Faran Tahir Attends ‘Song Of Lahore’ Premiere

Pakistani-American Hollywood actor Faran Tahir attended the world premiere of Pakistani Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s documentary ‘Song Of Lahore’, during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival held at Regal Battery Park 11 on April 18th, 2015 in New York City.

Faran Tahir at Tribeca

Faran Tahir is busy working on various upcoming projects in film and theater, which are to be revealed soon, but wanted to make a special effort to take out time to support Sharmeen’s work. He later tweeted “Had the privilege of watching Sharmeen’s new documentary Song of Lahore. Amazing! So proud of her and humbled by her work”.

Faran Tahir (born February 16, 1964) is a Pakistani-American film and television actor. Tahir is best known for his act as Raza, the leader of a terrorist organization, “The Ten Rings” in Iron Man (2008). In 1985, he appeared as Bolshintsov in U.C. Berkeley’s production of A Month in the Country. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Theater before acquiring a graduate degree from the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

He made his film debut playing Nathoo in the Disney’s 1994 live-action version of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. He has since appeared in such films as Picture Perfect (1997), Anywhere But Here (1999) and Charlie Wilson’s War (2007). He also played the male lead in the 1999 independent film ABCD. In 2008, Tahir played the role of the villain Raza in the Marvel Comics-based Iron Man. He played Starfleet Captain Richard Robau in the 2009 film Star Trek. In 2013, Tahir played President Patel in the science-fiction film Elysium.

Faran Tahir & Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy at Tribeca

He appeared in JAG in the episodes “Ice Queen” and “Meltdown” which served as the two pilot episodes for the series NCIS. Seven years later, Tahir appeared in the spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles.

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