|Profession(s)||Actor and American Media Proprietor|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper (Dyed Black)|
|Date of Birth||21 January 1948 (Wednesday)|
|Date of Death||30 October 2021|
|Place of Death||Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai|
|Age (at the time of death)||73 Years|
|Death Cause||COVID 19 Complications NDTV|
|Hometown||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|School||DAV School, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Controversy||While he appeared in the TV show ‘Sach Ka Saamna' in 2009, he made a few controversial revelations. The Indian Express He said,
"It was my conscious decision to appear on the show. I knew some very embarrassing and controversial facts about my life, like my relationships, will be exposed there, but I wanted to come clean with myself and with people close to me. And yes, those questions hook me and my family up, but believe me, we are much more close and understanding towards each other now than we were before.”
"Yes, I have married thrice but I’m probably still looking for that perfectly understanding partner. But I’m 60 plus now, maybe that search will never end!”
In the show, he was asked about having an affair and child out of marriage. He replied,
"I had a couple of physical relationships with that lady and so I am not really sure if the child is own or not but I have an llegitimate child. I believe in the power of truth and did not participate in the show for money; all I wanted was to speak truth. I can sum up my feelings in one line — the demon was in a cage and now I've released it."
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Not Known|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||He had many girlfriends, and one of his girlfriends was Jesebel. Indian Express|
|Wife/Spouse||He got married thrice, two of his wives were Salma Yusuf Husain (food historian and author) and Kanchan.
|Children||Daughter- Safeena (married to Indian filmmaker Hansal Mehta)
|Parents||Names Not Known|
|Siblings||Brother- Habib Hussain|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Yusuf Hussain
- Yusuf Hussain was a veteran Indian actor who played supporting roles in various Hindi films and TV serials.
- Initially, he started working as a businessman and worked in theatres simultaneously. In an interview, while talking about it, he said,
I used to dabble in theatre and I had always thought that I’ll shut shop when I turn 40 and do my own thing. And although I won three international awards for my business, I did shut shop and get headlong into acting. From then on it’s been a good journey.”
- He appeared in various Hindi films such as ‘Raees’ (2017), ‘Dhoom 2’ (2006), and ‘Dil Chahta Hai (2001).
- Yusuf acted in many Hindi TV serials like ‘Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan’ (2003), ‘Rooh’ (2004), and ‘Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai’ (2007). He acted in the episodic TV serial ‘C.I.D.’ (2000-2010).
- Yusuf used to love visiting Lucknow. In an interview, while talking about his love for Lucknow, he said,
Lucknow is and always will be my home. Yahan ki aabo-hawa kuchh aisi hai ki once a Lucknowite, always a Lucknowites.”
- On his demise, on 30 October 2021, his son-in-law Hansal Mehta, shared a heartfelt post on his Twitter account. He wrote,
I had completed 2 schedules of Shahid. And we were stuck. I was troubled. A non-existent career as a filmmaker was almost finished. He just came up to me and said I have a fixed deposit and it is of no use to me if you are so troubled. He wrote a cheque. Shahid was completed. That was Yusuf Husain. Not my father-in-law but a father. He was life – if life itself had to have a physical form.”
Today he is gone. To remind all those women in heaven that they are ‘Duniya ki sabse khubsurat ladki’ and all the men that they are ‘Haseen naujwaan’. And then to end with a booming ‘love you love you love you’. Yusuf Saab I owe this new life to you. I am truly orphaned today. Life will never be the same. I will miss you terribly. My Urdu will remain broken. And yes – love you love you love you!”