Actor Faran Tahir, 54, was born in Los Angeles into a distinguished artistic family and raised in Pakistan before returning to the U.S. in 1980 to study at Cal-Berkeley, and then at Harvard with the American Repertory Theater. Best known as Raza in Iron Man and Capt. Robau in Star Trek, he made his film premiere in the 1994 live-action version of The Jungle Book. His numerous television credits include The Practice, NYPD Blue, Lost, The West Wing, Monk and Scandal, while his extensive theater credits include a critically lauded Othello with the Shakespeare Theatre Company. More than two decades after starring in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s first alfresco production, the San Diego resident returns to Boston this summer to play the titular role in CSC’s Richard III on Boston Common.