Akbar Kurtha is an actor, producer and director, born in London . He is of Indian descent.
Since 1993 Kurtha has played several roles in the United Kingdom, and in the United States. He first appeared in the 1993 film Bhaji on the Beach in the role of Majit, and then played the lead role of "Farid" in the film My Son the Fanatic, with Rachel Griffiths. He also played Prince Meshal in the Oscar-award winning film, Syriana, with George Clooney, and Kanel Hanna in the hit HBO mini-series House of Saddam. He played Farhad Hassan in the eighth season of 24.