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7 Celebrities You Did Not Know Were Born in Kenya


When talking acknowledgment, Kenya is celebrated for the various competitors that have fled's banner high. Be that as it may, little is known about entertainers who became wildly successful on the global stage and were brought into the world in the country.

Edi Gathegi

Edi Mue Gathegi is a Kenyan entertainer, maker, and chief situated in the US. He was brought into the world on March 10, 1979, in Nairobi Kenya.

In a meeting with Citizen TV's Jeff Koinange, Gathegi demonstrated that he moved with his family to the US at three years old and experienced childhood in Albany, California.

His profession started in theater expressions in 2005 preceding he got his significant accomplishment on screen as a Haitian Cabbie in the 2006 movie Crank that highlighted British entertainer Jason Statham.

Gathegi has included in more than 20 films including; Crank(2006), The Twilight(2008-2012), X-Men(2009), Startup(2016-), The Blacklist(2017), Into the Badlands(2017-).

Manoj Sood

Manoj Sood is a Canadian-based entertainer, maker, and chief. He was brought into the world on May 5, 1962, in Mombasa to Hindu guardians, Dr. B. K. Sood and Narindar Sood.

He moved to Canada in 1964 with his folks, experiencing childhood in Calgary, Canada and concentrating on film at St Michaels University School in Victoria, British Columbia

Sood entered the diversion world in 1994, handling a supporting job in an American film the week after his first tryout. His main acting experience until the job had been from his acting classes.

Since then, at that point, Sood has highlighted in motion pictures and TV series like; Romeo Must Die, Supernatural, Insomnia, Tomorrowland, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and numerous more.

Veena Sood

Veena Sood is a Canadian based entertainer and maker. She was brought into the world in Nairobi to Dr. B. K. Sood and Narindar Sood.

She moved to Canada in 1964 with her folks, and sibling Manoj Sood. 

According to her website, she has a 3-decade foundation in improvisational theater. She has acted in various film, TV and dramatic creations in Canada and abroad.

She presently includes in; The Twilight Zone (2020), Charmed, Loudermilk, The Murders (CTV Canada). Different appearances include Welcome to Marwen, Riverdale, Lucifer, and The X-Files.

In 2019, Veena was a beneficiary of The North Shore Fund Award and The Sam Payne Award for her achievements as an entertainer, and commitments to the innovative community. 

Veena emcees occasion occasions and TV specials, produces radio web recordings and web series, alongside voicing cartoons.

Veena is a Leo Award winner for her TV work, and a three-time Jessie Richardson Award nominee and champ for her work on stage.

Barkhad Abdirahman

Barkhad Abdirahman is a youthful hopeful entertainer situated in the US. He was brought into the world on June 15, 1994, in Nairobi Kenya.

Barkhad lived the greater part of his life in the Cedar-Riverside area, on the south side of Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.

He initially appeared as Bilal in a 2013 Sony Production, Captain Phillips.

In 2017, Barkhad created a film titled Watu Wote(All of us) which won an Oscar designation. Barkhad has additionally included in films like TV series Base, A Stray, Neighborhoods, and First Person Plural.

Kiran Shah

Kiran Shah is a 63-year-old Kenyan-Indian entertainer, stand-in, animal entertainer and movement catch entertainer. He was brought into the world in Nairobi on September 28, 1956.

According to his website, Kiran lived with his family in Kenya until the age of twelve when his family moved to India and later to Crawley, West Sussex, England.

Kiran tracked down his affection for film while in India and the migration to the UK assisted him with supporting his passion.

He has dealt with a recognized vocation in the entertainment world including in blockbuster motion pictures and two Guinness Book of Records Feats.

Since 2003, Kiran became a Guinness World Record holder as the briefest expert stand-in presently working in the entertainment world in 2010 by being the most limited wing walker. 

This involved Kiran being tied to the wing of a 1940′s Boeing Spearman biplane and going at the speed of 120mph at 300m (1000ft) in the air.

Kiran has highlighted in the accompanying movies; Spiderman, Titanic, James Bond, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Chronicles of Narnia and numerous more.

Deep Roy

Deep Roy is a Kenyan-Indian entertainer, stand-in and puppeteer. He was conceived Mohinder Purba on January 26, 1949, in Nairobi, British Kenya.

At 132 centimeters (4 ft 4 in) tall, he has frequently been given a role as little characters, like the Oompa-Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Keenser in Star Trek and resulting films Kelvin Timeline, and in TV series such as The X-Files, Doctor Who, and Eastbound and Down.

He made his expert screen acting introduction in a 1976 scene of The New Avengers, titled Target as a person named Klokoe. He made his film debut later that very year, in The Pink Panther Strikes Again, as the Italian Assassin.

Roy has played gorillas in two motion pictures: Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and again in the Tim Burton revamp of Planet of the Apes (2001) in two jobs, one as a youthful gorilla kid and as Thade's niece.

Ptolemy Slocum

Ptolemy Slocum is an American entertainer most popular for his job as Sylvester in Westworld.

Slocum was brought into the world in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. He was named after the Greek space expert Claudius Ptolemy and has been dynamic as an entertainer since 2003. 

He previously featured in a few short movies, before his first film appearance in 2005, depicting Ron in Hitch. Accordingly, he started to take on visitor jobs in various notable US series, such as The Sopranos, The Wire, Fringe, Burn Notice, How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, and others.

Slocum has taken on additional repetitive jobs, like in Looking and Preacher. Starting around 2016, he assumes the part of Sylvester in the sci-fi series Westworld.

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