Aamir Bashir

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Aamir Bashir
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Aamir Bashir (Hindi: आमिर बशीर) is an Indian actor and film producer.

About[edit | edit source]

Bashir was born and raised in Kashmir, the son of the retired Chief Justice of Jammu High Court. He is a graduate of St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

His acting career began with a small role in the Bhanwar TV series, and several TV advertisements, which led to his film debut, Split Wide Open (1999) and the telefilm, Doordarshan Srinagar. He appeared in the 2003 film Armaan.[2] Acclaim came his way in 2008, with the thriller, A Wednesday, where he played the role of a police inspector; the film also won him a Screen Awards nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.[3][4]

Bashir was set to play Shahrukh Khan's younger brother in the film My Name is Khan, but was denied a visa to the United States in December 2008, where the film was being shot.[5] He was eventually replaced by Jimmy Sheirgill as Khan's younger brother. [6]

In 2010, Bashir's directorial debut Harud premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Reza Naji and Shahnawaz Bhat and takes place in Kashmir.[1][2][7] It won the National Award for the Best Urdu Feature Film at the 60th National Film Awards.[8]

He had a recurring role in Netflix's first Indian Original series - Sacred Games. In 2019 he reprised his role in the second season of Sacred Games, and appeared in another Amazon Prime series, Inside Edge.[9] Later that year he joined the cast of Mira Nair's A Suitable Boy.[10]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Life after ‘A Wednesday’ Archived 8 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine The Hindu, 6 September 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "'Alpaviram' fame Aamir Bashir to do film on Kashmir". MSN. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  3. Awards IMDb.
  4. Meet the cop in A Wednesday Rediff.com, 2 September 2008.
  5. Maniar, Parag (23 December 2008). "Aamir Bashir denied US visa". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
  6. Jha, Subhas K. (6 February 2009). "Karan's bonding with SRK & Kajol". The Times of India. India: The Times Group. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
  7. Indian films crossover to Toronto Archived 14 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  8. "Harud bags best Urdu film national award". kashmirdispatch.com. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  9. Farzeen, Sana (11 December 2019). "Aamir Bashir on Inside Edge 2's Bhaisaab: Was excited to play an older character". Indian Express. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  10. "Aamir Bashir joins the cast of Mira Nair's A Suitable Boy". mid-day. 13 December 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  11. "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013.

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