If you’re a fan of the ITV soap Emmerdale, then you’re probably familiar with Roxy Shahidi, who plays Leyla Harding.
She has also starred in films like National Theatre Live: Othello (2013) and Sinchronicity (2006).
Roxy is quite a private person and does not like to reveal much about her personal life.
But there are some facts from her life which you may not be aware of.
Here is everything you need to know about Roxy Shahidi, including her biography, age, ethnicity, husband, parents, and net worth.
Who is Roxy Shahidi?
Born to an Iranian father and an English mother, Roxy Shahidi is a famous British actress, who made her television acting debut in Sinchronicity.
Her full name is Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi.
Shahidi, who was born on March 12, 1983, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK, began her career as a yoga instructor before turning to acting.
Prior to making her television acting debut, she began her career as a member of the Contact Young Actors Company in 2004 and later worked for Peskar Productions as a drama workshop leader for a number of years in Oldham and Bolton.
Her theatre credits include East is East, Janus (for West Yorkshire Playhouse), Christie Malry’s Own Double Entry at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, Freshly Scratched (for the Battersea Arts Centre) and Rafta, Rafta.
She has also performed in radio plays, such as Nadeem Aslam’s Maps for Lost Lovers.
She played Shahrazad in the Manchester Library Theatre Company production of Arabian Nights from November 2012 to January 2013 at the Lowry Theatre in Salford, near Manchester.
Shahidi returned to Emmerdale on 25 December 2013.
Who is Roxy Shahidi husband?
Currently, Roxy Shahidi is married to Arsher Ali since 2010 and the couple has a child together.
They got married after just two weeks of dating in a private ceremony surrounded by family and friends.