Ahsaan Qureshi is an Indian stand-up comedian. He was born in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh. He is the 2005 runner-up of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, a stand-up comedy competition on Star One. Qureshi has been a stage performer for the last 20 years. Most of his jokes focus on political satire and social issues. He had put in his name for the reality show at the behest of his friends. Lately he has been seen acting in a Bollywood movie, Bombay to Goa released in 2007, Ek Paheli Leela released in 2015, and the Bhojpuri film Hanuman Bhakt Hawaldar released in 2007. He was seen in SAB TV comedy show Hum Aapke Ghar Mein Rehte Hain. He was a contestant in Bigg Boss 2 in 2007.
Qureshi was born in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh into a middle class family. He was known for bringing laughter to human faces since his childhood. He completed double MA in Urdu. He started his career as a stage performer in the mid-1990s and by now, he has successfully completed 20 years in this field. Through the TV shows, he gained momentum and became a household name across the country too. His jokes are thought provoking and most of them are related to social issues apart from political satires.
He made his film debut in 2007 Bollywood film – Bombay to Goa and was most recently seen in 2015 release, Ek Paheli Leela. In betweem he appeared in Bhojpuri films and TV shows. He was seen in a comic role in the popular TV comedy show, Hum Aapke Ghar Mein Rehte Hain aired on SAB TV. His song-sing tone and the tweaking of his head on stage made him a popular entertainer in the past 15 years or so. Ahsaan is often invited by corporate sector firms to conduct ‘laughter’ workshops to their employees, as a form of relaxation and recreation.