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Nabil Rajo


B: in Asmara, Eritrea

Nabil Rajo was born in Asmara, Eritrea but moved to Toronto when he was six-years-old. His education didn’t involve the arts as he devoted time to his studies and competitive basketball. In 2012, influenced by an uncle, a prominent independent director in Eritrea, Nabil Rajo took his first steps into the world of cinema, focusing on directing and performance. He is pictured with his 2018 Canadian Screen Award for best lead actor in a feature film for his role as Hakeem in the Montreal production of Boost, where he said, “You have no idea what this means to a kid from Asmara, Eritrea. I’ve waited a very long time to see a character like Hakeem on the big screen. Representation does matter.”

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (TV-2014)
Muna (2015, short)
Boost (2017)
Upshot (2019, short)
Queen of Spades (2021)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Remedy (2014, 2015)
Man Seeking Woman (2015)
Rookie Blue (2015)
Suits (2017)
Jupiter’s Legacy (2021)
What We Do in the Shadows (2021)
Transplant (2022)

Boost, movie, poster,