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Riz Ahmed is definitely not a name which you already know but it definitely will be soon. This year’s Emmy Awards were all about this actor who made us all proud. He is the first actor of Asian and Muslim descent to take home an Emmy. Let me tell you that there is so much more to his adorable face, puppy dog eyes and that jaw-dropping jawline. Know him better with these fun facts.
1. HE IS A DESI
You heard it right! This gorgeous face is a Pakistani / British, born and raised in Wembley, London. His parents moved out of Karachi in the 1970s.
2. HE IS SINGLE
Brace yourselves, ladies! Because he does not have any love interest and neither is he married. And hopefully, ready to mingle.
3. HE HAS A DEGREE
He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford University, with a degree in PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), he has said that he found it to be a bizarre experience. He later studied acting at the Central School of Speech And Drama.
4. HE IS ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
He is on Instagram. Besides posting gorgeous selfies, he also shares his music and everyday life. So go on and follow him now!
5. You have definitely seen him before
You must have seen him flaunting his extraordinary acting skills in HBO’s show ‘Night Of’ and also in ‘Nightcrawler’ with Jake Gyllenhaal. If not, then give it watch.
6. HE RAPS
Other than having very fine acting skills Riz Ahmed can also rap. He goes by the name of Riz MC for his solo songs. But he also is a part of a rap group called ‘Swet Shop Boys’. And they just released their latest song ‘Aja’ featuring Pakistan’s another gem Ali’s Sethi earlier this year.
7. He has no time for ignorant people
When asked in an interview about how he tackles issues regarding race and religion, he said, “Abandon any attempt to be polite.”
8. HE IS SOFT AT HEART
Earlier this year, Riz Ahmed requested his followers to help him raise money for the Syrian refugees on his social media. And though Ahmed’s team hit their target goal of $100,000, they’ll be keeping the channel open to raise more money in light of the U.S refugee ban.
Kudos to you boy!