Aasif Khan

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Born (1991-03-13) March 13, 1991 (age 29)
Nimbahera , Rajasthan
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia
Alma materMohan Lal Sukhadiya University, Udaipur
OccupationActor

Aasif Khan (born 13 March 1991) is an Indian actor, known for his works in web series and films.[1] He is recognised for his notable performances in India’s Most Wanted (film), Jamtara (web series), Paatal Lok (web series)[2], Mirzapur (web series) [3], Panchayat (web series) and Humorously Yours 2 (web series). Khan has lived some exceptional characters in his acts that include Ganesh Groom, Anas Ahmad, Babar Khan, Chintu, to mention a few.

Biography

Khan was born in Nimbahera town near Chittorgarh.[4] He graduated from Mohan Lal Sukhadiya University, Udaipur. At an early age, Khan discovered himself not very much inclined towards studies. He, however, had a keen interest in extra-curricular activities during his school time. As a child actor, he performed his first play Kissa Kursi Ka in school. Khan also got inspired from the popular TV show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge and started performing stand-up comedy acts in nearby towns and cities.

In 2008, Khan had to bear the sudden demise of his father, which brought a halt to his acting ambitions. He then engaged himself in various jobs to make a living. After completing higher secondary education, Khan moved to Mumbai in 2011 to revive his acting ambitions. He made efforts to get into acting but due to financial crunch, he had to work as a waiter in a hotel in Mumbai.[5] He also worked as a sales guy in a shopping mall in Mumbai and then, to refine his acting skills in theatre, he moved to Jaipur.

In Jaipur, Khan joined Sarthak Theatre Group, run by eminent theatre director, Sabir Khan.[6] With this theatre group he performed plays like Abu Hasan, Ali Baba, Muavze, Teen Tappar, Doodha, Dulari Bai among others. He is currently working with a theatre group, Ujaagar Dramatic Association, run by NSD Alumni and Actor, Ajeet Singh Palawat. With this group, he has countrywide performed the play Kasumal Sapno, the Rajasthani adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 2016, Khan returned to Mumbai and started working as an Associate Casting Director with Abhishek Banerjee’s Casting Bay.

Acting Career

Khan’s first film project was Toilet Ek Prem Katha, in which he played a reporter’s character. His next project was film Pari, in which he made a small appearance as a goon. Alongside these, he also did some advertisement films. He was admired for his role in a short film Vacancy, directed by Anurag Worlikar. For this film, he was awarded the accolade of best actor in Skylight Film Festival and Cineshorts Viacom 18 Film Festival. This film also bagged best short film award in MAMI Film Festival.

After making small appearances in various films, Khan got a big break in film India’s Most Wanted, alongside Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor.[7] This film was directed by Raj Kumar Gupta.

Filmography

Films

Year Title Character Ref
2017 Toilet Ek Prem Katha Reporter
2018 Pari Ismail
2019 India’s Most Wanted Bittu Sinha [7]
2020 (Upcoming) Pagglait Parchun [8]

Web Series

Year Title Character Ref
2018 Mirzapur Babar Khan [9]
2019 Humorously Yours 2 Chintu
2020 Jamtara Anas Ahmad Reporter [7]
2020 Panchayat Ganesh Groom [10]
2020 Patal Lok Kabir M. [11]
2020 (Upcoming) Mirzapur 2 Babar Khan [9]

Awards

Year Award Category
2018 Skylight Film Festival Best Actor – Short film ‘Vacancy’
2018 Cineshorts Viacom 18 Film Festival Best Actor – Short film ‘Vacancy’

References

  1. Bhatnagar, Shuchi (2020-01-24). "From A Waiter To An Actor In Web Series & Bollywood Movie, Aasif Khan's Journey Is Inspiring". RVCJ Media. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  2. "ETV Bharat". www.etvbharat.com. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  3. "Mirzapur 2: इस कलाकार ने 'मिर्ज़ापुर' से लेकर 'पाताल लोक' तक छोड़ी है अपनी छाप, फिर भी लोग कहते हैं- 'गजब बेज्जती है यार'". Dainik Jagran (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  4. "Paatal Lok Actor आसिफ़ खान का निम्बाहेड़ा से सपनों की नगरी मुंबई तक ऐसा रहा सफर | Newstimes network". Newstimesnetwork (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  5. author/pratiksha-kukreti (2020-05-27). "Paatal Lok Aasif Khan Exclusive Interview: कभी गुजारा करने के लिए करते थे वेटर का काम, फिर टैलेंट के दम पर आसिफ खान ने बनाई एक अलग पहचान". Lokmat News Hindi (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  6. "Aasif Khan - "When I Get A Role, I Try To Relate It With Me"". SimpleDay. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "India's Most Wanted actor Aasif Khan stuns audiences in his latest Netflix Show Jamtara- Sabka Number Ayega". Pradesh Jagran | प्रदेश जागरण. 2020-02-11. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  8. "अब पगलैट और मिर्जापुर 2 में दिखेंगे आसिफ खान". Voice of Avadh. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Mirzapur 2: इस कलाकार ने 'मिर्ज़ापुर' से लेकर 'पाताल लोक' तक छोड़ी है अपनी छाप, फिर भी लोग कहते हैं- 'गजब बेज्जती है यार'". Dainik Jagran (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  10. "Interview of Aasif Khan, an actor known for his roles in web-series including 'Panchayat' and 'Patal Lok'". Desi Kaanoon. 2020-05-31. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  11. Service, Tribune News. "An act of belief". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 2020-10-27.

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