Emraan Hashmi (born 24 March 1979) is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood erotic thriller films. His successful films include Murder, Gangster (2006), Jannat, Raaz – The Mystery Continues, Awarapan, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Murder 2, The Dirty Picture, Jannat 2 and Raaz 3D. He has established himself as one of the industry’s successful actors, and one of the most popular Indian film actors in Pakistan. He was chosen as the brand ambassador of LG mobile company in Pakistan.
Hashmi was born to Anwar Hashmi and Maherah Hashmi. After briefly changing his first name to Farhan, he decided to keep his original name.
In 2002, Hashmi entered Bollywood at the age of 23, as an assistant director on Raaz. He made his acting debut in 2003 with the film Footpath, opposite Aftab Shivdasani, Bipasha Basu and Rahul Dev. Footpath did not do well at the box office. In 2004, he and his co-star Mallika Sherawat shot to fame with the thriller Murder, which became a super hit at the box office. It was Hashmi’s first release of the year and his second film. It became the tenth-highest grossing movie of the year.
In 2005, Hashmi appeared in several films such as Zeher, Kalyug, which did moderately well at the box office. He became notable as the “Serial Kisser” for his sex scenes in films. In 2006, his film Gangster, opposite Shiney Ahuja and debutant Kangana Ranaut, was a semi-hit at the box office. His performance in it earned him a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role in 2007. In 2007, Hashmi had three back-to-back releases: Good Boy Bad Boy, Awarapan and The Train. All failed at the box office. In 2008, Hashmi had only one release, Jannat, opposite debutant Sonal Chauhan, which had a 100% opening, making it a critical and commercial success. His first release in 2009, Raaz – The Mystery Continues, opened well and became the first box-office success of the year. His second film of the year, Tum Mile opposite Soha Ali Khan, opened to mixed reviews and was rated a box office failure.
In 2010, he appeared in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, which opened to positive reviews and was declared a hit at the box office. He was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2011, he starred in Mohit Suri’s Murder 2, a sequel to the 2004 thriller Murder. The film opened well and was declared a blockbuster.
His next film The Dirty Picture was released on 2 December 2011. The film received positive reviews from critics and was also a blockbuster worldwide, making it Hashmi’s second success in a row. In 2012, Hashmi first appeared in Mahesh Bhatt’s Jannat 2, which received mixed reviews but performed wonderful at the box office. The film gave Emraan Hashmi his third success in a row. Hashmi was next seen in Shanghai, which although received much critical acclaim, failed to do well at the box office. He is currently working on Ghanchakkar, Rensil D’Silva’s Next, Ek Thi Daayan and Dharma Productions Next. Emraan Hashmi has also starred in the C.I.D. (TV series) as Abraham. The Episode is named as “Raaz Khooni Awaaz Ka”. It was broadcasted on 2 December 2011.
Hashmi graduated from Sydenham College in Mumbai, India. Pooja Bhatt and director Mohit Suri are his cousins, while producers Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt are his uncles. Hashmi married his long-time girlfriend Parveen Shahani on 14 December 2006. Their son, Ayaan, was born on 4 February 2010.
On the directions of the court of Additional Judicial Magistrate-1, Jodhpur Police registerd a case on 11 July 2012 against the actor, Hashmi and seven others including the Director for hurting religious and patriotic sentiments of the people in a song of the movie, Shanghai.