Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer|
Early life and education
Akram was born in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates but her family settled in Drogheda, Ireland when she was just 18-months old. Her father is originally from Pakistan and her mother, Mona, is from Drogheda and still lives in the town. She has a sister named Masooma. She is of Irish and Pakistani descent.
After graduating from drama school, she started writing comedy sketches for the BBC and Channel 4 and hosted shows for BBC Radio.
She writes and performs as half of London-based comedy duo Ford and Akram with English comedian Louise Ford. The duo's live show in 2011 was directed by Alistair McGowan for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
|2004||Love is the Drug||Aisling||TV series|
|2010||Peep Show||Yana||TV series (1 episode: "St. Hospitals")|
|2010||LOL||Various roles||Also writer|
|2013||Common Ground||Restaurant Manager||TV series (1 episode: "William & Sinclair")|
|2013||London Irish||Check-in Girl||TV series|
|2013||Irish Micks and Legends||Radio; co-writer|
|2014||The Midnight Beast||Jess||TV series|
|2014||The Centre||Amanda Menton||TV series|
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- Aisling Bea - Bulmers Galway Comedy Festival 2013
- "Irish Micks and Legends". BBC Radio 4 website. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
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- 7 things you didn’t know about Sherlock’s Irish woman