Aziz Ansari – The First Asian of 75th golden globe awards winners
Aziz Ansari is the First Asian who become one of the 75th golden globe awards winners in 2018 for the title of Best actor. He won the best actor award for the comedy series ‘Master of None’ where he plays the role of Dev Shah.
He was born in Columbia, South Carolina and is son of immigrant parents who were from Tamil Nadu. His Mother and Father both were working as medical officer & gastroenterologist respectively. Aziz Ansari discovered his comic skills when he was studying at New York University Stern School of Business. He performed in Big Apple clubs and weekly shows. He won the Jury Award for “Best Standup” at HBO’s 2006 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, after which there was no looking back
If we talk about his recent awards, he already had won an Emmy for writing series and hosted Saturday Night Live last January, both signal and unprecedented honors for an entertainer of Indian-origin.
Ansari’s honors comes not so much on account of any affirmative action as his growing popularity and rising profile in the high-wire comedy world before becoming one of the 75th golden globe awards winners. “Even though I’ve sold out Madison Square Garden as a stand-up comedian and have appeared in several films and a TV series, when my phone rings, the roles I’m offered are often defined by ethnicity and often require accents,” he had written in an NYT OpEd in 2015 on the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry.
So he simply went ahead and created his own show whose first two seasons have made him a star, although few expected him to beat a strong field to win the golden globe awards, despite a nomination last year.