Farhad Darya

by ethnic on April 17, 2010

photo by Daniel Wilkinson (U.S. Department of State)

Birth Name: Farhad Nashir

Place of Birth: Kabul, Afghanistan

Date of Birth: September 22, 1962

Ethnicity: Afghan

Farhad Darya is an Afghan singer, composer, and music producer. He is a United Nations Development Program National Goodwill Ambassador for Afghanistan.

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neiltennant August 4, 2017 at 9:11 am

bad photo you chose
his hair now is gray and he dies them black

he had actually light brown hair and sparkling blue eyes.
Actually he has maybe the same ethnic background like me.. Most people in the capital of kabul had tajik, uzbek descent

he has brown mustache which is uncommon in afghanistan. Even the most blue eyed there have black hair and mustache and beard

i have blonde beard but brown eyes

neiltennant February 10, 2017 at 11:52 am


i wanted to demonstrate how idiotic some people here are

christian March 24, 2012 at 2:21 am

i am of afghan descent too

and its not right, that afghans are only dark

look at farhad darya,, he is a prototype of an aryan man

she has dark blonde hair, blue eyes and a face which you can find in germany and eastern europe.

im so jealous , i am of 100 percent descent too, i am white, have brown eyes and hair

i look very eastern european

only 15 percent of afghan population can be considered as white, most others are mixed, dark skin brown eyes but also blue and green eyes (20 percent) are not rare

follers November 16, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Hello, neiltennant.

andrew November 17, 2015 at 5:19 am

@ neiltennant

Farhad Darya doesn’t look Eastern European or German at all, he has typical features for his ethnicity, but he’s lighter (his hair are not even close to “dark blonde” though). I guess he’s genetically identical to his fellow countrymen you consider “mixed”. He also could pass for Iranian, North Indian or Pakistani (I know a kebab seller who looks a lot like him but he’s much darker). Deal with it.

neiltennant January 9, 2017 at 8:15 am

Thats totally wrong

he is something very special with his hair and blue eyes for an afghan

i am very pale and was blonde until i was 8 but i do have brown eyes and nobody thinks that i m afghan.

Maybe lighter turkish or eastern european but not afghan and he has blue eyes and he looks more exotic for an afghan

Thats a fact.

andrew January 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm

I actually agree with you, there is clearly something special about him because of his eyes (and hair, to a lesser extent), btw he still does not look European for his facial features. Yes, he could pass for a light pigmented Turk and in surrounding West Asian countries. About you, you have to understand that average Western person wouldn’t be able to place Afghanistan on a map, let alone to know how Aghans look. To me they are an intermediate between South Asians and Middle Easterners. A tiny minority look vaguely European.

neiltennant February 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm

are you blind ?

Of course NOT EUROPEAN he has clear blue eyes and pale skin and european features

he looks more like an arab or native american you are right haha



andrew February 7, 2017 at 6:28 am

Native Americans??


This how Native Americans look. I guess some of these people have European, or African influence too.

fuzzybear44 February 8, 2017 at 1:48 am

That’s how native Americas look today, and you can’t trust that look. Many Native I’m seen now have beards, that’s definitely outside bloodlines. Many Natives are mixed with African blood, and Euro blood ,that’s how many survived Euro diseases . In the Negro slave laws, it’s mention that many Indian tribes are mixed with Negro blood . If they were mixed with Euro blood, they were left alone. However the ones with negro blood had to worry about losing their indian land. As I have stated before, Mestizo in the U.S., didn’t mean Euro/native, but Negro/ Indian mixs

( Section 20 of the Negro Laws–( A mestizo is the issue of a negro and an Indian)

issue means child

andrew February 8, 2017 at 3:59 pm


thank you for the history lesson.

fuzzybear44 February 9, 2017 at 12:51 am

@ Andrew

Well that’s what teachers are for.

andrew February 9, 2017 at 5:29 am

are you a school teacher?

fuzzybear44 February 10, 2017 at 1:59 am


I thought about it, but kids today are to disrespectful, and since you’re not allowed to hit them in the head with a hammer, that’s a big NO. Plus I like money, and teachers don’t make enough

neiltennant August 4, 2017 at 9:15 am

no you people don’t understand it

he does look totally european

he looks like my former math teacher of german descent

I wonder how many times he was mistaken as euro tourist in afghanistan

Happened to my father in the early 80s too because of his brown hair and hazel eyes and blonde mustache haha

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