Life for Adeel Akhtar was pretty much hard, back in his young days because of the Muslim background he always felt like an outsider. He was as well was handcuffed and dragged for interrogation as he was suspected to be one of the 22 alleged terrorists. His father wanted him to be an Assimilated Muslim Englishman lawyer, but Adeel was too laid back to choose the path his father chose for him. So leaving his law degree halfway through, he joined the acting school.
And for a mediocre boy like him, acting was something he thought he would ace at and be complimented. Adeel Akhtar is a BAFTA award-winning British actor for his role as Wilson Wilson on Channel 4’s Utopia. His further contributions to the acting industry are The Dictator, Four Lions, and Pans. Though Adeel initially struggled in the acting career, he proved himself and is one successful actor with massive net worth.
Akhtar, Married Man?
As good looking and talented as Adeel is, he could easily sweep any girl by her feet and go woo. The pool of female fans he has is totally outnumbered and is very keen on dating him. Adeel as per the source had a girlfriend in amateur acting days. However, the details about the girl have not been disclosed except the fact that she moved to New York for her acting career.
As of now, Adeel is happily married to his longtime girlfriend and a professional documentary maker, Alexis Burke. As per the Guardian on 20 May 2017, Adeel and Alexis got married in the year 2015 and was is blessed with a son who is almost two years old.
Adeel Akhtar with wife, Alexis Burke at Sag Awards on 22 January 2018 (Photo Credit: Adeel's Instagram)
Being quite a reserved person, Adeel though has shared his struggles and personal life with the audience; he has however failed to provide the detailed information about his family. Information about how he met his wife or the name of his son is missing.
Adeel Akhtar aged 37 was born on 18 September 1980 in London, England. He was raised by a Pakistani father and a Kenyan mother. Adeel has a sister, Sadia Akhtar who is the older sibling in the family. As per the wiki source, Sadia is a mother of four beautiful souls. Akhtar coming from a Kenyan and Pakistani background belongs to the mixed ethnicity and possesses an average height of 5 feet and 3 inches.
The 37-year-old actor went to Cheltenham College Junior School from 1991-1994 and completed his high school in Cheltenham College in Newick in 1999. He initially earned a degree in law but later decided to follow his interest in becoming an actor, and so he trained at the Actors Studio Drama School in New York.