Afshin Shahidi was born on 7 September 1969 under the birth sign of Virgo, in Mashhad, Iran. He is a cinematographer, photographer, and director of photography, probably best recognized for being one of the main photographers of pop star Prince. He is also known as the father of actors Yara Shahidi and Sayeed Shahidi.
How rich is he? Afshin Shahidi Net Worth and Assets
His professional career started in 1990, and he has been an active member in the entertainment industry ever since. So, if anyone of you ever wondered how rich Afshin Shahidi is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $1 million, accumulated through his successful career. If he continues to expand his career further, there is no doubt that his net worth will increase in the coming years.
Early Life, Education, Nationality, Ethnicity
Concerning his early life, Afshin Shahidi apparently spent one part of his childhood somewhere outside of Mashhad, Iran, where he was raised alongside his siblings by his parents, whose names and professions have not been revealed to the public yet. At the age of eight, he moved with his family to the US, so holds Iranian-American nationality and is of Iranian Azerbaijanis ethnicity. Information regarding his education is not available to the media.
Career during the 1990s
Speaking about his career, Afshin Shahidi started as a camera assistant in 1990, when he worked on the short documentary film “Stonelight”. Three years later, he worked on Brian Sloan’s short drama “Pool Days”, and made his debut as a cinematographer in the same year with the title “Off In The World”, both of which marked the establishment of his net worth. In 1995, Afshin became quite busy, as he worked on such projects as the drama “The Cure”, the horror thriller “Embrace Of The Vampire”, and the romantic comedy “Mallrats”.
Two years later, he filmed the thriller “Friends ‘Til The End”, and then worked on the 1998 romantic comedy “Overnight Delivery”. By the end of the decade, he had also worked as a camera assistant on the romantic comedy “Drop Dead Gorgeous” (1999) and the western drama “All The Pretty Horses” starring Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz, and worked as a cinematographer on the film “Mulligan”, both in 2000.
Continued Success in the New Millennium
With the beginning of the new millenium, Afshin continued to line up success after success, initially working in the camera department on such titles as “Kingdom Come”, “Daddy And Them”, and “Joe Somebody”, all in 2001.
Thereafter, he became more focused on his career as a cinematographer, so he worked in that position for various projects, including “Apsara” (2003), and “11:11” (2006), for which he also served as the director of photography. His next major project came in 2011, when he filmed the documentary “The King Of Luck” about famous country musician and actor Willie Nelson, which was followed by another short video “My Two Worlds” in the same year. In 2014, he filmed the short “The Afghan Whigs: Algiers”, and then worked as a camera operator for another short film, entitled “Court Of Conscience” in 2015.
Most recently, Afshin worked on the 2018 short drama “X”, directed by his daughter, as well as on Philip Harder’s documentary “The Claw”, which is currently in post-production. So, his net worth is certainly still rising.
His Collaboration with Prince – “Prince: A Private View”
Apart from being involved in the film industry as a camera assistant and cinematographer, Afshin Shahidi reached enormous popularity through his collaboration with Prince. He was one of the main personal photographers of the legendary musician, and has published the photobook dedicated to their collaboration, entitled “Prince: A Private View”, in October of 2017.
Moreover, Afshin also worked on the short documentary “Life Of The Party: On The Road With Prince And The New Power Generation” back in 2005.
Personal Life: Wife Keri Shahidi, Residence
To talk about his personal life, Afshin Shahidi is a married man – he has been married to Keri Salter Shahidi for more than two decades; she is a Native Choctaw, probably best recognized for being an actress and producer, who has worked on such projects as “In The Motherhood”, “American Dad!”, “X”, and “Hair Love”. Their current residence is in Los Angeles, California.
Afshin and Keri are blessed with three children. She first gave birth to a daughter named Yara Sayeh Shahidi in February of 2000, after which they welcomed a son named Sayeed Shahidi, in February of 2003, then a second son named Ehsan Shahidi in March of 2008. Yara and Sayeed are involved in the film industry as actors, actively supported by their parents.
How old is he? Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about Afshin Shahidi’s age, as we already mentioned he was born in 1969 which makes him 49 years old. Although he is in his late 40s, Afshin is still a very handsome man. Regarding his appearance, he is bald and has dark brown colored eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m); however, there is no information about his weight and vital statistics.
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Social Media Presence
In addition to his involvement in the entertainment industry, Afshin is also active as a member across many of the most popular social media sites, which he uses not only to promote his upcoming projects but also to post photos from his private life, and share various other content with his fans. So, he runs his official Instagram account, on which he has more than 50,000 followers, as well as his official Twitter account, but having less than 2,000 followers. Besides that, he also has his own website, on which you can find more information regarding his career.