The Rebel. Jeremy (Amit Shah). Copyright: Retort

Amit Shah is a comedy actor known for playing Rashid in the feature film The Infidel, written by David Baddiel, Fred in the Channel 4 comedy series Crashing, and The Mexican in the BBC dark comedy Stag.

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Born in North London in 1981, Amit Shah's parents were originally from Kenya and his grandparents from India.

His first experience in acting was as the lead in a school play aged 16, and he was later educated at Staffordshire University, where he studied Drama, before training at LAMDA in West London.

In 2003 he was given special permission from LAMDA's Principal to graduate early, before his peers, so as to be able to participate in the first rehearsals Bombay Dreams, a West-End musical produced by Andrew Lloyd-Webber and composed by AR Rahman.

An accomplished theatre actor, in 2006 he was offered a role in The Royal Hunt of the Sun at the National Theatre, and has performed numerous other plays at this theatre. In 2007 he was presented with an Ian Charleson Award for his performance as Abel Drugger in the NT's 'The Alchemist'.

He is known to British audiences for playing the role of Rashid, son of Mahmud (played by Omid Djalili) in British comedy film The Infidel, written by David Baddiel.

Within film, he took the lead role in the comedy short The Orgy, alongside Alexandra Roach and Dustin Demri-Burns, and also played the role of Samir in Johnny English Strikes Again, alongside Emma Thompson, Ben Miller, and Rowan Atkinson. Moreover, in 2014 he played the role of Mansur in DreamWorks' The Hundred Foot Journey, a feature film produced by none other than Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.

Regular TV roles include Channel 4's hit comedy series Crashing, written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and the BBC dark comedy Stag.


Year Production Role
2022 The Other One - Series 2 Marcus
2021 Raj! Sunil, The Maharajah
2020 High Strangeness Barry
2020 The Man In The Hat The Measurer
2020 The Other One - Series 1 Marcus
2020 Angry Quiz Guy Amit
2020 Gary Glover - Relationship Guru Gary Glover
2019 Last Christmas Andy
2018 The Midnight Gang Dr Luppers
2018 Johnny English Strikes Again Samir
2018 Bliss
  1. E1 - Episode One
2017 The Rebel - Series 2 Jeremy
2017 The Other One - Pilot
  1. Pilot
2017 Ahir Shah's Summer Kishan
2017 Count Arthur Strong - Series 3
  1. E6 - The Lucky Streak
2017 Hospital People - Series 1 Sunny Prasad
2016 The Rebel - Series 1 Jeremy
2016 Stag The Mexican
2016 Crashing Fred
2015 W1A - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Sadiq Iqbal
2015 Asylum
  1. E2 - Project Siren
2013 Reception Danny
2013 Bluestone 42 - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Captain Parikh
2012 Fresh Meat - Series 2
  1. E3 - Episode Three
2012 White Van Man - Series 2
  1. E1 - Charity
2011 Black Mirror - Series 1
  1. E1 - The National Anthem
2010 Whites Axel
2010 It's A Wonderful Afterlife Speed Dating Man #6
2010 The Infidel Rashid
2009 Benidorm - Series 3
  1. E4 - Episode Four
2007 Lead Balloon - Series 2
  1. E5 - Sick

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Amit Shah on IMDb

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