Saqib Saleem was born to a restaurateur father in Delhi on 8 April, 1988. He is the brother of actress Huma Qureshi. Saleem used to assist his dad in running restaurants, but he did not fit into it and so he opted for modeling. He came to Mumbai and did a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Saqib also played cricket for Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir. In Mumbai Saqib took a few modeling assignments and featured in TV commercials like Pepsi, Tata Docomo, KFC, Bar one etc. In 2010 he debuted in 'Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge' an YRF movie. The young actor will next be seen in the movies 'Mere Dad Ki Maruti' and 'Bombay Talkies.