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Leïla Bekhti

Leïla Bekhti (born 6 March 1984) is a French film and television actress of Algerian descent. She is best known for her roles in Sheitan, Tout ce qui brille and Paris, je t'aime. Bekhti was born in Issy-les-Moulineaux to an Algerian family from Sidi Bel-Abbes. She is the youngest of three children.She went to a theater school in Paris (18e) before entering the program of Stéphane Gildas in Tolbiac, then the program of Bérengère Basty at the Art’aire studio. To live and pay for her acting studies, she worked odd jobs (clothes, telemarketing).In 2005, her friends convinced her to go to the casting of Sheitan, where she was selected for the role of Yasmin, a young beurette. Released on 1 February 2006, Sheitan spent thirteen weeks in theaters, selling around 300,000 tickets.That same year, she acted opposite Smaïn in Alain Tasma's telefilm Harkis. The film told the story of an Algerian family who suffers persecution from French forces, despite having fought on their side in the Algerian War. Bekhti was interested in the film's subject as several members of her family, including her grandfather, fought in the ranks of the FLN.


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Born:
Mar 6, 1984 In Issy-les-Moulineaux
Movie/TV Credits:
31
First Appeared:
In the movie Satan 2006-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie Un Homme Pressé 2018-11-07
Known For
Poster of Before the Winter Chill
Poster of A Prophet
Poster of Choosing Love
Poster of Ali Baba et les 40 Voleurs
Filmography
Movie Un Homme Pressé Jeanne 2018-11-07
Movie Carnivores Mona Barni 2018-03-28
Movie Beirut Nicole 2018-04-11
Series Midnattssol Kahina Zadi 2016-11-28
Movie All Three of Us Fereshteh 2015-11-04
Movie Astragal Albertine 2015-04-08
Movie Now or Never Juliette Lesage 2014-08-23
Movie Le Débarquement 2 2014-01-05
Movie Before the Winter Chill Lou 2013-12-20
Movie Nous York Samia 2012-11-06
Movie Mains Armées Maya Dervin 2012-07-11
Movie A Better Life Nadia 2012-01-03
Movie Itinéraire bis Nora 2011-08-03
Movie Leila Leïla 2011-02-23
Movie The Source Leila 2011-11-02
Series Bref Leïla Bekhti 2011-08-29
Series Longlasting Youth Alina 2010-12-13
Movie Fracture Zora 2010-11-29
Movie Bacon on the Side Anissa 2010-10-27
Movie All That Glitters Lila 2010-03-24
Movie A Prophet Djamila 2009-08-26
Movie Le choix de Myriam Myriam 2009-05-09
Movie Choosing Love Sarah 2008-01-23
Movie Dolls and Angels Lya 2008-06-25
Movie Harkis Leila 2008-03-20
Movie Ali Baba et les 40 Voleurs Morgiane 2007-11-10
Series Ali Baba et les 40 voleurs Morgane 2007-10-29
Movie Bad Faith Mounia 2006-12-06
Series Les tricheurs Vally Devailly 2006-10-11
Movie Paris, je t'aime Zarka (Quais de Seine) 2006-05-16
Movie Satan Yasmine 2006-02-01