Golshifteh Farahani’s ex-husband Christos Dorje Walker biography

April 18, 2024
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Who is Christos Dorje Walker?

An Australian psychotherapist, Christos Dorje Walker rose to prominence after his marriage with Golshifteh Farahani, the famous Iranian actress. He was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 28 November 1970, in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. His ethnicity is Caucasian, and although he was born into a family that follows Christianity as a religion, he’s Buddhist.

He attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1988, didn’t enroll at college but traveled around the world, living in India, Bhutan and the Himalaya,s where he studied various forms of spirituality and meditation.

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Christos has also taught Qi Gong, a mind-body-spirit practice, and then,at the age of 22, he spent three years as a Buddhist monk, practicing Tibetan Buddhism. Currently, he’s working as a somatic psychologist, and apparently lives a peaceful life away from the media’s attention.

Marriage with Golshifteh Farahani

Christos met his future wife, Golshifteh in 2014, at a musical event held in France, and they soon started dating. After a year, the two married in 2015, the wedding held at a private ceremony in the presence of their closest family members and friends.

Although they were devoted to each other, and it seemed that they were in love, in 2017 after just two years of marriage, they divorced, so as of February 2022, it seems that Christos is single, has been married, but doesn’t have children.


Age, appearance, and net worth

Christos is 51 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes; he weighs around 165lbs (70kgs), and is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall.

According to sources, as of early 2022, his net worth has been estimated at close to $100,000.

Who is Golshifteh Farahani?

Rahavard Farahani – better known by her professional name Golshifteh Farahani – was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 10 July 1983, in Tehran, Iran. She’s an actress with 55 credits to her name, perhaps known best for her roles in movies such as “Body of Lies”, “Paterson” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”.


Golshifteh was raised in Tehran alongside her brother, whose name she hasn’t revealed, and her sister Shaghayegh Farahani, who is also an actress, by their parents Fahimeh Rahim Nia and Behzad Farahani; their father is a theatre actor and director in Tehran.

Golshifteh had an interest in music and acting from an early age,, and at the age of five, enrolled at a music school in her hometown,. When she was 14, she had the lead role in the movie “The Pear Tree”, which was her acting debut, that brought her the Crystal Roc Award – Best Actress.

In the early 2000s, she was seen in “Haft Parde”, “Zamaneh”, and “Two Angels”, before she portrayed Eti in “Boutique”, the role wich brought her the Nantes Three Continents Festival Award – Best Actress, in 2004.


Golshifteh was cast to play Habibeh in the 2006 movie “In the Name of the Father”, a war drama written and directed by Ebrahim Hatamikia, and then was seen starring in various Iranian movies, before she got her chance for an international career, portraying Aisha in “Body of Lies” alongside Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Strong, in 2008.

This action thriller drama directed by Ridley Scott, although bringing Golshifteh her first appearance in a Hollywood movie, also caused her problems, as she appeared without a hijab, which Iranian authorities interpreted as a collaboration with American propaganda, and violating Islamic law, being criticized by her homeland government, and thus moved to Paris, France.


In 2012, she posed nude for the French magazine Madame Le Figaro, and the government of Iran officially told her that she wasn’t welcome there. Golshifteh said in her interview for the Telegraph: ‘I was told by a Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guide official that Iran does not need any actors or artists. You may offer your artistic services somewhere else.’

In the following years, she acted in French movies such as “The Patience Stone “, originally entitled “Syngué sabour, Pierre de patience”, also starring Hassina Burgan and Hamid Djavadan, with her performance as The Woman bringing her Abu Dhabi Film Festival New Horizons Competition Award – Best Actress, and  Gijón International Film Festival Award – Best Actress, in 2012.


Golshifteh was seen in another movie directed by Ridley Scoot, portraying Nefertari alongside Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton and Ben Kingsley in “Exodus: Gods and Kings”, and then in 2017 she made an appearance as Shansa in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, alongside Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush,.

She made her first appearance on television in 2021, portraying Sahar Sari in “City of Ghosts”, while before that she was heard as the voice of the character Yasamin ‘Yaz’ Madrani in the animated series “Gen: Lock” also featuring Michael B. Jordan and David Tennant.

Her most recent role was as Aneesha Malik in the series “Invasion”, a science-fiction fantasy drama broadcast on AppleTV+.

Golshifteh is active on social media platforms – her Instagram account has been followed by over 12 million people, while her Twitter account has amassed over 300,000 followers. Her official Facebook page has gained nearly 2.5 million fans, on which she mostly posts updates about her work, photos of her everyday life, and some of her family, with descriptions full of love and pain because they are so far away from each other; her family is in Iran, and Golshifteh in Paris. She’s fluent in Farsi, French and English, and often uses all three languages in her posts.


Speaking about her personal life, before she married Christos Dorje Walker, Golshifteh was married to Amin Mahdavi, an assistant director and producer, from Nice, France. The two married in 2003, and divorced in 2011, without having children together. It seems that Golshifteh is currently single.

Golshifteh is 38 years old, with long, dark brown hair and brown eyes; she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.69m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-26-34.

As of February 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.

Martha Clifford

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