Tahir Raj Bhasin - Batch of 2003

Alumni in News ! Bollywood Star ! Tahir Raj Bhasin
Tahir Raj Bhasin,( Batch of 2003 ) is a Leading Bollywood actor. His blockbuster films include Mardaani / Chhichore / Force 2 / Manto.For his work in Mardaani and Force 2, Tahir ranked in the “Forbes Magazine 30” under 30 list for 2017. In 2017 he was ranked in “The Times of India List of Top 50 most Desirable Men “.He walked the “Red Carpet at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival” as part of the cast for Nandita Das’s Manto, in which he portrays the 1940s Bollywood star Shyam.Tahir made his screen debut with Mardaani (2014), which fetched him a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and the Screen Award for the Best Antagonist. His Latest film Chhichhore (2019) became a blockbuster hit.In 2019, he portrayed one of the lead roles in Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari’s feature film Chhichhore. His upcoming film is Kabir Khan’s 83, a film about India’s first cricket World Cup victory in 1983.
Tahir was born in New Delhi; his father worked in the Indian Air Force and his mother worked for Confederation of Indian Industry, and Aptech Computers. His younger brother is a pilot in Cathay Pacific.His father and grandfather both served as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force. During school days, he participated in a lot of extra-curricular activities. He played basketball during school and did a lot of dance and theatre during college.
At the age of 15, Tahir started acting and initiated his fundamental acting training, at the Barry John Acting School. He studied political science at Hindu College, University of Delhi and did a workshop with Aamir Raza Hussain, who is a big theater personality in Delhi. It was when he participated in the IIT Bombay’s Mood Indigo festival, he decided to become an actor.He holds a master’s degree in Media from the University of Melbourne, Australia with special papers in screen media and the history and philosophy of film. At the age of 18, he worked at a national news production company where he hosted a campus-talk-show for a news channel.He moved to Mumbai at the age of 23 to pursue acting and concentrate on modelling.He joined the Institute of Advanced Acting and Behavioural Studies for a year, where he learnt about body language and behavioral analytics. In 2013, he took part in the summer intensive acting and voice training program conducted by Naseeruddin Shah.
In 2014, he made his Bollywood film debut donning a lead role in Pradeep Sarkar’s crime thriller “Mardaani” alongside Rani Mukerji, in which he played the role of Karan Rastogi, a Delhi-based human trafficking kingpin. His character in the film, inspired from the American TV series, Breaking Bad was critically acclaimed and critics appraised the representation of a “new, young, chilling face of crime” in Indian cinema. Mohar Basu of Koimoi called Bhasin a “Revelation”,and Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama mentioned that Tahir made sure he leaves an “Ineradicable Impression even if pitted against a powerhouse performer like Mukerji. With the role, he topped “The Times hotlist’14” in the Best actor in a negative role category, and was nominated for “Best Supporting Actor” at the “Annual Filmfare Awards ceremony”.
In 2016, Tahir starred in the action spy thriller “Force 2″ as the antagonist opposite John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha. His acclaimed portrayal won him a Star screen nomination for ” Best supporting actor”. In 2019, he portrayed one of the lead roles in Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari’s feature film Chhichhore.
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