Qasim Akhtar

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Qasim Akhtar
Born (1991-06-08) 8 June 1991 (age 23)
Burnage, Manchester, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Qasim Akhtar (born 8 June 1991) is an English actor, best known for his role of Chesney Karib in the Channel 4 show, Shameless.

Career[edit]

Akhtar started his acting career by appearing in Mischief Night 2006. He later went on to Shameless and played the recurring character of Chesney Karib. He has also appeared in Waterloo Road for a short part. In 2014, Akhtar was cast as Zeedan Nazir, the son of Kal Nazir (Jimi Mistry), in the long-running soap opera, Coronation Street.

Personal life[edit]

Akhtar attended Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury and later went on to complete his education at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College.

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