Tarik Saleh

Tarik Saleh

  • Birthday: 1972-01-28
  • Place of birth: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Also know as: Tariq Saleh


Tarik Saleh (Arabic: طارق صالح; born 28 January 1972; Stockholm) is a Swedish film director, animator, screenwriter, producer, publisher, journalist. He was born in Högalids församling, Stockholm to a Swedish mother and an Egyptian father. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was one of Sweden's most prominent graffiti artists, including co-creating Fascinate. He has also worked as a TV host for Sveriges Television and is one of the founders of production company Atmo. His work often contains techniques such as montages, cut-out graphics and faces with manipulated lip synching. At the 53rd Guldbagge Awards, his film The Nile Hilton Incident won five awards, including Best Film. His film Boy from Heaven was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.