Samir used to be an investment banker in Wall Street firm in New York. Then his passion for performing led to him moving to Mumbai and what followed was a career as an actor and a model. He started off with the TV show 'Samandar' and a few years on he finally got his first movie role in 'China Gate'.
Samir rose to popularity when he starred in the TV show 'Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin'. Since then he has appeared as a supporting actor in many films including 'Fashion', 'Vivah', and 'I Hate Luv Storys'.
He was married to Rajlakshmi Khanvilkar but in merely six months they were divorced. He also dated model Nafisa Joseph. In 2011, Samir married actress Neelam.