Adherents of Islam or Muslims have long struggled in the arts and entertainment, including as a producer, director, and actor.
In Hollywood there are quite a lot of Muslims who appear in the films box office, especially in the world of Bollywood and elsewhere in the world. As an actor in general, they also build his career from the bottom before it becomes as big as now.
Even a small number of Muslim actors made it into the ranks of the best and most popular actors in the world. Here they are.
1. Aamir Khan
No doubt Aamir Khan is one of the largest and most influential actors in India. Dozens of prestigious awards from various events he had collected until he gets respect from the Indian government in the form of a civil title Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.
Aamir also works as a director and producer. A row of films in the top 10 grossing Bollywood movie of all time, among others PK , Dangal , Dhoom 3 , and 3 Idiots .
2. Shah Rukh Khan
There is a reason why Shah Rukh Khan was named the Baadshah of Bollywood or King Khan, all of it because he is the king of Bollywood! Media even agreed to call SRK as the most popular actor with the number of fans world beyond any actor. He not only loved in India, but also across the continent. As a very successful actor, SRK’s films almost always a blockbuster like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai , Mohabbatein , and many others.
3. Do Mahershala
Mahershala Ali recently made history by becoming the first Muslim actor who won an Oscar and dozens of other awards through the film Moonlight . Before that, she had honed her acting skills in many top movies, ranging from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , Predators , until the film series The Hunger Games . Mahershala dibersarkan as a Christian by his mother, but he later converted to Islam, changed his family name from Gilmore became Ali, and joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
4. Faran Tahir
Faran Tahir is Pakistani-blooded American actor who is the son of veteran actor Pakistan, Naeem Tahir. As an actor, Faran often milling about in movies and American TV series since its debut in 1989. Among his many roles, he was the most memorable in the title role in the film Raza Iron Man , Captain Robau in the movie Star Trek , or the President Patel in the film Elysium . Faran is very popular among TV viewers because she has appeared in about 50 TV series.
5. Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle is not just an actor, he is also a komika, screenwriter, and producer. In the 90s Chappelle got supporting roles in a number of box office films, including The Nutty Professor , Con Air , You’ve Got Mail , Blue Streak , up to Undercover Brother . Men born in Washington, DC is then received more attention when she appeared in the comedy sketch show, Chappelle’s Show , which was broadcast worldwide via a network TV.
Well, in addition to the five names on top, there was quite a lot of Muslims are very famous actor. Therefore, we will summarize this article with only displays the name, photograph, along with one of the titles of their most famous films.
6. Irrfan Khan – Life of Pi
7. Omar Sharif – Doctor Zhivago
8. Janet Jackson – Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
9. Yasiin Bey – The Italian Job
10. Alyy Khan – Traitor
11. Riz Ahmed – Four Lions
12. Omar Metwally – Rendition