This serial kisser of Bollywood was born on March 23, 1979 to a Muslim father and Catholic mother. He was born Emran Anwar Hashmi and it referred to as Emmi by friends and relatives. He had changed his named to Farhaan Hashmi but reverted to his given name. Emraan added the extra “a” to his name based on numerology. He studied at the Sydenham College in Mumbai where he graduated in graphics and animations. He is also the nephew of the famous director and producer, Mahesh Bhatt and cousin of actress, director and producer Pooja Bhatt.
Emraan made his debut in Bollywood in 2003 in the film Footpath. This film however did not do well in the box office. In 2004, Emraan got his first hit with the film Murder. His next few films, Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Kalyug and Gangster, were average performers in the box office though the soundtracks of all his films have become extremely successful and popular.
Emraan is famous for his kissing scenes in most of his films and has been nicknamed the Serial Kisser. Prior to this, it was not common to see kissing scenes in Bollywood films. However, Emraan has set the wheels into motion. During an interview, Emraan claimed that when he had to do his first on screen kissing scene, he was extremely nervous and had half a mind to opt out of the scene before going ahead and doing it.
Emraan is all ready to tie the knot on December 14, 2006 with his girlfriend of four years, Parveen Sahani. It has been reported that his girlfriend did not approve of all his kissing scenes so he was going to stop doing scenes like this. However, he is doing a kissing scene in his new film Train in which he is acting opposite Geeta Basra, who was his co-star in the film Dil Diya Hai.
Emraan Hashmi has become an extremely popular actor and is acting in many big banner films like Subhash Ghai's Good Boy Bad Boy, Mukesh Bhatt's Gangster, Aditya Datt's Dil Diya Hai and Sanjay Gupta's Shoot Out at Lokhandwala. His lover boy image and his kissing scenes have worked for him making him one of the most wanted young actors on the film circuit.