Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi at the trailer launch of EK THI DAAYAN.jpg
Hashmi promoting Ek Thi Daayan, 2013
Born Emraan Anwar Hashmi
(1979-03-24) 24 March 1979 (age 38)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Parveen Shahani (m. 2006)
Relatives See Bhatt family

Emraan Anwar Hashmi (pronounced  [ɪmraːn ˈɦaːʃmiː]; born 24 March 1979) is an Indian film actor who appears in Hindi films. [1] Through his successful career, Hashmi has received three Filmfare Award nominations and has established himself as one of the most popular and highest-paid actor of Hindi cinema. [2] [3]

Emraan Hashmi, part of the Bhatt family was born and raised in Mumbai. After graduating from the University of Mumbai, he worked as an assistant director for the 2002 horror film Raaz before pursuing a career in acting. The following year, he made his acting debut with a leading role in the crime thriller Footpath, a moderate box-office success. By 2004, Hashmi had established himself as one of the leading actor of Hindi cinema with roles in the successful Murder (2004), Zeher (2005) and Gangster (2006). However, he followed it with roles in the films that under-performed at the box office before starring in the acclaimed drama Awarapan (2007).

The year 2008 marked a turning point for Hashmi when he played conman in the crime drama Jannat. He subsequently gained recognition for portraying a range of unconventional characters in several successful films, including the horror Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009), the biographical drama The Dirty Picture (2011), the psychological thriller Murder 2 (2011), the romantic comedy Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (2011), the crime thriller Jannat 2 (2012), and the supernatural thrillers Raaz 3 (2012) and Ek Thi Daayan (2013), all of which earned him critical appreciation. Hashmi's acclaimed performances in the underworld drama Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010) and the political thriller Shanghai (2012), garnered him two Best Supporting Actor nominations at Filmfare. After appearing in another series of box office flops, he starred as the titular character in the biogeographical sports drama Azhar and an evil spirit in the horror thriller Raaz Reboot (both 2016)–and received praise for the drama Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015). [4] [5]

Early life and background

Emraan Hashmi was born on 24 March 1979, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. [6] His father, Anwar Hashmi, is a businessman, who also acted in the 1968 film Baharon Ki Manzil, and his mother, Maherrah Hashmi, was a homemaker. His paternal grandfather, Shauqat Hashmi, migrated to Pakistan after the partition of India, while his grandmother, Meherbano Mohammad Ali (known by her screen name Purnima), was an actress, who stayed in India. [7] [8] Meherbano Mohammad Ali, later married producer-director Bhagwan Dass Varma, and was the sister of Shirin Mohammad Ali, the mother of producers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, who are thus Hashmi's uncles. Hashmi is the cousin of director Mohit Suri, with whom he has collaborated in several films. His other cousins are actresses Pooja Bhatt and Alia Bhatt, while another cousin is actor Rahul Bhatt. Hashmi studied at the Jamnabai Narsee School. After graduating from Jamnabai, he attended Sydenham College in Mumbai. Hashmi later earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Mumbai.

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