Tahir Raj Bhasin, a recent name in the B-town, who looks no more than 25, turns 35 today. Happy Birthday to this hot star! He is emerging as one of the finest actors in the younger generation. The actor worked on a few projects previously with some of the greatest stars. Also, the reports suggest that the actor has been occupied with his lined up projects.
Born and brought up in New Delhi, Tahir belonged to a generational occupation of the Indian Air Force. Both his father and grandfather worked in the Indian Air Force. At the age of 13, he began acting training. After 2 years, Tahir joined the Barry John Acting School. The journey to becoming an actor began with IIT Bombay’s Mood Indigo festival. Bhasin possesses a Master’s Degree in media from the University of Melbourne. He even moved to Bombay at the age of 23, where he joined the Institute of Advanced Acting and Behavioural Studies to learn about body language. Tahir also participated in the summer intensive acting and voice training program conducted by the legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah in 2013.
Bhasin finally gave a kickstart to his acting career in 2012 when he made a few short films for the Film and Television Institute of India and appeared in a few advertisements, such as Canon and Samsung. He made his first cameo performance in “Kismat Love Paisa Dilli”, followed by another cameo in “Kai Po Che!”.
After taking these baby steps, the actor finally made it to something big in 2014, when he signed up for the film “Mardaani” alongside the beautiful Rani Mukherji. His negative role in the film was lauded by the critics and the audience. He even featured in “The Times hotlist’14”. For the film, he was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actor at the Filmfare Awards. His next movie in the line “Force 2” also won him a nomination for the Best Supporting Actor at the Star screen awards. Tahir made it to some of the top listings, such as Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 list and the list of top 50 most desirable men in The Times of India in 2017.
After 2 years, the filmmakers featured him in a lead role in the blockbuster movie “Chhichhore”. The film also featured a few other great actors, such as Shraddha Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead roles. This was Sushant’s second last film before he left this world. Tahir posted a picture with him with an emotional caption, penning down his feelings on his death. The box office collection for this film crossed Rs 200 crore. The nation honoured him with a prestigious National Award for this film.
The years 2021-2022 came quite lucky for the actor when he bagged various film projects and music projects. The list of films and web series includes:
- Ranjish Hi Sahi
- Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein
- Looop Lapeta
- Boli Tujhse
Let’s discuss these projects in detail:
The film is based on the life of Kapil Dev and his role in India’s first World Cup victory in 1983. Written and directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Deepika Padukone, Vishnu Vardhan Induri, Kabir Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala and Reliance Entertainment, it featured some great actors. Alongside Tahir Raj Bhasin, the movie also featured Ranveer Singh, Pankaj Tripathi, Saqib Saleem, Jiiva, Nishant Dahiya, Harrdy Sandhu and various other actors. Also, Deepika Padukone made a cameo in the film.
Released on the 24th of December, 2021, the film earned more than Rs 150 crore. The whole movie details the journey of Kapil Dev making their team get into the 1983 World Cup. The list of matches against India in the whole series included:
- India vs West Indies (India won)
- India vs Zimbabwe (India won)
- West Indies vs India (India lost)
- Australia vs India (India lost)
- India vs Zimbabwe (India won)
- Finals: India vs West Indies (India won)
The team which had been opposed by everyone made history with flying colours. They made it to the golden pages of history.
Ranjish Hi Sahi
A web series, based on the relationship between superstars Praveen Babi and Mahesh Bhatt, stars Tahir Raj Bhasin, Amala Paul and Amrita Puri in the lead roles. The story is of a film director, who falls into love with another woman despite his ongoing marriage. He starts an extramarital affair with a superstar, who changes his life. As his marriage with his first love spirals, he finds himself stuck between the two worlds. Set in the golden era of Bollywood, the series takes us back to the 70s. Spread across 8 episodes, the series was released on the 13th of January, 2022 on Voot and Jiocinema. The series is produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Jio Studios and written and directed by Pushpdeep Bhardwaj.
Tahir said in an interview, “When I was narrated the script of this unique love story, I was instantly gripped by how layered, Shankar, the character is. What drew me to the part was the challenge of a romantic drama where the protagonist is torn between the love of the two women in his life”. Also, the series was applauded by everyone for the cast, storyline and direction.
Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein
A romantic crime thriller series, launched on Netflix features Tahir Raj Bhasin, Anchal Singh and Shweta Tripathi in pivotal roles with Surya Sharma, Saurabh Shukla, Brijendra Kala and Arunoday Singh in the supporting roles. Directed and written by Sidharth Sengupta and produced by Jyoti Sagar and Sidharth Sengupta, this series received praise from the critics and audience. With a span of 8 episodes in the first season of this series, it gears up for another season as well. It premiered exclusively on Netflix on 14th January 2022.
The series follows the story of an engineering graduate who desperately wants to leave his hometown. But he finds himself caught in the unwanted obsession and object of attention of the town’s gangster-politician’s daughter. This turns his life upside down as he sets on a journey of struggles to ward off her desires and obsession and set a new life with his girlfriend. The critics gave mixed reviews to the show, but also told that the actors saved the show. Shweta Tripathi, who rose to fame with the two sequels of Mirzapur, with the third one on the way, gave an excellent performance in this series. Her Golu Gupta mode, i.e., an educated small-town girl, came back in this show. Tahir played the role very graciously. He brought out the character’s desperation well enough and carried the whole show on his back. Overall, Tahir definitely made us binge-watch this show.
Directed by Aakash Bhatia and jointly produced by Sony Pictures Films India, Aayush Maheshwari and Ellipsis Entertainment, the film took its inspiration from the German movie “Run Lola Run”. Netflix launched the film on 4th February 2022 featuring Tahir Raj Bhasin and Taapsee Pannu in the main roles. Netflix definitely seems to be caught in a loop with Tahir Raj Bhasin for making 2 consecutive releases within 20-25 days.
The movie takes the viewers on an adventurous ride when a girl races against time to save his boyfriend. The boyfriend gets himself stuck in a tough situation. Due to this, his girlfriend sets on a mission to rescue him. As the movie progresses, the action of these lovers leads to a series of events which makes the whole movie fun to watch. The technical team of this film deserves a standing ovation for what they presented to the viewers on the screen. Though a remake of a film released 24 years earlier, this movie adds some interesting subplots that add 50 minutes to the film.
This is the most recent music video featuring Tahir Raj Bhasin with Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai fame, Shivanghi Joshi. The VYRL Originals presents a unique collaboration between three fabulous singers Asees Kaur, Amit Trivedi and Abhijeet Shrivastava. The song is a soulful romantic composition by the singers. Directed by ADP, it portrays the story of two young individuals in love. They share cute and cosy romantic moments in the whole video. Shivanghi and Tahir both won our hearts several times with their performances but they came together for the first time to impress their fans.
Bhasin, who featured in previous three romantic releases, works for the first time on a music video. He explores this genre as a newbie and loves to be a part of such videos. He shares his excitement about working with the talented actress Shivanghi. The actors have been sharing posts with each other on social media handles as the release was around the corner. The song was released two days back on the 19th of April, 2022.
Tahir even shared a glimpse of a hush-hush project that’s on the way. This talented star definitely has a lot to offer to the industry. We hope to see him again on the screen very soon with his upcoming projects. Happy Birthday once again to this handsome hunk. Keep entertaining us 🙂