Rizwan Ahmed also known as Riz MC, is a British actor, rapper, and activist. As an actor, he has won an Emmy Award and has received nominations for a Golden Globe and three British Independent Film Awards. He was initially known for his work in independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo, Shifty, Four Lions, Trishna, Ill Manors, and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, before his breakout role in Nightcrawler, and Rogue One.
In 2016, he appeared in the action film Jason Bourne, and played Bodhi Rook in the Star Wars anthology film Rogue One. He also starred in "The Night Of", earning critical acclaim. At the 2017 Emmy Awards and he won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, becoming the first South Asian male to win an acting Emmy, and the first Muslim and first British-Pakistani to win a lead acting Emmy. He went on to star in the superhero film Venom, as well as Ruben Stone in Sound of Metal in 2020, the latter of which earned him critical praise and his second Golden Globe nomination.
As a rapper, he is a member of the Swet Shop Boys, earned critical acclaim with the hip hop albums "Microscope" and "Cashmere", and earned commercial success featuring in the Billboard 200 chart topping Hamilton Mixtape, with his song "Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)" winning an MTV Video Music Award.
As an activist, he is known for his political rap music, has been involved in raising awareness and funds for Rohingya and Syrian refugee children, and has advocated representation at the House of Commons. In 2017, he was included on the front cover of the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
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Riz Ahmed is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Acting, Middle Eastern Heritage, Entertainers, Television & Film, Music, Celebrity, Diversity, Asian Heritage, Faith & Religion, Political, Culture and Social Activism.
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Riz Ahmed is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Acting Speakers, Middle Eastern Heritage and Entertainers. The estimated speaking fee range to book Riz Ahmed for live events is $100,000 - $200,000, and for virtual events $100,000 - $200,000. Riz Ahmed generally travels from London, UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Leslie Odom Jr., Common and Daniel Dae Kim. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Riz Ahmed for an upcoming event.
Ahmed has emerged as Hollywood's busiest and most visible Muslim actor, and one of a small number of Muslim performers tapped to play characters whose ethnicity and faith aren’t even remarked on.
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