Soubin Shahir

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Soubin Shahir
Soubin at an event
Born (1983-10-12) 12 October 1983 (age 39)
Cochin, Kerala, India [1]
  • Actor
  • Writer
  • Director
Years active1992 - Present
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Jamia Zaheer
(m. 2017)

Soubin Shahir (born 12 October 1983) is an Indian actor and director who works in Malayalam cinema. He began his film career as an assistant director in 2003 and worked under several directors. Soubin made his acting debut in 2013 with a supporting role in Annayum Rasoolum . He made his directorial debut with the drama Parava (2017). In 2018, he won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his leading role in Sudani from Nigeria , the film was also a major commercial success.


Early life

Soubin was born and raised in Fort Kochi, [1] Kerala, India. He has a brother and sister. His father Babu Shahir was an assistant director and production controller who had worked in films such as Manichithrathazhu , Godfather , In Harihar Nagar among others. [2]


Soubin started his film career as an assistant director in the industry with Siddique's Chronic Bachelor (2003). He assisted directors like Fazil, Siddique, Rafi-Mecartin, P. Sukumar, Santhosh Sivan, Rajeev Ravi, and Amal Neerad. [3] He made his acting début in Fazil's Kaiyethum Doorath (2002) while working as an assistant director. He got a breakthrough role with Alphonse Putharen's Premam (2015) where he played the role of a PT teacher. This led to his popularity as an actor in the industry. [4] [5] His popular roles include in films Charlie (2015), Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016), Kali (2016), Darvinte Parinamam (2016), Kammatipaadam (2016), Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (2016), Mayanadhi (2017), Comrade in America – CIA (2017), and Kumbalangi Nights . His first full lead role was in the film Sudani from Nigeria (2018) for which he won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor . [6] [7]

Personal life

On 16 December 2017, he married his fiancée [8] Jamia Zaheer. Jamia is a marketing professional, [9] based in Kochi. The couple has a son born in May 2019.


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As actor

1992 Vietnam Colony Child artistuncredited role
1992 Pappayude Swantham Appoos Child artistuncredited role
1993 Kabooliwala Child artistuncredited role
2002 Kaiyethum Doorath Bus Passengeruncredited role
2005 Pandipada Man in Functionuncredited role
2010 Bodyguard College Studentuncredited role
2011 Urumi Tribal Gang Memberuncredited role
2012 Da Thadiya Himselfuncredited role
2013 Annayum Rasoolum Collin
Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty
5 Sundarikal Poovalan Anthology film in Kullante Bharya
2014 Masala Republic Althaf
Iyobinte Pusthakam Ivan's HenchmanCameo
2015 Chandrettan Evideya Sumesh
Premam Phy. Edu. Lecturer Shivan Sir
Loham Street Rowdy
Rani Padmini Madan
Charlie Sunikuttan(Mr D'souza)
2016 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Crispin
Hello Namasthe Abu
Kali Prakashan
Darvinte Parinamam Willy
Mudhugauv Kumari
Kammatipaadam Karate BijuCameo
Happy Wedding Matrimony Consultant
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Fakru/Fakrudheen
2017 Comrade in America – CIA Joemon
Achayans Qi
Parava Drug addictDebut as director
Solo Pattu
Mayaanadhi Sameera's IkkaGuest Appearance
2018 Street Lights Subin
Carbon Aanakkaran Rajesh
Rosapoo Sajeer
Sudani from Nigeria MajeedDebut Lead Role
Kuttanadan Marpappa Freddy
Mohanlal Mr. Who
Mangalyam Thanthunanena HimselfGuest Appearance
2019 Kumbalangi Nights Saji
Mera Naam Shaji ShajiGuest Appearance
Oru Yamandan Premakadha Vicky
Virus Unnikrishnan
Ambili Ambili
Vikruthi Sameer
Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 Subramanian / Chuppan
Valiyaperunnal Hanumanth Sheonayi
2020 Trance Mathew Thomas (Mathaai)
Halal Love Story Azad
2021 Irul Alex
Meow Dusthackeer
Churuli Mayiladumparambil Joy
2022 Bro Daddy Happy Pinto
Kallan D`Souza D’Souza
Bheeshma Parvam Ajas Ali
Third World BoysSoubin
CBI 5: The Brain Paul Meijo / Sandeep / Manzoor
Jack N' Jill Kuttaps
Ela Veezha Poonchira Madhu
Gold Mittu
2023 Djinn Dhanapalan
Romancham Jibin Madhavan [10]
Vellari Pattanam K.P Suresh [11]
Ayalvaashi Thaju [12]
Live [13]

As director

List of films directed
YearTitleProduction companyNotes
2017 Parava Anwar Rasheed Entertainments

Awards and nominations


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