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Sikander was born in the city of Nottingham on the 16th of December, 1985.

From a young age, Sikander always took a keen interest in drama and the arts, eagerly taking part in school performances from the age of five. In 2001, Sikander pursued his theatrical ambitions by joining the Nottingham Youth Theatre, where he soon thrived becoming heavily involved in many productions with leading roles in productions like 'West Side Story','Romeo and Juliet' and 'The Nutcracker'.

Always a Thespian at heart, after completing his education at High Pavement Sixth Form, he decided to take a year out of education and look for work as an actor.

Upon visiting America, Sikander was offered the opportunity to work with Sylvester Stallone and appears in the MGM produced Hollywood 2007 blockbuster 'Rocky Balboa'

After returning back to the UK, Sikander moved to London where he studied at King's College (The University of London) gaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science(BSc).

Here, Sikander soon became involved in the Kings College drama and musical societies and avidly became part of many performances such as My Fair Lady and Jekyll & Hyde. Often focusing and spending more time on his rehearsals.

Here, he became known as 'Slick' by friends for his persona, wit and sharp sense of comic timing.

After graduating, Sikander wanted to return to his roots as an actor. He happily worked in many small and usually non-paid projects, student films, and charity theatre, in order to build his portfolio. This went on for many years until Sikander found representation.

In 2010, within two weeks of successfully securing an agent, he was asked to audition for an award-winning Channel Four teen drama in the UK; 'Hollyoaks'. The role was for the innocent but romantic and colourful character called 'Jamil'. He got the part.

After working on the show for a year and a half, gaining the love and support of many fans, and gaining heaps of knowledge and experience, Sikander decided it was time to leave Hollyoaks in search of more challenging work and decided not to renew his contract.

Upon leaving Hollyoaks, Sikander was instantly offered the lead role in a new independent romantic comedy 'Next Time We Get A Taxi', shot on the famed 'Red One MX' cameras being used in Hollywood (Four times the quality of full 1080p High Definition). This film is currently (Spring 2012) in post
production. This year, (2012) the film will be premiered at various
prestigious film festivals across Europe.

Enquiries: Actors International Tel: 020 7025 8777 e: mail@actorsinternational.co.uk

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