Achmed Abdullah


Achmed Abdullah was an American writer and playwright who was nominated to the Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay. He was an immigrant to US. His background is known based on his own biographical descriptions. He was born in Russia in a Russian Orthodox family and claimed royal Russian lineage. Also, his mother was the daughter of an Afghan Emir. After separation of his parents, he was adopted by his uncle and raised as a Muslim.

He served in the British Army in various countries before finally immigrating to US in 1910s.



Achmed wrote the screenplay of various movies in the 1930s. In 1935 he was co-nominated alongĀ for the Academy Award for the movie The Lives of a Bengal Lancer. He also wrote various short-stories that were published in various magazines.