Aziz Ansari - Biography

Last Modified: Jun 13, 2020

Aziz Ansari
Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer, Director, Producer
Best Known For: Parks and Recreation, Master of None
Salary: $9 million
Net Worth: $18 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 23, 1983 (age 38)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Aziz Ismail Ansari
Birth Place: Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Shoukath Ansari
Mother's Name: Fatima Ansari
Siblings: 1

Aniz Adam Ansari (brother)

High School: Marlboro Academy, South Carolina Governor's School
University: New York University Stern School of Business
Ethnicity: Indian
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Serena Skov Campbell

Body Measurements

Height: 1.68 meter (5 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 62 kg (136.69 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 9 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Aziz Ansari?

Aziz Ansari is an American-Indian actor, stand-up comedian, writer, director, and producer. The two times Emmy and one time Golden Globe winner is best known for portraying the role of Tom Haverford in the series Parks and Recreation and Master of None.

Aziz Ansari: Age, Parents, Siblingss

Aziz Ansari was born on February 23, 1983, in Columbia, South Carolina, the U.S. His birth name/ full name is Aziz Ismail Ansari. His family is originally from Tamil Nadu, India and is Tamil Muslim by religion. 

Ansari’s mother’s name is Fatima Ansari, an obstetrician and gynecologist by profession and his father’s name is Shoukath Ansari, who is a gastroenterologist professionally. He is not the only child of his parents and also has a sibling- brother named Aniz Adam Ansari, who is a writer, editor, and visual artist.

Source: NPR (Aziz Ansari with parents and brother)

Education, Ethnicity

Ansari was raised in Bennettsville, South Carolina and attended Marlboro Academy and later on joined South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics. For his further education, he joined New York University Stern School of Business and earned a degree in marketing from there.

His ethnicity is Indian.

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Aziz Ansari: Girlfriend, Relationship

Ansari was in a relationship with Courtney McBroom, a professional chef. They were together for around two years and had started dating from 2014. But the couple called it quits by January 2016.

Source: NY Daily News (Aziz Ansari, Courtney McBroom)

Currently, he is in serious relationship with Serena Skov Campbell, a Danish physicist.

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Aziz Ansari: Career and Tours

Ansari’s career began with his performance in Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and Invite Them Up, weekly show. He then went on to co-create Shutterbugs, Illusionators in 2005. Aziz Ansari was then cast in the show Parks and Recreation (2008-2015) alongside Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Retta, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones.

Other shows in which he has worked are Master of None, Precious, Human Giant, Stunt Kidz. He also made appearances/roles in the HBO series Flight of the ConchordsABC sitcom ScrubsBob's Burgers, including Get Him to the Greek, I Love You, Man, 30 Minutes or Less, Observe and ReportFunny People.

Aziz Ansari has been on tours as a stand-up comedian in past as well. He did a tour with Comedians of Comedy and Flight of the Conchords in 2006 and 2007. For the next couple of years in 2008 and early 2009, he went on his own comedy tour, the Glow in the Dark Tour. His other tours include Dangerously Delicious (July 2010), Buried Alive (March 2012).

Source: CNBC (Aziz Ansari)

Ansari’s stand-up special includes Aziz Ansari: Buried AliveAziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square GardenBoth were premiered on Netflix. He became the first Indian-American to host the show Saturday Night Live on January 21, 2017.

In addition to being a stand-up comedian and an actor, he is also a writer. His book, Modern Romance: An Investigationco-written with sociologist Eric Klinenberg, was released on June 16, 2015.

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Aziz Ansari: Feminist claims, Sexual misconduct accusation

He has identified himself as a feminist and also said that his now ex-girlfriend was his major influence. 

Ansari had said, 

"I thought it was interesting that this is happening, yet so many people are unaware of it. And the problem is people aren't talking about it. What I've learned, as a guy, is to just ask women questions and listen to what they have to say. Go to your group of female friends and ask them about times they've experienced sexism at their job, and you'll get blown away by the things they tell you.”

Source: Chris Hanna.WordPress (Aziz Ansari)

In January 2018, Ansari was accused by a woman who goes by pseudonym 'Grace' of sexual misconduct in an article on Babe.netAnsari stated that his encounter with the woman was "by all indications was completely consensual.”

The response to the article was a mixed one. Some stated that Ansari’s actions were misogynist, lacked affirmative consent, and an example of harmful male expectations. Other’s supported Ansari stating that his actions were not sexual misconduct!

An article by Caitlin Flanagan in The Atlantic said that the woman accusing Aziz Ansari was a form of 'revenge porn.'

Aziz Ansari: Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Ansari is estimated to be around $18 million while the figure on his annual salary is around $9 million.

Aziz Ansari: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Aziz Ansari is followed by millions of followers. He also has an official website - azizansari.com.

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