Emraan Hashmi

Emraan Hashmi is an Indian film actor who appears in Hindi language films

Emraan Hashmi is an Indian film actor who appears in Hindi language films.He has received three Filmfare Award nominations, and has established himself as a leading contemporary actor of Hindi cinema. He had briefly changed his name to Farhan, but then decided to stay with his original name.

Before starting his career as an actor, he had worked with Vishesh Films as an assistant director.

Six years in Bollywood have earned Hashmi the title of a “serial kisser” owing to a surplus of scorching, lingering, fleeting kisses that his roles have demanded of him, ensuring that he is always in demand.


He was born to Anwar Hashmi and Maherahh Hashmi. His father is a Muslim and his mother a Roman Catholic. He studied animation and graphics from Sydenham College in Mumbai. Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt is his uncle and actress-turned-director Pooja Bhatt is his cousin.

Hashmi made his film debut in 2003 with Footpath, which did not do well at the box-office. He and co-star Mallika Sherawat shot to fame with the thriller, Murder (2004), which went on to become a super hit at the box-office.

In 2005, he appeared in several films such as Zeher, Aashiq Banaya Apne and Kalyug which did moderately well at the box office. In 2006, his film Gangster was a semi-hit,while Aksar and The Killer were flops. In 2007, Hashmi had three back to back releases, while Good Boy Bad Boy and The Train both failed at the box office, the big budgeted, Awarapan did moderately well.

In 2008, Jannat, starring Emraan and Sonal Chauhan, took a good opening, making the film a commercial success.His first release in 2009, Raaz – The Mystery Continues…, opened well and became the first box office success of that year.His second film of the yea, Tum Mile, opened to mixed reviews and was rated a box-office failure.


In 2010, Emraan appeared in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai and Crook: It’s Good To Be Bad, of which the former opened to positive reviews and was declared a hit at the box-office while the latter sank without a trace.

Emraan’s first release of 2011 was moderate success Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, followed by a hit Murder 2. Emraan was also seen in the Vidya Balan starrer, The Dirty Picture. The film turned to be a super-hit and Emraan’s role was well appreciated.

In July 2009, Hashmi claimed that a housing society in Mumbai's upmarket Pali Hill locality refused to grant him permission to buy an apartment because he is a Muslim. The housing society rejected the allegations and in turn accused Hashmi and his family of intimidatory behavior. Hashmi's allegations were condemned by other Muslim actors in Bollywood, especially Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan while the Indian-Islamic Cultural Center accused Hashmi of spurring communal tensions in India.

On 10 August 2009, Hashmi backtracked from his accusation and said that the housing society has not discriminated against him and termed the incident as a "miscommunication".His latest film The Dirty Picture was released on December 2, 2011.The film received positive reviews from crictics and was declared Blockbuster by Box Office India by end of its 4th week.

Hashmi is working on multiple films such as Shanghai, Jannat 2,Raaz 3 and Play. The actor is commonly called as the "Serial Kisser" in the Hindi film industry.

He is married to Amelia.He graduated from Sydenham College in Mumbai where he studied graphics and animations.

Publish Date September 16 2015

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