|Real Name:||Christos Dorje Walker|
|Birthday:||November 28, 1970|
|Occupation:||Australian Meditation Teacher, Psychotherapist, Former Husband of Golshifteh Farahani|
As many of you know, in Hollywood, celebrities get married all the time. It is like we have a celebrity wedding every month. Sometimes, those weddings are between two celebrities. And sometimes, one of the spouses is a celebrity, while the other is a regular person. Well, that is the case with Christos Dorje Walker.
He does not belong to a group of actors, filmmakers, athletes, or any other type of celebrity influencers. The only reason his name is known to the media and public is his marriage to Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani.
In Hollywood, commoners can gain media hype overnight, and all because of a marriage. While Christos Walker might not have envisioned himself as a celebrity or a famous person, that is what happened. Let’s find out more about him.
Who Is His Former Celebrity Wife?
Born Rahavard Farahani in July 1983, Golshifteh is an Iranian-French actress, famous for her performance in M for Mother, Body of Lies, About Elly, The Patience Stone, Paterson, Extraction, and Girls of the Sun.
For her appearance in The Patience Stone, she earned a nomination for the Most Promising Actress Award at the 2014 Cesar Awards.
Farahani was born in Tehran, Iran, as the daughter of Behzad Farahani, a theatre director and actor, and Fahimeh Rahim Nia. Her sister is also an actress, Shaghayegh Farahani.
At the young age of five, Golshifteh began studying music and piano and then entered a music school. But it was quickly that she found out acting is a more suitable career option for her. At the age of 14, she was cast as the lead in Dariush Mehrjui’s The Pear Tree. That role would help her win the Crystal Roc for Best Actress from the International Section at the 16th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran.
In 2009, she starred in the drama About Elly, a movie that won Best Picture at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.
But her appearance in Body of Lies stirred some controversy. Iranian authorities saw her appearance without hijab as a collaboration with American propaganda. They banned her from the country and haven’t allowed her to return back to Iran since 2009.
In 2016, she portrayed Anna Karenina on stage in Paris, earning laudatory reviews.
Farahani uses her acting popularity to get involved in environmental causes. The Iranian-French actress is an advocate for the eradication of tuberculosis in Iran. She was a member of Kooch Neshin in Iran, a band that won the 2nd Tehran Avenue underground rock competition.
Since leaving the country, she has partnered with other exiles and collaborated with them. After moving to Paris, she worked with famous directors like Huner Saleem and Roland Joffee.
She has publicly supported the Mahsa Amini protests. In October 2022, the British rock band Coldplay invited her to perform with them a cover of Shervin Hajipour’s Baraye. The song was described as the anthem of the protests.
Farahani has done much more to irritate the authorities in Iran. For example, in January 2012, she posed nude in the French magazine Madame Figaro. According to some sources, Iranian government officials send her a warning, saying, “Iran does not need actors or artists like you. You may offer your artistic services somewhere else”.
Now let’s go back to her former spouse, Christos Dorje Walker. He does not belong to any group of actors, filmmakers, musicians, athletes, or any other type of celebrity. The main reason he is in the media spotlight is his former wife.
Christos has kept his personal life private and hasn’t talked about his family life, educational background, or profession.
Born in November 1970, he is a bit older than his former wife. Christos was born in Queensland, Australia. That means he is of Australian nationality.
Both of his parents are white, and his family completely belongs to the white ethnic group. Yet, the names of his parents are not available to the public. He hasn’t revealed whether he has siblings or not.
Farahani’s former celebrity spouse spent most of his childhood by the beach at Gold Coast. During his childhood, he started taking surfing lessons. The celebrity spouse spent most of his weekends by the beach.
As for his educational background, he received primary education from a private school and then joined a high school to complete grade 12. During his teenage years, he developed an interest in meditation and spirituality.
It was one of his Chinese teachers that inspired him to become a psychologist and help people with peace of mind and heart. Because he was interested in learning meditation, he visited Asia. During his spiritual journey, Christos has been to countries like India, Bhutan, Nepal, China, and more in the Himalayan region.
After a couple of years of practicing spirituality, he became a monk who fully understood Tibetan Buddhism.
He would then return to his hometown as a professional meditation teacher and a psychotherapist.
Marriage With Farahani
We do not know about Christos’s previous marriages, but we do know his celebrity wife was married before. She had a previous marriage with Amin Mahdavi, from 2003 to 2013.
Speaking about the relationship between Christos Dorje Walker and Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, they met at a musical event in France in 2014. They immediately connected and began dating.
After one year of dating, they got married in 2015 in a private ceremony. Since then, Christos has been receiving a lot of media attention.
Sadly, in 2017, they separated following two years of marriage. It came as a shock to fans. They did not have any children during their time together.
Farahani returned back to her glamorous life and continued her career. Christos, on the other hand, has disappeared from the media. According to most sources, he is back in his hometown where he is back to practicing meditation and living away from media attention.
Is He On Social Media?
As we said before, Christos has been a famous person only because of his marriage to the Iranian and French actress. Following their divorce, he vanished from the public.
We couldn’t find any social media accounts under his name. He is not present on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
On the other hand, his former wife is quite active on social media. She has a user with more than 15 million followers on Instagram. Not bad for an Iranian actress? Her “controversy” and arguments with the Iranian government have made her a more popular person in the United States of America.
We said that Christos Dorje Walker has been working as a spiritual teacher and meditation practitioner. But how much does he earn from his profession? Well, that is a mystery and remains something he hasn’t disclosed. There is no info about his earnings and net worth.
On the other hand, his former celebrity wife is enjoying the glamorous life in Hollywood. The public figure has a net worth of more than $1 million.
Given that she is just entering her 40s, we can expect her wealth to continue to rise in the coming years.