Asif Basra (27 July 1967 – 12 November 2020) was an Indian actor who worked in Bollywood films and TV serials. He is best known to Western audiences for his role in Outsourced. He also appeared in many other films. Basra died of suicide by hanging in 2020.
Early life and education
Basra was born on 27 July 1967 in Amravati, Maharashtra, India. In 1989, he moved to Mumbai and attended Mumbai University, and acted in college productions. He regularly won prizes for the characters he played in college time. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Physics.
Basra 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 film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai as Shoaib's (Emraan Hashmi) father