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

Adeel Akhtar becomes the first non-white British Muslim to win best actor BAFTA award in its 62-year history.

The 36-year-old actor is half Kenyan and half Pakistani. In 2016 Akhtar appeared as Shahzad in the BBC drama Murdered by My Father. He won the 2017 BAFTA award for Lead Actor for this role.

BAFTA TV history has been made! Congratulations to Adeel Akhtar for being the first non-white Best Actor winner in the awards' 62-year history 🎉 Adeel won the award for his incredible performance in BBC Three's 'Murdered by my Father' drama. A gripping show about honour killings in the UK. We loved the complex characters and a storyline that we're not used to seeing on our screens. There's a review of the drama on our blog [link in bio to check it out] • • • #BAFTA #Actor #BritishActor #BritishAsian #AdeelAkhtar #MurderedByMyFather #BBC #BBCthree #TV #Drama #HonourKilling #SouthAsian #Awards #PoC #BAME #Blog #Bloggers #UKblogger #BritishBindi

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