Akbar Kurtha

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Akbar Kurtha
Born Akbar Kurtha
30 August
London
Occupation Actor, Producer, Director
Years active 1993-present

Akbar Kurtha is an actor born in London, and lives in the United Kingdom. He is of Indian descent.

Since 1993, Kurtha has played several roles in the United Kingdom, and in the United States. He first appeared in the 1993 film Bhaji on the Beach in the role of Majit, and then played the lead role of "Farid" in the film My Son the Fanatic, with Rachel Griffiths. He also played Prince Meshal in the Oscar-award winning film, Syriana, with George Clooney, and Kanel Hanna in the hit HBO mini-series House of Saddam. He played Farhad Hassan in the eighth season of 24.

Kurtha has appeared in leading roles in British soap operas, dramas and situation comedies, including Mr. White Goes to Westminster, The Bill, Heat of the Sun, Second Sight, Command Approved, Esther Kahn, Lloyd & Hill, Doctors, Casualty, Front Line, Keen Eddie, Eastenders, Waking the Dead, Holby City, Beneath the Skin, Syriana, The Last Detective, Forgiven, Bonekickers, and That's for Me!

Kurtha also produced the plays Baghdad Wedding and This isn't Romance at Soho Theatre in London's West End.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Film Role
The Great Ghost Rescue Doctor
Syriana Prince Meshal
That's for Me Zorba
My Son the Fanatic Farid
Esther Kahn Samuel
Judge Dread Cadet
Bhaji on the Beach Manjit
Hives Ahmad

Television[edit]

24
Bonekickers
House of Saddam
Britz
Forgiven
The Last Detective
Judge John Deed
Holby City
Beneath the Skin
EastEnders
Waking the Dead
Keen Eddie
Casualty
Lloyd and Hill
Second Sight: Kingdom of the Blind
Daylight Robbery
Fish
The Bill
Watch-Faith Stories
Mr White Goes to Westminster
Heat of the Sun
Turning World
Thief Takers
One for the Road
The Tomorrow People

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