Shakeel Siddiqui

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Shakeel Siddiqui (Urdu: شکیل صدیقی‎) is a Pakistani stand-up comedian, stage and television actor better known as 'Teeli' in Pakistan. He rose to prominence in India after appearing as a contestant in first season of Comedy Circus.[1] Although he didn't win, he became so popular that he was hired as a co-host in the second season of the show. He was paired to actress Urvashi Dholakia in reality show, Ustaadon Ka Ustaad (2008).
Shakeel Siddique also appeared as a celebrity guest in Salman Khan's reality game show, Dus Ka Dum (2008)[2] and as a guest judge in Boogie Woogie dance competition. He was also a participant in the third season of Comedy Circus, dubbed Kaante Ki Takkar.
Today Shakeel appears on all major ch

Earlier career

Before appearing on Comedy Circus, he had worked side by side with comedian Umer Sharif in Pakistani stage plays like "Bakra Qistoon Pay" (Goat on installments), "Yeh to Housefull Hogaya" (Full House), "Nayee Ammi Purana Abba" (New Mother Old Father) and many more.

Departure from Indian Television

After the 2008 Mumbai Attacks some news channels and blogs reported that Shakeel was beaten and forced to leave India by Hindu religious extremists.[3][4][5] However, he later denied being beaten or abused and claimed that the producers of Sony were threatened by the members of MNS of "dire consequences" if they continue to allow Pakistanis to perform on their shows. As a safety precaution, the producers and the artist agreed to have him depart from the country. This claim coincides with later reports.[6][7][8][9][10] He has made several appearances on Indian TV shows since then.annels of Pakistan for his performances.
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