Tahir Raj Bhasin (born 21 April 1987) is an Indian actor.Born in Delhi, he holds a master’s degree in media from the University of Melbourne. Bhasin made his screen debut with Kismat Love Paisa Dilli (2012) and made brief appearances in Kai Po Che! (2013) and One by Two (2014), before making his official film debut with Mardaani (2014), which fetched him a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and the Screen Award for the Best Antagonist.
Born in Delhi, Bhasin is the son of a Punjabi father and a Kashmiri-Marathi mother and is the eldest of two siblings.His father was in the Air Force while his mother worked for Confederation of Indian Industry, and Aptech Computers. His younger brother is a pilot in Cathay Pacific.His father and grandfather both served as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force. During school days, he participated in a lot of extra-curricular activities.He played basketball during school and did a lot of dance and theatre during college.
At the age of 13, Bhasin started acting and initiated his fundamental acting training, while he was 15, at the Barry John Acting School. He studied political science at Hindu College, University of Delhi and did a workshop with Aamir Raza Hussain, who is a big theater personality in Delhi.It was when he participated in the IIT Bombay’s Mood Indigo festival, he decided to become an actor.He holds a master’s degree in media from the University of Melbourne, Australia with special papers in screen media and the history and philosophy of film.At the age of 18, he worked at a national news production company where he hosted a campus-talk-show for a news channel.Bhasin moved to Mumbai at the age of 23 to pursue acting and concentrate on modelling. He joined the Institute of Advanced Acting and Behavioural Studies for a year, where he learnt about body language and behavioral analytic.He has worked in an amazing web series “Axe Chickipedia” by Bindass. In 2013, he took part in the summer intensive acting and voice training program conducted by Naseeruddin Shah.