Soubin Shahir Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Fort Kochi
Age: 39 Years
Father: Babu Shahir

Soubin Shahir

Profession(s)• Actor
• Director
• Writer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
DebutAs a Child Artist

Film: Vietnam Colony (1992) (Malayalam)
A poster of the film 'Vietnam Colony' (1992)
As an Assistant Director

Film: Chronic Bachelor (2003) (Malayalam)
A poster of the film 'Chronic Bachelor' (2003)
As a Director and Writer

Film: Parava (2017) (Malayalam)
A poster of the film 'Parava' (2017)
As a Lead Actor

Film: Sudani from Nigeria (2018) (Malayalam) as 'Majeed'
Soubin Shahir (as Majeed) in a still from the film 'Sudani from Nigeria' (2018)
• Award for Best Pair with Vinay Forrt in the film ‘Premam’ at Asianet Comedy Awards

• Best Supporting Actor Comedy award at Flowers Comedy Awards
Soubin Shahir's Instagram post
• Asianet Comedy Awards' – All Rounder of the Year

• Best Debut Director award for the film ‘Parava’ at Asiavision Awards

• Award for Performance In A Comic Role for the film ‘Charlie’ at 2nd IIFA Utsavam
Soubin Shahir while receiving an award under the category of Performance In A Comic Role for the film ‘Charlie’ at 2nd IIFA Utsavam

• Best Debut Director award for the film ‘Parava’ at Vanitha Film Awards
Soubin Shahir's Instagram post
• Asianet Film Awards’ Honorary Special Award for the film ‘Parava’

• Special Award at 66th Filmfare Awards South for the film ‘Sudani from Nigeria’

• Best Actor award at Kerala State Film Awards for the film ‘Sudani From Nigeria’

• Award for Best Supporting Actor for the films ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ and ‘Virus’ at Vanitha Film Awards
Soubin Shahir after receiving Best Supporting Actor award at Vanitha Film Awards 2020
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 October 1983 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2022) 39 Years
BirthplaceFort Kochi, also known as Fort Cochin, Kerala, India
Zodiac signLibra
HometownFort Kochi
TattooFour inverted V on right forearm
Soubin Shahir’s four inverted V tattoo on his right forearm
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date16 December 2017
Pictures from Soubin Shahir and Jamia Zaheer's wedding
Wife/SpouseJamia Zaheer (marketing professional)
Soubin Shahir with his wife Jamia Zaheer and son Orhan
Note: Soubin dated Jamia before getting married to her in 2017.
ChildrenSon- Orhan

Note: Image is in Wife/Spouse's section.
ParentsFather- Babu Shahir (assistant director and production controller)
Mother- Soudha Babushahir (homemaker)
Soubin Shahir with his parents
SiblingsBrother- Shabin Shahir
Soubin Shahir with his brother, Shabin Shahir
Sister- Linutha Shibu
Soubin Shahir with his sister, Linutha Shibu
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Mercedes-Benz E 250 CDI
Soubin Shahir (left) at WrapStyle with his Mercedes-Benz E 250 CDI
• Lexus ES 300h Luxury

Note: In 2017, Soubin opted for a transformation of his Mercedes-Benz E 250 CDI by changing its original silver color to a striking pearl black shade. The customization was done at WrapStyle, an automobile service company in Kerala.
Bike Collection• BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
Soubin Shahir, along with his son, after buying BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
• Harley Davidson Street 750
Soubin Shahir while riding Harley Davidson Street 750

Soubin Shahir

Some Lesser Known Facts About Soubin Shahir

  • Soubin Shahir is an Indian actor, director, and writer who works in the Malayalam film industry, also known as Mollywood. He is known for his appearance in films like ‘Parava’ (2017), ‘Sudani from Nigeria’ (2018), and ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ (2019).
  • Soubin nurtured a profound desire to be a part of the world of cinema since his childhood.

    Soubin Shahir's childhood picture with his mother

    Soubin Shahir’s childhood picture with his mother

  • Soubin was actively engaged in sports, fancy dress competitions, and acting during his college years. Reflecting on these times in an interview, he mentioned that while these extracurricular activities captured his primary interest, academics took a backseat. Despite this, his dedication to these pursuits didn’t mar his image as a student. Rather, his enthusiastic participation in non-academic activities contributed positively to his reputation. He wasn’t seen as an indifferent or negligent student, but rather, his vibrant involvement in these activities garnered him a positive and active image among his peers and educators.
  • Soubin views Indian cinematographer Santosh Sivan as his mentor and guide.
  • He has a distinct fondness for caps, and it’s a common sight to see him sporting one.

    Soubin Shahir's Instagram post showcasing his love for caps

    Soubin Shahir’s Instagram post showcasing his love for caps

  • In an interview, Soubin Shahir, shed light on his initial career aspirations in the Malayalam film industry. According to him, he decided to work as an assistant director not with the intention to earn a salary but with the passion to grasp the subtle intricacies of the field. He had his sights set on becoming a chief associate director, acknowledging that he had a considerable amount to learn before achieving that goal. Soubin, in the interview, said,

    I joined as an assistant director but was told never to look at it as a salaried job. It was always about learning the nuances. The hope then was to become the chief associate director one day. there was still a lot left to learn. So more than becoming a director one day, the aim was to just become an associate director. It was during this phase that I was approached to act in films like Annayum rasoolumm (2013). However, I had this feeling that I should direct films. So I decided to take a break from acting. I was just going with the flow.”

  • In February 2022, Soubin took to Instagram to reminisce about his time as an assistant director. In a heartfelt post, he shared a memorable anecdote about his first clapboard experience, which happened to be with the esteemed Indian actor K. P. A. C. Lalitha. Soubin expressed deep admiration for her exceptional acting skills and considered himself fortunate to have the opportunity to share the screen with her in a film titled ‘Djinn.’

    Soubin Shahir's Instagram post about working as an assistant director

    Soubin Shahir’s Instagram post about working as an assistant director

  • In July 2022, Soubin Shahir became the subject of a series of defamatory posts on Indian filmmaker Omar Lulu‘s Facebook profile. These posts, along with some screenshots, created an uproar among the netizens, prompting the quick removal of these from Lulu’s Facebook wall. After the incident, Omar apologised to Soubin Shahir and the general public through a Facebook post, assuring that neither he nor his team had any prior knowledge of these troubling developments. He further conjectured that a hacking attempt on his account might have been responsible for the creation and distribution of these derogatory posts. [1]The Times of India Omar Lulu’s Facebook post read,

    Dear Friends. It has come to my notice that some screenshots are circulating online where I am accused of defaming the actor Soubin Shahir. I have contacted my Facebook page admins who unfortunately have no idea about the fake screenshots. I don’t know whether my account is hacked and I genuinely apologize to the actor Soubin Shahir and his loved ones for hurting their feelings.”

    Omar Lulu's Instagram post

    Omar Lulu’s Instagram post

  • In May 2023, Omar Lulu expressed his disappointment with Soubin, whom he mentioned as uncooperative and indisciplined. Omar recounted an experience during the making of the film ‘Happy Wedding’ (2018), where Soubin reportedly disregarded phone calls and skipped dubbing sessions. In an interview, Omar extended his criticism, expressing concern about the emerging generation of Malayalam actors. He argued that their irresponsible and unethical behaviour was proving problematic for directors and producers in the industry, causing disruption and difficulty in film production. [2]India Today