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RIZ AHMED

Rizwan Ahmed is a British actor and rapper from Wembley in north London. As an actor, he was initially known for his work in independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo, Shifty, Four Lions, Trishna, and Ill Manors, before his breakout role in Nightcrawler. Since then, he has appeared in the films Una, Jason Bourne, and the first Star Wars Anthology film, Rogue One. He also starred in the HBO miniseries The Night Of as Nasir Khan, with his performance being critically lauded, so earning him Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

As a rapper, he is a member of the Swet Shop Boys. His music has earned critical acclaim with the hip-hop albums Microscope and Cashmere, as well as commercial success featuring in the Billboard 200 chart topping Hamilton Mixtape. As an activist, he is known for his political rap music, and has been involved in raising funds for Syrian refugee children and advocating representation at the House of Commons. He appeared on TIME magazine’s “The Most Influential People of 2017” list.

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