Riz Ahmed Is Married To US Based Novelist Fatima Farheen Mirza!

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British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed disclosed that he’s a married man now. While speaking on a podcast “Grounded With Louis Theroux,” Ahmed revealed that he got married not “very long” ago. He didn’t share much about his wife or her whereabouts on the podcast though. Ahmed said,

I think it’s the first time I’ve mentioned it in an interview so congratulations on that incredibly exciting scoop. I don’t really feel it’s generally that relevant [his private life], so I don’t delve into my personal life or dating history.


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He however, later, spilled the beans on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday. Ahmed told his wife is a US born novelist named Fatima Farheen Mirza, and that they met in a cafe in New York while he was working on his role in film “Sound of Metal.

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Mirza became an overnight success after her novel “A Place For Us” that became an instant New York Times Best Seller.

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Actor shared that he never meant to keep his wedding a secret, he just didn’t share it with the public.

It’s a weird one, isn’t it? I guess because we live in a social media age if you don’t, like, get on the megaphone about stuff it’s like, it’s a secret — but I never know how much is oversharing. 

While sharing the wedding details, he said his wedding ceremony was quite interesting due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Obviously, kept it super intimate, and socially distanced. There was just like, hardly anyone there really, Ahmed told Fallon. We did it in a backyard, which is nice in lots of ways. And I think the nicest thing about it was you didn’t have 500 aunties hanging around you, pinching your cheeks.


No disrespect to the aunties, he elaborated, but Asian weddings are big. You always got these people crawling out the woodworks, who I think are kind of probably imposters. They just smell the kebabs on the street and just wander in.


At Gotham Awards 2021, The Reluctant Fundamentalist actor received the best actor award for his role in “Sound of Metal,” where he paid homage to late actors Irrfan Khan and Chadwick Boseman.

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