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Asif Khan

Yorkshire born Asif Khan, who graduated from RADA in 2009, is enjoying an active theatrical career. Among his many engagements have been the national tour of Moira Buffini’s Handbagged, a spell at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Richard Bean’s The Hypocrite, and the key role of Dr Aziz in an adaptation of E M Forster’s famous novel, A Passage to India.

A one man show called Loves, Bombs and Apples by Hassan Abdulrassak, featuring four young men experiencing a moment of revelation in different parts of the world, has gone on two national tours - the last including a short and very successful run in San Francisco. Asif’s own play, Combustion, examining the challenges facing young British Muslims in the light of grooming scandals and growing Islamophobia, won him a £10,000 prize in the Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme. This winter, Asif returns to the RSC as the title role in an adaptation of Molière’s Tartuffe, which is set in a Birmingham Muslim community. Truly a meteoric career for a charming young man.