Farah Tahir
Farah Tahir
Faran Tahir
General Information
Birth Name: Faran Haroon Tahir
Born: (1963-02-16) February 16, 1963 (age 55)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1989–present
Appeared on/in
(or involved with):
Dallas (second series)
Appeared as: Frank Ashkani
Faran Haroon Tahir (born February 16, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is the Pakistani-American television actor who plays Frank Ashkani on Dallas. Tahir is best known for his role as Raza, the leader of the terrorist organization "The Ten Rings" in the 2008 feature film Iron Man.

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). 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 D.A., 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".[1] Tahir starred in the ghost horror film Jinn.[1][2] His most recent TV role was that of Frank, Cliff Barnes' right-hand man in the reboot of Dallas .


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