Adeel Akhtar is a British actor known for his comedic and dramatic roles. He was born in London, to a Pakistani father and a Kenyan mother. They met at Heathrow airport, where they both worked for a while. When Akhtar was young, the family settled in a village in Buckinghamshire, around 20 miles west of central London. Adeel appeared as Billy in the BBC Three series, Back to Life, in 2019. He is also best known for working in movies Let’s Roll: The Story of Flight 93, Traitor, Four Lions, Stranger Things and many more.
He won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his role in Murdered by My Father, in 2017. He was also nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor for his role on Channel 4’s Utopia, as well as a British Academy Film Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Ali & Ava.
Who Is Adeel Akhtar | Age, Early Life & Career
Adeel Akhtar age is 42 years old, as of 2023. He attended Cheltenham College Junior School: 1991-1994 and Cheltenham College (Newick House): 1994-1999. He also holds degree in Law from Oxford Brookes University (completed in 2002). He is also trained in Studio Drama School (within The New School) in New York.
Adeel Akhtar gained recognition for his role as Faisal in Chris Morris’s film Four Lions and has since appeared in other comedic roles such as Gupta in The Angelos Epithemiou Show, Maroush in The Dictator, and Smee in Joe Wright’s Pan. Akhtar has also received critical acclaim for his dramatic performances, including a BAFTA nomination for his supporting role as Wilson Wilson in Channel 4’s Utopia.
He has also appeared in various TV series, including Capital, River, Murdered by My Father, The Night Manager, and Back to Life. In 2017, Akhtar made history as the first non-white actor to win the BAFTA for Lead Actor for his role in Murdered by My Father. He also appeared in the American romantic comedy film The Big Sick as the protagonist’s brother, Naveed.
Adeel Akhtar Profile
|Real Name||Adeel Akhtar|
|Age (2023)||42 years old|
|Birthday||18 September 1980|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Height (approx.)||In Meters: 1.68 m|
In Centimetres: 168 cm
In Feet Inches: 5′ 5″
|Weight (approx.)||In Kilograms- 70 kg|
In Pounds- 154 lbs
|Body Measurements||38-30-36 inches|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Ethnicity||Pakistani and Kenyan ancestry|
|Spouse/Better Half||Alexis Burke|
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Adeel Akhtar Facts
- Adeel Akhtar’d recently appeared in Four Lions.
- He plays a Muslim extremist who, in an uncanny set of events, blows himself up in a Yorkshire sheep field.
- He won Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards, for his role in Ali & Ava.
- He has made a successful career out of channelling and elevating the circumstances of underrepresented people.
- He became the first non-white man to win a Lead Actor Bafta, in 2017.
- He is married with his wife named, Alexis Burke, a director, will amble.
- Akhtar believes the film industry is at a point where Asian actors “can be afforded the space to do it all.”
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