Soubin Shahir is an Indian movie director and actor, who primarily works in the Malayalam film industry. He made his acting debut with the Malayalam movie “Annayum Rasoolum,” directed by Rajeev Ravi in the year 2013. He made his directorial debut with the Malayalam movie “Parava,” in the year 2017, produced by Anwar Rasheed under the banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainments.
|Spouse(s)||Jamia Zaheer (2017–present)|
Soubin was born and raised in Fort Kochi. , Kerala, India. He has a brother and a sister. His father Babu Shahir was an assistant director and production controller who had worked in films such as Manichithrathazhu, Godfather, In Harihar Nagar etc.
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. 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. 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.
|2017||Parava||Anwar Rasheed Entertainments|
|2019||Untitled Kunchacko Boban film||Babu Shahir||Pre production|
|2012||Da Thadiya||Himself||uncredited role|
|Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty|
|5 Sundarikal||Poovalan||Anthology film in Kullante Bharya|
|Iyobinte Pusthakam||Ivan's Henchman||Cameo|
|Premam||P. T Master Shivan Sir|
|Happy Wedding||Matrimony Consultant|
|Anuraga Karikkin Vellam||Fakru/Fakrudheen|
|2017||Comrade in America - CIA||Joemon|
|Parava||Bad guy 1||Debut as director|
|Mayaanadhi||Sameera's Ikka||Guest Appearance|
|Sudani from Nigeria||Majeed||First Full Lead Role|
|Mangalyam Thanthunanena||Himself||Guest Appearance|
|Mera Naam Shaji||Shaji||Guest Appearance|
|Oru Yamandan Premakadha||Vicky|
|Android Kunjappan Ver. 5.25||Pre - Production|
|Jack and Jill (Malayalam film)||Filming|
|Trance (2019 film)||Filming|
|Third World Boys||Soubin||Unreleased|
|Joothan||Pre - Production|
Awards and NominationEdit
- 2018:Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor Sudani From Nigeria
- 2018:Asianet Film Awards for Honorary special award for Parava
- 2018:Vanitha Film Awards for Best debut director for Parava
- 2017:Asiavision Awards for Best debut director for Parava
- 2017:Asianet Comedy Awards -All rounder award
- 2015:Asianet Comedy Awards for Best Pair with Vinay Forrt for Premam
- 2016:1st IIFA Utsavam -Performance in a supporting role (Malayalam) for Chandrettan Evideya
- 2016:5th South Indian International Movie Awards - Best Comedian (Malayalam) for Premam
- 2017:6th South Indian International Movie Awards - Best Comedian (Malayalam) for Maheshinte Prathikaaram
- 2018:Filmfare Award for Best Director – Malayalam for Parava
- 2018:7th South Indian International Movie Awards -Best director (malayalam) for Parava
- "Soubin Shahir: Tracing the journey of a man destined to be in cinema". The Times of India. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- "പറവ കണ്ടപ്പോള് കരഞ്ഞുപോയി; ഞാനത് സൗബിനോട് ഇതുവരെ പറഞ്ഞിട്ടില്ല" [Watching Parava made me cry;I haven't told Soubin about it yet]. Mathrubhumi (in Malayalam). 23 October 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
- MERIN MARIA JAMES (10 January 2016). "Soubin's Chillumkoodu step a hit".
- "Real-life chemistry with Soubin worked well". TimesofIndia. 2 July 2015.
- "Soubin Shahir is on a roll". Nowrunning. 13 January 2016.
- "Soubin Shahir to play the lead in Sudani from Nigeria". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
- S.R. Praveen (27 February 2019). "Kerala State film awards: ‘Kanthan...’, 'Sudani from Nigeria' win honours". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
- "Soubin Shahir is married! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
- "Actor Soubin Shahir and wife blessed with a baby boy". OnManorama. Retrieved 17 August 2019.