Asif Basra Bio, Wiki
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.
Asif Basra Career
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.
In 2020, he appeared in two web series: Paatal Lok streamed on Amazon Prime and Hostages on Hotstar, before his death in November.
Basra was 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.
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.
Shocking news: Actor Asif Basra who acted with Sushant Singh Rajput in the film #KaiPoChe, has been found dead at a residential complex at Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.
He was 53 years old and last seen in the webseries #PaatalLok.
Police say, it might be suicide by hanging. pic.twitter.com/MG63ZOEoMe
— Soumyadipta (@Soumyadipta) November 12, 2020