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Leïla Bekhti

Leïla Bekhti

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    • March 6th, 1984
Leïla Bekhti (born 6 March 1984) is a French film and television actress of Algerian descent. She is best known for her roles in Sheitan, Tout ce qui brille and Paris, je t'aime. Bekhti was born in Issy-les-Moulineaux to an Algerian family from Sidi Bel-Abbes. She is the youngest of three children.She went to a theater school in Paris (18e) before entering the program of Stéphane Gildas in Tolbiac, then the program of Bérengère Basty at the Art’aire studio. To live and pay for her acting studies, she worked odd jobs (clothes, telemarketing).In 2005, her friends convinced her to go to the casting of Sheitan, where she was selected for the role of Yasmin, a young beurette. Released on 1 February 2006, Sheitan spent thirteen weeks in theaters, selling around 300,000 tickets.That same year, she acted opposite Smaïn in Alain Tasma's telefilm Harkis. The film told the story of an Algerian family who suffers persecution from French forces, despite having fought on their side in the Algerian War. Bekhti was interested in the film's subject as several members of her family, including her grandfather, fought in the ranks of the FLN.

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Filmography

Acting (27 Credits)

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2021The Restless
2020How I Became a Super Hero as Callista
2020The Eddy as Amira
2020La Flamme as Alexandra
2019The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily as Almerina
2019Battle of the Classes as Sofia
2019Perfect Nanny as Myriam
2019The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily as Almerina
2019The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily as Almerina
2018A Man in a Hurry as Jeanne
2018Sink or Swim as Amanda, coach
2018Beirut as Nicole
2016Midnight Sun as Kahina Zadi
2015All Three of Us as Fereshteh
201424 Days as Une journalisteWatch Free
2013Before the Winter Chill as Lou
2012Nous York as Samia
2012Armed Hands as Maya Dervin
2011The Source as Leila
2011A Better Life as Nadia
2010All That Glitters as Lila
2010Bacon on the Side as Anissa
2009A Prophet as Djamila
2008Mesrine: Killer Instinct as Fellaga's daughterWatch Free
2006Satan as Yasmine
2006Bad Faith as Mounia
2006Paris, je t'aime as Zarka (Quais de Seine)

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