Born May 26, 1963, is the Nigerian veteran actor, film producer, and director widely known as Antar Laniyan, an actor who has worked for more than three decades in the Nigerian film industry.

Antar Laniyan has demonstrated his versatility and talent as an actor by appearing in numerous Nollywood films and television shows.

Laniyan has gained recognition for his ability to portray diverse characters, ranging from dramatic roles to comedic ones.

Renowned for his contributions to Nigerian cinema have made him a respected figure within the industry.


  • Full Name: Antar Laniyan
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: May 26, 1963
  • Age: 61 years old
  • Ethnicity: Yoruba
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Place of Birth: Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria
  • State Of Origin: Osun
  • Zodiac Sign:  Gemini
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: 2 sons
  • Profession: Actor, Filmmaker

Early Life & Education

Antar Laniyan, a Nigerian actor, was born on May 26, 1963, in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State in southwestern Nigeria.

He studied at Baptist Secondary School, where he obtained his West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC),

Antar Laniyan’s academic journey commenced with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan.

The public is not aware of information about his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Laniyan, but he has a younger brother, Ifeoluwa Laniyan.

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In 1981, his acting career began when he bagged his first role, a “major general” in a film titled Everybody Wants to Know.

Laniyan has contributed to different Nigerian Nollywood Yoruba movies, which include Sango, a film by Wale Ogunyemi and produced by Obafemi Lasode.

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He has also directed the award-winning Nigerian TV series “Super Story” by Wale Adenuga Productions in 2000.

His directorial expertise extended to projects like Oh Father Oh Daughter and This Life, produced from the stable of Wale Adenuga Production.

His iconic roles in Nigerian films like Saworoide, Agogo Eewo, Oleku, Nkan Adun, Abela Pupa, and Outkast are among his significant contributions to the Nigerian movie industry.

Personal Life

Antar Laniyan is married to a wonderful woman. However, her identity remains undisclosed to the public.

Laniyan has two children. The oldest is Ifeoluwa Thywill Laniyan, born around 1997, while information about his second child is private.

Awards & Nominations

  • 2003: The Best of Nollywood Awards – Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Sango”
  • 2015: City People Movie Awards – Movie Director of the Year (Yoruba) for his work on “Arugba”
  • 2015: City People Movie Awards – Yoruba Movie Personality of the Year (Male)

Antar Laniyan Biography: Net Worth, Age, Movie, Wife, Parents, Children, State Of Origin


  • Olola-Aginju (2022)
  • Ijakumo: The Born Again Stripper (2022)
  • Covenant (2022)
  • Ekun Iyawo (2022)
  • Alimi (2021)
  • The Cleanser (2021)
  • Kakanfo (2020)
  • Last Request (2019)
  • Atupa (2018)
  • Black Val (2016)
  • Aruga (2015)
  • Kabiosi (2015)
  • Yemoja (2011)
  • The Return of Jenifa (2011)
  • Òréré layé (2009)
  • Akandun (2007)
  • Idunnu mi (2007)
  • Egun (2007)
  • Alagbara (2007)
  • Eje adegbenro (2006)
  • Durodola (2005)
  • Wanted at All Cost (2004)
  • Kadara Mi (2004)
  • Arewà (2003)
  • Contractors (2003)
  • Agogo èèwò (2002)
  • Àkóbí gómìnà (2002)
  • Oduduwa (2000)
  • Sàngó: The Legendary African King (1998)
  • Most Wanted (1998)
  • Hostages (1997)

Net Worth

Antar Laniyan’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million.

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