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Waseem Mushtaq had auditioned for Indian Idol in 2009, but one of the judges, Anu Malik had advised him to try his luck in acting. Following his words, Waseem had made his acting debut with the serial, 12/24 Karol Bagh and has worked in shows like Amrit Manthan, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls, Bhagyavidhaata, Mere Angne Mein, Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum and Sasural Simar Ka 2. He is married to Ayesha Mushtaq and has two kids, Reyaan and Mikhail.
It was on February 23, 2021, when Waseem Mushtaq had announced the news of the birth of his second baby. On his IG handle, he had shared the first glimpse of his baby boy, where Waseem was seen holding the tiny hand of his son. Along with the picture, Waseem had revealed the name of his newborn. He had written, “MIKHAIL HAS ARRIVED- ALLAHSHUKAR BLESSED. #newborn.”
Currently, Waseem is playing the character of 'Lalit Kashyap' in the show, Sasural Simar Ka 2. His second son is six months old and accompanies his daddy on the sets. The actor feels that as a parent he is equally responsible for his kids’ upbringing. In a conversation with ETimes, he said, "As a parent, I do not want my wife to only be responsible towards our kid. I feel as a parent it’s our responsibility.”
Waseem shared that when his wife goes to work, he brings his son, Mikhail with him on the sets and they both put equal efforts into their kids. He said, “In our society mostly there is a culture that mother has to compromise on work and take responsibility of our kids. But I'm not one, who agree to this. At times, when my wife goes to work and I bring my son along with me on the sets. We both equally put efforts to their upbringing."
Waseem further talked about a father’s role in a child’s well-being and upbringing. He said, "I feel a dad’s role in a child’s well-being is very important. Fathers teach many important lessons to a child, like how to be affectionate and supportive, and how to take care of everyone else by giving the best example, and all of this while being great examples themselves.”
Stating that the way his father was there when he was a kid, he wants to be with his kids, Waseem concluded, “Fathers are great caretakers, they make their little ones feel safe and secure. They teach their little ones to walk, to jump higher, and to always aim for the best. This is why is so important to recognise the labor of all of those involved fathers that are day by day supporting their families. Like my father was always around for me, I want to be same to my sons."
For the unversed, Waseem Mushtaq had tied the knot with his ladylove, Ayesha on September 10, 2011.