Asif Basra

Asif Basra (असिफ बसरा)
Asif Basra at DIFF.jpg
Basra in 2016
Born(1967-07-27)27 July 1967
Amravati, Maharashtra, India
Died12 November 2020(2020-11-12) (aged 53)
Alma materBombay University[1]
OccupationActor
Years active1998–2020

Asif Basra (27 July 1967 – 12 November 2020) was an Indian actor, best known to American audiences for his role in Outsourced.[2] Asif appeared in many Bollywood films. On 12 November 2020, he was found hanging in his apartment with the causes of his suicide being investigated.

Early life and education

Basra was born on 27 July 1967 in Amravati, Maharashtra, India. In 1989, he moved to Mumbai and attended Mumbai University, and acted in college productions. He regularly won prizes for the characters he played in college. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Physics.[3]

Career

He performed in Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday and Rahul Dholakia's Parzania, which received much critical appreciation. He appeared in Michael O. Sajbeland's One Night with the King with veteran actors like Omar Sharif and Peter O'Toole.[4] He played a tailor in the Hindi movie Lamhaa; he was in Bollywood's 2010 top grossing 2010 film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai as Shoib's (Emraan Hashmi) father.[5] Basra was also known for his theatrical performances from playing five characters in Feroz Abbas Khan's production of Mahatma v/s Gandhi, a play that is considered one of the most successful in Indian theatre. Other performances include a child with spina bifida in Main Bhi Superman and Horatio in Hamlet.[6][7] In 2020, he appeared in two web series: Paatal Lok streamed on Amazon Prime and Hostages on Hotstar, before his death in November.[8][9]

Death

Asif was found hanging in a private complex in McLeod Ganj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh on 12 November 2020. Currently, the police and the forensics team are investigating the matter.[10][11][12]

Filmography

Films

Year Film/television Role Notes
1998 Woh History Teacher Omkarnath Akshit
2003 Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula Aakash
Quicksand Airman
2004 Black Friday Shanawaz Qureshi
Love in Nepal Ram Nath Mohan
2005 Parzania Premiered at 36th India International Film Festival, Goa
2006 Outsourced Puro N. Virajnarianan
One Night with the King Cameo
Mixed Doubles Doctor
2007 Jab We Met Station Vendor 1
2008 Tandoori Love T.V. Kumar
2009 Chal Chala Chal Harilal
2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Shoib's dad
Lamhaa Driver
Knock Out Police Inspector
2013 Kai Po Che Ali's father
Krrish 3 Dr. Alok Sen
2014 Ek Villain Aadesh Varma
Manjunath Devendra
Anjaan Rajiv (Tamil)
2016 Saanjh Sanju's Father (Himachali)
Wrong Side Raju Amitabh Shah (Gujarati)
Freaky Ali Kishan Lal
2017 Sheitaan
Islamic Exorcist Exorcist
2018 Kaalakaandi Raza Arif
Hichki Shyamlal, peon
Fanney Khan Vivek Sir, Producer
2019 The Tashkent Files Media Company, Boss
Satellite Shankar Cab Driver
P Se Pyaar F Se Faraar Sompal Singh
2020 Big Brother Muthan (Malayalam)

Web series

Year Film/television Role Network Refs
2020 Paatal Lok Jai Malik Amazon Prime [8]
Hostages Asghar Nabi Hotstar [9]

Reference

  1. ^ "Asif Basra Biography, Family, Wife, Death Reason, Son, Daughter -". 12 November 2020.
  2. ^ Seitz, Matt Zoller (28 September 2007). "Outsourced - Movies - Review". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  3. ^ https://janmatsamachar.com/asif-basra-biography-family-wife-death-reason-son-daughter/
  4. ^ Profile Archived 2 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "In a first, Bollywood actor Asif Basra to star in Pahari movie". Hindustan Times. 2 July 2015. Archived from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Asif Basra death & cause of death - Bollywood actor Asif Basra committed suicide, What killed him, Biography and reason of death". 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 13 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Outsourced the Movie". Outsourced the Movie. Archived from the original on 19 September 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Asif Basra (1967-2020): Celebrities pay tribute to Paatal Lok actor". 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 13 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  9. ^ a b Ramachandran, Naman; Ramachandran, Naman (12 November 2020). "Indian Actor Asif Basra Dies at 53". Archived from the original on 13 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Actor Asif Basra was found dead in Himachal Pradesh - India, suicide suspected". Hindustan Times. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 13 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  11. ^ "Bollywood actor Asif Basra dies by suicide at a private complex in Dharamshala, he was 53". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 13 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  12. ^ "Asif Basra (1967-2020): Celebrities pay tribute to Paatal Lok actor". The Indian Express. 12 November 2020. Archived from the original on 13 November 2020. Retrieved 12 November 2020.

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