Adil Hussain Bio - Biography

Name Adil Hussain
Naionality Indian
Date of Birth 5-October-1963
Place of Birth Goalpara, Assam, India
Famous for Acting
Adil Hussain is an Indian stage, television and film actor from the state of Assam, who works in mainstream Hindi cinema as well as art house cinema. He has worked in international films like The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) and Life of Pi (2012).

He started his stage career in Delhi, though continued training under Khalid Tyabji. As an actor, he received acclaim in Othello: A Play in Black and White (1999), which was awarded the Edinburgh Fringe First, and later Goodbye Desdemona also directed by Roysten Abel. He remained the artistic director and Trainer of the Society for Artists and Performers in Hampi from 2004 to 2007, and a visiting faculty at Royal Conservatory of Performing Arts, Hague. He is also a visiting faculty at his alma mater, at the National School of Drama. In 2004, he made his Bengali film debut along with Soha Ali Khan in period drama, Iti Srikanta, where he played the lead role. On television, he appeared in the lead role, in detective series, Jasoos Vijay (2002–2003) produced by BBC World Service Trust. Though he had appeared in a few Assamese films, did a small roles in Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey and Sona Jain's For Real, it was his role in Abhishek Chaubey's Ishqiya (2010) that got him attention in Bollywood, though his first major role was in Saif Ali Khan-Kareena starrer Agent Vinod released in early 2012.

In the same year, he appeared in Italian director Italo Spinelli's Gangor, Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and Ang Lee's Life of Pi. He next appeared alongside Sridevi in comedy drama, English Vinglish (2012), and also received critical acclaim for his role in Lessons in Forgetting at the New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Fest. His upcoming films are Aditya Bhattacharya’s Bombay Most Wanted, Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera and Partho Sen-Gupta's Sunrise.

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