Qasim Akhtar

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Qasim Akhtar
Born (1991-06-08) 8 June 1991 (age 25)
Burnage, Manchester, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present
Employer ITV
Known for Role of Zeedan Nazir
Television Shameless (2007-2013) Coronation Street (2014-)

Qasim Akhtar (born 8 June 1991) is an English actor who played Chesney Karib in the Channel 4 show, Shameless and Zeedan Nazir in Coronation Street.


Akhtar appeared in Mischief Night in 2006. He later joined the cast of Shameless and played the recurring character of Chesney Karib. He has also appeared in Waterloo Road. In 2014, Akhtar was cast as Zeedan Nazir, the son of Kal Nazir (Jimi Mistry), in the long-running soap opera, Coronation Street.

Personal life[edit]

Akhtar attended Parrs Wood High School[citation needed] in Didsbury and later went on to complete his education at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College.

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