Vincent Ebrahim

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EBRAHIM, Vincent (1951-) [1]. South African-born actor, technician, stage-manager and director.


He is the brother of South African actress Vinette Ebrahim, who is best known for playing the role of Charmaine Meintjies in the Afrikaans soap opera 7de Laan.


He studied drama at the University of Cape Town Drama Department.


Worked for The Space in the 1970s.

He emigrated to Britain in 1976 and spent a decade with community theatre companies performing in plays such as Away From It (Common Stock Theatre Company) and Borderline by Hanif Kureishi (Joint Stock Theatre Company). Since 1990, he has worked with Tara Arts, performing in such plays as Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Tartuffe, Oedipus the King, Troilus and Cressida, and Antigone. He has also performed in many radio and TV plays for the BBC. He is probably best known for playing Ashwin Kumar on The Kumars at No. 42.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Acted in Balls, The Caretaker, Fortune and Men's Eyes, Futz, Karnaval (1975), Strike Up the Banned (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1975), Line/It's Called the Sugar Plum, The Lonely Giant, Magic Afternoon, The Maids (Playing one of the maids), Mixed Doubles, Muzeeka, Old King Cole, Rats, Snowhite & the Special Branch! (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1974), and Spike. He also acted in Tooth of Crime (a Space Theatre production staged at the Beattie Theatre).

He was the stage manager for God’s Forgotten, Lesson in Blood and Roses and Selle ou storie, did the lighting for The Lonely Giant and directed A Different Shade of Grey.

He had a role in the South African film Material in 2011.

Awards, etc


Astbury 1979.

Sunday Argus, 17 April 2011.

Cape Argus, 17 February 2012.

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