Dar Salim

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Dar Salim
Born (1977-08-18) 18 August 1977 (age 40)
Baghdad, Iraq
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Dar Salim (born 18 August 1977) is a Danish actor. He received a Bodil Award nomination in the category Best Actor for the film Go With Peace, Jamil in 2008.

Early life[edit]

Dar Salim was born in Baghdad in Iraq on 18 August 1977. He fled to Denmark as a six-year-old refugee and lived on Amager.[1] After high school he worked as a tour guide and as a Royal Guard. In 2002 he became a trained pilot.


Today, he is known for his work as a film and television actor. He trained at the William Esper Studio in New York and also studied method acting school in London. He has also attended private lessons with actress Sarah Boberg. His acting career started with a casting in TV2's television series Forsvar. The role that probably gave him the greatest exposure among Danish television viewers was as the Green Party chairman in Borgen. In early 2013, he presented TV2's Good Evening Denmark, and has also starred in TV2's crime drama Dicte, for which he received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Robert Awards.[2]

He has also had leading roles in Danish thrillers The Bridge[3] and Below the Surface.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Salim lives in Copenhagen He has a son.


TV series[edit]

  • Forsvar (tv-serie)|Forsvar, episode 10 (2003) – Taxi driver
  • Livvagterne, episodes 5-6 (2009) – Ammar Hayat
  • 2900 Happiness, episode 95, 101 (2009) – Pilot 2
  • Borgen (2010) – Amir Diwan
  • Game of Thrones (2011) – Qotho
  • Dicte (2013, 2014, 2016) - Bo Skytte
  • Bron/Broen (2013) - Peter Thaulou
  • Tatort - Brüder (2014) - Hassan Nidal
  • American Odyssey (2015) - Omar
  • Springfloden (2016) - Abbas
  • Spuren der Rache (2016) - Hassan


  1. ^ Olsen, Mette (2012-09-27). "Devious way to success" (in Danish). Copenhagen: Politiken. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Dicte: Awesome Danish Crime Drama Gets Third Series". The Euro TV Place. Retrieved 11 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "The Bridge - Series 2 Episode 8". TV Viewer. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2018. 
  4. ^ Adam Sweeting. "Below the Surface, BBC Four review - terror in Copenhagen". theartsdesk. Retrieved 11 March 2018. 

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