Sarah Shahi is one of those rare American television actresses whose roots lie in foreign countries like Iran giving her an irresistible exotic charm. Her father, Abbas Jahansouz Shahi belonged to Iran and her mother Mah Monir Soroush Azar was an Iranian Spanish woman, born in Spain. She has an older brother named Cyrus and an older sister named Samantha. It is her mixed origins that helped her develop a viewpoint transcending beyond region or religion.
Sarah Shahi was born on January 10, 1980 in Euless, Texas and is an American TV actress best remembered for her role in a TV series called Life. Right from an early age, Shahi dreamed of becoming an actress. She began modelling when she was only eight years of age and soon she took the next step. She did a lot of theatre work in school and college.
While Sarah is a well established film and TV actress today, she had started her career on a very modest note. She featured in various guest roles in television shows and films before landing a lead role in a television sitcom. However, the sexy Shahi is not only famous for her acting talent. She is also considered to be one of the hottest actors in the industry today. Shahi was named as number 90 on Maxim magazine’s ‘Hot 100 of 2005’ list and later she was placed 66 on the same list in 2006 and 36 in the year 2012. She has been on the cover of Maxim’s TV’s Hottest Girls Issue in October 2012. AfterEllen.com placed her on number 5 on its hot list in 2007. Apart from being an actress,Sarah Shahi is also a sports enthusiast and has also worked as a NFL cheerleader before starting her acting career. She also holds a Karate brown belt.