Asif Basra Wiki – Asif Basra Biography
Asif Basra was a Bollywood film, television, and theatre actor. He has allegedly died by suicide at a private guest house in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh.
He was born on July 27, 1967, in Amravati, India. He was best known for his role in the American comedy film Outsourced.
Basra was also known for his theatrical performances from playing five characters in Feroz Abbas Khan’s production of Mahatma v/s Gandhi, a play that is considered one of the most successful in Indian theatre. Other performances include a child with spina bifida in Main Bhi Superman and Horatio in Hamlet.
Asif Basra! Can't be true… This is just very, very sad.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) November 12, 2020
Asif Basra has died at the age of 53.
Earlier Life and Career
starred in films like Black Friday, Parzania, Outsourced, Jab We Met, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Kai Po Che, Krrish 3, Ek Villain, Kaalakaandi, and Hichki.
He performed in Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday and Rahul Dholakia’s Parzania, which received much critical appreciation. He appeared in Michael O. Sajbeland’s One Night with the King with veteran actors like Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole.
He played a tailor in the Hindi movie Lamhaa; he was in Bollywood’s 2010 top-grossing 2010 film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai as Shoib’s (Emraan Hashmi) father.
In 2020, he appeared in two web series: Paatal Lok streamed on Amazon Prime and Hostages on Hotstar, before his death in November.
He was last seen in season 2 of the web series Hostages, which was released earlier this year. He directed Hostages Season 2, told indianexpress.com,
“I am stunned by the news. I don’t know the full facts. He was such a jovial person on sets. In fact, we used to envy his life because he would stay in the hills and come to Mumbai only to shoot. He was not only a fine actor but, more importantly, a beautiful person. It feels like a personal loss.”
Cause of Death
He was born in Amravati on July 27, 1967. He moved to Mumbai in 1989 to pursue a career in acting. His acting career began in 1998 with the TV series Woh. His latest project was the Disney+ Hotstar series Hostage.
He died by suicide at a private guest house in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh. He was 53. “Asif Basra committed suicide today morning. The body has gone for post-mortem. It will be done tomorrow. There is no suicide note,” Vimukt Ranjan, SP Dharamshala.
According to media reports, the actor lived in a rented house in Kangra district’s McLeodganj area for the past five years.
The media reports said that the Bollywood actor ended his own life while staying at a private guest house in Himachal Pradesh.
What? This is too shocking!! Shot with him just before Lockdown!!! Oh My God!!! https://t.co/alfYTGxChH
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) November 12, 2020