Riz Ahmed

Emmy Award Winning Actor, Rapper & Activist

Riz Ahmed also known as Riz MC, is a British actor, rapper and activist. As an actor, he has won an Emmy Award and has received nominations for a Golden Globe and three British Independent Film Awards.

"A vocal advocate for inclusion"

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  • Life and Times
  • Diversity
  • Film Industry
  • Global Issues & World Affairs


He presents in English.

How he presents

Passion is undisputedly one of his strengths, but so is validity of message. Riz's inspirational presentations are both well researched and convincing.

In Detail

Best known as the star of the explosively successful "The Night Of" on HBO, for which Riz became the first man of Asian descent to win an acting award at the Emmys. He has graced the cover of TIME's "100 Most Influential People". As Riz MC, he came up in the London music scene as a rap battle champion, going on to write and perform both as a solo artist and with his band, Swet Shop Boy. A vocal activist and advocate, he has raised awareness and funds for Rohinya and Syrian refugees, and his award-winning piece in the Nikesh Shukla, edited collection of essays, The Good Immigrant, has been dubbed "essential reading." In February 2021, Riz was nominated and won in the best debut screenwriter category for the film Mogul Mowgli at the delayed British Independent Film Awards 2020.


Riz Ahmed provides powerful remarks on diversity and inclusion, combating negative stereotypes, and harnessing creativity for good. The breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience is unique and hard to replicate.


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