Akbar Kurtha


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Akbar hit the screens in 1993 in the critically-acclaimed film Bhaji on the Beach in the role of Majit and his performance in this film resulted in him landing the lead role of "Farid" in the film My Son the Fanatic, alongside Rachel Griffiths. He also played the key character of Prince Meshal in the Oscar-award winning film, Syriana, with George ... See full bio »

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Syriana Prince Meshal Al-Subaai
(2005)
Maniac Pharmacist
(2012)
24 Farhad Hassan
(2010)
Liar Birav / Birav (2017) / Birav Suri
(2017)

Filmography

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 2020 Breeders (TV Series) (post-production)
Dr Jahangir
- Episode #1.9 ... Dr Jahangir
 2019 Departure (TV Series)
Ariel Levitan
- End Game (2019) ... Ariel Levitan
- Survivor (2019) ... Ariel Levitan
 2002-2019 Casualty (TV Series)
Sunny Ghali / Brad Matthews
- Episode #33.46 (2019) ... Sunny Ghali
- Broken Hearts (2002) ... Brad Matthews
 2019 Victoria (TV Series)
Ambassador for the King of Oudh
- Foreign Bodies (2019) ... Ambassador for the King of Oudh
 2018 Mars (TV Series)
Dr. Jay Johar
- The Shake Up (2018) ... Dr. Jay Johar
- Power Play (2018) ... Dr. Jay Johar
- Contagion (2018) ... Dr. Jay Johar
- Darkness Falls (2018) ... Dr. Jay Johar
- Worlds Apart (2018) ... Dr. Jay Johar
 2018 Somebody's Daughter (Short)
Rahul
 2018 Undercliffe
Khalid
 2017 Liar (TV Series)
Birav / Birav Suri / Birav (2017)
- Catherine (2017) ... Birav Suri
- The White Rabbit (2017) ... Birav
- I Know You're Lying (2017) ... Birav
- The Date (2017) ... Birav (2017)
 2017 Bump (TV Series)
Professor
 2016 A Street Cat Named Bob
Pharmacist
 2015 Killing Jesus (TV Movie)
Asher
 2014 White Collar Hooligan 3
Dimitri
 2012 Kosnice
Ahmad (segment "London")
 2012 Maniac
Pharmacist
 2011 The Great Ghost Rescue
Doctor
 2010/II Absolution (Short)
Alex
 2010 24 (TV Series)
Farhad Hassan
- Day 8: 1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. (2010) ... Farhad Hassan
- Day 8: 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (2010) ... Farhad Hassan
- Day 8: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (2010) ... Farhad Hassan
- Day 8: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2010) ... Farhad Hassan
- Day 8: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2010) ... Farhad Hassan
 2009/II The End of the Line (Short)
 2008 House of Saddam (TV Mini-Series)
Kamel Hanna
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Kamel Hanna
 2008 Bonekickers (TV Mini-Series)
Hisham
- Army of God (2008) ... Hisham
 2007 Sparx (Video short) (voice)
 2007 Forgiven (TV Movie)
Norman
 2007 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Mohammed Al-Jabar
- The Man from Montevideo (2007) ... Mohammed Al-Jabar
 2006 Judge John Deed (TV Series)
Pyrian De Mel
- Hard Gating (2006) ... Pyrian De Mel
 2005 Syriana
Prince Meshal Al-Subaai
 2005 Beneath the Skin (TV Movie)
Shakil
 2005 Holby City (TV Series)
Mak Dabb
- Awakenings (2005) ... Mak Dabb
 2004 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Nick Foster
- Shadowplay: Part 1 (2004) ... Nick Foster
 2004 EastEnders (TV Series)
Dr. Shah
- Episode dated 20 July 2004 (2004) ... Dr. Shah
 2003 Keen Eddie (TV Series)
Kent
- Horse Heir (2003) ... Kent
 2003 Lloyd & Hill (TV Movie)
DC Bob Sandwell
 2002 Front Line (Short)
Radio Producer
 2000-2001 Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Rana Mistry
- Truth and Consequences (2001) ... Dr. Rana Mistry
- Father's Day Too (2001) ... Dr. Rana Mistry
- A Good Mother (2001) ... Dr. Rana Mistry
- Coming Home to Roost (2001) ... Dr. Rana Mistry
- Disturbed (2001) ... Dr. Rana Mistry
 2000 Command Approved
Ships Officer
 2000 Second Sight: Kingdom of the Blind (TV Movie)
DC Chad
 2000 Second Sight: Parasomnia (TV Movie)
DC Chad
 2000 Daylight Robbery (TV Series)
Doctor
- Episode #2.4 (2000) ... Doctor
 2000 Esther Kahn
Samuel Kahn
 1999 The Bill (TV Series)
Jez Hall
- Security (1999) ... Jez Hall
 1998 Heat of the Sun (TV Mini-Series)
Aziz Ali
- Private Lives (1998) ... Aziz Ali
 1997 Mr. White Goes to Westminster (TV Movie)
TV Reporter
 1997 My Son the Fanatic
Farid
 1996 Thief Takers (TV Series)
Mr. Gordon
- Remember Me (1996) ... Mr. Gordon
 1995 One for the Road (TV Series)
Mike
- Overdraft (1995) ... Mike
 1995 The Tomorrow People (TV Series)
Hotel Receptionist
- The Rameses Connection: Part 3 (1995) ... Hotel Receptionist
 1993 Bhaji on the Beach
Manjit
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2007 Producer - Baghdad Wedding - Soho Theatre, London

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

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