Shaheen Jafargholi Biography
Shaheen Jafargholi is a Welsh actor and singer known for EastEnders, Torchwood, and Children in Need. In addition, Jafargholi finished in seventh place on the ITV competition series Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. Moreover, he has since portrayed the roles of Shakil Kazemi in EastEnders and Marty Kirkby in Casualty.
Shaheen Jafargholi Age|Birthday
Jafargholi was born on January 23, 1997. Therefore, he is 26 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on 23rd January every year.
Shaheen Jafargholi Height|Weight
Jafargholi’s height is 5 feet 9 inches (approximately 165 centimeters). Moreover, he weighs 64 kilograms.
Shaheen Jafargholi Family
Jafargholi was born at Singleton Hospital, Swansea, Wales to his parents Iraj (father) and Karen Thomas (mother). Additionally, Jafargholi’s mother is Welsh and his father is Iranian. However, his parents amicably separated. Moreover, the actor regularly sees his father and lives with his mother. However, Shaheen has not disclosed if he has any siblings.
Shaheen Jafargholi Girlfriend
Jafargholi is currently dating Amy Leigh Hickman, his former EastEnders co-star who played Linzi Bragg on the soap from 2016 to 2017. Additionally, the couple still appears to be going strong almost five years after they met on the soap.
Shaheen Jafargholi Education
Jafargholi attended Mark Jermin Stage School.
Shaheen Jafargholi Career
Jafargholi had a recurring role of Troy in 2009 in the children’s television series Grandpa in My Pocket. In addition, Shaheen acted in the Torchwood episode “Greeks Bearing Gifts” playing Danny. Furthermore, he took part in an episode of the medical drama series Casualty playing Christy Skinner. Additionally, he has toured on stage as a young Michael Jackson in Thriller – Live.
In addition, his minor work includes UK touring productions of Macbeth, The King and I as well as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Moreover, Jafargholi also performed s the genie of the lamp in Aladin. Additionally, the actor appeared uncredited in Mine All Mine, A Way of Life, and a short film called Day at the Beach. Furthermore, he has had minor TV appearances such as The Frank Skinner Show, Nickelodeon UK, and ITV Wales News. In addition, he has taken part in advertisements for Delta Air Lines, Debenhams, and DFS. However, a planned Walkers Crisps advert with ex-footballer Gary Lineker was canceled.
Britain’s Got Talent
The actor took part in Britain’s Got Talent, series 3, episode 2 in 2009. Jafargholi’s first audition song was Amy Winehouse’s version of The Zutons song cover “Valerie”. However, Simon Cowell ended the song and requested that he sing another song. Shaheen sang Smokey Robinson’s Who’s Lovin’ You which was highly credited by the audience and the judges earning a standing ovation.
Moreover, he was signed to present a one-hour show on his local radio station Bay Radio as a result of his appearance in the talent contest. Furthermore, he chose ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going from the musical Dreamgirls for the semi-final. Additionally, he finished in 6th place.
During the 2009 MOBO Awards in September, he sang ‘I’ll Be There’ during the ceremony’s tribute to Michael Jackson. Moreover, Jafargholi flew to Chicago to tape an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show a month later performing ‘Who’s Lovin You’. Additionally, Shaheen later performed ‘Lean On Me’ and ‘Who’s Lovin’ You’ at the BBC Children in Need Gala in Cardiff and the BBC Switch Live. Furthermore, he also performed ‘I’ll Bre There’ on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Moreover, he performed at the ‘Welcome to Wales’ concert for the Ryder Cup and in Britain’s Got Talent tour where he performed ‘I Want You Back’ by the Jackson 5.
Shaheen announced details for his debut album and single in September 2010.
Adult acting career
Jafargholi performed as the Genie in The New Victoria Theatre’s pantomime, Aladin in 2014. Furthermore, he joined the cast of the BBC soap opera, EastEnders, portraying Shakil Kazemi in May 2016. Moreover, he joined the cast of Casualty as nurse Marty Kirkby.
2004 – Casualty
2006 – Torchwood
2009 – Grandpa in My Pocket
2016-2018 – EastEnders
2018 to present – Casualty
2019, 2020 – Holby City
Awards and nominations
Inside Soap Award under the category of Best Newcomer – EastEnders – longlisted
Digital Spy Reader Awards under the category of Newcomer – EastEnders – Third
Inside Soap Awards under the category of Best Drama Star – Casualty – Longlisted
Shaheen Jafargholi Net Worth
Jafargholi’s net worth ranges between $1 million and $10 million.
Shaheen is active on Instagram under the handle @shaheenjafa with a huge following of 119k followers.