|Born||1979 (age 37–38)
|Alma mater||University of Strathclyde|
|Years active||2004– present|
|Known for||Ae Fond Kiss...|
Yaqub began modelling as a teenager. He appeared in ads for The Royal Bank of Scotland and Cruise. He made his acting debut in Ken Loach's film Ae Fond Kiss where he played a Muslim man who falls in love with an Irish Catholic woman. For his role he was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Newcomer. He went on to play roles in Running in Traffic and Nina's Heavenly Delights. In 2011 he entered international cinema with the German film Fernes Land (Junction Point) and Sabiha Sumar's Rafina. In 2012 he joined the cast of the BBC Three drama Lip Service. Yaqub has also co-presented a weekly SPFL roundup show on YouTube called SPFL Extra, alongside Nicky Reid.
Yaqub has a degree in IT management and also works as a counselor, advising drug addicts. He is a representative for the Goethe-Institut. He goes to schools around Scotland to promote the Show Racism The Red Card programme. He was also involved in the "One Scotland, Many Cultures" anti-racism campaign. Yaqub speaks English and Punjabi fluently as well as some Urdu and German.
|2004||Ae Fond Kiss...||Casim Khan|
|Doctors||Madhav Verma||"Party Games"|
|2005||The Camping Trip||Sunny|
|Meet the Magoons||Suky Riprah||"Stairway to Havan"|
|2006||New Street Law||Nadeem Rashid||Season 1, Episode 5|
|Nina's Heavenly Delights||Kary Shah|
|2007||Karachi Uncovered||Himself||BBC documentary|
|2009||Running in Traffic||Amman|
|2011||Fernes Land||Haroon||German-language film|
|2012||Lip Service||Season 2|
|2015||Good Morning Karachi||Jamal|
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- Sandhu, Sukhdev (17 September 2004). "When sex meets sectarianism". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 1 December 2008.
- "Adverts used in anti-racism fight". BBC News. 10 February 2005.
- Larkin, Mike (11 January 2009). "Leading Asian Condemn Prince". Sunday Times.
- "Scots star heads to Germany". Evening Times. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
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