Omid Djalili

2011 Loaded LAFTAS Comedy Awards - Arrivals

Djalili in 2011, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Kensington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 30 September, 1965

Ethnicity: Iranian

Omid Djalili is a British actor, comedian, and writer. His roles include the films The Mummy (1999), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and The Love Guru, as well as frequent appearances on British television.

He was born in Kensington, London, England, to Iranian parents. He is of the Bahá’í religion, and speaks fluent Persian. He is married to actress Annabel Knight, with whom he has three children.


Curious about ethnicity

4 Responses

  1. Nicholas says:

    They are part of the indo european race apprentyl which is quite suprising considering they do look like arabs but then again so are arabs.

    It’s that hot hot sun beating down on them.

    If you took an iranian and placed them in say germany for thousands of years they’d look german.

    Apprently they have a small amoutn of mongloid dna the iranianas i wonder how valid that is? they are sort of near that area.

    I always thought iranians were arabs but turns out they are thier own unqiue peoples.

    interesting fact.

    their food is certainly similar to arabs and pakistanis etc…

    They certainly aren’t white thats for sure. they are asians. that’s what i would class them as.

    • andrew says:

      Iran is a country to begin with, “Iranian” is a nationality made by different ethnic groups, including a tiny % of Arabs in the South.

      Iranians are NOT Arabs nor they look like them.

      This guy is Persian from what I gather so should be labeled as such.

  2. Ardor says:

    Iranian people look more Arab than Arabs do! Lol!

    And yet they cry when they’re compared to Arabs and say “but we’re lighter skinned blah blah”. Dude, so many Iranians are rather dark and look Indian even.

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