Mir Afsar Ali
Mir at the Kolkata Book Fair 2014.
|Born||Mir Afsar Ali
February 13, 1975
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
|Occupation||News Anchor, Actor, Radio Jockey, Comedian, Singer|
|Known for||Mimicry Artist, Radio Jockey, Actor, Comedian|
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 
Early life and background
His entry into show-business happened by chance. 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.
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 famous for his mimicry[by whom?] of Mithun Chakraborty, Bappi Lahiri and Rituparno Ghosh.
- Bhooter Bhabishyat (2012)
- Chaplin (2011)
- Natobar Notout (2010)
- The Bong Connection (2006)
- Obhishopto Nighty (2014)
- "Kalakar award winners". Kalakar website. Retrieved 16 October 2012.
- Mukherjee, Debarati (March 14, 2007). "My Fundays". Calcutta, India: www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2008-11-14.