Riz Ahmed biography

Riz Ahmed

Date of Birth: December 1, 1982

Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, also known as Riz MC, is a British Pakistani actor and rapper. Born in London, Riz star attained a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics before studying acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London. He did stage work in several productions and delved into a music career. In 2006, he released a rap track entitled “Post 9/11 Blues,” which was banned from British airplay for “politically sensitive” lyrics. Riz released his debut album MICroscope in 2011.

His film debut was in the war drama/documentary The Road to Guantanamo (2006), playing the role of Shafiq. Riz acted on the TV series Wired (2008) and Dead Set (2008), and in several TV movies such The Path to 9/11, Freefall and Criminal Justice .

Riz played the title role as a young crack cocaine dealer based in London in the feature film Shifty. Other features include Four Lions (2010), Ill Manors (2011) and The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012).

He has also filmed a role alongside Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall in the upcoming thriller Close Circuit.


Closed Circuit
The Reluctant Fundamentalist(2012)
Ill Manors(2012)
Black Gold(2011)
Four Lions(2010)
Rage (2009)
The Road to Guantánamo(2006)

Riz Ahmed Filmography


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