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Ayub Khan-Din (born 1961 in Salford) appeared in Coronation Street as clothing businessman Hanif Ruparell for three stints in June/July 1992, April to July 1993 and in December of the same year.

He also appeared in The Bill, Capital City, The Chief and London Bridge but he made his biggest acting mark on the big screen in films such as My Beautiful Laundrette , Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and Idiot.

He began writing hugely successful plays in the late 1990s with his first production, East is East, being nominated for Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Comedy in 1998. He adapted the play into a film script the following year and won several awards for his work. He has since followed up this success with Rafta, Rafta... and West is West.

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