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Shappi Khorsandi was born on 8 June, 1973 in Tehran, Iran. Discover Shappi Khorsandi's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 50 years old?

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Age 50 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 8 June, 1973
Birthday 8 June
Birthplace Tehran, Pahlavi Iran
Nationality United Kingdom

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Shappi Khorsandi Height, Weight & Measurements

At 50 years old, Shappi Khorsandi height is 5′ 2″ .

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Height 5′ 2″
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Who Is Shappi Khorsandi's Husband?

Her husband is Christian Reilly (m. 2005-2011)

Parents Hadi Khorsandi (father)
Husband Christian Reilly (m. 2005-2011)
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Children 2

Shappi Khorsandi Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Shappi Khorsandi worth at the age of 50 years old? Shappi Khorsandi’s income source is mostly from being a successful . She is from United Kingdom. We have estimated Shappi Khorsandi's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
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The book describes the way in which Khorsandi experienced England as a young girl. The narrative begins with her attending nursery school, The Kings' International Nursery School, with her brother, Peyvand. Throughout the book, she explains the ways in which the Persian language differs from English: "They called me ‘poppet’. Iranians said 'jaan' or 'azizam'." She also expresses pride in how her father took English classes and was praised for his affinity with the written word, though she also felt he was able to be more humorous in Persian.


Khorsandi lives with her children in South-West London near Richmond Park. Her father and brother are also stand-up comedians. In 2017, she came out as bisexual.

In November 2017, Khorsandi appeared as a contestant on the seventeenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and was placed 11th in the competition.


In January 2016, she became president of Humanists UK, and became vice-president in 2019. Her second book and first novel, Nina is Not OK, was released in 2016.

Khorsandi was raised without any religion, and identifies as an atheist and a humanist. She later became a patron of Humanists UK, which appointed her as its President for a three-year term from January 2016, succeeding Jim Al-Khalili.

In 2016, Khorsandi appeared with her son on Big Star's Little Star. Also in 2016, along with numerous other celebrities, Khorsandi toured the UK to support Jeremy Corbyn's bid to become Prime Minister.


On 19 and 20 November 2014, Khorsandi was a guest panellist on Loose Women, filling in for Jamelia. She appeared on The Blame Game on BBC Northern Ireland hosted by Tim McGarry on 5 December 2014.

Other themes include her experiences with English food and customs, the war between Iran and Iraq, and the hostilities that she and her family encounter—she notes, for example, having been referred to as a terrorist.


Khorsandi was married to fellow comedian Christian Reilly, with whom she has a son, Cassius. They divorced in 2011. In November 2012, she announced on Twitter that she was expecting her second child, due in the summer of 2013. On 7 June 2013, Khorsandi gave birth to a baby girl, Genevieve. In a 2014 interview she said "I’m doing it all on my own, I have no contact with the father. But that’s fine, I’m not angry or bitter."


Khorsandi was a panellist on Question Time in 2006, and returned on 14 January 2010. During that show, she mentioned that she supports Labour. She performed on the second episode of Let's Dance for Sport Relief 2010.

In 2010, Khorsandi took part in Channel 4's Comedy Gala, a benefit show held in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, filmed live at the O2 Arena in London on 30 March. She appeared as a guest in Genius hosted by Dave Gorman on 31 October 2010. In March 2012, Khorsandi appeared on Channel 4's The Celebrity Bank Job and won £59,000 for her chosen charities.


In 2007, Khorsandi made her first trip to Australia and the Melbourne Comedy Festival with her show Asylum Speaker. She also appeared live on the Australia comedy talk show Rove. Later, she was nominated for best breakthrough act at the 2007 Chortle Awards. In December 2008, she appeared on the BBC stand-up television show Live at the Apollo alongside Russell Kane and Al Murray. She also made an appearance on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow on 20 June 2009, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 26 June 2009 and 8 Out of 10 Cats on 10 July 2009.

Khorsandi's memoir, A Beginner's Guide to Acting English, was published by Ebury Press on 2 July 2009. She performed her show, The Distracted Activist, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 6 to 31 August 2009.


Khorsandi performs comedy, having been a noted performer at Joe Wilson's Comedy Madhouse throughout 1997. She has appeared on many BBC Radio 4 programmes, including Quote... Unquote, Loose Ends, You and Yours, Midweek, Just A Minute, The Now Show and The News Quiz, as well as BBC Television's Have I Got News For You and QI. In July 2009, she hosted her own four-part series, Shappi Talk on BBC Radio 4, examining what it is like growing up in multi-cultural families. She also writes an occasional column for online magazine


Khorsandi graduated from King Alfred's College, now the University of Winchester, in 1995, with a degree in Drama, Theatre and television, then moved on to pursue a career in comedy. In 2010, the university awarded her an honorary doctorate.


Shaparak "Shappi" Khorsandi (Persian: شاپرک خرسندی ‎, born 8 June 1973) is an Iranian-born British comedian and author. She is the daughter of the Iranian political satirist and poet Hadi Khorsandi. Her family left Iran when she was a child following the Islamic Revolution.