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
Residence Bandra Mumbai
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 him 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 into a Muslim family on 24 March 1979 [6] to Anwar Hashmi and Maherrah Hashmi. Anwar Hashmi was also an actor who acted in Baharon Ki Manzil in 1968, and was the son of actress Meherbano Mohammad Ali (known by her screen name Purnima) by her first husband Shauqat Hashmi who went to Pakistan. [7] [8] Meherbano Mohammad Ali (alias Purnima), who later married producer-director Bhagwan Dass Varma, was the sister of Shirin Mohammad Ali, the mother of producers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, who are thus Emraan Hashmi's uncles. Hashmi is the cousin of director Mohit Suri, actress Pooja Bhatt, actor Rahul Bhatt and actress Alia Bhatt. Hashmi studied at Sydenham College, Mumbai and University of Mumbai.

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