Vincent Ebrahim is a South African actor of mixed ethnicity. Born in 1951, he studied drama at the University of Cape Town. He is the brother of South African actress Vinette Ebrahim, who is best known for playing the role of Charmaine Beukes in the Afrikaans soap opera Sewende Laan.
After immigrating to Britain in 1976, he spent a decade with community theatre companies performing in plays such as
- Away From It – Common Stock Theatre Company:
- Borderline by Hanif Kureishi.– Joint Stock Theatre Company
Since 1990, he has worked with Tara Arts, performing in such plays as Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Tartuffe, Oedipus the King, Troilus and Cressida, and Antigone. He has also performed in many radio plays for BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 in the UK. More recently he has appeared on stage at the Tricycle Theatre in the critically praised  play The Great Game. For television he has appeared in
- Meet the Magoons – Channel 4 .
- After You've Gone – BBC One
- Bedtime (TV series) - BBC One
- Compulsion - ITV
- Ideal - BBC Three
- The Old Guys - BBC One
He is probably best known for playing Ashwin Kumar, the finance-obsessed father on The Kumars at No. 42. In March 2013 he won the Safta for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film for his work in Material, which won the best film award.
- BBC. "This Sceptred Isle". Retrieved 2008-01-18.
- The Guardian (2009-04-25). "The Great Game: Afghanistan". London. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
- The Daily Telegraph (2009-04-27). "The Great Game, Tricycle Theatre". London. Retrieved 2009-05-09.
- Channel Four. "Meet the Magoons". Retrieved 2008-01-18.
- BBC, Bobby. "After You've Gone". Retrieved 2008-01-18.
- BBC. "The Kumars at No. 42". Retrieved 2008-01-18.
- Press, City. "Hollywood glam at the Saftas". Retrieved 2013-03-17.
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