Taher Shabbir

Taher Shabbir Mithaiwala is an Indian actor who is known for his portrayal of Viraj Singh Rathore in Nisha Aur Uske Cousins and Arshad Habib in Bepannah.

Taher Shabbir
Taher Shabbir Mithaiwala
Alma materK.C. College, Mumbai
Years active2014–present
Known forNisha Aur Uske Cousins
Akshita Gandhi
(m. 2020)

Personal lifeEdit

Shabbir graduated with a degree in mass media from KC College, Mumbai. Shabbir got engaged to Akshita Gandhi in August 2020.[2] The two tied the knot in November 2020.[3]


Shabbir rose to prominence in 2014 by portraying Viraj Singh Rathore in Star Plus's Nisha Aur Uske Cousins opposite Aneri Vajani and Mishkat Varma.[4]

He made his film debut in 2016 with Fan where he played Sid Kapoor.[5] In 2017, he portrayed Jai in Naam Shabana.[6]

In 2018, Shabbir portrayed Arshad Habib in Colors TV's Bepannaah opposite Jennifer Winget and Harshad Chopda.[7]

In 2019, he played Sangram Singh in Manikarnika.[8] Next, he was seen as Jimmy in Bypass Road. In 2020, he portrayed Danish Ali Baig in Netflix India's Guilty.[9] Next, he played Pratyush Parashar in Iti: Can You Solve Your Own Murder.[10][11]



Year Show Role
2014–2015 Nisha Aur Uske Cousins Viraj Singh Rathore
2018 Bepannaah Arshad Habib


Year Film Role
2009 Kurbaan Tahir
2016 Fan Sid Kapoor
2017 Naam Shabana Jai
2019 Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi Sangram Singh
Bypass Road Jimmy
2020 Iti: Can You Solve Your Own Murder Pratyush Parashar

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Platform Ref
2020 Guilty Danish Ali Baig Netflix India [12]
2020 Hundred Hotstar [13]
2020 Poison 2 Tony Sequira ZEE5 [14]
2021 Bekaaboo 2 Kiyan Roy ALTBalaji [15]


  1. ^ "Naam Shabana actor Taher Shabbir and Akshita Gandhi are now officially married".
  2. ^ "Guilty actor Taher Shabbir engaged; shares photos on Instagram". Mid-day.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Taher Shabbir marries Akshita Gandhi: And then there was forever". India Today.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Taher quits 'Nisha Aur Uske Cousins'". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Acting with Shah Rukh in Fan was surreal: Taher Shabbir". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Taher Shabbir: I feel blessed to be a part of Naam Shabana". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Taher Shabbir to join the cast of Jennifer Winget-Harshad Chopda's Bepannaah". Bollywood Life. Archived from the original on 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Taher Shabbir to play Sangram Singh in Manikarnika". Mumbai Mirror. Archived from the original on 17 September 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Guilty first look poster of Kiara Advani out: Karan Johar asks, aap convince ho gaye ya aur bataun?". India Today. Archived from the original on 19 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Taher Shabbir always wanted to act in a mystery thriller". The Times of India.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Poster out! Taher Shabbir as Pratyush Parashar in ITI: Can You Solve Your Own Murder". Mid-day.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Guilty movie review: Love and relationships in the times of MeToo". The New Indian Express.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Taher Shabbir on Hotstar series Hundred: "Lara Dutta & Rinku Rajguru ka combination is kadak"". Koimoi. 22 April 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Aftab Shivdasani To Make Digital Debut With 'Poison 2'". 14 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Bekaaboo 2 Actors Taher Shabbir And Taha Shah Badussha Share Their Experiences Of Being Stalked; Priya Banerjee Adds, 'I Subconsciously Stalked Someone'- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO". 10 March 2021.