Asif Basra Age, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Asif Basra

Real NameAsif Basra
Profession Indian Film and Theater Actor
Famous RoleShanawaz Qureshi in Black Friday (2004)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5 ’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 July 1967
Age (as in 2017) 50 Years
BirthplaceAmravati, Maharastra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
Nationality Indian
HometownAmravati, Maharashtra, India
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityMumbai University
Educational Qualification(s)B.Sc. (Physics)
A Computer Course
DebutEnglish Film (Actor): Quicksand (2003)
Quicksand (2003 film)
Hindi Film (Actor): Black Friday (2004)
Black Friday (2004)
TV (Actor): X-Zone (1998–2002)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressMumbai, Maharashtra
HobbiesTravelling, Watching Films
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusNot Known
Wife/SpouseNot known
ParentsNames Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorNaseeruddin Shah
Favourite SingerNeha Kakkar

Asif Basra

Some Lesser Known Facts about Asif  Basra

  • Does Asif Basra smoke?: Yes Asif Basra Smoking
  • Does Asif Basra drink alcohol?: Yes
  • The famous theatre actor Asif Basra was born in a small town of Amravati in Maharashtra.
  • Since his childhood, he has been ventured onto the stage.
  • Basra belonged to a very humble family and never took any training in acting.
  • Asif was passionate enough to take an active part in film festivals during his school and college days.
  • In 1989, he moved to Mumbai to act in college productions.
  • He completed his B.Sc. in Physics from Mumbai University and later joined a computer course.
  • While doing a job in Mumbai, he would spend almost all his salary on watching plays.
  • In 1991, he saw Salim Ghouse’s production of Athol Fugard’s play Boesman and Lena, night after night for a week. One day, Ghouse met him, and it marked his entry into the Mumbai theatre scene. Salim Ghouse
  • Later, Ghouse also offered him the role of Horatio in his stage play of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
  • While still working full time, Asif performed regularly on stage, acting in Hindi, English, and Urdu plays.
  • Soon, he earned critical acclaims for his performances including Feroz Khan’s Mahatma vs. Gandhi (English), and Main Bhi Superman (Hindi).
  • In 1996, Basra resigned from his 9-5 job due to his flourishing career in the Indian Theatre.
  • Anurag Kashyap‘s “Black Friday” was his debut Bollywood film, followed by Rahul Dholakia’s film Parzania. Both, the films and Asif Basra, earned critical acclaims.
  • He is often seen training young talents by organizing acting workshops at Prithvi Theater.

  • Asif Basra also appeared in the 2018 Hindi family drama ‘Hichki,’ starring Rani Mukerji.
  • Here’s the view of Asif Basra on the Indian Cinema: