Faran Tahir to star in the final season of ‘Scandal

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The Shonda Rhimes produced series is one of the most popular shows of the ABC Network and also stars Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz and Darby Stanchfield

The latest addition to popular American TV series ‘Scandal’ star cast is Pakistani-American Hollywood actor Faran Tahir.

The seventh season of the show, which will also be its final, is going to be airing on ABC Network from tomorrow (Thursday).

The Shonda Rhimes produced series is one of the most popular shows of the ABC Network, and also stars Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Perry, Bellamy Young, Joshua Malina, Scott Foley, George Newbern and Cornelius Smith Jr.

Faran Tahir will be playing President Rashad and appearing in episodes 7.2, 7.4 and 7.5. Other details about Tahir’s role are currently being kept strictly confidential, just like all other information related to the season. No details regarding the storyline have been shared so far and the released promos have been maintaining the mystery.

Alongside ‘Scandal’, Tahir has been busy shooting for three other projects, which include the television series ‘Shameless’ and ‘The Magicians’, as well as the movie ‘Mindhack’. He will also be reprising his role as Mallick on American TV show ‘12 Monkeys’ in 2018.

Tahir is a Pakistani-American film and television actor. Tahir is best known for his act as Raza, the leader of a terrorist organisation The 10 Rings in ‘Iron Man’. In 1985, he appeared as Bolshintsov in UC Berkeley’s production of “A Month in the Country”. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Theatre before acquiring a graduate degree from the American Repertory Theatre’s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

He made his film debut playing Nathoo in the Disney’s 1994 live-action version of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. He has since appeared in such films as ‘Picture Perfect’, ‘Anywhere But Here’ and ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’. He also played the male lead in the 1999 independent film ‘ABCD’. In 2008, Tahir played the role of the villain Raza in the Marvel Comics-based ‘Iron Man’. He played Starfleet Captain Richard Robau in the 2009 film ‘Star Trek’. In 2013, Tahir played President Patel in the science-fiction film ‘Elysium’.

Tahir has guest starred on many television series, including ‘Alias’, ‘The Practice’, ‘Family Law’, ‘The Agency’, ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘Lost’, ‘7th Heaven’, ‘The West Wing’, ‘Walker’, ‘Texas Ranger’, ‘The DA’, ‘24’, ‘Monk’, ‘Justice’, ‘Cold Case’, ‘Chuck’ and ‘Warehouse 13’. He also co-starred with Robert Beltran and Chase Masterson in the 2005 sci-fi channel original movie ‘Manticore’. He also starred in the medical drama series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ as Isaac and appeared on the CW series ‘Supernatural’ as the Egyptian god Osiris in the seventh season’s episode Defending Your Life. He appeared a Ruslan Denisov in ‘The Blacklist’ season 2 episode 11, as Detective Terrence Amos in ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ season 1 episode 10 and as Dr Alan Kobrine in ‘Backstrom’ season 1, episode 9.

He is also played Frank, Cliff Barnes’ right-hand man in the reboot of Dallas. Tahir starred in the ghost horror film Jinn.

He appeared in ‘JAG’ in the episodes Ice Queen and Meltdown that served as the two pilot episodes for the series ‘NCIS’. Seven years later, Tahir appeared in the spin-off ‘NCIS – Los Angeles’.