Asif Basra was an Indian film, television, and theatre actor. He was best known for his role in the American comedy film Outsourced. Most recently known for his role in the thriller series Paatal Lok, Mr Basra had appeared in a number of Bollywood films, including a movie on the 1993 Mumbai blasts Black Friday, the 2002 Gujarat riots Parzania and Kai Po Che.


Real Name Asif Basra
Nick Name Asif
Profession Actor
Famous for Indian Actor
Date of Birth 27-Jul-67
Age(as in 2020) 53 years
Birth Place Amravati
Nationality Indian
Home Town Amravati , Maharashtra
School Not Known
College/University Mumbai University
Educational Qualification (Physics)
Religion  Islam
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra
Height 173 cm
Weight 75 kg
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Hobbies Travelling, Watching Films
Smokes? Yes
Drinks Alcohol? Yes


Asif Basra

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.

Theatrical Performance

Basra is 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.

Favorite things of Asif Basra

Favorite Film The Men (1950)
Favorite TV Show Not Known
Favorite Singer Neha Kakkar
Favorite Sport Cricket

Marital Status and More

Marital Status Not known
Marriage Date
Controversies Not known
Salary (Approx.)
Net Worth

Social Media Presence


Asif Basra Death & Cause

Basra was found hanging in a private complex in McLeod Ganj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh on 12th November 2020. Currently, the police and the forensics team are investigating the matter. The police said they are investigating whether it was death by suicide. He was 53.

The actor had a property on lease in Mcleodganj – a place popular among tourists – and used to visit the hill station often, news agency Press Trust of India reported.