The chocolate boy of Bollywood, Emraan Hashmi was born on 24th March 1979 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India into a Muslim family. His birth name was Emran Anwar Hashmi which he later changed to Farhan Hashmi, but again reverted back to his original name with an extra ‘a’ in Emraan based on numerology beliefs. Nicknamed Emmi, Emraan is a carismatic, talented, attractive, sweet and full of emotions which he can express it very well on screen.
Emraan’s Bollywood links comes from his uncle Mahesh Bhatt and cousin Pooja Bhatt. he started his career with his uncle’s film Footpath which unfortunately shared the same fate as its name and didn’t do well at all at the box office. His claim to fame was Murder released in 2004 where he starred opposite to the Bollywood’s bomb shell Mallika Sherawat. The duo rocked the silver screen with their sizzling kiss scenes which remained the hot topic of discussion and the centre of many controversies for a long time.
Emraan earned the nickname of ‘Serialkisser’ based on the fashionable word serial-killer after he kissed his way to fame with Tumsa Nahi Dekha (2004), Zeher (2005), Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005) etc. All these movies were full of contentious scenes which had by then became an Emraan Hashmi trademark.
His reputation as an on screen hunk also raised a lot of questions on his acting talents. Critics were consistently commenting on his acting skills and he became a battering ram for them. Amisha Patel once said – “I don’t think Emraan can act”, but his fans and producers seem to think otherwise and he kept on signing movies after movies and his fans kept on liking them.
His recent releases include Dil Diya Hai, Good Boy Bad Boy and Train which made its premier at the IIFA awards. Emraan also has signed for lots of movies for future releases and is now looking forward to shedding his old image and doing some serious roles as he has now gotten bored of seeing himself kiss on screen.