Soubin Shahir used to a be an assistant director for 14 years. His life took a turn after the movie Premam. His role in the movie (PT Sir) became so popular and became the face of so much meme in Facebook and Twitter. Before his acting career he used to work assistant director for directors like, Faazil, Siddique, Rafi Mecartin, P. Sukumar, Santhosh Sivan, Rajeev Ravi and Amal Neerad. At present he is busy with his acting career. But he has revealed in interviews that he is more passionate towards direction than acting. He have also said that he will direct a movie as soon as the time is right.