Afshan Azad is a British actress and model, best known for her portrayal of Padma Patil in the Harry Potter franchises, beginning in 2005, with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. At the age of 22, she suffered domestic violence after being attacked by her brother because of her relationship with a non-Muslim man. Currently, the actress is married to Nabil Kazi.
Afshan Azad was born on February 12, 1989, in Longsight, Manchester, to a Muslim family. She is a British belonging to mixed ethnicity and is of Bengali descent. She is the daughter of Abdul Azad and has a brother named Ashraf Azad.
Azad attended Whalley Range High School in Manchester and then studied AS-level chemistry, biology, English and business studies at Xaverian College in Rusholme.
In May 2010, Afshan’s brother, Ashraf launched a “prolonged and nasty” attack on because of her relationship with a non-Muslim man. She was repeatedly punched and dragged by her hair after being overheard talking to her Hindu boyfriend.
Following the attack, the actress fled to the family home in Longsight, South Manchester, through a bedroom window. Azad, who currently, resides in London pleaded the court not to jail her older brother, but, her brother was imprisoned for six months on January 21, 2011.
The Manchester-born beauty is a married woman but has no children, as of now. She tied the knot with Nabil Kazi on August 19, 2018. The pair had a traditional Bangladeshi wedding in the presence of family, relatives, and close ones.
In early 2011, she was in a relationship with a Hindu boyfriend, for which, she faced severe domestic violence. Besides that, there are no records of her relationship or affair in the past.
According to Celebritynetworth, the Harry Potter actress, as of May 2019, owns the net worth of $1.5 million. Having found fame in the Harry Potter movies, she has grabbed a decent amount of salary from her career, as she had a brief acting career.
Though she had brief appearances in the entertainment field, she worked in the highly successful movies. She might have earned from brands, advertisements, and endorsements deals.
Well, the 30-year-old actress had a brief acting career that started in 2005. That year, she appeared in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, portraying Padma Patil. The movie grossed $897.1 million at the box office.
Similarly, she continued her role in the other franchises of the film Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (Box office: $940 million), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Box Office: $934.5 million), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (Box Office: $960.4 million), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (Box Office: $1.342 billion).
In the movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Box Office: $796.9 million), actress Sharon Sandhu portrayed the role of Padma Patil.