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Murtaza Arif

Actor, Model, Dancer, Film & Stage Crew

London, United Kingdom
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Physical Details

Height:
170 cm / 5ft 7in
Skin color:
Olive
Weight:
62 kg / 136 lbs
Eye color:
Brown
Chest:
91 cm / 36 in
Hair color:
Black
Waist:
81 cm / 32in
Hair length:
Long
Ethnicity:
Asian
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits

2016
  • Valledesam (Bollywood feature film) : Gangster (scene with lead actress)
  • Can Britain Have a Pay Rise? BBC2 : audience member (speaking)
  • It's Not Me It's You (Love Swipe) (series 1 episode 4) : Love interest (Katherine Ryan)
  • Fifteen to One (Series 1, episode 15, 16, 17) : contestant
2015
  • Taghoot (British Asian feature film) : Saj (kissing role)
  • Secrets of the Bible (3 episodes) Sodom/Temple of Soloman/Jerico : Spy, Police officer, Angel
2014
  • Ancient Black Ops: The Sacarii : Eleazar Ben Yair (lead role)
  • Mind Control Freaks : Contributor (forgetting pin number)
  • Ancient Black Ops: Assasins : Manluk 2
  • Psychobitches (Sky Arts 1) : Shiva
  • Invasion 1897 (feature film) : Journalist (speaking role)
2013
  • Black Ops 2 : Soldier (Abu Jihad/Operation Orchard)
  • Amisha Patel (Bollywood actress press conference) : Interviewer
  • Lee Mack Show (Sky One) : Sneezer (appearing alongside celebrity guests in front of live studio audience)
  • Argo : Revolutionary Guard (documentary)
  • The Battle of Qala I Jangi : Northern Alliance soldier (documentary)
  • Those Four Walls (British Asian feature film) : Yash (speaking role)
  • Gangs of Britain (documentary) : multiple roles of Arif gang member
  • Ali Zafar news report (Desiblitz) : celebrity interviewer
2012
  • Katherine of Alexandria (feature film) : Egyption
  • Fast Girls (feature film) : Aircraft Passenger
  • Bhangra Style (music video) : dancer
  • Thaandavam (Bollywood feature film) : Assasin
2011
  • The Bollywood Academy : Acting and Dance course
2008
  • 'Central School of Speech and Drama' CSSD : 'Introduction to Acting' short course
2007
  • Mitchell Brothers (Michael Jackson) music video : dancer
  • Sugababes (About You Now) music video : Chef
2002
  • Orchestra and Roadies (BBC Queens Jubilee) : dancer
2001
  • Supporting Artiste : Supporting Artiste

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Pakistani

Accents
  • UK English
  • Dutch
  • Indian

Credits include British Asian feature films "Those Four Walls" in main supporting speaking role of "Yash" and Taghoot as "Saj" (kissing role) also various Bollywood (tamil) and Nollywood movies including "Invasion 1897" in which I have a speaking role of a journalist.

Also played various roles of gangsters, assassins, soldiers and guards in two Bollywood films (Tamil) and various television documentaries such as "Gangs of Britain" (CI Channel), "Battle of Qala I Jangi" (Discovery Channel), Argo (Discovery Channel), Abu Jihad (Discovery Channel),

Also appeared on television shows alongside celebrities and live audience. Other credits include featured work on music videos including appearing as a 'Chef' (featured extra) in the 'Sugababes ("About You Now") music video and the 'Mitchell Brothers' "Michael Jackson" music video and "Bhangra Style" (Michael Jackson style 'dancer') music video.

Been used as a Stand-In for actor Marc Elliot (Eastenders/The Harry Hill Show) and performed in amateur theatre plays. I also interview celebrities and write articles for a online lifestyle website Desiblitz.com.

Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


Hellman's Mayonaise photoshoot model in the 2006 with Jennifer Ellison as one of the semi-naked chefs.

Price Waterhouse Coopers photoshoot in 2010 (Businessman in a suit)

TV & Reality

Lee Mack's Sky1 "Ducks Quack Don't Echo" show. Appearing as a sneezer alongside celebrity guests in front of 300 strong audience.

I appeared on "Mind Control Freaks" show being hypnotized https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84xoXGPKzTQ

Dancing

Dancing ability

Intermediate


Dance styles
  • Bollywood
  • Breakdancing
  • Contemporary
  • Disco
  • Rock & Roll

Music Videos (Michael Jackson style).

Film & Stage Crew

'Stage Crew' experience at various venues accross the UK (stadiums, arenas and theatres) on high profile pop concerts.

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