Hajji at the 19thAnnual MMPA Oscar Week Luncheon and Awards in Beverly Hills, February 2012
December 8, 1982 |
Fouad Hajji (born December 8, 1982) is a Belgian actor. Fouad is known for his role as Rachid in the award winning film Ou Quoi, directed by Cecilia Verheyden, which won Best Fiction Début at the International ShortFilm Festival Leuven. One of his defining screen roles was that of Javed in the award-nominated 2011 Odium directed by Neale Hemrajani. He is also known for performing stunts and dance at the TMF Awards (Belgium) as wells as for international artists Hadise, Sandrine Van Handenhoven and RoxorLoops. He has appeared in music videos with Kamran & Hooman, Kate Ryan and Sami Yusuf.
Life and career
Fouad Hajji was born in Vilvoorde, Belgium, to Moroccan immigrant parents. He is fluent in French, Arabic, Dutch and English. In his early career Fouad taught breakdance and hip-hop at dance schools AS Dance, K-creation, Dasa and Jazzmijn. Fouad performed at the TMF Awards (Belgium) as well as with international artists Hadise, Sandrine Van Handenhoven and RoxorLoops. Fouad obtained a bachelor's degree in information technology at Honim College and obtained a master's degree in international business at Vlekho College in Brussels. Fouad attended the Parallax school of Actors and The Flanders Acting Studio, where he intensively studied Method acting, Meisner technique and emotional preparation. Fouad portrayed the role of ‘Rachid’ opposite Luk Wyns in the award winning film Ou Quoi, directed by Cecilia Verheyden, which won Best Fiction Début at the International ShortFilm Festival Leuven and the role of ‘Javed’ in the award-nominated 2011 Odium, directed by Neale Hemrajani.