Best known as Bodhi Rook in the 2016 Star Wars anthology film Rogue One. His other film credits include Four Lions, Nightcrawler, Jason Bourne and Venom. He also starred as Nasir Khan on the hit HBO miniseries The Night Of.
After earning a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Christ Church College, University of Oxford, he trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.
Also a rapper, he released his first hip-hop album, MICroscope, in 2011. He also formed the hip-hop group Swet Shop Boys with Heems of Das Racist.
He grew up in London, England, in a Pakistani Muslim family. He has an older brother named Kamran who's a psychiatrist.
He made his screen debut in director Michael Winterbottom's 2006 film The Road to Guantanamo.