#MCM: Irshaad Ally

So today is the start of my official #MCM segment. Hip hip hooray! Let’s get started, shall we?
I decided that my very first #MCM should go to someone right here from Cape Town because local is mos lekker!

My Man Crush Monday is………….. Mr Irshaad Ally!   

Now most of you might know him from Pasella and also from the movies Stukkend and the popular, Four Corners. 

  He appeared in television shows such as: Homeland, ekasi: Our stories and Strike back. He also landed the lead role in a South African movie called Suidooster.

  

Now some might not know this but entertainment wasn’t always Irshaad’s passion. 

  He was in actual fact a Graphic designer. He started off at an Ad Agency as a runner and worked his way up to the graphic designer position. Only after being a contestant on Survivor South Africa: Malaysia, in 2007 his entertainment career began.  

  

He was also nominated for a Golden Horn Award for Best Achievement by a Supporting Actor in a Feature Film in 2015 for his role as Gasant in Four Corners. Let’s take a minute to talk about his role as Gasant. Am I the only one who was totally obsessed with the character he played in this? Talk about acting! I’ve always seen Irshaad on Pasella but this role made me take a second look.

  
  
  

 Although we are man-crushing hard on this beautiful Monday morning, Irshaad is a married guy. Sorry ladies 😱

A fun fact about Irshaad. He mentioned in an interview with who’swho southern Africa, that his first job was cleaning the yard (this is a common chore for a young boy), but did you know that he was a “sliding-door-operator” also commonly known here in the coloured community as a gaatjie? 

  

 Started from the bottom now he’s here!

You’re welcome 😊

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