Riz Ahmed

Birth Day December 1st, 1982
Birth Place London
Age 41 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

About Riz Ahmed

British Actor, Rapper and Activist, Riz Ahmed is famous for being cast in the role of Bodhi Rook in the epic space opera movie, "Rogue One" and for playing a supporting role in the action thriller movie, "Jason Bourne". He is also being cast in the lead role in the political thriller drama movie, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", which was based on Mohsin Hamid's novel of the same name. He is also well-recognized for playing the lead role in the crime drama HBO miniseries, "The Night Of". He is known for his political rap music, has been involved in raising awareness and funds for Rohingya and Syrian refugee children, and has advocated for representation at the House of Commons. He is nicknamed Riz, Riz MC.

British Actor and Rapper, Riz Ahmed

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As a rapper, his hip-hop group, "Swet Shop Boys", released their debut studio album, "Cashmere" in the year 2016. Back in the year 2011, he released his solo debut studio album, "Microscope". Later, the album was re-released in June 2012 by Tru Thoughts. He made his theatrical film debut in the docudrama movie, "The Road to Guantanamo" in 2006. He made his first TV show appearance in the ABC miniseries, "The Path to 9/11" in the year 2006. He has won a Primetime Emmy Award, National Board of Review Award for Best Actor, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year, and received nominations for an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three British Independent Film Awards. In 2017, he was included on the front cover of the annual Time 100 list of the world's most influential people. 

Early Life and Family

On 1st December 1982, Riz Ahmed was born in London, England which makes him the nationality of British. He was born to a British-Pakistani family. His parents moved to England from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, during the 1970s. His ethnicity is Asian-White. He has Muhajir ancestry. Riz Ahmed's real name is Rizwan Ahmed. He celebrated his 38th birthday as of 2020. His religion is Muslim and his Zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Riz Ahmed's parent's name is still a mystery as he has not stated anything about it to the media. Only the fact is known that his father is a shipping broker. He also has a sibling, a brother whose name is Kamran Ahmed with whom Riz grew up. His brother is a Psychiatrist.

Riz Ahmed Childhood Picture

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About his education details, Riz went to the Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood where he got admission via a scholarship program. After his school education, he enrolled at the Christ Church, Oxford University, and graduated with a degree in PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics). 

Riz Ahmed Personal Life and Wife

Married by marital status, Riz Ahmed revealed in January 2021 during an interview stating that he had secretly tied the knot with novelist, Fatima Farheen Mirza. As of today, the couple is living a happy life. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Riz Ahmed and his wife Fatima Farheen Mirza

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Riz Ahmed Net Worth

Successful rapper and actor, Riz Ahmed has made a huge fortune from his career. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated to have $3 Million as per sources. But he has not mentioned anything about his salary income and career earnings to the media. He has used his social media activity to promote products and brands such as Nehru Jackets, Ami Alexandre Mattiussi, and Ode to Odd. His main source of wealth comes from dual-career i.e. acting and rapping career. 

Riz Ahmed Body Measurements - Height and Weight

Riz Ahmed is a very handsome man with a slim body type. He stands at the perfect height of 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm. His well-maintained body weight consists of 66 KG or 145.5 lbs. His hair color is dark brown, however, he can be seen with blonde highlights and colored hair. His eye color is dark brown. He has a long and prominent nose. 

Studio Albums

  • Microscope
  • The Long Goodbye


  • Englistan


  • "The Post 9/11 Blues"
  • "People Like People"
  • "Radar"
  • "Shifty" (with Sway & Plan B)
  • "Hundreds and Thousands"
  • "Mogambo
  • "Once Kings

Rapper Riz Ahmed Singing

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Television Shows

  • 2006 - "The Path to 9/11"
  • 2006 - "Berry's Way"
  • 2007 - "Britz"
  • 2008 - "Wired"
  • 2008 - "Staffroom Monologues"
  • 2008 - "Dead Set"
  • 2009 - "Freefall"
  • 2011 - "The Fades"
  • 2016 - "The Night Of"
  • 2016 - "The OA"
  • 2017 - "Girls"


  • 2006 - "The Road to Guantanamo"
  • 2008 - "Shifty", "Baghdad Express"
  • 2009 - "Rage"
  • 2010 - "Four Lions", "Centurion:
  • 2011 - "Black Gold", "Trishna"
  • 2012 - "Ill Manors", "The Reluctant Fundamentalist"
  • 2013 - "Closed Circuit", "Out of Darkness"
  • 2014 - "Daytimer", "Nightcrawler"
  • 2016 - "Jason Bourne", "Una", "City of Tiny Lights", "Rogue One"
  • 2018 - "The Sisters Brothers", "Venom"
  • 2019 - "Sound of Metal", "Weathering with You"
  • 2020 - "Mogul Mowgli"
  • 2021 - "Flee"

Upcoming Films

  • TBA - "Invasion"


  • 2020 - The Sandman
  • 2020 - Assassin's Creed: Gold

Awards and Achievements

  • Won Atlanta Film Critics Circle Award, Austin Film Critics Association Award, Columbus Film Critics Association Award, Georgia Film Critics Association, Gotham Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, London Film Critics' Circle, Toronto Film Critics Association, Seattle Film Critics Society, Satellite Awards, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, San Diego Film Critics Society for Sound of Metal in 2021
  • Greater WNY Film Association, IndieWire Critics Poll, Sunset Film Circle for Sound of Metal in 2020
  • Houston Film Critics Society for Sound of Metal in 2021
  • Berlin International Film Festival for Ill Manors under the category of Shooting Star Award-Actor in 2012
  • British Independent Film Awards for Mogul Mowgli and The Long Goodbye in 2021
  • Columbus Film Critics Association for Shifty in 2008
  • Gold Derby Awards for The Night Of in 2017
  • MTV Video Music Awards for "Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)" in 2017
  • Nashville Film Festival for Daytimer in 2014
  • National Board of Review for Sound of Metal in 2021
  • UK Asian Music Awards for "Post 9/11 Blues" in 2006
  • Primetime Emmy Awards for The Night Of in 2017

Emmy Award winning actor, Riz Ahmed

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