Danish Farooqui was born in Austin, TX. He began school in Karachi, Pakistan at the age of 3 where he learned reading and writing in Urdu. His household language is Punjabi. On the Karachi beaches, he rode fast horses, tall camels, and gigantic elephants. In his childhood, he went back and forth between Houston and Karachi. His younger sister, Ayesha, is studying psychology at the University of Houston.
He moved with his mother to Houston, TX where his sister was born. After school, he would go to Tae Kwon Do class and later practiced Vovinam (Vietnamese style). He received his Black Belt at the age of 10 and got 1st place in forms and sparring at both schools. His first acting experience was playing a ghost in first grade. He was on the high school track team. He would freestyle rap with the other runners.
He got scholarships to study Nutrition at the University of Houston. He got bored of that and decided to graduate early with a B.S. He took classical singing lessons after school and performed in theatres in Houston. He got to share the stage with his teacher Wesley Landry and with the famous soprano Nina Stemme at the Houston Grand Opera. He moved to New York City to study acting with the Tom Todoroff Conservatory. He graduated May 2016.
He speaks Spanish, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi. He enjoys dancing Mexican Ballet Folklorico, drawing cartoons, playing harmonica and cooking Chinese food. Some of his artistic influences include Aamir Khan, Tennesee Williams, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Eminem, August Wilson, Luciano Pavarotti, and Donnie Yen.