Born in Srinagar, Kashmir, Aamir Bashir is a professional actor and independent filmmaker based in Mumbai, India. After his schooling in Kashmir, Aamir graduated in History from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi and went on to study Law at the University of Delhi.
After working in television as a news correspondent and a travel show host, Aamir moved to Mumbai in 1998 to pursue a career in acting. Aamir’s commitment to acting has seen him excel in many independent films like “Clever and Lonely”, “Split Wide Open”, “The Great Indian Butterfly”, “Peepli LIVE” and the award-winning “Frozen”. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 Screen Awards for his role in the film “A Wednesday”.
“Autumn (Harud)” is a story and screenplay that he has developed over the last 4 years. It has been his first venture as a Writer, Director and Producer. “Autumn”, premiered in Competition at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in the Discovery Section and has since gone on to compete at more than 20 International Film Festivals till date including London, Dubai, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Jeonju (South Korea), Fukuoka (Japan), Rome, Durban, Munich among others. It also won the Don Quixote Award at the Fribourg Intnl Film Festival 2011. Aamir Bashir is currently working on the sequel to Autumn, titled “Winter”.