus show ‘Shaurya Aur Suhani’ (2009). In 2015, he played the role of ‘Inspector Anshuman Singh’ in a Zee TV television series ‘Doli Armaano Ki.’ While working in the television industry, Shaji got the opportunity to work in the web series ‘Mirzapur’ as ‘Maqbool’ and this role made him famous among the masses.
Shaji made his debut in the Indian film industry with the movie ‘Husn Bewafa’ (2006) but his performance went unnoticed by the critics. In 2008, Shaji was signed by director Ashutosh Gowariker to play the role of Akbar’s general ‘Adham Khan’ in the historical drama ‘Jodha Akbar.’ He worked with Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in this movie. After this iconic role, he worked in several other movies like Action Jackson (2014), PK (2014), Mohenjo Daro (2016), Thugs of Hindostan (2018), etc.
- Shaji moved to Jaipur with his brother and completed his formal education at Rajasthan University. Before entering the field of acting, Shaji started off his career as a model.
- Shaji Choudhary can be seen in both the seasons of Mirzapur as Maqbool. He is currently shooting for Rohit Shetty’s new film ‘Sooryavanshi.’
- Shaji is often seen in negative roles on the screens but in real life, he is a very humble person. Shaji loves animals and horses are his favorite.