AS STATED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, “NOTHING ELSE ON TV (INCLUDING NETFLIX, AMAZON AND HULU) HAS A SURFACE TEXTURE AS DISORIENTING AND ATTENTION-GRABBING… WITH THE WELCOME ADDITION OF NAVID NEGAHBAN.”
From portraying the most nefarious terrorist on HOMELAND to the most talked about comic book villain on TV right now on the hit FOX/Marvel series “Legion” as Ahmal Farouk, aka the Shadow King, actor Navid Negahban is the “villain with a thousand faces,” one of the more elaborate Marvel mutants in the series, which airs in Italy on FOX.
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Navid captured one of the most coveted roles in the Marvel Universe on “Legion,” based on characters from Marvels’ X-Men universe and created by “Fargo” producer Noah Hawley, stars Dan Stevens (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) and Aubrey Plaza (“Parks & Rec”). Season 2 marks the highly anticipated reveal of Farouk aka The Shadow King, who made his live action debut in “Legion,” this season, which is a big deal because the character from the comic books is a manifestation of the dark side of the human consciousnesses, spawned by the first nightmare and occupies different human form hosts.
Negahban, best known for his critically acclaimed and SAG nominated performance as Osama Bin Ladin archetype Abu Nazir on opposite Damian Lewis on HOMELAND, just wrapped filming on Disney’s Guy Ritchie live-action remake of ALADDIN. Navid stars as the Sultan opposite Will Smith, Naomi Scott, and Mena Massoud in this live-action re-telling of the classic 1992 animated Disney film, which is currently scheduled for a May 2019 release. He also has been seen in a multitude of recent projects including the hit film AMERICAN ASSASSIN opposite Michael Keaton, the Netflix film SAND CASTLE alongside Henry Cavill and Nicholas Hoult and the Jerry Bruckheimer produced 12 STRONG opposite Chris Hemsworth. Navid also starred in the independent film BABA JOON, which went on to win five Ophir Awards, the equivalent of the Israeli Oscar.
Other feature credits include his stand-out role in Clint Eastwood’s AMERICAN SNIPER opposite Bradley Cooper, one of the top grossing films of 2014, nominated for six Academy Awards. He also starred in BROTHERS with Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal; CHARLIE WILSON’S WARstarring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams; and WORDS AND PICTURES with Clive Owens and Juliette Binoche as well as Henry Hughes’ DAY ONE which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Film,
Live Action in 2015.
Born in Mashhad, Iran, Navid caught the acting bug at the age of eight, when his portrayal of an old man drew laughter from a large audience at an elementary school play. His passion for acting led him to Germany where he spent eight years honing his theatrical skills prior to arriving in the United States. He is fluent in English, Farsi and German. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, studying anthropology, shooting pool, driving and playing poker.
Special Thanks to Dubbed as one of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s “Best Dressed in the World,” who graces the covers of magazines across the globe from HELLO! Middle East to Modeliste, Bella, Jamalouki, Flair and many more, the strikingly beautiful Iranian-born Shiva Safai, engaged to real estate developer and mogul Mohamed Hadid (father to supermodels Gigi and Bella), fresh off her stint starring on E!’s hit series Second Wives Club, Shiva is living a jetset life having recently been to Marrakech, Cannes, Dubai, Beirut, St. Tropez, Shanghai and Paris and is embracing her role as a style, beauty and travel influencer with her nearly 800k followers on Instagram @ ShivaSafai.
Capitalizing on her bonafide influencer status, Safai is a GO TO BEAUTY, STYLE AND TRAVEL EXPERT who frequently delights her followers with the latest and greatest trends to follow including:
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Born in Iran and raised in Norway, Shiva moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 where she began working for a criminal background check business. She became fascinated by the work and eventually branched out on her own – opening her own company which she successfully ran for 10 years. As a self-made businesswoman, Shiva traveled the world cultivating her passion for exquisite fashion and décor in places like Paris, Greece and Egypt. An avid cook, Shiva also often shares recipe tips, especially those she has cultivated from her Persian upbringing and dishes that have become family favorites at the Hadid residence.