Tahar Rahim is a French actor who was born on the 4th of July in the year 1981 in Belfort, France. Rahim is best known for his starring role as Malik El in the 2009-award winning French movie ‘A Prophet‘ directed by Jacques Audiard, as FBI Agent Ali Soufan in The Looming Tower, and for acting as Judas in the Helen Edmundson written film Mary Magdalene.
He recently reunited with Kevin Macdonald for The Mauritanian. On The Mauritanian, he portrayed Mohamedou Ould Salahi which earned him widespread critics acclaim and nominations for Actor of the Year at the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards and Best Actor – Drama at the 78th Golden Globe Awards.
Tahar Rahim net worth
According to sources, Tahar Rahim has a net worth that ranges between $1 million – $5 million. Rahim’s primary income comes from his acting career.
Tahar Rahim receives his first Golden Globe nomination
Rahim was nominated for the Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama category for his role as Mohamedou Ould Salahi on “The Mauritanian”. The film is based on Mohamedou Ould Salahi, who was held for 14 years without charge in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, from 2002 until his release in 2016. The film also stars Shailene Woodley, Jodie Foster, and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The French-Algerian actor made a fashion debut during the virtual awards ceremony wearing a head-to-toe Louis Vuitton look that included the French maison’s newest watch: The Tambour Street Diver. The Golden Globe nominated actor wore the Skyline Blue model, customized with a black strap, that matched his navy blue, double-breasted suit.
Ultimately the accolade went to the late Chadwick Boseman, who was awarded the Golden Globe for lead actor in a movie drama for his emotional role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
The Actor’s Early Life
Tahar Rahim,39, is of Algerian descent and belongs to a family that had immigrated from the region of Oran, Algeria. He enrolled first in Sports and then Computer Science programs, after earning a Baccalauréat at the Lycée Condorcet of Belfort. Subsequently, after two years of boredom studying the subjects in Strasbourg and Marseille, Rahim decided to pursue his passion and began to study film at the Paul Valéry University of Montpellier. Followingly in 2005, he moved to Paris and studied drama at the Laboratoire de l’Acteur under Hélène Zidi-Chéruy.
To Whom is he married?
Tahar Rahim is married to fellow French-Algerian actress Leïla Bekhti, whom he met in 2007 while filming A Prophet. The couple together shares two children, a son named Souleymane, born in July 2017, and a daughter, born in February 2020.