Tahar Rahim is an Algerian origin French actor. He is best known for his role as Malik El Djebena in Jacques Audiard’s award-winning French film A Prophet 2009.

Tahar Rahim Bio

Rahim was born in Belfort, France, to an Algerian family who had immigrated from the Oran area. He was born on 4th July, 1981. He is 39 years old. His birth sign is Cancer. He is a French citizen of Algerian ancestry. He enrolled in Sports and then Computer Science programs after receiving his Baccalauréat at the Lycée Condorcet of Belfort. Rahim chose to follow his passion and started studying film at the Paul Valéry University of Montpellier after two years of boredom studying the subjects in Strasbourg and Marseille.

In 2006, fellow Belfortain Cyril Mennegun produced a documentary titled “Tahar, student,” which aired on French television channel France 5. Rahim then moved to Paris in 2005, where he studied drama at the Laboratoire de l’Acteur under Hélène Zidi-Chéruy while working in a factory during the week and a nightclub on weekends for his income.

Full nameTahar Rahim
Date of birthJuly 4, 1981
Age39 years old
Birth signCancer
Birth PlaceBelfort, France
Famous forActor
Height5 feet 7 inches
Marital StatusMarried (Leila Bekhti)
Social MediaInstagram
Net WorthApproximately $4 million 
Tahar Rahim Career
Debut TelevisionLa Commune (2007, as Yazid Fikry)
Debut MovieTahar l’étudiant (2016 as Tahar)
TV AppearancesThe Last Panthers (2015, as Khalil), The Looming Tower ( 2018, as Ali Soufan), The Eddy ( 2020, as Farid), The Serpent ( 2021, as Charles Sobhraj). 
Movies Appearances Inside (2007, as a Policeman), A Prophet ( 2009, as Prince of the Seal People), Les Hommes Libres (2011, as Younes), Our Children (2012, as Mounir), Samba ( 2014, as Wilson), The price of Success ( 2017, as Brahim Mecheri), Mary Magdalene ( 2018 as Judas), Treat me Like Fire (2018, as Abel), The Kindness of Strangers ( 2019, as Marc), The Mauritanian ( 2021, as Mohamedou Ould Salahi)

Rahim landed a role in the hit Canal+ television series La Commune, written by Abdel Raouf Dafri, in mid-2006 after signing with an agent. He went through a grueling three months of auditioning after a two-line role in the 2008 horror film Inside, starring Béatrice Dalle.

He landed his breakout position after eight callbacks. Rahim also appeared in the controversial Chinese film Love and Bruises, directed by Lou Ye. The producer, who has been barred from making films by the Chinese government twice, most likely met Tahar at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where they both presented Spring Fever and A Prophet. The film Love and Bruises is based on Jie Liu Falin’s banned biography.


Des Hommes Libres (Free Men), a biopic about Si Kaddour Benghabrit, the founder of the Great Mosque of Paris, directed by Ismael Ferroukhi of Le Grand Voyage fame, was another project in which he starred.

He was chosen to serve on the jury for the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section in 2015. He is currently starring in a European crime thriller television series, The Last Panthers.


In 2018, he played Judas in Helen Edmundson’s film Mary Magdalene, in which he played Judas. In the United States, he played FBI agent Ali Soufan in the film The Looming Tower. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2021 for his role in The Mauritanian as Mohamedou Ould Salahi.


Tahar Rahim Theatre

From 2007 to 2008, he played Benjamin, a blind character in the Libres sont les papillons. Leonard Gershe wrote the script, which was directed by Hélène Zidi-Chéruy and performed at the Côté Court Theater in Paris’ 11th arrondissement.

Tahar Rahim Achievements and Awards

For his performance in A Prophet, Tahar Rahim has won numerous awards. The European Film Awards, the Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards, the César Awards (France), and the CinEuphoria Awards are among the honors he has received.

Also, Tahar has been nominated for two BAFTA awards. The first is for the Best Rising Star Award, which he lost to Kristen Stewart. Carey Mulligan, Nicholas Hoult, and Jesse Eisenberg were the other Rising Star nominees that year. For the film The Mauritanian, he earned his second BAFTA nomination and his first Golden Globe nomination in the category of the best actor (2021). In this film, he co-starred with Jodie Foster.

Tahar Rahim Relationship

Rahim is married to Leila Bekhti, a fellow French-Algerian actress whom he met on the set of A Prophet in 2007. Souleymane, their son, was born in July 2017, and Sofia, their daughter, was born in February 2020.

Tahar Rahim Social media
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Tahar Rahim Net Worth 

The net worth of Tahar Rahim is approximately $4 million as of 2021.

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