Who is Khatira Rafiqzada? All About Her Ethnicity, Children and Husband

Khatira Rafiqzada is an American actress best known as the wife of Michael Ealy with whom she has two children. While their first child is named Elijah Brown, their second child’s name is not known. Though an American citizen, Khatira is of Asian ethnicity.

Due to her appearances in a couple of the 2009 movies, Layla and Chain Letter, one be right to call Khatira Rafiqzada an actress. But, having made zero appearances onscreen since then, she is more accurately known as the wife of American actor Michael Ealy, who has more than 50 film and television credits to his name.

Despite having a tiny footprint in the acting industry compared to her husband, Khatira Rafiqzada has been a subject of media interest. Most of which is due to her name and her relationship with the African-American actor. Here is a look at everything about her that has kept fans of the celebrity curious.

Khatira Rafiqzada Bio and Profile Summary

Age/Date of Birth:
42 years old (January 8, 1981)
5 feet 8
Husband or Boyfriend:Husband - Michael Ealy (October 2012)
Parents:Not available
Net Worth:Not available

Khatira Rafiqzada’s Fact Card


Where Is Khatira Rafiqzada From?

With a name like hers, Khatira Rafiqzada stands out among celebrity spouses in Hollywood, most of whom go by varying combinations of traditional American names. Although she is an American, Khatira Rafiqzada’s exotic name comes from her Afghanistan ethnicity. She was born to Afghan and Iran immigrants on the 8th of January, 1981, somewhere in the United States.

Khatira did not spend time as a professional actress long enough for details about her background to make it onto the public sphere. We do, however, know that she was raised by Shia Muslim parents and had her education in the US.

Here’s What Became Of Her Short-Acting Career

Before she had her only 2 credited screen appearances as an actress, she worked several jobs. Some of them included waitressing and working the back end of restaurants, both of which she did in New York and Los Angeles.

In 2009, when her husband-to-be was making his 30th onscreen appearance in a recurring role as Marshall Vogel in Flashforward, the tables turned for Khatira Rafiqzada. She got her debut role in the short film, Layla, playing the character, Zola. In the same year, she got her first role in a feature-length movie, playing a counselor named Ms. Garrett in the movie Chain Letter.

However, after two credits, Khatira Rafiqzada quit acting, choosing instead to live outside of the spotlight. While we presume that she has kept busy over the years, her job descriptions have changed a few times, she is widely reported to be a stay-at-home mom.

Khatira Rafiqzada’s Relationship and How She Became Michael Ealy’s Wife

Khatira Rafiqzada

Aside from the attention Khatira Rafiqzada’s exotic name draws, she is also remarkably famous for her relationship with the African-American actor, Michael Ealy. Khatira met Ealy in 2008, and both of them began their relationship in the same year.

After four years of dating, Khatira Rafiqzada and Michael Ealy got married in October 2012. The news of their marriage came as a surprise to their fans all over the globe, particularly Michael’s fans, several of whom have a crush on the movie/TV star.

The surprise at the marriage announcement is consistent with one of the defining features of Khatira Rafiqzada’s relationship with her husband—Secrecy. Save for a few red carpet appearances, they are known for keeping details about their marriage and family away from the media.

As mentioned earlier, Ealy has appeared in more than 50 movies and TV shows, including popular titles like Takers, Think Like a Man Too, Being Mary Jane, and several others. He is also an award-winning actor having won the Black Reel Awards as best actor in Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005) and the African-American Film Critics Association as best supporting actor in For Colored Girls (2010). In the past, he has been nominated for a Golden Globes award.

Khatira Rafiqzada Has A Daughter With Her Husband

Khatira Rafiqzada

While we might have all the juicy details about Khatira Rafiqzada and her marriage to one of Hollywood’s most coveted men, we know their marriage has produced 2 children. Khatira and her husband share two children—Elijah Brown, who was born on the 18th of April 2014 and a daughter, born in 2016. Her name remains unknown.

We know very little about their children, but her husband has not hesitated to share his love for his children, particularly his daughter, on social media and interviews. The actor has taken to Instagram to share a few posts expressing his love for his children.

In a November 2016 interview with Steve Harvey, where he revealed that he and Khatira Rafiqzada had welcomed a daughter, he had this to say:

I just discovered a whole new love. I’ve never ever felt this way before. I was wondering if I could love another child as much as I love my son. And what I realized, within hours of my daughter being born, not only do I love her just as much if not more. It’s a special kind of protective love.”

Khatira Rafiqzada At A Glance

Profile Summary
First Name:Khatira
Last Name:Rafiqzada
Also Known As:
Actress and former singer
Famous For:Being the wife of ace 2 Fast 2 Furious star, Michael Ealy
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Educational Qualifications:
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
42 years old (January 8, 1981)
Zodiac Sign:Capricorn
Birth Place:
United States
Country of Residence:
Physical Attributes
5 feet 8
57 Kg
Eye Colour:
dark brown
Hair Color:
dark brown
Other Body Measurements:
Not available
Marital Status:
Michael Ealy (October 2012)
Family and Relatives
Not available
Mother:Not available
Elijah (son) and Brown (daughter)
Siblings:Not available
Other Relatives:
Not available
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
Not available
Salary:Not available
Source of Wealth:

FAQs About Khatira Rafiqzada

How Many Children Does Khatira Rafiqzada Have and What are Their Names?

Khatira and her husband, Michael Ealy, share two children. Their first child, a son named Elijah Brown, was born on the 18th of April 2014 while their second child, a daughter whose name has not yet been revealed, was born in 2016.

How Old is Khatira Rafiqzada?

Khatira Rafiqzada is 42  years old. She was born was born on the 8th of January, 1981, somewhere in the United States.

Is Khatira Rafiqzada an Indian?

Khatira Rafiqzada is not an Indian. She was born to an Afghanistan and Iranian immigrant couple. So, even though she is an American citizen, she has biological roots in Afghanistan and Iran.

What is Khatira Rafiqzada’s Ethnicity?

Owing to the fact that her parents are from Afghanistan and Iranian, Khatira Rafiqzada is of Asian ethnicity.

Uwa Echebiri
Uwa Echebiri
Uwa has extensive professional writing experience including report and technical writing, product reviews, informational and persuasive articles, creative and content writing on nearly any topic. As a lifelong movie buff, Uwa is either bingeing on new movies during leisure, or giving someone a whopping on the latest FIFA edition


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