Riz Ahmed Biography

Published On Oct 16, 2017
Facts of Riz Ahmed
Date of Birth: 1982 , December-1
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
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Riz MC was born on 1st of December in 1982, in Wembley, London, to a British Pakistani family as Riz Ahmed. His parents belong to Muhajir ethnic background, moved to England from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

The British nationality holder, Ahmed is a descendant of Sir Shah Muhammad Sulaiman, the British-Indian Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court in Uttar Pradesh.

Ahmed completed his high school education from Merchant Taylor’s School, Northwood, with the scholarship. He is a graduate of Christ Church, Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He then studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Riz Ahmed pursue his acting career professionally in 2006 with his debut movie, “The Road to Guantanamo," portraying the character of Shafiq. In the same year, he debuted on TV through the “The Path to 9/11” as Yosri.

With full dedication and hard-work, Riz Ahmed won several prestigious awards. His first award was “Geneva Cinema Tout Ecran Award” for Best Actor for his role in the movie, “Shifty." For “Four Lions” he was nominated for three awards including “British Independent Film Award," “Evening Standard British Film Award” and “London Film Critics Award."

Similarly, he won “Berlin International Film Festival Award” for Shooting Star. As a director and writer, he received “Nashville Film Festival Award” for Best Live Action Short for "Daytimer." His role as Rick in “Night Crawler” received nine nominations.

Summing up, the actor won “Primetime Emmy Award” and “Gold Derby Award” for “The Night Of." Recently he got the nomination for “Primetime Emmy Award” and “Gold Derby Award” for his work in the TV series “Girl."

Apart from acting industry, Ahmed is active in the music industry. Started from his mid-teens, appearing on pirate radio and in freestyle rap battles; currently, he is one of the famous rappers of the music world.

Ahmed won “Asian Music Award” for his debut single “The Post 9/11 Blues”. Till the date, he released eight singles including “Radar,' “Shifty," “All of You," etc.

His debut studio album, “Microscope” was re-released by Tru Thoughts and produced by Lazersonic, Redinho which is 76:09 minutes long.

As of now, Riz Ahmed is possibly single and unmarried. He remains silent on his personal matters including the information related to his affair, girlfriend.

The actor, Ahmed earns a good salary through his professional career as an actor. His music career also adds an enormous amount to his bank account. As per our record, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

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Born in United Kingdom

1982

Riz Ahmed was born on 1st of December in 1982, in Wembley, London, to a British-Pakistani parents. Talking about her nationality, he is British and is of the white ethnicity. 

Acting Career

2006

Ahmed entered the into the big screen with his debut role Shafiq in the movie, “The Road to Guantanamo." In the same year, he debuted on TV with the series, “The Path to 9/11” portraying the character, Yosri. 

First Award

2006

Riz Ahmed won "Asian Music Award" for Best MC for his debut single “The Post 9/11 Blues." Till the date, he has released total eight singles including “Radar," “Shifty," “All of You."

First Award for his work in the movie Shifty

2008

Riz Ahmed won “Geneva Cinema Tout Ecran Award” for Best Actor and nominated for "British Independent Film Award for his work in the movie,  “Shifty”, portraying the character Shifty. 

Debut Studio Album

2011

British-Pakistani rapper, Riz Ahmed's studio album, “Microscope” was re-released by Tru Thoughts and produced by Lazersonic, Redinho; the total length of album is 76:09 minutes.

Current Net Worth

2017

The multitalented personality, Ahmed earns good amount of salary through his professional career as an actor. His music career also adds an enormous amount to his bank account. As per record, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million.