Some people stay handcuffed at their career while some people can give up everything to pursue their dream; Adeel Akhtar belongs to the later one. He initially completed his degree in Law, but he couldn’t keep his passion for acting stranded. So, the actor took training in acting lessons in New York, and then he became the first non-white to win BAFTA Awards for his role in “Murdered by My Father.”
Career and Progression:
The trainee of the Actors Studio Drama School, New York City, became an actor worth noticing since his portrayal of Muslim extremist Faisal in the movie “Four Lions” in 2010. He played the role of Maroush in 2012 controversial movie “The Dictator.”
In the year 2014, he portrayed the role of Wilson in Utopia for which he was nominated for the BAFTA for the Best Supporting Actor. He finally grabs hold of the BAFTA for the portrayal of Shahzad in BBC one-off day drama “Murdered by My Father.” He became the first non-white actor to achieve that feat.
2017 has been a busy year for the Adeel as he appeared in movie “The Big Sick” and “Victoria and Abdul, ” but in the meantime, e also played a pivotal role in TV Shows like “Unforgotten,” “Apple Tree Yard,” and “Ghosted.”
How Much is Adeel’s Net Worth?
The BAFTA award recipient is known for his comic role in his movies like The Dictator and Pan. The actor has amassed a decent net worth which is yet to be revealed. After a busy 2017 year, his expected net worth will take a significant acceleration.
How is Married Life of Adeel Akhtar?
The acting superpower is not single anymore as he is married to his long-time girlfriend Alexis Burke who is a professional documentary maker.
According to the Guardian, Adeel is the married Alexis about two years ago and says he is in a right place and unbelievable. He and his wife is the parent to a son who is about a year old.
Adeel who doesn’t reveal much about his personal life has kept his son name under the curtains. In past years, the way things are going for this actor, he doesn’t seem to miss single life and enjoys a stable life.
There were rumors about him being a gay, but a happy married life and a small family that he possesses rest the case in the graveyard. Since he is spending quality time with his wife, he is off the dating market for now.
His appearances and religious view once landed him in the controversy when the actor was wrongfully arrested for being a suspected terrorist in the JFK airport.
Short Bio and Family:
According to the wiki sources, Adeel Akhtar was born on 18th September 1980 and currently ages 36. He was born in London, Englands but belongs to mixed ethnicity as his father, Humayum Akhtar is a Pakistani, and his mother is Kenyan. His family also consists of older sister Sadia who is about seven years older than him. He possesses a decent height but on the short-ish side. The actor doesn’t like to spend much time in the gym which is evident from the body shape that he possesses.