Omid Djalili is Britain's funniest Iranian stand-up comedian and actor. After great success at the Edinburgh Festival in 1995 Omid has become a Festival Fringe favourite with a string of sell-out shows. Starting with 'Short Fat Kebab Shop Owner's Son' he has progressed over the years through 'Arab & The Jew' , 'Omid Djalili Is Ethnic', the catchily named 'Omid Djalili' (which resulted in a major video deal with VVL )'Warm to my Winning Smile' 'Behind Enemy Lines' and 'No Aggenda' all of which toured nationally after first becoming Edinburgh's hottest tickets.
He is one of the funniest, freshest and most original comedians in Britain and since 2003 Omid has played Nasim, an Iranian plumber in the US sitcom "Whoopi", starring alongside Whoopi Goldberg.
Omid has also starred in the hit films Gladiator, The World is Not Enough, Spy Game and the Mummy.