Asif Basra: From Ek Villain to Kai Po Che, iconic performances given by the late actor in his career

Updated on Nov 14, 2020 05:14 AM IST  |  1.4M
Asif Basra: From Ek Villain to Kai Po Che, iconic performances given by the late actor in his career

Trigger Warning

What can be termed as the worst year of Bollywood, the industry has lost yet another gem on November 12 – Asif Basra. The senior actor reportedly died by suicide at a rented apartment in Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala. The police and forensic team have already begun investigating the matter. Meanwhile, many celebs from the film fraternity have mourned the demise of the talented actor who had showcased his acting skills not only in movies but also in television shows and OTT platforms.

Asif Basra acted in diversified roles over the course of his career. He has worked with actors like Rajkummar Rao, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, etc., and won accolades for his spectacular performances. The actor who was known for his realistic acting has left for his heavenly demise at the mere age of 53 years. As of now, we will be looking back into some of the iconic performances given by Basra in his entire career span.

Black Friday (2004) 

The movie witnessed an amazing performance given by the late actor. He played the role of Shanawaz Qureshi who happens to be one of the accused in the 1993 Bombay bombings.

Jab We Met (2007) 

Though Asif played a rather brief role as a vendor in the movie, his scene with Kareena Kapoor Khan at the railway station will always remind us of the kind of versatile acting that he did in the same.

Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)

The talented actor played the role of Emraan Hashmi’s on-screen father Hussain Khan in the movie who was also a cop. Asif Basra once again won hearts with his realistic acting prowess in the gangster drama.

Kai Po Che (2013) 

The late actor had worked in Sushant Singh Rajput’s debut movie in which he played the role of the father of a boy named Ali who is taught cricket by the latter. 

Ek Villain (2014) 

Asif Basra once again appears for a brief time on the screen but is able to win hearts as the concerned father of Shraddha Kapoor who suffers from a rare disease.

Wrong Side Raju (2016) 

The late actor gave a stellar and strong performance in the Gujarati thriller drama which later went on to win the National Award for the best feature film. 

The Tashkent Files (2019) 

Asif Basra played the role of a news channel editor in the controversial movie from 2019 and completely nailed it with his hard-hitting performance.

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Also Read: Asif Basra passes away: Manoj Bajpayee, Shraddha Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi and others mourn the actor’s demise


Anonymous : Dip I love u very much. &happy diwali.
REPLY 0 10 months ago
Anonymous : Manhoos 2020! Covid, lockdown and the lack of work up has messed up too many actors...sad for there seems to be a lot of darkness and isolation behind the shor and the limelight. Rest In Peace sir
REPLY 0 10 months ago
Anonymous : Why ?? He was fantastic actor. Just few days back I had seen him in tanishq ad with Raj kumar rao.
REPLY 0 10 months ago
Anonymous : Clearly it's lack of work which drive him to this.infystry bigwigs should form some insurance or pension fund for those artists out of work.
REPLY 2 10 months ago
Anonymous : RIP.. gone too soon.
REPLY 0 10 months ago
Anonymous : Too many suicides!! Or murders..
REPLY 1 10 months ago
Anonymous : oh no, what a bad news..however suicide now days rings a Diff kind of bell
REPLY 1 10 months ago
Anonymous : He was the father of Ali in Kai Po Che
REPLY 2 10 months ago