Qasim Khan is an award-winning actor who was born in Scarborough, ON and raised in Newmarket, ON. He is best known for his work in theatre and television. He attended Dr. John M. Denison S.S. where he graduated as his class valedictorian. He graduated in 2008 from the University of Toronto & Sheridan College join Acting program, where he performed in productions of David Copperfield, The Maid’s Tragedy, Trojan Women, Lysistrata, One Good Marriage, and The Eros Trilogy.
In 2011 Qasim was one of eight actors across Canada to join the Soulpepper Academy, a performance residency with the prolific theatre company. He was mentored by directors like Laszlo Marton (of Vígszínház – Budapest, Hungary), Joseph Ziegler, Nancy Palk, Diego Matamoros, Guillermo Verdecchia, Leah Cherniak, and Artistic Director Albert Schultz.
In 2013 he was appointed at International Actor Fellow of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, England.
His work has been seen on stages across Canada, including work with Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, the Charlottetown Festival, and the National Arts Centre. Qasim was nominated for two Dora Awards for his work on Theatre Direct’s Beneath The Banyan Tree: Outstanding Individual Performance nomination, and Outstanding Ensemble Performance win.