The latest addition to popular American TV series Scandal’s 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 5th October’17.
The Shonda Rhimes-produced series is one of the most popular shows on 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 will be playing President Rashad and appearing in episodes 7.2 (airs 12th October 2017), 7.4 and 7.5. Other details about Faran’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, Faran has been busy shooting for three other projects which include the television series Shameless and The Magicians, as well as the movie Mindhack: #savetheworld. He will also be reprising his role as Mallick on American TV show 12 Monkeys (Season 4) in 2018.
Faran Tahir is a Pakistani-American film and television actor. Tahir is best known for his act as Raza, the leader of a terrorist organization, “The Ten Rings” in Iron Man (2008).
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 (1997), Anywhere But Here (1999) and Charlie Wilson’s War (2007). 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.
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 D.A., 24, Monk, Justice, Cold Case, Chuck and Warehouse 13.