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Birth name Akbar Kurtha

Akbar Kurtha is an actor born in London, and lives in the United Kingdom. He is of Indian descent.

Since 1993 Kurtha has played several roles in the United Kingdom, and in the United States. He first appeared in the 1993 film Bhaji on the Beach in the role of Majit, and then played the lead role of "Farid" in the film My Son the Fanatic, with Rachel Griffiths. He also played Prince Meshal in the Oscar-award winning film, Syriana, with George Clooney, and Kanel Hanna in the hit HBO mini-series House of Saddam. He played Farhad Hassan in the eighth season of 24.

Kurtha has appeared in leading roles in British soap operas, dramas and situation comedies, including Mr. White Goes to Westminster, The Bill, Heat of the Sun, Second Sight, Command Approved, Esther Kahn, Lloyd & Hill, Doctors, Casualty, Front Line, Keen Eddie, Eastenders, Waking the Dead, Holby City, Beneath the Skin, Syriana, The Last Detective, Forgiven, Bonekickers, and That's for Me!

Kurtha also produced the plays Baghdad Wedding and This isn't Romance at Soho Theatre in London's West End.

Usually with

Saïd Amadis
Saïd Amadis
(2 films)
Amr Waked
Amr Waked
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Akbar Kurtha (8 films)

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A Street Cat Named Bob, 1h43
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about writers, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head, Caroline Goodall, Beth Goddard
Roles Pharmacist
Rating73% 3.65523.65523.65523.65523.6552
Réfugié dans la drogue depuis l'adolescence, James Bowen est un jeune sans-abri anglais en manque de repères. Un jour, il trouve un chat abandonné qu'il appelle Bob et les deux deviennent inséparables. Un duo improbable et une amitié hors du commun qui vont aider James à sortir de l'enfer. Il rencontre l'amour et renoue avec sa famille, tout en devenant un livreur de journaux en compagnie de son nouvel animal de compagnie.
Maniac (2012)
, 1h29
Directed by Franck Khalfoun
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo, Akbar Kurtha, Liane Balaban, Zoe Aggeliki
Roles Pharmacist
Rating60% 3.0492453.0492453.0492453.0492453.049245
Frank Zito is a mentally disturbed young man who has taken over his family's mannequin sales business after the recent death of his mother, who also moonlighted as a prostitute. Frank's childhood experiences of seeing his mother bring home clients or being taken out with her to turn tricks has left Frank unable to enter into meaningful relationships with women, and his sexual impulses tend to manifest themselves as violent urges that Frank externalizes as his mother's will. Struggling to come to grips with his mother's treatment of him, and spurred by memories of his mother brushing her hair before going out at night, Frank stalks, murders, and scalps a woman one night, attaching her hair to a mannequin that he then keeps in his bedroom.
Hives (2012)
, 1h11
Origin Croatie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Akbar Kurtha, Stefan Lampadius, Steffen Jürgens, Ljubomir Kerekeš, Ksenija Marinković, Bojan Navojec
Roles Ahmad (segment "London")
Rating74% 3.716363.716363.716363.716363.71636
The stories of Hives take place in five European cities: Zagreb, Jerusalem, London, Cologne and Prague. News reports, which inform about a mysterious and world-wide disappearance of bees, connect the stories of the different episodes. The five protagonists of the film listen to these news reports.
House of Saddam, 1h
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Yigal Naor, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Philip Arditti, Amr Waked, Saïd Taghmaoui, Shivani Ghai
Roles Kamel Hana Gegeo, Saddam's personal aide and food-taster
Rating74% 3.746753.746753.746753.746753.74675
Syriana (2005)
, 2h2
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Romance
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Amr Waked, Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet
Roles Prince Meshal Al-Subaai
Rating68% 3.4482853.4482853.4482853.4482853.448285
U.S. energy giant Connex is losing control of key Middle East oil fields in a kingdom ruled by the al-Subaai family. The emirate's foreign minister, Prince Nasir (Alexander Siddig), has granted natural gas drilling rights to a Chinese company, greatly upsetting the U.S. oil industry and government. To compensate for its decreased production capacity, Connex initiates a shady merger with Killen, a smaller oil company that recently won the drilling rights to key petroleum fields in Kazakhstan. Connex-Killen ranks as the world's twenty-third largest economy, and antitrust regulators at the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) have misgivings. A Washington, D.C.-based law firm headed by Dean Whiting (Christopher Plummer) is hired to smooth the way for the merger. Bennett Holiday (Jeffrey Wright) is assigned to promote the impression of due diligence to the DOJ, deflecting any allegations of corruption.
Esther Kahn, 2h22
Directed by Arnaud Desplechin
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, László Szabó, Frances Barber, Akbar Kurtha, Anton Lesser
Roles Samuel Kahn
Rating66% 3.343173.343173.343173.343173.34317
Esther Kahn vit dans le East End, à Londres, à la fin du XIX siècle. Elle travaille dans la couture avec sa famille juive, mais ça ne lui plait pas. Retranchée du monde, sujet des moqueries de ses frères et sœurs, elle demeure indécise sur son avenir. Après avoir assisté à une pièce de théâtre, elle décide de devenir actrice. Figuration, rôle secondaire, doublure l'amènent, au fur et à mesure, à pouvoir vivre de ses propres moyens. Sous la houlette de Nathan Quellen, un vieil acteur raté, elle améliore son jeu mais il lui manque encore d'avoir vécu.
My Son the Fanatic, 1h27
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Om Puri, Rachel Griffiths, Akbar Kurtha, Stellan Skarsgård, Sarah-Jane Potts, Harish Patel
Roles Farid
Rating68% 3.445313.445313.445313.445313.44531
The plot of the film revolves around Parvez (Om Puri), a Pakistani-born taxi driver and a tolerant, secular Muslim. His life takes an unexpected dark turn when his son Farid converts to fundamentalist Islam, leading to a family breakdown and social conflict.
Bhaji on the Beach, 1h41
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Kim Vithana, Jimmi Harkishin, Akbar Kurtha, Shaheen Khan, Zohra Sehgal, Rudolph Walker
Roles Manjit
Rating62% 3.1435953.1435953.1435953.1435953.143595
A community group of British women (mostly Punjabis of various faiths) of all generations from Great Britain, take a group day out to the Blackpool Illuminations. The tensions of the generation gap torn between tradition and modernism as well as the personal upsets and issues of the women and girls come to boiling point as they spend the day out.