Aamir Bashir

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Aamir Bashir
Aamir Bashir.jpg
Born Kashmir, India
Occupation Actor

Aamir Bashir is an Indian actor and film director.


Bashir was born and raised in Kashmir, the son of the retired Chief Justice of Jammu High Court.[1][2] He is a graduate of St. Stephen's College University of Delhi.[1]


His acting career began with a very small role on television, Bhanwar TV series, and acted in several TV advertisements, this led to film debut, Split Wide Open (1999) and the telefilm, Doordarshan Srinagar. He appeared in the 2003 film Armaan.[3] Acclaim came his way in 2008, with 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.[4][5]

Bashir was set to play Shahrukh Khan's younger brother in the film My Name is Khan, but was denied a visa to the United States in December 2008, where the film was being shot.[6] He was eventually replaced by Jimmy Shergill as Khan's younger brother. [7]

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.[1][3][8]






  1. ^ a b c Life after ‘A Wednesday’ The Hindu, 6 September 2008.
  2. ^ TV actor Aamir Bashir set to direct film on Kashmir[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b 'Alpaviram' fame Aamir Bashir to do film on Kashmir
  4. ^ Awards IMDB.
  5. ^ Meet the cop in A Wednesday Rediff.com, 2 September 2008.
  6. ^ Maniar, Parag (23 December 2008). "Aamir Bashir denied US visa". Mumbai Mirror. The Times Group. Retrieved 21 August 2009. 
  7. ^ Jha, Subhas K. (6 February 2009). "Karan's bonding with SRK & Kajol". The Times of India. India: The Times Group. Retrieved 21 August 2009. 
  8. ^ Indian films crossover to Toronto Archived 14 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "60th National Film Awards Announced" (PDF) (Press release). Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 

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