Farhad Darya

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.


Curious about ethnicity

15 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    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

  2. neiltennant says:


    i wanted to demonstrate how idiotic some people here are

  3. christian says:

    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 says:

      Hello, neiltennant.

    • andrew says:

      @ 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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

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