In 1972 Aleksandr Bashirov came to Leningrad, filed his papers with the first Vocational School No. 57 and began to master the specialty of the tiling-mosaic, then worked at a cement plant in Vyborg. In the army he served in the tank division. In the army club Bashirov was an artist, he painted a portrait of Leonid Brezhnev in a tank helmet. After serving in the army, he entered the directing faculty of VGIK (Igor Talankin's studio, then the studio of Anatoly Vasiliev), which he graduated in 1989. Bashirov's debut as the actor of cinema took place in 1986, in Sergey Solovyov's film "Another's white and pockmarked". He married a US citizen and in 1990-1991 studied acting at the Berghof Studio in New York, periodically visiting the USSR to participate in the filming. Participated in the "Pop Mechanics" and the theatrical performances of Sergei Kuryokhin. In 1996, Bashirov organized the Deboshirfilm Studio in St. Petersburg, where he is the artistic director and teacher of the acting and directing workshop. In 1998 he became one of the founders of the Independent Cinema Festival "Pure Dreams", held in St. Petersburg.