Yara Shahidi — Ethnic Who, Siblings, Religion

By | March 14, 2017

This sweet Yara Sayeh Shahidi was born in Minnesota and her ethnicity belongs to African-American and Iranian-American. Check out her net worth, siblings name, religion and facts. Yara Sayeh Shahidi is a renowned American model and actress. She is a teenager and has achieved a sky-high success at this early age. She has bagged a number of characters and so much success also. Yara Shahidi was born in Minneapolis of Minnesota and she is she was born on 10th February of 2000 and she now just a 17 years old girl.

Yara Shahidi Ethnicity



Ethnicity : Iranian,African-American and Choctaw Native American 

Name Yara Sayeh Shahidi
Date of Birth February10, 2000
Occupation Actress
Parents Father: Afshin Shahidi
Mother: Keri Shahidi
Yara Shahidi Net Worth $6 Million
Sibling Brother:Sayeed Shahidi
Education N/A
Languages English
Religion Muslim
Relationship Status Single
Yara Shahidi Boyfriend Iggy Azalea
Sun Sign Aquarius

Now take a glance about her ethnicity. Afsin Alexander Shahidi, her father is a renowned photographer of America and his ethnicity is Iranian-American. Her mother Keri Shahidi is an African-American woman, who is an actress by profession. She is a native of Choctaw. She was in Minnesota for four years and then the Shahidi family shifted to California to establish a career of her father. She is not the only person from the family, who is the showbiz adobe. Her brother Sayeed Shahidi is also a famous model and actor. Yara is the second cousin of the renowned rapper Nas.

Her name Yara means “someone, who close to your heart”. Which is a Persian name and she told that in her recent interview with Star Tribune.

She started her career at very early age, when she was just 6 as a model for several renowned brands like Ralph Lauren, McDonald’s, GapKids, Disney, and The Children’s Place etc. She has appeared on the television Medias with her mother and younger brother. Yara is also a popular face of the print media. She debuted in her acting career with “Imagine That”, a character with Eddie Murphy.



The master stroke of her career is Black-ish, a prime time comedy show of ABC. She has won the NAACP Image Award for best supporting role award. She has signed a contract with New York’s Women Management agency recently.

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