Riz Ahmed’s Net Worth, Height, Age, & Personal Info Wiki

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Rizwan Ahmed is a British actor and rapper. He has received numerous honors, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a National Board of Review Award. As a musician, he was formerly known as Riz MC, and Riz was a member of the Sweet Shop Boys. (1)

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Facts About Riz Ahmed

NationalityBritish
Estimate Net Worth$3 million
ReligionNA
Zodiac SignSagittarius
BirthplaceWembley
BirthdayDecember 1 1982

Riz Ahmed's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)

NationalityBritish
Estimate Net Worth$3 million
ReligionNA
Zodiac SignSagittarius
BirthplaceWembley
BirthdayDecember 1 1982

Riz Ahmed's Net Worth

Riz Ahmed has a net worth of $3 million. (2)

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Riz Ahmed's Early Life

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Riz was born on December 1, 1982, in Wembley, a London Borough of Brent suburb, to a British-Pakistani Muhajir family. In the 1970s, his parents relocated from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, to England. Ahmed’s father is a delivery broker and a direct ancestor of Shah Muhammad Sulaiman, the first Muslim Chief Justice of India’s Allahabad High Court during British colonial rule. (3)

Riz Ahmed's Education

Riz Ahmed was a scholarship student at Merchant Taylors’ School in Northwood. Riz earned a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics degree from Christ Church, Oxford University. At Oxford, he experienced culture shock and was on the verge of dropping out due to the isolating environment. Instead, Ahmed organized parties to celebrate cultures that did not fit into Oxford’s dominant “elitist, white,” and “black-tie” cultures. He then studied acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Riz Ahmed's Husband/Boyfriend and Family Life

Riz shared on the podcast Grounded with Louis Theroux in January 2021 that he had recently married. Several days later, he announced his marriage to American novelist Fatima Farheen Mirza.

Riz Ahmed's Career

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Ahmed’s film career began in 2006 when he played Shafiq Rasul, a member of the Tipton Three, in Michael Winterbottom’s film The Road to Guantánamo. He and another cast member were detained at Luton Airport on their way back from the Berlin Film Festival, where the film received a Silver Bear Award. During questioning, police allegedly asked Ahmed if he had become an actor to further the Islamic cause, questioned him about his views on the Iraq War, verbally abused him, and denied him access to a phone. He played Sohail Waheed in the Channel 4 drama Britz in 2007. In 2008, Ahmed played Riq in the five-part E4 horror thriller Dead Set and Manesh Kunzru in ITV1’s Wired. He also appeared in Staffroom Monologues for the specialist channel Teachers TV that year and in Freefall alongside Sarah Harding in July 2009. He played the title character in Eran Creevy’s 2009 independent film Shifty. In the movie, Ahmed plays a charismatic young drug dealer who goes through a day in this character’s life. At the 2008 British Independent Film Awards, he was nominated for Best Actor.

Continuing his film career, he appeared in Sally Potter’s Rage in 2009 and Chris Morris’ terrorism satire Four Lions in 2010, for which he obtained his second British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Actor. Ahmed also appeared as a supporting actor in Neil Marshall’s historical thriller Centurion. Riz did receive his third British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Actor in 2012 when he played one of the lead roles in Plan B’s London-based film Ill Manors. He co-starred with Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, and Liev Schreiber in Mira Nair’s adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s best-selling novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Riz is also known for his stage performances, including the Asian Dub Foundation opera Gaddafi and a starring role as psychotic serial killer-turned-born-again-Christian Lucius in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train and Shan Khan’s Prayer Room.

After the premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Ahmed starred in the American drama film Sound of Metal, distributed by Amazon Studios and released in 2020. Ahmed plays a drummer who goes deaf. Olivia Cooke plays his girlfriend in the film, and Paul Raci plays the leader of a Deaf retreat. He has garnered Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Bafta Award, Critics Choice Award, and Independent Spirit Award nominations for his performance. Riz is the first Muslim and Pakistani actor to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Riz also executive produced the animated documentary film Flee, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2021. The film received universal acclaim and a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was scheduled to premiere at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, but the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (4)

References

  1. Riz Ahmed, retrieved from https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1981893/
  2. Riz Ahmed Net Worth, retrieved from https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/richest-rappers/riz-ahmed-net-worth/
  3. Riz Ahmed, retrieved from https://www.biography.com/actor/riz-ahmed
  4. Riz Ahmed, retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riz_Ahmed

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