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Riaad Moosa is a South African comedian, actor and doctor. He is best known for his magical base comedies.
Riaad Moosa was born on June 18, 1977(age 44 years) in Grassy Park. He has three siblings.
Riaad Moosa biography
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He attended South Peninsula High School until 1994. His sister is a doctor, his Indian-born father is an orthopaedic surgeon, his Cape Town-born Malay mother is a Gp. Since he was a child, he wanted to do medicine.
Moosa spent three years training in magic and became a silver medallion graduate of the College of Magic in Cape Town.
He started his comedy career as a comedy magician and he was presented with the Comedy Magic award at the Center for the Magical Arts in Cape Town.
His future in magic was terminated when somebody doing flash photography illuminated the wire across the stage where his magic orb was floating.
Moosa then spent six years training in medicine at University of Cape Town Medical School and did his internship in hospitals near Thokoza in Gauteng, at Groote Schuur and Khayelitsha in Cape Town.
In 2001, he graduated from UCT Medical School. He is a qualified medical doctor and GP. He then worked for three years as a doctor.
Moosa is a regular presenter of a segment entitled The Second Opinion – with Dr Riaad Moosa on the E-News channel’s satirical news programme Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola.
He has appeared in various TV and film productions. In 2002, he performed on Laugh Out Loud, South Africa’s largest stand-up comedy television show, where he joined nine of South Africa’s top comics to raise half a million Rand for the Reach for a Dream foundation. In 2004, he was also a writer and performer for SABC 1’s Pure Monate Show.
In February 2013, Moosa hosted Comedy Central Presents Riaad Moosa Live at Parker’s on Comedy Central. In June 2013, he replaced Michael Mol on hosting SABC 3’s The Dr Mol Show (originally titled Hello Doctor). The show was subsequently renamed Doctor’s Orders.
In 2005, Moosa appeared in Crazy Monkey Straight Outta Benoni. In 2007, he also featured in the sequel Footskating 101.
Moosa starred in the comedy film Material, playing a young man who wants to be a comedian but his father disapproves.
In October 2012, he went to the Busan International Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea where Material was shown, In November 2012, Moosa visited London, England to promote the film at the BFI London Film Festival. In 2013, he will be going to the Asian Film Festival in Goa.
In 2013, he played the role of former South African politician and political prisoner, Ahmed Kathrada in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, an adaptation of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.
In March 2011, Moosa was awarded the Comics Choice Award at the first annual South African Comic’s Choice Awards. In 2012, he was nominated for the Comic’s Choice Awards.
He won best actor at The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA’s) in 2013 for his role in Material which also won best picture.
Riaad Moosa is married to businesswoman Farzanah Bemat. They live in private house in Johannesburg, Gauteng with their two children, Zameer and Hanaa. Some of Moosa’s comic material is inspired by his family.
Riaad Moosa net worth
How much is Riaad Moosa worth? Riaad Moosa net worth is estimated at around $5 million as of 2021 which is approximately R70.6 million South African Rands. His main source of income is from his primary career as a comedian. He is one the richest comedians in South Africa.