Who is Khatira Rafiqzada? Wiki Bio
Khatira Rafiqzada was born in the USA on 8 January 1981, so her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, best known for appearing in the film “Layla” while she gained wider recognition only after marrying the famous actor Michael Ealy.
Early life and education
Khatira was raised in the USA by her parents who were both born in Afghanistan, and who came to the US when Khatira’s mother was pregnant carrying her. Her parents worked most of the time while she was growing up, her mother at a local supermarket while her father was a construction worker.
Tyler Perry studio opening in ATL – Michael Ely and Khatira Rafiqzada
Khatira became interested in acting and modelling after enrolling at elementary school, as most of her peers were interested in the same thing. She started playing sports once enrolling at high school, such as volleyball and lacrosse and she also joined her school’s drama club appearing in several plays before matriculation. She decided not to enroll at college, but to find a job to financially support herself and help her parents.
Career as an actress
It appears as Khatira’s acting career was launched in 2009, but ended in the same year after she appeared in two films.
She made her debut film appearance in the short action drama film “Layla”, which lasts 35 minutes and starred Marie Therese Abou-Daoud, Jawad Asephi and Jasmine Bissete. Khatira portrayed Zola in this film, which talks about a father living in Afghanistan and his daughter living in Los Angeles as they start smuggling drugs. Layla, the lead character in the film, betrays her boss in Los Angeles, and things start getting dangerous for both her and her father.
Her second role was in the horror movie “Chain Letter”, which starred Nikki Reed, Keith David and Brad Dourif, and which was directed and written by Deon Taylor – Khatira portrayed Mrs. Garrett who is a consultant.
The stor is about a chain mail, which if not forwarded means that a serial killer will murder the last recipient. The movie had a rather poor 4.1/10 score on the IMDb movie rating website. It is not known what Khatira has been doing after these films – many people believe that she has stopped acting and any other work, and is rather sharing her husband’s net worth.
Love life and relationships
Khatira met Michael Ealy at a party in 2008, and a month later the two started dating.
It was only a year later that Michael addressed the public about his relationship with Khatira, and they went on to date for the next three years before marrying in October 2012 at an event which was attended by only their close friends and family. Once again, the public didn’t learn about the event until early 2013.
On 18 April 2014, Khatira gave birth to their son Elijah Brown, and in November 2016, Michael stated during an interview that they had just become parents to a baby girl.
Michael had been in several relationships before meeting Khatira; he dated Halle Berry, a famous actress, from October 2005 to March 2008, while he was also in a relationship with Taraji P. Henson, an author and actress.
Hobbies and other interests
Khatira’s main hobby was travelling, and she has been all around Europe several times with her dream travel destination being Paris, France, however, after becoming a mother, she stopped travelling and has dedicated her time to raising her children. She enjoys watching comedy movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Julia Roberts, Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams, while some of the movies she enjoys watching the most are “Runaway Bride”, “Airplane!”, and “The Naked Gun”.
She is a lover of animals, and had two pet dogs which died in 2015 and 2016. Khatira is interested in doing voluntary work, and has both volunteered and donated money to Afghanistan Relief Organization and Young Women for Change. She goes to Afghanistan at least once every year to visit her cousins, and to help her people.
Appearance and net worth
Khatira is 39 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 125lbs (57kgs). As of March 2020, she shares Michael’s net worth which is estimated at over $3 million.
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Who is Michael Ealy, Khatira’s husband?
Michael Brown was born in Silver Spring, Maryland USA, on 3 August 1973 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, best known for appearing in movies such as “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “Think Like a Man Too”.
Michael grew up in Silver Spring where he was raised by his father who owned a small grocery store, and his mother who worked for the International Business Machine Corporation (IBM). Michael attended Springbrook High School, and upon matriculation enrolled at the University of Maryland, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 1995.
Michael launched his career by appearing in stage plays, while he made his debut film appearance in “Kissing Jessica Stein” in 2001. He gained recognition after portraying Ricky Nash in the film “Barbershop” in 2002, and was then invited to appear in “2 Fast 2 Furious” in 2003. The film made him somewhat famous, and he went on to win roles in movies such as “Barbershop 2” in 2004, “Miracle at St. Anna” in 2008, and “Takers” in 2010. Two of his latest roles in films have been in “The Intruder” and “Jacob’s Ladder”, both released in 2019.
He made his debut TV series appearance in a single episode of “ER” in 2002; in 2005, he portrayed Virgible ‘Tea Cake’ Woods in “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, before winning his first lead role in a TV series in “Sleeper Cell”, appearing in 18 episodes during 2005 and 2006.
He was invited to play two recurring roles in “Flash Forward” in 2009 and “The Good Wife” in 2010, while his next lead role came in 2012 in “Common Law”. In 2015, he was cast as Theo, the main character in the third season of the series “The Following”, while the next year saw him star in “Secrets and Lies”. His latest role in a series has been in “Stumptown” for which he is still shooting.
Michael has won two awards for his acting performances, which are a Black Reel Award for an outstanding actor in a TV movie or limited series in 2005, and an African-American film Critics Association Award for the best supporting actor in 2010.