Emraan Anwar Hashmi (pronounced [ɪmraːn ˈɦaːʃmi]) is an Indian actor who appears predominantly in Hindi cinema. Hashmi debuted in 2003 with the crime thriller film Footpath and subsequently appeared in films include Murder (2004), Kalyug (2005), Gangster (2006) and gained acclaim starring in the action film Awarapan (2007). Hashmi has received several Filmfare Awards nominations.Before venturing into acting, Hashmi worked as an assistant director for the horror film Raaz (2002). During the same decade, he became a huge sensational and established leading actor with many successful romantic thrillers like Zeher (2005), Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005), Aksar (2006) and Gangster (2006). His other critically and commercially successful films include Jannat (2008), Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009), Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), The Dirty Picture (2011), Murder 2 (2011), Shanghai (2012), Jannat 2 (2012), Raaz 3 (2012) and Ek Thi Daayan (2013).