Do you want a fresh look at the “war on terror”?
While taking away the Bodyguard blues, a gritty new BBC thriller Informer has kicked off with a take on counter-terror operation in London and a new talent in its cast. Heading the bill is British up-and-coming actor Nabhaan Rizwan, a Pakistani man (Raza Shar) who goes undercover for a counter-terrorism division on the show.
The name “Nabhaan Rizwan” might be unfamiliar to you as he doesn’t have any previous TV acting experience and has barely acted on stage. Yet, he is making his screen debut playing the central character in the new BBC thriller. But who is Informer’s Nabhaan Rizwan? Let’s begin exploring his biography and wiki facts including his family details.
|Birthday||30th November 1996|
|Profession||TV and Theatre actor|
|Parents||Mother: Shahnaz Rizwan|
|Siblings||Brother: Mawaan Rizwan|
Who is Nabhaan Rizwan?
Born in the year 1996 in the United Kingdom, Nabhaan is a poet, thespian, and Martian as described in the bio section of his Instagram. He is available on Instagram with the handle @elhuxley. He celebrates his birthday on 30 November that makes his age 21.
Nabhaan hails from Ilford in east London. His family is full of actors: his father is a former playwright, while his mother, Shahnaz just finished a five-year stint on Yeh Hai Mohabbatein (This Is Love), a Bollywood soap. He has two siblings – a brother and a sister.
Nabhaan is the youngest of three siblings. He adores his parents a lot; especially his mother.
His previous credits include The Undergrowth for the Royal Court and Little Revolution for the Almeida Theatre. In Informer, he plays Raza Shar, a second-generation Pakistani man who is coerced into becoming an informer for a Counter-Terrorism officer called Gabe.
Nabhaan has landed a supporting role in the upcoming FX drama. He has started writing a play and has also recorded music. While speaking about his future plans, Rizwan told:
“Becoming well known is not of itself something I want.” “I’d like to be a recording artist, an actor in films and theatre, write plays and a novel, and get into fashion designing. I want to make great work.”
His Mother, Shahnaz Rizwan
Rizwan’s mother, Shahnaz was born in the 1950s in post-partition Pakistan. She grew up in a family with a low-economic background and was one of nine siblings. Shahnaz made her film debut at the age of three. By the age of 12, she began supporting her family with her earnings. Unfortunately, she had to stop acting when she was a teenager because of the society that believed only prostitutes worked as actresses.
To live a life beyond the limitations, Shahnaz moved to Britain in the 1990s with her daughter and son, Mawaan. She had no money, no connections, and no husband. It took four years for Nabhaan’s father to follow to his wife and children. Shahnaz earned an English degree and began teaching English to other immigrants.
Now, she has been working as a Bollywood actress and is famous for playing Mrs. Bhalla on a show called “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein.” It has been five years since she quit her teaching job and began working as a Bollywood actress.
His Brother, Mawaan Rizwan
Nabhaan Rizwan’s brother, Mawaan was born in Lahore, Pakistan. He is an actor, writer, and comedian who garnered fame with the success of his self-titled YouTube channel. His channel has attracted over 87k subscribers and 18 million views.
*HALLOWEEN SHOW* Absolute triple threat MAWAAN RIZWAN will also be joining us for Halloween! Have you got your tickets? The line up is mega strong…. https://t.co/yT5HDdxJPw #halloweenlondon #halloween #halloweeneastlondon @MawaanR pic.twitter.com/6cqjT6fs03
— Amusical (@AmusicalShow) October 15, 2018
As an actor, Mawaan has acted in several TV shows and films. Some of his TV credits include BAFTA-nominated sketch show DNN, BBC3 drama Murdered By My Father, and BBC3’s How Gay Is Pakistan. He has even acted in films like Jimmy will Play, The Darkest Dawn, and Fan Girl.
Mawaan studied clowning with a world-renowned teacher, Philippe Gaulier. His alumni include Helena Bonham Carter & Sacha Baron Cohen.