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 graduated in 2008 from the University of Toronto & Sheridan College joint Acting program. In 2011 Qasim was one of eight actors across Canada to join the Soulpepper Academy, a performance residency with Soulpepper Theatre Company, and in 2013 he was appointed an International Actor Fellow of Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
He is a company member at the Stratford Festival, Soulpepper Theatre Company, and has performed with Canadian Stage, the Charlottetown Festival, National Arts Centre, Citadel Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Passe Muraille, Buddies in Bad Times, Videofag, Theatre Direct, among many others.
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. He was nominated for a MyTheatre Award and BroadwayWorld Award for his work on All’s Well That Ends Well. He also won the John Hirsch Award at the Stratford Festival.
Qasim most recently played Adam in Paradise Lost, a role he originated at Stratford, at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre. He was meant to head back for a fourth season at the Stratford Festival starring in The Miser opposite Colm Feore, and appearing in Richard III and All’s Well That Ends Well, but the 2020 season is delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.