Mazhar Munir

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Mazhar Munir
Born London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Mazhar Munir is a television and film actor. Before co-starring in the 2005 movie Syriana, he appeared in three British television shows: The Bill, Mile High, and Doctors.

Life and career[edit]

Munir was born in London to Azad Kashmiri immigrant parents, a carpenter and a seamstress. He began his career by attending weekly drama workshops at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. He was then contacted by Hampstead Theatre in London, who offered them a stage role in Local Boy.

After that, Munir appeared in several TV series before making his film debut in Syriana. Munir was well received in Syriana, where he played Wasim Khan, an unemployed Pakistani immigrant living in the Middle East; the New York Times praised his "delicate, watchful sensitivity".

Munir also earned his marketing degree from Middlesex Business School. He speaks several languages including Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.


Film and Television
Year Film Role Notes
2001 Milagro's Calling Boy Short
2003 Doctors Amit Kumar episode Solvent
2004 Mile High Asim episode Episode #2.7
The Bill Yusef Khan episode 235
2005 Syriana Wasim Khan

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