While he was studying in the capital of the Indian subcontinent he also participated in theatre in his college ad outside the college premises as well. With dreams of being a successful actor he landed in the tinsel town in the year 1998 and started off with a small role in the English movie Split Wide Open. In Mumbai he lives alone and his father stays in Delhi while his mother and married younger brother puts up in Srinagar. He is single at present.
Aamir Bashir started his career of acting after he received his first applause in a school play, which was for a telefilm called 'Doordarshan Srinagar. He was never interested in acting in television but then he did a one off story for Sony Television's Bhanwar. It was only after this that he was offered Alpviram and after this there was no look back for him. In this serial he enacted the character of Rohit who was an altogether different character right from the beginning. He was not the same husband, lover and boyfriend but an absolutely different individual.
He did a popular character in a tele-soap Time Bomb that used to be aired on Zee television. In this serial he enacted the character of an assassin. Ons the silver screen he appeared in the 2003 film Armaan. Admiration came his way in 2008, with thriller, A Wednesday, where he portrayed the role of a police inspector; the film also won him a Screen Awards nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
In 2010 Bashir's directorial debut Harud premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Reza Naji and Shahnawaz Bhat and takes place in Kashmir
Aamir Bashir would like to make a mark in the film industry as a completely different actor and not by following the footsteps of any great actor. According to him the ultimate truth is, "Whatever rises will fall. Whatever is born will die. So when everything is impermanent learn to live in the moment."