Emraan Hashmi or Imraan Hashmi (born on 23 March 1979 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is an Indian actor. Emran Anwar Hashmi was born to a Muslim father and Catholic mother. His birth name is Emraan Anwar Hashmi. He later changed it to Farhaan Hashmi but recently decided to keep his original name but add an extra “a” as per numerology. He graduated from Sydenham in Mumbai where he studies graphics and animations.
He is the nephew of Mahesh Bhatt and is a cousin of actress and director Pooja Bhatt. He married Parveen Shahani at an elaborate ceremony on Thursday, December 14, 2006. The reception was held at a plush hotel in Bandra, Mumbai and was limited to the family members and close friends of the actor.
Hashmi made his debut in 2003 with the film Footpath however, it did not do well at the box office. He shot to fame with Murder (2004) which was his first hit. His next few films such as Zeher (2005),”Aashiq Banaya Apne” Kalyug (2005) and Gangster (2006) have done well at the box office and the soundtracks in these respective films have helped create a large fan base. Incidentally, all the songs from his movies have become instant hits. The playback singers for most of his film’s songs has been Himesh Reshammiya, Kunal Ganjawala and Atif Aslam.
Emraan is also famous for his kissing scenes in most of his movies and has gained the title of ‘Serial Kisser’ in the bollywood industry. Emraan also described his first on screen kiss during an interview claiming that he was very nervous and almost opted out of the scene before going ahead and shooting it with the female co-star.
Emraan lately decided to try and strip himself of the lover boy or ‘Serial Kisser’ image, he has said in many interviews that he hopes the release of his new film Awarapan will show him in a different light and after watching it people will stop seeing him as a lover boy and instead start to look at him as a serious and mature actor. Also in his recent film “The Train”, his role is more serious than his usual movies, despite a few kissing scenes with his female co-star Geeta Basra.
It is common knowledge that Emraan Hashmi is a product of the Bhatt camp. He is Mahesh Bhatt’s nephew. Though according to the actor, he continued to get roles in Bhatt’s films because of his ability to act.
The actor has always been surrounded by controversy because of the contentious scenes in all of his movies. Perhaps controversy comes with the territory he belongs to.