Shahira is an Irish,mixed Bangladeshi, model & actress who has attracted the attention of both national and international media. She is a regular in the Irish press and has also featured internationally in magazines such as Loaded, ZIP and Cosmopolitan to name a few.
She was named Miss Zip Magazine based on a reader vote for the popular UK mag.
Originally Shahira studied to be a Primary School Teacher and graduated from the prestigious Mary Immaculate College, in Limerick Ireland, with a Bachelor of Education degree. Shahira is very proud of her degree but has chosen to focus on the entertainment industry for the foreseeable future.
Shahira relocated from Ireland to Los Angeles in 2014.
Since moving stateside Shahira has been working hard to make the transition from full time model to budding actress. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has previously taken acting classes with Bruce Glover (known for his role of Mr.Wint in the James Bond film ‘Diamonds are Forever’. Bruce is also the father of Crispin Glover who is known for the role of George McFly in ‘Back to the Future’). Shahira is currently attending the Stella Adler Academy of Acting.
Shahira was named as ‘Someone You Should Know’ by The Irish Independent.
Shahira once placed 2nd in Ireland’s ‘Hot 100 Sexiest Women’ .
People often find it interesting that Shahira worked as a stand-in for Kim Kardashian West, who was filming an E! promo commercial.
Over the years Shahira enjoyed being a personal guest of Mr.Hugh Hefner at his famous Playboy Mansion. In 2015 she had the opportunity to test as a Playboy Playmate at the Playboy Studios in Beverly Hills – unfortunately this test was for 2016 when Playboy infamously and suddenly changed to a non-nude, high fashion magazine: meaning timing meant Shahira’s test fell to the side.
Shahira has appeared in everything from movies to music videos, reality TV, game shows, talk shows, Tv dramas, commercials and musicals. She has also modelled on Tv shows such as Xpóse.
The music videos Shahira has appeared in include a long list of AList artists such as:
Enrique Inglesias, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, TYGA, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Akon, Magic! Avicii, Maroon 5, Schoolboy Q, Prince Royce & Snoop Dogg, Selena Gomez ft Zedd, Kygo, Christina Milian, De La Ghetto, Mike Will Ft Future, Swae Lee and The Weekend, Omarion ft French Montana & Kid Ink, Black Bear and many more!
Shahira was once a part of a Girl Band after beating out many others through a number of audition stages. Music is still something she would love to branch in to.
In her spare time Shahira runs a blog (450,000+ readers) where she blogs about her life, beauty tips/tricks, products, fashion, fitness, music and anything that is of interest to her.
You can keep up to date with Shahira on her instagram @ShahiraBarry