Mir Afsar Ali

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This article is about the Indian mimicry artist, actor, radio jockey and comedian. For other uses, see Mir (disambiguation).
Mir
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Mir at the Kolkata Book Fair 2014.
Born Mir Afsar Ali
(1975-02-13) February 13, 1975 (age 39)
Nationality Indian
Other names Mir
Occupation News Anchor, Actor, Radio Jockey, Comedian, Singer
Years active 1994–present
Known for Mimicry Artist, Radio Jockey, Actor, Comedian
Religion Islam
Awards Kalakar Awards[1]

Mir Afsar Ali or Mir ( Bengali: মীর আফশর আলী) is a popular Indian radio jockey, television anchor, singer and comedian. He is the host of Mirakkel, a laughter show on Zee Bangla and Hi Kolkata on Radio Mirchi.He also appears on a Sunday audio suspense show named Sunday Suspense on Radio Mirchi [2]

Early life and background[edit]

Born in a conservative Bengali Muslim family in Murshidabad, he would listen to the radio for hours during his childhood.[by whom?]

His entry into show-business happened by chance.[citation needed] On a rainy evening in 1994 when Mir was in his first year student of Umesh Chandra College, he was on his way home from the laundry and happened to read a six-day-old newspaper in which the washer-man had wrapped his clothes.[by whom?] His eyes fell upon an advertisement which said that auditions were being held for radio jockeys for a radio station to be launched soon in Kolkata.[citation needed]

Apart from making people laugh with his jokes on the radio, Mir explored his comic side by compering events. When he finally made an appearance on TV, it was as a news reader on Khaash Khobor, a news programme on DD Bangla. Since then, Mir’s career in television has seen several highs, with television shows including Hao Mao Khao, and Beta Betir Battle to his credit. With the TV show Mirakkel on Zee Bangla, he came to be known as the comedy king[by whom?] of the city. He is for his mimicry[by whom?] of Mithun Chakraborty, PC Sorcar Junior, Bappi Lahiri and Rituparno Ghosh.Along with that he is also the lead singer of the Bengali band "Bandage". Recent he has also started working in a recently formed Drama Group "Ichhemoto" along with Saurav Palodhi, Vicky, Partha and other members of Mirrakkel team.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kalakar award winners". Kalakar website. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Mukherjee, Debarati (March 14, 2007). "My Fundays". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 

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