Shazi Raja
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Shazi Raja is a budding American actress who first gained public notice after appearing in the HBO television series, High Maintenance. She was, however, quickly shot to widespread prominence after starring in the comedy-drama film Brad’s Status. Shazi is also popular for her role in the CBS series Salvation.

Against all racial and cultural barriers, Shazi is gradually finding her feet in the ever highly competitive filming industry. Get to know her better in this article that details facts about her biography including her net worth and of course, her romantic relationships.

Shazi Raja Bio – Where Is She From?

Shazi Raja was born as Alina Sheherzad Akhtar Raja in Houston, Texas, United States. Her birth date is not available. Raja is of mixed ethnic background comprising a German-American descent and South Asian origins, precisely Rawalpindi in Pakistan. She is however of American nationality.

Shazi in an interview revealed how her mixed ethnicity has been a big challenge for her. According to the beautiful actress, she is never white enough for her white family, neither is she brown enough for her brown family. The same problem has also remained applicable to her acting career, considering how much-underrepresented minority groups have been in the filming industry to date. Shazi will, however, not succumb to these barriers. Her passion continues to drive her towards her dreams. She believes that the existing color and culture differences should bring the world closer together instead of causing segregation.

Shazi Raja started showing interest in the performing arts while still a child. She did her first show alongside her mum at the age of 8. Owing to her keen interest in the arts, she enrolled at a Performing and Visual Arts High School in Houston. After high school, she proceeded to the Rutgers University where she studied for a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. As an undergraduate, Raja trained for a year at the Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

Acting Career

On graduating from the university, Shazi moved to New York where she kick-started her acting career in earnest. She joined the Huntington Theatre Company and soon landed a role in their theater production of Kirsten Greenidge’s Milk Like Sugar where she played the character of Talisha. Her outstanding performance of the role earned Shazi the Best Actress award from the Independent Reviewers of New England.

Shazi Raja later made her debut screen appearance in 2016, in HBO’s series, High Maintenance, starring as a recurring character, Eesha. She played the role marvelously well, thereby opening for herself wider doors of opportunities in the filming industry.

Raja therefore subsequently landed her first major role in Brad’s Status. She portrayed Ananya, an Indian American student of Harvard in the 2017 comedy-drama film. Still in 2017, Raja got the role of playing Amanda Charles in the CBS series Salvation. In Salvation, Raja got the opportunity to share the screens with more established actors such as Jennifer Finnigan, Santiago Cabrera, and Charlie Rowe.

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Shazi Raja with co-star, Ben Stiller on the set of Brad’s Status image source

In 2018, Shazi Raja was cast as recurring character Jaya in the comedy series, God Friended Me which airs on the CBS Network. She subsequently landed a main role in the 2018 movie, India Pale Ale, as well as in the horror thriller, Haunt.

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Her Net Worth

Shazi Raja is still coming up in her acting career. Her net worth is therefore still under review. However, Raja is believed to have already started earning a decent sum for her film roles which would certainly be around tens of thousands of dollars at the moment. And if this happens to be the case, her net worth should be mounting up towards hundreds of thousands.

Is She Dating Anyone?

Rumors became rife that Shazi Raja is secretly dating 13 Reasons Why actor, Christian Navarro after she posted a photo of the two on Instagram on Navarro’s birthday. The claim, however, remained unsubstantiated as none of them admitted to or debunked it either. But Christian in a recent interview revealed that he had just quit his relationship and is presently focusing fully on his career; although he didn’t reveal the identity of his ex.

Apart from Christian, Shazi has since not been romantically linked to any other guy. She probably prefers to keep her private matters, love affairs inclusive, away from the prying eyes of the media.

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