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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.

Soubin Shahir
Born (1983-10-12) 12 October 1983 (age 35)
ResidenceKochi, India
OccupationActor, Director
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Jamia Zaheer (2017–present)


Early lifeEdit

Soubin was born and raised in Fort Kochi.[1] , 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.[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 lifeEdit

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


As DirectorEdit

Year Title Production company Notes
2017 Parava Anwar Rasheed Entertainments
2019 Untitled Kunchacko Boban film Babu Shahir Pre production

As ActorEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2012 Da Thadiya Himself uncredited role
2013 Annayum Rasoolum Collin
Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty
5 Sundarikal Poovalan Anthology film in Kullante Bharya
2014 Masala Republic Althaf
Iyobinte Pusthakam Ivan's Henchman Cameo
2015 Chandrettan Evideya Sumesh
Premam P. T Master 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 Biju Cameo
Happy Wedding Matrimony Consultant
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Fakru/Fakrudheen
Popcorn Milton
2017 Comrade in America - CIA Joemon
Achayans Qi
Parava Bad guy 1 Debut as director
Solo Pattu Malayalam version
Mayaanadhi Sameera's Ikka Guest Appearance
2018 Street Lights Sharaf
Carbon Aankkaran Rajesh
Rosapoo Sajeer
Sudani from Nigeria Majeed First Full Lead Role
Kuttanadan Marpappa Freddy
Mohanlal Mr who
Mangalyam Thanthunanena Himself Guest Appearance
2019 Kumbalangi Nights Saji
Mera Naam Shaji Shaji Guest Appearance
Oru Yamandan Premakadha Vicky
Virus Unnikrishnan
Ambili Ambili
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



  1. ^ a b "Soubin Shahir: Tracing the journey of a man destined to be in cinema". The Times of India. 17 October 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ MERIN MARIA JAMES (10 January 2016). "Soubin's Chillumkoodu step a hit".
  4. ^ "Real-life chemistry with Soubin worked well". TimesofIndia. 2 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Soubin Shahir is on a roll". Nowrunning. 13 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Soubin Shahir to play the lead in Sudani from Nigeria". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b S.R. Praveen (27 February 2019). "Kerala State film awards: ‘Kanthan...’, 'Sudani from Nigeria' win honours". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Soubin Shahir is married! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Actor Soubin Shahir and wife blessed with a baby boy". OnManorama. Retrieved 17 August 2019.