Emraan Anwar Hashmi commonly known as Emraan Hashmi born on 24 March 1979 is an Indian film actor who appears in Bollywood in 2003 by his debut movie Footpath.
Through his successful career, Emraan Hashmi has received three Filmfare Award nominations and has established himself as one of the most popular and highest paid actor of bollywood.
After graduating from the University of Mumbai, Emraan Hashmi worked as an assistant director for the horror film Raaz in 2002. He started his acting debut with a leading role in the crime thriller Footpath in 2003.
By 2004, he had established him as one of the leading actor of Hindi cinema with roles in the successful Murder (2004), Zeher (2005), Gangster (2006) and Awarapan (2007). The year 2008 marked a turning point for Emraan Hashmi when he played conman in the crime drama Jannat.
He subsequently gained recognition for portraying a range of unconventional characters in several successful films, including the horror Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009), the biographical drama The Dirty Picture (2011), the psychological thriller Murder 2 (2011), the romantic comedy Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (2011), the crime thriller Jannat 2 (2012), the supernatural thrillers Raaz 3 (2012) and Ek Thi Daayan (2013), all of which earned him critical appreciation.
Emraan Hashmi's acclaimed performances in the underworld drama Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010) and the political thriller Shanghai (2012), garnered him two Best Supporting Actor nominations at Filmfare.
After appearing in another series of box office flops, he starred as the titular character in the biogeographical sports drama Azhar and an evil spirit in the horror thriller Raaz Reboot (both 2016) and received praise for the drama Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015).