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Irvine Iqbal

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Irvine Iqbal

Irvine Iqbal (née Navid Naqvi.[1]; born 22 July 1977) is a British South Asian singer, actor and voice over artist.

Personal Life[edit]

Iqbal was born in Bolton and grew up in Lostock[2], and is the son of two doctors Ushi and Naseem Naqvi[1]. He attended the Rossall School in Lancashire and later moved to London to completed a degree in Drama, Film and Television at Brunel University. Following this, he secured a place at the Royal Academy of Music, studying Singing in Musical Theatre. In 2017, he was made an Associate of the Academy. Irvine went on to secure a number of television roles, as well as several parts in West End productions.

Irvine then studied for a post graduate in Law, before completing a Masters in Business (MBA) at Westminster Business School[3]



Title Year(s) Role(s) Venue
Bombay Dreams 2003 Cricketer/1st Cover Madan Apollo Victoria Theatre
The Far Pavilions 2005 Ensemble/1st Cover Koda Dad/1st Cover Diwan Shaftesbury Theatre
The Mahabharata 2005 Duryodhama Old Vic
Then Like My Dreams 2009 Barry Theatre Royal Stratford East
Wuthering Heights 2010 Vijay Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
Bend It Like Beckham 2015 Uncle/Teetu's Dad/Ensemble/1st Cover Mr Bhamra Phoenix Theatre
Aladdin - The Musical 2015 - 2018 Sultan Prince Edward Theatre
Branded 2017 Aziz Criterion Theatre
Broken Wings 2018 Bishop Bulos Theatre Royal Haymarket
The Boy in the Dress 2019 Raj Royal Shakespeare Company
Rumi: The Musical 2019 Husam London Coliseum
Now or Never 2021 Oliver The Barn Theatre
Romeo & Juliet 2021 Prince Escalus Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
East is East 2021 Mr Shah National Theatre
Aladdin 2022 Abanezer Hammersmith Lyric
The Father and the Assassin 2022 Muhammad Ali Jinnah National Theatre
Come Fall in Love - DDLJ Musical 2022 Baldev The Old Globe
The Witches 2023 Chef Chevalier National Theatre


Title Year Role(s)
Bend It Like Beckham 2013 Uncle/Ensemble
Bombay Dreams 2018 MK Chopra
The Infidel 2019 Arshad
Zoological 2020 Brian the Lion


Title Year Role(s)
Aladdin - The Musical 2022 Sultan
The Sikh Soldier 2023 Balbir


Title Year Role(s)
The Bill Azim Ahmed
Casualty Ron
Doctors Policeman
Eastenders Komal
The Bay 2023 Hassan


Cast recordings
Title Year
Bend It Like Beckham 2015
Rumi: The Musical 2021
Now or Never 2022
Broken Wings 2018
The Boy in the Dress 2019

Further Reading[edit]

Iqbal for The Stage


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Race no issue in Irvine's career". The Bolton News. 2002-04-18. Retrieved 2023-09-20.
  2. "Bolton star takes on magical West End role in Aladdin". The Bolton News. 2016-07-10. Retrieved 2023-09-20.
  3. Pendlebury, ByAmy (2017-03-17). "Amazing Alumni – Irvine Iqbal | Rossall - Independent Boarding School". Retrieved 2023-09-20.

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