Emraan Hashmi is a name of an Indian actor who soon became one of the leading actors of Hindi movies, which eventually brought him three nominations for the Filmfare Award.
He was born as Syed Emraan Anwar Hashmi on March 24, 1979, in the capital city of India called Bombay, located in the Maharashtra province.
He said that he was very connected to his hometown and that he likes to come back to it every once in a while just to feel like a kid again.
He grew up loved by his mother who was at home with her children and his father who was a skilled businessman.
He said that he is very connected to both of them and that they always tried to give him the best opportunities possible, which he is very thankful for.
He grew up surrounded by actors and producers who were a part of his family. Even his dad once acted in a movie.
He found the whole Bollywood world very interesting and said that he would like to be a part of it, but he didn’t know how he would enter it.
He was a pupil at the Jamnabai Narsee School.
After finishing high school he enrolled in Mumbai’s Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics which is considered one of the prestigious colleges in Asia.
He was a very good student and he wanted to be a successful academic citizen, which motivated him to move through his college years.
After a while, he became a student at the University of Mumbai and gained a diploma from there.
Although he had the chance to follow his father’s footsteps and became a businessman he decided to enter the world of cinematography.
His first role was in 2003 in a Bollywood thriller called „Footpath“, directed by Vikram Bhatt. The film had moderate success, earning a little over its budget.
He said that he was very nervous when he met all of the other actors, but he knew that he would have to act professional, so he kept himself together.
His acting skills were praised by the critics and he soon gained a new role in an erotic romantic thriller called „Murder“.
He was so happy about this because he knew that he would get other roles pretty soon because that type of movie did really well in Bollywood.
The critics weren’t very enthusiastic about the movie but the film became a box-office hit and it earned five times more than its budget.
This turned out to be a breakthrough movie for Emraan and he discovered it after he was recognized by fans on the streets.
His 3rd role was in a romance drama „Tzmsa Nahin Dekha“ where he starred alongside Dia Mirza. The critics stated that he is becoming better with every movie he makes.
His next movie „Kalyug“ was not a big success but Emraan considers it a very important movie in his career because he played the role of a Sex shop owner and it helped him break some of his own boundaries.
In 2006 he received a Filmfare Nomination in the category of Best Performance in a Negative Role for his portrayal of an undercover detective Aakash.
It was in a thriller named „Gangster“ in which he starred alongside Kangana Ranaut. It was interesting to meet new people all of the time – ask them for advice and become friends with some of them, he said.
His next two movies were failures, both commercially and critically. We are speaking about „The Killer“ thriller movie and „Dil Diya Hai“ romantic drama.
His first movie in 2007 was also a bust. It was a comedy movie called „Good Boy Bad Boy“.
His second movie that year was received much better and he was praised for his role of Shriram, an atheist gangster in „Awarapan“.
However, his 3rd movie that year titled „The Train“ was also a failure.
In 2008 he starred in only one movie and it was a crime romance movie called „Jannat“, directed by Kunal Deshmukh. The film was a success, especially its soundtrack. A sequel was made four years later called „Jannat 2“ and it was also a success.
In 2009, he appeared in a horror movie called „Raaz – The Mystery Continues“. The story of the film includes ghosts. One critic called him the Colin Farrell of Bollywood.
His next appearance was in a romantic disaster movie called „Tum Mile“ where he starred alongside Soha Ali Khan. Although the story of the movie seemed favorable the movie earned just a little under its budget.
In 2010 he starred in a gangster movie called „Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai“ with Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut, and Randeep Hooda. It was a box-office success and gained a sequel in which Hashmi was replaced by Akshay Kumar. Hashmi was nominated for a Filmfare Award for his performance in this movie.
His next release in 2010 was an action movie „Crook“ which was a complete bust and was negatively rated by the critics. He was devastated because his career had been getting slower and slower through time, but he still believed in a big comeback that he could make.
In 2011 he made an appearance in a comedy movie titled „Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji“ which wasn’t received well and Hashmi was panned by the critics for his role.
He also starred in a thriller „Murder 2“ and „The Dirty Picture“. He received acclaim for his performance in the biopic „The Dirty Picture“ and the movie earned a significant amount of $16 million at the box-office.
In 2012 he made a sequel of „Jannat“ named „Jannat 2“. He also starred in a political thriller movie called „Shanghai“ with the role of a videographer. The role was later praised by the critics and he received a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the movie.
His next role was in a horror movie named „Raaz 3D“ where he starred alongside Esha Gupta and Bipasha Basu. The film wasn’t received very well by the critics but the audience liked it and it was a commercial success.
The last movie he made in 2012 was a thriller movie „Rush“, directed by Shamin Desai which turned out to be a failure at the box-office.
His first movie in 2013 was a supernatural thriller titled „Ek Thi Daayan“ which was a commercial success. He also appeared in „Ghanchakkar“ black comedy movie directed by Rajkumar Gupta.
In 2014 he appeared in Danis Tanovic’s drama movie which has its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. His two movies from 2005 titled „Mr. X“ and „Hamari Adhuri Kahani“where both of average success.
In 2016 he starred in „Azhar“ and in another sequel of „Raaz“ called „Raaz: Reboot“.
In 2018 he gained a leading role in a crime drama movie called “Cheat India” which was later changed into „Why Cheat India“.
The Censor Board changed the name of the movie and even removed its subtitle because of the negative connotations they gained from the title. Emraan was very upset about it and he publically criticized their decision, emphasizing that the second title is very confusing and would leave the audience confused.
Since the Board did it only one week before the release of the movie, the producers barely handled it so the movie could be released.
To show his opinion about it he changed his social media name to “Why Emraan Hashmi”.
This movie was a huge hit at the box-office and it increased his net worth. It was the big comeback that he was looking for and he was thrilled about it.
He starred in the movie “Body” from 2019 together with Rishi Kapoor and Sobhita Dhulipala.
His horror movie „Ezra“, directed by Jay Krishnan will be released by the end of 2020.
He was involved in several controversies, mostly caused by his impatient personality.
In 2009 he accused the owners of a housing complex that they deliberately didn’t issue him a certificate he wanted and which he needed to buy an apartment – all because of his religion.
In 2016, at the premiere of Raaz-Reebok, he got angry at Kriti Krahbanda because she was late in such a way that he yelled at her crew and was very rude about it.
In 2014, while being a guest in a talk show named “Koffee with Karan” he spoke very negatively of prominent actors like Aishwarya Rai and Aamir Khan, using the words “plastic” and “overrated”.
As for his personal life, he entered a romantic relationship with Parveen Shahani in 1999. They got married in 2006 and had their 1st son born in 2010.
He said that this was a very happy period in his life and that he is very proud of everything he had been doing back then.
Since Hashmi was brought up as a Muslim he had an Islamic wedding ceremony.
His loving mother Maherrah died in the spring of 2016. He received a great shock when he found out that his son Ayaan has cancer. It was in 2014 and he was only 4 years old when they learned that he has kidney cancer.
In 2016, Hashmi published his book called „Kiss of Life“ which has autobiographical elements.
In January 2019 the actor revealed on social media that his son is cancer-free.
The book he released was a chronicle of his son’s battle with cancer so it was titled „The Kiss of Life: How a Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer“.
Full name: Syed Emraan Anwar Hashmi
Date of birth: March 24, 1979
Birthplace: Bombay, India
Profession: actor, director
Height: 167 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Net Worth: $12 million