|Died||12 November 2020 (aged 53)|
|Alma mater||Bombay University|
Asif Basra (Marathi: असिफ बसरा; 27 July 1967 – 12 November 2020) was an Indian actor, best known to Western audiences for his role in Outsourced. 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.
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 time. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Physics.
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. He played a tailor in the Hindi movie Lamhaa; he was in Bollywood's 2010 top grossing film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai as Shoaib's (Emraan Hashmi) father. 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.
In 2020, he appeared in two web series: Paatal Lok streamed on Amazon Prime and Hostages on Hotstar. He worked in Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, and Malayalam films. He was last seen in the second season of the Amazon Prime Video web series The Family Man which released on 4 June in 2021.
Asif was found hanging in a private complex in McLeod Ganj, in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh on 12 November 2020. Currently, the police and the forensics team are investigating the matter.
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|1998||Woh||History Teacher Omkarnath dikshit||Hindi|||
|2003||Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula||Aakash|||
|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|
|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||Shoaib's dad|||
|Knock Out||Police Inspector|
|Kushti (film)||Post Master|
|2013||Kai Po Che||Ali's father|||
|The Attacks of 26/11||Taxi Driver|
|Krrish 3||Dr. Alok Sen|
|2014||Ek Villain||Aadesh Varma|
|2016||Wrong Side Raju||Amitabh Shah||Gujarati|
|Freaky Ali||Kishan Lal|
|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||Paatal Lok||Jai Malik||Amazon Prime Video|||
|2021||The Family Man (Season 2)||Counsellor (Posthumously Released)||Amazon Prime Video||Released on 3rd June, 2021|
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