Rida Isfahani is a Pakistani model, host and actor who predominantly appears in Pakistani films and television shows. She made headlines in November 2016 after a private intimate video of her went viral on the internet. Nearly six years later, in 2022, she accused her ex-fiancé of recording the video and leaking it online.
Maryam Raza Isfahani was born on Saturday, 26 September 1992 (age 30 years; by 2022) in Karachi, Pakistan. His zodiac sign is Libra. Rida completed her graduation from Jauhar Degree College in Karachi, Pakistan.
Height (Approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (Approx.): 60 kg
Hair Color: medium golden brown
Eye Colour: dark brown
Figure Measurements (Approx.): 34-30-34
Rida Isfahani belongs to a Muslim family.
parents and siblings
Rida’s father, Kazim Raza Isfahani, is a Pakistani actor, writer and poet. His mother’s name is Mahmuda Isfahani.
Rida has two brothers, Ghalib Raza Isfahani and Ali Isfahani.
husband and children
Rida has been married twice. On 8 April 2019, Rida married fitness instructor Salman Sheikh.
The couple got divorced in 2020 after Rida accused Salman of physically abusing her. According to Salman, the reason for the separation was Rida’s objectionable private videos leaked on various social media platforms and her parents, who tried to control her and constantly interfered in her marriage. Salman alleged that Rida disliked his mother and sister and forced them to live separately. In an interview, Salman justified himself and disclosed the reason for the divorce saying,
The biggest lie she ever told was that I had a heated argument with her [clothes] Iron. I never tried to harm her physically, I swear to Allah. The second biggest lie is that I threatened him that I would throw him down from the third floor. I let my career suffer because of him. I went against my family for that. I let people just caress her and help her overcome bad memories and that bad patch included a viral bathroom video of hers. Only my heart knows how I endured it all. On the contrary, he made all these false allegations against me. He didn’t consider all the things I did for him.
Rida married her second husband on 26 October 2020, but she separated from him in 2021. Rida had a son from her second husband, who was born on 6 September 2021, but died on 11 September 2021. In an interview, Rida revealed the reason for their separation and said that her husband accused her of cheating and infidelity.
Rida follows Islam.
Rida Syed belongs to the Shia community.
as an actor
In 2016, Rida starred in the Pakistani film Shikwa Jawab e Shikwa.
In 2021, she appeared in the Pakistani film Karachi Se Dubai.
In 2021, Rida appeared on YouTube in the short films Underestimated and Khakule Darojana.
In April 2011, Rida made her television debut with the show Rog on ARY Digital.
In the same year, she appeared in a few shows on ARY Digital, such as Pul Sirat, Mahmudabad Ki Malkain, and Umm-e-Kulsoom as Zainab. Later, Rida appeared in some of the shows like Mohabbat Humsafar Meri (2013) on TV One, Dahleez (2013) on ARY Digital, We Are Family (2013) on Express Entertainment, Chor Darwaza (2014) on Express TV, Raja Inder (2015) Appeared ) ARY Zindagi, and Mohay Piya Rang Laga (2016) ARY Digital.
In 2016, she played the role of Mehreen in the TV show Meri Saheli Meri Bhabhi on Geo TV.
In 2017, Rida got recognition from the television show Jatan, in which she played the role of Arzoo on ARY Digital.
In May 2021, Rida made her digital debut with the web series Tum Meri Ho on UrduFlix Original.
In 2022, Rida appeared in the music video Bolda Nai Mere Naal on YouTube.
as a host
In 2022, Rida hosted the show Ji Janab on GTV News.
Attracted controversy when MMS video was leaked
In November 2016, private intimate video of Rida was leaked, which went viral on the internet. In November 2022, six years later, during an interview, she accused her ex-fiancé of recording and leaking his videos online. Rida’s ex-husband Salman Sheikh revealed the name of her fiance as Syed through a video on his Facebook handle. Syed worked as a director of photography in the Pakistan film industry. Rida’s parents were against their marriage as he belonged to a different community, but Rida somehow convinced her parents for their marriage. After getting engaged, they had a courtship period of about 3 years. In 2016, when Rida went to America for shooting purpose, her fiance leaked her private video all over the internet. During a podcast, Rida talked about the leaked video and revealed the person behind it, saying,
My fiance broke my trust. I had convinced my parents for him, and I had a conservative mindset so I wanted to be with only one person. He was not rich either, but when he proposed to me, I accepted. Three years after our engagement, he leaked my pictures when I was in the US. People urged me to do a press conference but I didn’t because it was their job and my tragedy which will follow me till my grave.
In November 2022, Rida was honored with the Emerging Film Star Award at the Nations Leader Awards (NLA) 2.0.
Facts / Trivia
- According to Rida, if she had not become an actress, she would have been a lawyer.
- After divorcing her first husband Salman Sheikh, Rida revealed in an interview that she battled depression for a long time.
- In April 2022, Rida was invited as the guest of honor by channel K21 for its Ramadan broadcast. (Ramadan broadcast includes recitation of Quran, Naat Sharif and memorizing the teachings of Islam)
- In an interview, Rida revealed that after her video went viral, she was dropped from Pakistani dramas by directors and denied acting opportunities. He said,
People urged me to do a press conference but I didn’t because it was their job, it is my tragedy and it will go with me to my grave. People don’t forgive and keep accusing you of your past and I have been facing it. After this I was also cut off from projects.