Arsher Ali

Arsher Ali (born 9 April 1984) is a British actor. He is known for his versatility through his varied TV and film roles but also known for his theatre work, most notably as a regular lead performer at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.[2]

Arsher Ali
Born (1984-04-09) 9 April 1984
Nottingham, England[1]
EducationEast 15 Acting School
Years active2009–present
Known forBeaver Falls
Roxy Shahidi (m. 2010)

Personal life

He is a graduate of East 15 Acting School.[3] He married actress Roxy Shahidi in 2010.[4] The couple had their first child, a daughter in January 2018.[5][6] Ali has been vocal throughout his career about the challenges faced by a minority ethnic actor in the industry and his continual fight against racial typecasting.[7][8]



Year Title Role Notes
2010Four LionsHassan[8]
2012All in Good TimeEtash
2013ComplicitWaleed Ahmed[9]
2015A Patch of FogTroy Griffen
2016 The Darkest Universe Max Robson
2017 The Ritual Phil
2018 Been So Long Jake
2019 The Flood Nasrat


Year Title Role Notes
2009WallanderJamal1 episode
2010 Pulse Adam Hussein Television film
2011Silent WitnessZak Khan8 episodes
2011–2012Beaver FallsAdil "A-Rab" Hussain12 episodes
2013The GuiltyDS Vinesh Roy3 episodes
2013 Complicit Waleed Ahmed Television film
2014The MissingMalik Suri7 episodes
2014 Alt Callum Television film
2015Arthur & GeorgeGeorge Edalji3 episodes
2015Doctor WhoBennet"Under the Lake" / "Before the Flood"
2016Line of DutyPC Hari BainsSeries 3
2017–2018 Ackley Bridge Samir Qureshi Series 12; 9 episodes
2018 Informer Imran Aziz 5 episodes
2018 Hang Ups Ryan Mehta 2 episodes
2019 Cold Courage Peter Chandra Main role; 8 episodes


  1. Emm, Alison. "Arsher Ali talks terrorism with Alison Emm". LeftLion. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  2. "Arsher Ali". Advoice. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  3. "Bafta recognition for East 15 graduate - News - University of Essex". Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  4. Pietras, Emma (22 October 2014). "Emmerdale star's back to front life proposed BEFORE they kissed". mirror. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. Dowell, Ben (14 February 2013). "Arsher Ali complains of TV typecasting of Asian actors". The Stage. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  8. Tate, Gabriel (13 February 2013). "The cast system: is racism still an issue for TV drama?". Time Out London. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
  9. "Arsher Ali interview for Complicit". Channel 4. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
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