Aamir Bashir

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Aamir Bashir
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Aamir Bashir (आमिर बशीर) is an Indian actor and film director.


Aamir is an Indian actor, director and producer best known for his powerful roles in A Wednesday and Haider. After working in television shows and commercials, he made his feature acting debut in Dev Benegal’s Split Wide Open. He made his directorial and co-producer debut with Harud, an Urdu film which won the National Award for the Best Urdu Feature Film at the 60th National Film Awards.

With over 14 feature films to his credit including Peepli (Live) and Gurgaon, he was most recently seen in Netflix’s first Indian Original series - Sacred Games.

He wrapped up shooting for Navdeep Singh’s previously titled Hunter and now Laal Kaptaan, as well as the Amazon series Inside Edge.

He is currently shooting the second season of Sacred Games and Balaji’s next feature film.


His acting career began with a very small role on television, in the Bhanwar TV series, and acted in several TV advertisements, this led to his film debut, Split Wide Open (1999) and the telefilm, Doordarshan Srinagar. He appeared in the 2003 film Armaan.[1] 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.[2][3]

Bashir was set to play Shahrukh Khan's younger brother in the film My Name is Khan, although things did not work out & was eventually replaced by Jimmy Sheirgill as Khan's younger brother. [4]

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.[5][1][6]






  1. ^ a b 'Alpaviram' fame Aamir Bashir to do film on Kashmir
  2. ^ Awards IMDb.
  3. ^ Meet the cop in A Wednesday Rediff.com, 2 September 2008.
  4. ^ Jha, Subhas K. (6 February 2009). "Karan's bonding with SRK & Kajol". The Times of India. India: The Times Group. Retrieved 21 August 2009.
  5. ^ Life after ‘A Wednesday’ Archived 8 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine The Hindu, 6 September 2008.
  6. ^ Indian films crossover to Toronto Archived 14 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013.

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