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

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Hometown: Amravati, Maharashtra
Age: 53 Years
Death Date: 12/11/2020

Asif Basra

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”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 July 1967 (Thursday)
BirthplaceAmravati, Maharastra, India
Date of Death12 November 2020 (Thursday)
Place of DeathMcLeodganj, Upper Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Age (at the time of death) 53 Years
Death CauseSuicide by hanging [1]The Hindu
Zodiac signLeo
Nationality Indian
HometownAmravati, Maharashtra, India
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
Favourite Things
ActorNaseeruddin Shah
SingerNeha Kakkar

Asif Basra

Some Lesser Known Facts about Asif  Basra

  • Did Asif Basra smoke?: Yes Asif Basra Smoking
  • Did Asif Basra drink alcohol?: Yes
  • The famous theatre actor Asif Basra was born in the small town of Amravati in Maharashtra.
  • Since childhood, he was passionate about acting.
  • Basra belonged to a very humble family and had never taken any training in acting.
  • Asif used to actively participate in film festivals in his school and college days.
  • In 1989, he moved to Mumbai to act in college productions.
  • He did B.Sc. in Physics from Mumbai University, and later, he joined a computer course.
  • While doing a job in Mumbai, he would spend almost all his salary 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.
  • In the fag end of his career, he was 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.
  • On 12 November 2020, he was found hanging at a private property in McLeodganj, Upper Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. He had the property on lease for the past five-six years. His last notable role was in Amazon Prime Video’s series “Paatal Lok.”
  • Here’s the view of Asif Basra on the Indian Cinema: