Alaa was born and raised in France to Moroccan parents. At the age of 7, he starts practicing martial arts. At 18, he's the Taekwonmudo World Champion. His fighting and acrobatic skills get him to work as a stuntman in Thailand, India and France. He then studies acting in the "Atelier International de Théâtre Blanche Salant & Paul Weaver". He starts taking on roles, and keeps studying with Jack Waltzer.Since he's 21, Alaa takes part in different film genres. But his performance opposite Jackie Chan in "Chinese Zodiac 12" paves his way to Hollywood. He's offered to play The Moor in "Outcast" with Nicolas Cage. He then joins Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen and Benedict Cumberbatch in "Doctor Strange". He's directed by Michael Cuesta in "American Assassin" alongside Michael Keaton, and by Kenneth Branagh in "Murder on the Orient Express". His performance in "Taureau Taureau" earned him the Best Male Actor award at the Festival National du Cinéma d'Hyères les Palmiers.