Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 40

Birthday 1984-03-06

Place of Birth Issy les Moulineaux, France

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Terminal Sud
2019 Chanson douce
2019 The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily as Almerina
2019 J'irai où tu iras
2019 La lutte des classes
2018 Un homme pressé as Jeanne
2018 Sink or Swim as Amanda
2018 Beirut as Nicole
2018 Carnivores as Mona Barni
2017 Speak Up as Guest of Honour
2016 Midnattssol (8 episodes) as Kahina Zadi
2015 All Three of Us as Fereshteh
2015 Astragal as Albertine
2014 Now or Never as Juliette Lesage
2014 24 Days as Une journaliste
2014 Le Débarquement 2
2013 Before the Winter Chill as Lou
2012 Nous York as Samia
2012 Mains Armées as Maya Dervin
2012 A Better Life as Nadia
2011 The Source as Leila
2011 Bref (1 episode) as Leïla Bekhti
2011 Itinéraire bis as Nora
2011 Leila as Leïla
2010 Fracture as Zora
2010 Bacon on the Side as Anissa
2010 Conte de la frustration as Safia
2010 All That Glitters as Lila
2009 A Prophet as Djamila
2009 Le choix de Myriam as Myriam
2008 Mesrine: Killer Instinct as la fille du fellaga
2008 Dolls and Angels as Lya
2008 Harkis as Leila
2008 Choosing Love as Sarah
2007 Ali Baba et les 40 Voleurs as Morgiane
2007 Ali Baba et les 40 voleurs (2 episodes) as Morgane
2006 Bad Faith as Mounia
2006 Les tricheurs (3 episodes) as Vally Devailly
2006 Paris, Je T'Aime as Zarka (Quais de Seine)
2006 Satan as Yasmine

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