Actor Salim Kechiouche was born in Lyon, France to Algerian parents. At first a kickboxing champion in France (1998), his film carreer started when actor/director Gaël Morel discovered Salim and so he made his first appearance in the movie À Toute Vitesse. From then on he appeared in more films, and many different roles like in Gigolo next to Amanda Lear, his notorious appearance in Les Amants Criminels, but also Grande École, Le Clan, Le Fil. He also made some more movies with Gaël Morel. In 2013 Salim was at the film festival in Cannes for the movie La Vie d’Adèle, a love story about a lesbian couple which won the Palme d’Or and the critic’s prize. Also in 2013 he appears in the French series Odysseus as Orion and the movie Paris à Tout Prix. Next to his filmcarreer, Salim also stars in plays and theater and has been painted by artists Youssef Nabil and Michel Gilberti. Salim resides in Paris.