Ahsaan Qureshi is an Indian stand-up comedian. He is the 2005 runner-up of the The Great Indian Laughter Challenge on Star One. Qureshi has been a stage performer for the last 20 years. Most of his jokes focus on political satire and social issues. He had put in his name for the reality show at the behest of his friends. Lately he has been seen acting in a Bollywood movie, Bombay to Goa released in 2007, and the Bhojpuri film Hanuman bhakt hawaldar released in 2007.
Being a comedian, Bigg Boss (season 2) was a good chance for him to come in limelight. After almost two months of entering the house, he got nominated on 13-oct-08 for eviction. He had been smartly keeping relations with all the housemates to avoid being nominated and was successful for two months. Finally taking note of the various behavioral aspects, housemates nominated him for eviction. On Friday, 17-Oct-08, he was evicted from the house. He was very biased towards Rahul and nominated him almost every time. A very smart contestant but finally got evicted for the good of house. He has also participated for election campaigns in Uttar-Pradesh