Born 1985 in Lahore/Pakistan.
Basir Mahmood graduated in 2010 from Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, with distinction. His interest in short films has won him various awards in the categories of best director and writer.
Gheera Chaasma, a short film, written, directed, and produced by Mahmood, was nominated at the Zabist Film Festival in Karachi/Pakistan. His one minute short film Dot in the Line was shortlisted in the Filminute Film Festival (2011). Basir Mahmood will represent Pakistan at the Asia Pacific Triennial 2012 (APT 7) at Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane/Australia. Furthermore, he representedPakistan at the Broad Museum launch at Michigan State University, East Lansing,MI/USA, (April 2012). Besides being part of various private collections, Mahmood’s video works were recently acquired by the Queensland Art Gallery Collection in Brisbane.