Aziz Ansari becomes 1st Asian male to win Golden Globe

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8 January, 2018 16:07 PM

Aziz Ansari becomes 1st Asian male to win Golden Globe

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Indian origin American comedian Aziz Ansari has won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for Master of None at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

This is Ansari’s second Golden Globe nomination and first win. He was previously nominated for in 2016 also for Master of None.

“I genuinely didn’t think I was going to win because all of the websites said I was going to lose,” Aziz Ansari said onstage at the Golden Globes. 

Master of None sees Ansari play Dev Shah, a struggling 30-year-old actor whose greatest achievement so far is a yoghurt commercial, as he pursues romantic, professional, and cultural experiences across New York City and, in season 2, Italy. 

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, to a Muslim family from Tamil Nadu, Ansari started his career as a stand-up comedian and acted on television in the comedy series Parks and Recreation.

He then created the Master of None, based on his personal experiences.

Indian-American actor Kal Penn congratulated Ansari on his win via Twitter.