Tahir Bhasin

21 April 1987 | Taurus

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Tahir Bhasin

Tahir Bhasin

After acting in a few short films, Tahir rose to fame as the menacing villain in Mardaani and since then has been hailed as one of the upcoming stars to watch out for in the industry.

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After acting in a few short films, Tahir rose to fame as the menacing villain in Mardaani and since then has been hailed as one of the upcoming stars to watch out for in the industry. Born to a Punjabi father and a Kashmiri-Maharashtrian mother, Tahir is the elder of two siblings and spend his early years all over India, due to his father’s transferable job. Growing up in Air Force bases, Bhasin attended schools in cities like Gwalior, Jamnagar, Allahabad, Wellington, Chandigarh and Delhi. He started dabbling in acting from a very young age and joined the prestigious Barry John Acting School when he was just fifteen. Simultaneously, he focused on academics and graduated from Hindu College with a degree in political science. He followed it up with a master’s degree in media from University of Melbourne. Tahir also worked at a news production company before moving to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting. He enrolled at the Institute of Advanced Acting and Behavioural Studies and the Theatre Professionals Company, to be trained under reputed people from the National School of Drama. He also attended a summer program in NCPA for intensive acting and voice training by Naseeruddin Shah. Bhasin appeared in a few short films for FTII and University of Melbourne, before doing a cameo in the blockbuster Kai Po Che! (2013) and the Abhay Deol starrer One By Two (2014). In 2014, he got the dream debut as a lead in Bollywood opposite Rani Mukerji in Mardaani. For the film, he portrayed the character of the suave and young Karan Rastogi, who happens to be a kingpin in child trafficking. Pitched against Rani, he did justice to his role and when the film released, his character became an icon for the modern day villain, who is as easy-going and normal as the boy-next-door. Tahir was highly appreciated for his performance and received the Life Ok Screen Award for the best actor in a negative role. His upcoming film is Abhinay Deo’s Force 2 (2016), where he will share screen space with John Abraham.

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