Emraan Hashmi is nephew of famous director Mahesh Bhatt.
Hashmi entered in Bollywood at the age of 18, as an assistant director on Raaz.Hashmi made his film debut in 2003 with the film, Footpath, which did not do well at the box office.
He and co-star Mallika Sherawat shot to fame with the thriller, Murder (2004), which went on to become a super hit at the box office.
In 2005, he appeared in several films such as Zeher, Aashiq Banaya Apne and Kalyug,which did moderately well at the box office.
In 2006, his film, Gangster was a megahit, In 2007, Hashmi had three back to back releases; Good Boy Bad Boy, The Train and Awarapan.
In 2008, Hashmi's first release, Jannat had a 100% opening making it a critical and commercial success.His first release in 2009, Raaz – The Mystery Continues, opened well and became the first box office success of the year.
His second film of the year, Tum Mile, opened to mixed reviews and was rated a box office failure. In 2010, he appeared in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, which opened to positive reviews and was declared a hit at the box office.
In 2011, he starred in Mohit Suri's Murder 2, a sequel to the 2004 thriller Murder.The film opened well and was declared a blockbuster.
His latest film The Dirty Picture was released on December 2, 2011.The film received positive reviews from crictics and was declared Blockbuster by Box Office India by end of its 4th week.
Hashmi is working on multiple films such as Shanghai, Jannat 2,Raaz 3 and Play. The actor is commonly called as the "Serial Kisser" in the Hindi film industry.
He is married to Amelia.He graduated from Sydenham College in Mumbai where he studied graphics and animations.