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Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar

  • Born on
    • October 28th, 1970
Ayad Akhtar is an American-born playwright, novelist, and screenwriter of Pakistani heritage who received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His work has received two Tony Award nominations for Best Play and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Akhtar's writing covers various themes including the American-Muslim experience, religion and economics, immigration, and identity. In 2015, The Economist wrote that Akhtar's tales of assimilation "are as essential today as the work of Saul Bellow, James Farrell, and Vladimir Nabokov were in the 20th century in capturing the drama of the immigrant experience."

Filmography

Acting (2 Credits)

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2011Too Big to Fail as Neel Kashkari
2005The War Within as Hassan

Writer (1 Credits)

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