Riz Ahmed has been one of the most talked about artists in Hollywood of Asian descent. He is the recipient of numerous accolades including the Emmy Award, and Academy Award among others. Riz has worked in many independent films and also several tv series.
The talented artist has found immense fame from his successful acting career. But many might not be aware that he also has a music career. Today let’s look at Riz Ahmed’s biography and learn more about him.
Grew Up In England
Riz was born on December 1, 1982, as Rizwan Ahmed in Wembley, London, England. Ahmed’s parents moved to the UK from Karachi, Pakistan in the 1970s and they are of Muhajir background. While he was born in England, the talented actor has citizenship from both countries.
The British-Pakistani actor was enrolled in Merchant Taylors’ School through a scholarship program. He then graduated with a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Christ Church, Oxford University.
As per Riz himself, he experienced culture shock while at Oxford and nearly dropped out. But instead, he celebrated different cultures there. Later he took acting classes at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Riz Ahmed Earnings And Career
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Riz Ahmed’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million which is mostly thanks to his successful acting career. He started working in the film industry in the mid-2000s and his debut was in The Road to Guantanamo. He then appeared in a slew of tv movies such as Banglatown Banquet, Berry’s Way, and Britz.
Riz continued appearing in movies and television series including Rage, Four Lions, Centurion, Nightcrawler, City of Tiny Lights, Girls, Venus, Mogul Mowgi, The OA, and Venom among others. His performances were all praised by critics and audiences alike. Moreover, he also tried his hand in writing, producing, and directing projects.
Ahmed also took part in different theater productions throughout his career. There were also reports about him playing Hamlet in Netflix’s adaptation of the Shakespeare play. The reports were later confirmed by the actor himself. In 2020 he starred in the drama film Sound of Metal where he played a drummer who loses his hearing. For his performance, Riz received Academy Award, SAG, Golden Globe, and several other nominations.
Not only acting, but Riz Ahmed’s musical journey has also gained prominence in recent years. He participated in freestyle rap battles and used his stage name, Riz MC. He released his solo album Microscope in 2011 and re-released it the following year with additional remixes.
Moreover, Riz is also one half of Swet Shop Boys, a hip-hop duo. The group released the full-length album Cashmere in 2016 which gained critical acclaim. Seeing as he has also tasted much success as a music artist it is clear that Ahmed has earned a significant fortune.
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Riz Ahmed Is Married
As seen above, much of Riz’s professional achievements are public knowledge. However, he has not divulged much information about his personal life. Therefore, many were surprised when in 2021, Ahmed stated that he had tied the knot. However, he did not reveal who he was married to at the time.
A few weeks later, it was revealed that American novelist, Fatima Farheen Mirza is Riz Ahmed’s wife. The couple first met at a cage while the actor was preparing for the movie Sound Of Metal.
Both Riz and his spouse Fatima are very private people and have rarely talked about their lives together. But let’s hope we will get to know the couple better in the upcoming days.