Navid Negahban is an Iranian-American actor. He started his Hollywood career in the 2000s. Initially, he had guest appearances in The Invisible Man, The Agency, JAG, The West Wing, and many others. In 2005, he made his cinematic debut in the film The Fallen Ones. He next appeared in the movies Broken and Richard III, to name a few. Later in 2010, he had his first recurring role in the Fox series 24. Between 2011 and 2013, he became known for his role as Abu Nazir in Homeland. After this, he played recurring roles in The Messengers, Mistresses, and The Team. From 2018 to 2019, he starred as Amahl Farouk / Shadow King in the FX series Legion. He also played The Sultan in the 2019 film Aladdin.