Riz Ahmed Makes History By Becoming First Muslim To Win An Oscar

Pakistani-born British actor Riz Ahmed made history at the Oscars, becoming the first Muslim to win an Oscar in the live action short film category.

Riz Ahmed was nominated in the category of Best Live Action Short Film for his performance in ‘The Long Good Bye’.

This is Riz Ahmed’s first Academy Award since being nominated for Best Actor last year.

39-year-old actor Riz Ahmed, whose full name is Rizwan Ahmed, belongs to a Pakistani-born British family who was born in London.

He won the Best Actor award for his limited series, The Night Off.

At the Emmy Awards, Rizwan Ahmed won the Best Actor award for his outstanding performance in the crime drama series ‘The Night Off’.

He played the role of a Pakistani student in this play.

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