Qasim Akhtar

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Qasim Akhtar
Born (1991-06-08) 8 June 1991 (age 24)
Burnage, Manchester, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Qasim Akhtar (born 8 June 1991) is an English Actor. Who is best known for his roles as Chesney Karib in the Channel 4 show, Shameless and Zeedan Nazir in Coronation Street.


Akhtar started his acting career by appearing in Mischief Night 2006. He later went on to Shameless and played the recurring character of Chesney Karib. He has also appeared in Waterloo Road for a short part. In 2014, Akhtar was cast as Zeedan Nazir, the son of Kal Nazir (Jimi Mistry), in the long-running soap opera, Coronation Street.

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

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