Faran Tahir

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  • Birth Name: Faran Haroon Tahir
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • In the late 1800s, his maternal great-grandparents published the first Pakistani magazine for women.
  • Parents are actor-writer-directors.
  • Originally considered majoring in business and economics in college, but switched to theater.
  • For his Iron Man screen test, director Jon Favreau had him and costar Robert Downey Jr. do the same scene 10 different ways.
  • Played the villainous Raza, who kidnapped and tortured the lead character, in Iron Man (2008). Upon reading the screenplay, he convinced the filmmakers to make the bad guys mercenaries instead of the originally scripted Muslim terrorists.
  • Son, Javan, had a small role in Iron Man.

Relationships

  • Ali Tahir — Brother
  • Lena Tahir — Daughter
  • Yasmeen Tahir — Mother
  • Marie Tahir — Wife
  • Naeem Tahir — Father
  • Javan Tahir — Son

College

  • University of California, Berkeley, California, United States (BA in Theater); Harvard University, Institute for Advanced Theater Training, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Faran Haroon Tahir
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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