Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed is a British actor and rapper and is of Pakistani descent.  Apart from the life behind the cameras, Riz is also a social activist representing the Syrian refugee children in the House of Commons. He is one of the most successful British actors as well as a musician.

Well, how well do you know about Riz Ahmed? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Riz Ahmed’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Riz Ahmed to date.

Biography and Early Life

Riz Ahmed was born on 1 Dec 1982 in Wembley, United Kingdom. His family moved to England in the 1970s. Ahmed’s grandparents were originally from India but moved to Pakistan during the partition of India in 1947. Ahmed’s father was a shipping broker and is from a Muhajir background.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Riz Ahmed in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Riz Ahmed’s age is 38 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 1 December 1982. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 172 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


Riz studies at Merchant Taylor’s School before he was enrolled to the Church Christ, oxford University where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He then proceeded to study acting at the Center School of Speech and Drama.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Riz Ahmed is married to Fatima Farheen Mirza. Fatima is an author whose book, A place for Us, is a New York Times bestseller. Ahmed has not revealed much detail concerning his wife, but he explains that they met in a most romantic way, in a café where they were jostling over one laptop plug point. The couple got married in 2020 in a wedding that many says was a secret wedding.

Riz is a social activist and raises funds for Syrian Refugee children. Since he is from the Muslim community, he frequently vents out the negative stereotypes that make Islam look bad both personally and socially.

Is Riz Ahmed Gay?

Riz Ahmed is of a straight sexual orientation. There are no reports of him being involved in any same-sex relationships. He has been happily married to Fatima Farleen since 2020, and their marriage is going well. There have been no problems in their marriage, and we have not heard of any fights between the couple. Their marriage is expected to go on for a long time.

Professional Career

The first movie that Ahmed was featured in was The Road to Guantanamo, where he played Shafiq Rasul. He has had an opportunity to be cast for many movies, including; Britz, Ded Set, Wired, Freefall, Rage, Four Lions, and Centurion. He also had an opportunity to script and direct a short film called Daytimer. Since 2016, he has been cast in high-grossing movies such as The Night Of and Venom.

Riz Ahmed is a rapper, and in 2016, he released a social commentary rap track that he gave the title “Post 9/11 Blues.” The song was not well received in the British airwaves as it was deemed politically sensitive. The song was then banned in Britain. In 2008 at the Southbank Center in London, he was appointed as Emerging Artist in Residence. In 2009, he got an opportunity to play at the London Camp for Climate Action.


For his role as Ruben in the film Sound of Metal, Riz has already got an Oscar nomination. He has also made the nomination lists of SAG Awards, Golden Globe, BAFTA Awards, and Spirit Awards.

Riz has also won other awards, including;

  • In 2012, he was the winner of the Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
  • He won awards in 2008, 2010, and 2012 for the best performance category in the British Independent Film Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Riz Ahmed in 2021

As of 2021, the net worth of Riz Ahmed is estimated to be around $4 million. Much of his wealth he has earned from the acting industry because of the significant roles he has played and is continually playing. He also gets some earnings from his freestyle rap career. In as much as Riz gets a good amount of earning, most of what he earns is directed towards society. He believes in giving back to community. Since he is young and hardworking, it is expected that his net worth will grow to an even greater measure.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Riz Ahmed is the first Pakistani-origin to be nominated for a category in acting in the Oscars.
  • Riz believes so much much in giving back to nature.
  • His zodiac sign is

Riz Ahmed is one of the people who have conquered opposition but have prevailed. He is also a person who believes in himself, and despite his origin, he is not deterred from venturing into places that are believed to belong to other people. Riz Ahmed is an inspiration to all upcoming actors and depicts what it means to be a hard worker. This is from the passion and dedication he has had in his successful career.


Facts of Riz Ahmed

  • Gender Male
  • full nameRiz Ahmed
  • birthplaceWembley, United Kingdom
  • Date of Birth December 01, 1982
  • Age 40 years 2 months
  • Horoscope Sagittarius
  • Lucky Number 6
  • Lucky Stone Turquoise
  • Lucky Color Orange
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius
  • nationalityBritish
  • religionMuslim
  • net worth$4 million
  • professionactor and rapper
  • weightIn Kilograms – 75 Kg, In Pounds – 165 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 172 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolMerchant Taylor’s School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

Adam Rippon

Stephen Lang