Obed Afridi is an Indian casting director and artist manager, who works in Delhi, Mumbai, and Chandigarh. He is mainly known for working in the Punjabi music industry as a casting director.
Obed Afridi’s full name is Obed Sidiqque Afridi. He was born on Friday, 30 October 1992 (age 29 years; as of 2021). His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He did his schooling at Karunya Residential International Matriculation Higher Secondary School. He graduated from Ramjas College, the University of Delhi in 2014, and earned a degree in BCom Honours. He lives in the West Sant Nagar area of New Delhi.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Mohammad Afridi and his mother’s name is Sunita Afridi.
He has 2 siblings, a sister and a brother. Not much information is available about his sister.
His brother’s name is Vinay Afridi and he lives in Arvada, Colorado.
According to his Facebook status, he is single.
He worked as a fashion photographer in his early days. Later, he started working as a casting director with a Delhi based casting agency, The Aura Fashion. In 2019, he became the owner and founder of his casting agency, Medazenith Makers. He has worked with various prominent Punjabi singers, such as Guru Randhawa, Karan Randhawa, Kaka, and Karan Aujla. He also manages artists like Sera Kishore and Malvi Malhotra.
- In 2019, he got arrested by the Mohali police for pretending to be Gunbir Singh, the owner of one of the most prominent labels in the Punjabi music industry, White Hill Studio and White Hill music banner, and exploiting girls in the name of getting them modelling assignments. The complaint was lodged under sections 419, 420 and Section 66C 66D of the IT Act. While addressing his grievances in the complaint, Gunbir wrote,
I am writing this to bring to your notice that my name is being misused by using different phone numbers. It has come to my knowledge that my identity is being used to call up girls from different phone numbers and address to exploit them by using my name. I am a leading film producer of the Punjabi film industry and the owner of the White Hill Studio and White Hill music banner,”
He further added,
My name is being misused to mislead some girls and I am aware of the extent of damage that has already been done to my name and how far this will go if strict action is not taken against the accused.”
It is rumoured that Obed signed contracts with around 40 girls in exchange for their semi-nude photos. However, not even a single complaint was filed against him by any victim.
- In February 2021, Urfi Javed, an Indian TV actress and model accused him of sexually harassing girls in consideration of giving them modelling assignments. She called him out for not paying her the money for her work and for asking girls to compromise with him or the producers of the music videos. She posted a series of Instagram stories wherein she mentioned that she has proof that Obed is a sexual predator. She said that after posting the stories, 5 women texted her about similar instances with him. One of them mentioned that Obed told her that he would cast her in the leading role opposite her favourite singer only if she is ready to compromise with the producer. when she declined the offer, he told her to do a video call with the producer instead without showing her face. Various celebrities such as Priyank Sharma, Arushi Handa, and Nikita Bhamidipati posted stories in support of Urfi and wrote about their similar incidents with him.
In response to this, Obed posted a story and said that all those who are speaking against him are jealous of him. A similar incident happened in 2017 when a girl commented on Obed’s Facebook post and stated that he exploits girls.
- Obed also goes by the name Chicki.
- He has played National and State level Football in his early days for which he has received numerous certificates and medals. In an Instagram post, he mentioned that he regrets his decision to not continue playing Football for a personal reason.
- He is often spotted drinking alcohol at parties and celebrations.
- He is occasionally spotted smoking.
- He has various tattoos on his body including wings on his back, a heartbeat on his face, a portrait on his forearm, and a tattoo on the side of his neck.