Akram Khan


Birthday July 29, 1974

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace London, England

Age 49 years old

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Award-winning English contemporary dancer who performed at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony. In 2006 he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production for Zero Degrees.

Before Fame

He began studying Kathak dancing at age seven and made his stage debut in the Mahabharata with Peter Brook's Shakespeare Company.


He formed the Akram Khan Company in 2000 and won thirteen awards for his dance performance between 2000 and 2011.

Family Life

His family was originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, although he was born in London, England.

Associated With

He choreographed for Kylie Minogue 's Showgirl concert in 2006.