The 29-year-old actor, of Bangladeshi origin, tied the knot in a grand ceremony that followed all Bangladeshi wedding customs
British actor Afshan Azad, who played Padma Patil in the “Harry Potter” film series, got married with her fiance Nabil Kazi on August 19.
The 29-year-old actor, of Bangladeshi origin, tied the knot in a grand ceremony that followed all Bangladeshi wedding customs.
She posted her wedding pictures on social media a few days after the wedding. “Incredibly blessed. After a year of planning on my own, the tears and tantrums, today was an absolute dream,” Afshan said in her post. “Married and moved out of Manchester to start my new life. Thank you to my incredible family and friends, without you I’m nothing. Best wedding ever, even if I do say so myself! Keep us in your prayers.”
The wedding became a mini Hogwarts reunion of sorts, when a few other “Harry Potter” stars made an appearance to celebrate Afshan and Nabil’s new journey in life.
Bonnie Wright, who played Harry Potter’s love interest Ginny Weasley, and Katie Leung, who played Harry’s first crush Cho Chang, both attended the wedding, and also posted photos with the happy bride.
Afshan was born in Manchester, UK to Bangladeshi parents.
Sheappeared in five of the “Harry Potter” films as Padma, twin sister of Parvati Patil, who is a friend and a fellow Gryffindor house mate of Harry Potter. Padma is in Ravenclaw, another Hogwarts house.
Padma first appeared in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” the fourth instalment of the film series. Padma was the date of Ron Weasley, Harry’s best friend, at the Yule Ball, the special pseudo prom and dance event in Hogwarts during Christmas.
Padma’s sister Parvati was Harry’s partner in the Yule Ball.
When Afshan Azad and another British-Bangladeshi actor Shefali Chowdhury were cast in the roles of Padma and Parvati Patil in “The Goblet of Fire,” it created a lot of excitement among Bangladeshis both home and abroad.
The “Goblet of Fire” was released in 2005.