Qasim Akhtar (born 8th June 1992) first appeared on Coronation Street in September 2014 in the role of Zeedan Nazir.

He attended the Parrs Wood High School in Didsbury and furthered his education at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College. Whilst studying, he landed a role in the 2006 film Mischief Night. His other credits include roles in Waterloo Road, Young Dracula, Doctors and Shameless.