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Poal Cairo


Poal Cairo is a European black Indian actor living in Amsterdam and working internationally. His idiosyncratic appearance together with highly developed acting skills give Cairo the status of a truly unique talent.

Poal has an impressively assembled resumé, including award winning movies and TV series such as HELIUM, ONLY DECENT PEOPLE, CELBLOK H and GOOD TIMES, BAD TIMES (GTST). He also starred in CLEAN HANDS, directed by Tjebbo Penning.

In 2015, the short UNFORGETTABLE was declared Best Film, seeing off thousands of other films at the 48 Hour Film Project in Atlanta, US. In 2016 Poal joins the international cast of the new drama series BRUSSEL and also stars in ALBERTA, directed by Eddy Terstall and Erik Wünsch, produced by San Fu Maltha (BLACK BOOK). In 2017 Poal made his debut in the theatre with GEVANGENIS MONOLOGEN.

Photo credits: Simone Gablan

Known for


Clean Hands