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Atta Yaqub is a Actor British born on 1979 at Glasgow (United-kingdom)

Atta Yaqub

Atta Yaqub
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 1979 (40 years) at Glasgow (United-kingdom)

Atta Yaqub (born 1979) is a Scottish model and actor of Pakistani/Punjabi descent. He is most notable for playing the lead role in the 2004 film Ae Fond Kiss....

Biography

Yaqub has a degree in IT management and also works as a counselor, advising drug addicts. He is a representative for the Goethe-Institut. He goes to schools around Scotland to promote the Show Racism The Red Card programme. He was also involved in the "One Scotland, Many Cultures" anti-racism campaign. Yaqub speaks English and Punjabi fluently as well as some Urdu and German.

In 2009, Yaqub criticised Prince Harry for making what he saw as prejudiced comments about South Asians and asked for a personal apology.

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Irvine Welsh
Irvine Welsh
(1 films)
Sabiha Sumar
Sabiha Sumar
(1 films)
Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(1 films)
Aamina Sheikh
Aamina Sheikh
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Atta Yaqub (4 films)

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Actor

T2: Trainspotting, 1h57
Directed by Danny Boyle
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime, Black comedy
Themes Films about drugs
Actors Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Anjela Nedyalkova, Kelly Macdonald
Roles l'étudiant en médecine
Rating71% 3.5981753.5981753.5981753.5981753.598175
Vingt ans après avoir dérobé le butin de 16 000 £ à ses amis, Mark Renton quitte Amsterdam et retourne à Édimbourg. Il retrouve son ami Daniel "Spud" Murphy, toujours héroïnomane et en proie à des pulsions suicidaires. Il croise aussi à nouveau la route de Simon « Sick Boy » Williamson, qui vit de petites combines et tient désespérément le pub déserté de sa tante, le Port Sunshine, dans le quartier froid et pluvieux de Leith. De son côté, Francis Begbie purge une peine de 25 ans de prison. Lassé et furieux de voir ses demandes de libération refusées, il compte bien s'évader et prendre sa revanche sur Mark.
Good Morning Karachi, 1h36
Directed by Sabiha Sumar
Origin Pakistan
Genres Drama
Actors Amna Ilyas, Saba Hameed, Atta Yaqub, Farhan Ali Agha, Faisal Qureshi, Savera Nadeem
Roles Jamal
Rating57% 2.8660452.8660452.8660452.8660452.866045
Rafina, jeune Pakistanaise ambitieuse, rêve de quitter sa condition de fille à marier pour percer dans la mode. Elle devra faire un choix entre deux hommes et deux perspectives de vie opposées. Rafina mène une vie modeste à Karachi, où elle partage un petit appartement avec sa mère et son frère. Elle est promise à Arif, un jeune homme aux positions conservatrices sur la société et la place des femmes. Ce destin d'épouse docile n'enchante guère la jeune femme, qui rêve de devenir mannequin. Après avoir trouvé un emploi d'assistante dans le monde de la mode, elle est remarquée par le puissant Jamal, un homme du monde insouciant et libéral, qui croit en la modernité à l'occidentale. Séduit par la beauté et l'ambition de Rafina, il parvient à lancer sa carrière sur les podiums. Elle se trouve alors écartelée entre deux univers en tous points différents. Quand Arif est arrêté pour ses activités radicales, Rafina prendra une décision difficile et inattendue.
Nina's Heavenly Delights, 1h34
Directed by Pratibha Parmar
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Shelley Conn, Laura Fraser, Art Malik, Veena Sood, Atta Yaqub, Raji James
Roles Atta Yaqub
Rating63% 3.152273.152273.152273.152273.15227
When young Glaswegian cook Nina Shah (Shelley Conn) returns home for her father's funeral after three estranged years in London, England, she begins a romantic relationship with Lisa (Laura Fraser), an old childhood friend who now owns half the late father's Indian restaurant, The New Taj. Together they seek to save the restaurant by winning the national "Best in the West Curry Competition" for a third time. Nina's mother Suman (Veena Sood) and brother Kary (Atta Yaqub), however, want to sell the place to fellow restaurateur Raj (Art Malik), whose chef son Sanjay (Raji James) had been left at the altar by Nina. Lending the young women moral support is Nina's flamboyant gay friend Bobbi (Ronny Jhutti), and Nina's younger sister Priya (Zoe Henretty).
Ae Fond Kiss..., 1h44
Directed by Ken Loach
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, Films about religion, La précarité
Actors Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Gerard Kelly, Gary Lewis, David McKay, Raymond Mearns
Roles Casim Khan
Rating71% 3.596583.596583.596583.596583.59658
Set in Glasgow, the film tells the story of the Khan family. Casim is the only son of Pakistani Muslim immigrants to Scotland. He has a younger sister, Tahara, and an older sister Rukshana. Casim's parents, Tariq and Sadia, have arranged for him to marry his first cousin, Jasmine, and Casim is more or less happy with the arrangement. He then meets and falls in love with Roisin, an Irish Catholic immigrant (who is a part-time music teacher in Tahara's Catholic school). Roisin books a short holiday break for them both on seeing an advert in a travel agent's shop window, and while on holiday Casim tells her about the arranged marriage his family are planning for him. They then have to decide whether their love is strong enough to endure without the support of their respective communities.