Adeel Akhtar Becomes First Non-White To Win Best Actor BAFTA Award

Adeel Akhtar turns into the primary non-white British Muslim to win very best actor BAFTA award in its 62-year historical past.

The 36-year-old actor is part Kenyan and part Pakistani. In 2016 Akhtar gave the impression as Shahzad within the BBC drama Murdered by My Father. He gained the 2017 BAFTA award for Lead Actor for this position.

BAFTA TV historical past has been made! Congratulations to Adeel Akhtar for being the primary non-white Best Actor winner within the awards' 62-year historical past 🎉 Adeel gained the award for his implausible efficiency in BBC Three's 'Murdered by my Father' drama. A gripping show about honour killings in the United Kingdom. We liked the complicated characters and a storyline that we're now not used to seeing on our monitors. There's a evaluate of the drama on our weblog [link in bio to check it out] • • • #BAFTA #Actor #BritishActor #BritishAsian #AdeelAkhtar #MurderedViaMyFather #BBC #BBCthree #TV #Drama #HonourKilling #SouthAsian #Awards #PoC #BAME #Blog #Bloggers #UKblogger #BritishBindi

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