Reality Check: Shahs of Sunset

Shahs of Sunset follows a group of friends who are trying to juggle their active social lives and up-and-coming careers while balancing the demands of their families and traditions.  These passionate socialites are fervent on the dating and party scene, but seeking approval from their family they face pressures to settle down and marry within the community. From outings on Rodeo Drive to traditional Persian feasts at home, this series celebrates the unique lifestyle of a group of friends who have worked hard for what they have and are not afraid to flaunt it. Check out a few of the hot cast members.

Reza Farahan

Born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in Beverly Hills, Reza is a 38-year-old prominent player in the Los Angeles real estate world. He is one of few openly gay Persians in the community and often struggles with gossip and prejudice regarding his sexuality. Reza’s family supports him in spite of the pressure they feel to ostracize him. Despite his untraditional style, Reza is an old fashioned guy at heart who wants a partner, a family, and the American White Picket Fence happy ending, but he is going to have to get past the baggage he carries from his upbringing to achieve it.

Mike Shouhed

Mike is part of the self-appointed “Persian Real Estate Mafia” in Los Angeles. After being a high roller in the Vegas commercial real estate market, Mike lost his shirt in the crash and has moved back home to rebuild.  The 33-year-old reformed player has the best of intentions, but old habits are hard to break and Mike can’t seem to stop charming every girl in the room.  His friends joke he’s looking for “the one” every night at the club, but ultimately he is looking for a woman he can bring home to his mother.

David Golshan

After a series of hilarious short films, Millionaire Matchmaker’s David Golshan is receiving serious attention from mainstream film and television. Golshan is in talks to appear as a regular on several TV sitcom pilots and will be appearing in an independent comedy later this year. The buzz in town is that he could be the next Sasha Baron Cohen. Also, he is quickly becoming a favorite for red carpet photographers and paparazzi while assuming the role as the Tinseltown’s newest playboy.

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