Soubin Shahir – Actor / Director
Soubin Shahir is an actor turned director who predominantly works in Malayalam film industry. He had started his journey in the industry as an associative director, he had worked with many famous Malayalam directors such as Amal Neerad, Siddique, Rajeev Ravi, Fazil etc. Later he had proven his mettle in acting, now he is making his debut directorial venture with the film Parava. He is present in the industry from 2001.
Soubin Shahir was born in Fort Kochi, Ernakulam. He was born in a family of film personalities, his father was a production controller. So he had visited the shooting locations along with his father during his childhood, thus he became more attached to film industry. Soubin is the younger child in their family and he has two siblings. During his schooling he was very active in extracurricular activities such as Drama, Mimicry etc, but not well in his academic career. So his father take him to the unit after his pre-degree course.
Soubin Shahir had started his career in the film field as an associate director in 2001. He had assisted director Siddique for the film Chronic Bachelor, later he worked with the many famous Malayalam directors such as P. Sukumran, Fasil, Santhosh Sivan, Rajeev Ravi, Amal Neerad etc. He could make a good relation with all these directors through his 16 years life as an AD .
Career as Assistant Director
Soubin Shahir stepped into industry as an AD with director Siddique for the movie Chronic Bachelor. He was very interested in direction and thus he had worked with many famous Malayalam directors. During the shooting of Kaiyethum Doorath, director Fazil gave a chance to Soubin to present a minor role. He had committed the work even though he was not confident in acting.
Later Soubin had assisted with the directors Rafi-Mecartin team, Santhosh Sivan, P.Sukumar etc. He worked with Amal Neerad (more than four years) for the films Anwar, Bachelor Party, 5 Sundarikal etc. He had also assisted with Rajeev Ravi, during the shooting of Annayum Rasoolum, Rajeev offered a supporting role to Soubin and which was a real entry of Soubin as an actor.
Career as Actor
Soubin Shahir made his debut in acting through the film Kaiyethum Doorath, directed by Fasil and which was released in 2002. Fahadh Faasil and Nikitha were in the lead roles while Soubin did a minor role. Later he appeared in Rajeev Ravi’s Annayum Rasoolum (2013). In which Fahadh Faasil and Andrea Jeremiah presented the lead characters. Soubin presented a supporting role and he used the cochin slang for the character. It is easy for Soubin Shahir since he is a cochin native.
Soubin Shahir was next spotted in Mammootty starer Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty (2013), which was directed by Ranjith. Later he had appeared in the movies such as 5 Sundarikal (Kullante Bharya, 2013), Masala Republic (2014), Iyobinte Pusthakam (2014).
He shot to fame after presenting the character Shivan, a P.T. Teacher in Alphonse Puthren’s Premam. Nivin Pauly. Shabareesh Varma, Krishna Shankar, Anupama Parameswaran, Sai Pallavi and Madonna Sebastian were in the lead roles. Soubin presented the character of a P.T. teacher and his combination scenes with Vinay Forrt worked well. After the hit of Premam he got many offers from the industry.
Later he had appeared in the movies such as Loham (2015), Chandrettan Evideya (2015), Charlie (2015), Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016), Kali (2016), Mudhugauv (2016), Kamattipaadam (2016), Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (2016), CIA (2017).
Career as Director
Soubin Shahir made his debut directorial venture with the film Parava. Soubin had written the script along with his friend Muneer Ali. Shane Nigam and Srinda Arhaan are handling the lead characters in the film while Dulquer Salmaan appears in a cameo role. Anwar Rasheed produced the movie along with Shyju Unni under the banner of Anwar Rasheed Entertainments in association with The Movie Club.
Date of birth and age : Soubin was born on 29th April 1986 and he is 31 years old as on 2017.
Education and qualifications : Will update Soon.
Filmography – Movie List
|As an Actor|
|Kadal Kadannoru Mathukutty|
|Anuraga Karikkin Vellam|