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Sarah Hassan

About

Sarah Hassan became a household name after her role as a dutiful student in the much-loved school drama series ‘Tahidi High’. Since then, she has enjoyed a steady rise in her career and has featured in numerous award-winning films. Aside from that, she’s proven her versatility by hosting several award-winning shows. Sarah is also a brand ambassador to several local fashion lines. Here's the full Sarah Hassan’s biography.

Personal Life 

Sarah Hassan was born in Mombasa on 5 September 1988. She grew up in Machakos and Nairobi. Sarah Hassan doesn’t have siblings as she is the only child to her parents Lucian and Hassan. 

You might imagine that as an only child, Sarah Hassan got everything she wanted. Quite the contrary. The lovely actress explained that her parents ingrained in her the values of hard work.

Sarah Hassan’s father is an Arab and her mother is from the Akamba community which means that Sarah Hassan is from the Arabian-Kamba tribes. Due to her ethnicity, many people are curious about Sarah Hassan’s religion. Contrary to popular belief that she is Muslim, Sarah Hassan is actually Christian.

Schooling

Sarah Hassan describes herself as a geek and perhaps her course choice at university demonstrates that. She studied actuarial science at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). 

Her favourite subjects at Machakos Girls were math and sciences and was amongst the students who represented the school in science congress contests. In 2016, Sarah Hassan continued her education at the New York Film School.

Career

We all put everything aside on Tuesday evening to catch up with Tanya, the role that Sarah Hassan played in 'Tahidi High', a high school drama that revolved around the day-to-day lives of high school students. Tanya was the girl that every boy in school wanted to date but was a soft-spoken, no-nonsense student. Her role endeared her to many people and won her the Chaguo La Teeniz awards in 2011 and 2012. 

Bigger things followed for Sarah Hassan. In 2011, she landed a supporting role on ‘Demigods’. She played the role of a young girl who ran away from home and turned into a street kid after she was abused by her stepfather. 

Prior to that, Sarah Hassan was featured in ‘Family Betrayal'. Other shows and films she’s appeared on include ‘Saints’, ‘Now That You Are Here’, ‘Love or Die’, ‘House of Lungula’, ‘Noose or Gold’, ‘Jane And Abel’, ‘Lina’, ‘How To Find A Husband’, ‘I Am Slave’, ‘Plan B’, ‘40 Sticks’, ‘Reflections’, ‘Just In Time’, and ‘Crime And Justice’.

Sarah Hassan won the Best Actress award in ‘Now That You Are Here', a film short for the 2014 48 hour challenge. ‘Jane And Abel’ and ‘How To Find A Husband’ are other award-winning films Sarah Hassan acted in. 

Apart from that, Sarah Hassan is also a great television host. In 2013, she replaced Noni Gathoni as the host of Citizen TV’s Wedding Show, a job she held until 2015. She also hosted the second season of the television dance show, Sakata, Maisha Max (a remix of Sakata), Discovery +254 (a magazine show that told inspiring stories from around Kenya) and Mashariki Mix (a show about East Africa - destinations, lifestyle, culture). 

Sarah Hassan won several awards for television hosting. In 2014, she was named the Best TV Host at the 2014 Kalasha Awards for Discovery +254 and Best East Africa Journalist (2015) for Mashariki Mix & Maisha Max).

In 2016, Sarah Hassan left for the United States to study film at the New York Film School. During her time in California, she wrote, co-directed, produced and acted in the award-winning film ‘The Company You Keep’

After being away from the local television, Sarah Hassan made a big return securing a lead role in ‘Zora’, a thirty-minute show that airs every weeknight on Citizen TV. The show tells the story of a single mother’s struggle to discipline her son as her (Zora) mother and husband prove to be a stumbling block. Zora played by Sarah Hassan 

You can also catch her on ‘Crime And Justice’ on Showmax, ‘40 Sticks’ a film Sarah Hassan produced and is on Netflix as well as ‘Plan B’.

Alfajiri Productions

Sarah Hassan through her company has produced award-winning movies that have gone on to air on Netflix.

‘Just In Time’ is about Muthoni playing host to her niece and an unexpected guest.

‘Plan B’ - about Lisa who has a one-night stand with a man unknown to him. He then meets another guy who he thinks is the father of his child. Together with her friend, they plot on how to get this man to own up.  

‘40 Sticks’ - a bus crashes into a forest. The criminals in it find themselves fighting the wild animals and an unknown killer.

Relationships

Sarah Hassan's Family

Sarah Hassan and her husband Martin Dale met at the gym in ABC Place. Martin Dale courted Sarah Hassan for a while before he became her fiancee during a surprise proposal. The two were set to attend an event only for them to end up in a restaurant where Martin proposed. The two got married in 2017 at an exclusive event at the Karura Forest.  

Sarah Hassan's Child

Sarah Hassan’s and her husband have been blessed with a son who was born in March 2019. Despite interest from her fans, Sarah Hassan has kept her baby away from the public. Sarah Hassan shared her pregnancy journey with her fans on her Instagram account. Here’s how she announced it.  

“Baby Dale on the way. We are so grateful for the little bundle of joy growing inside me. Pleasantly reminding me every day that I’m not alone. You are incredibly loved.”

 As for Sarah Hassan’s baby name, the actress just used her husband’s name Dale to refer to her son. 

Sarah Hassan's boyfriend

Before Martin Dale came into the picture, Sarah Hassan was rumoured to have dated Eddie Ndichu with whom she lived with at UpperHill. It’s alleged that their relationship was not rosy at all as Eddie was violent towards Sarah. Eddie Ndichu has since been accused of physical assault in an expose done by city blogger Edgar Obare. 

Sarah Hassan's sister

When Sarah Hassan moved to the United States for further studies, she met her lool-alike. When she posted the picture on her Instagram, she left people wondering whether she has a twin. She simply captioned the photo, “hair sister or real sister?” Of course, she’s not Sarah Hassan’s twin because Sarah is an only child. 

Controversy

Just like the soft-spoken dutiful student we all watched on 'Tahidi High', it seems like Sarah Hassan carries herself with a similar demeanour. She doesn’t have much when it comes to controversy but we still managed to find something for you. 

Sarah Hassan and Eddie Ndichu

Despite being in the limelight because of her work, Sarah Hassan’s previous love life was very much kept under wraps. It comes almost as a surprise that the actress dated Eddie Ndichu considering the kind of attention the man has attracted lately. According to reports, Eddie abused Sarah. He allegedly threw her out of their house in UpperHill and cheated on her. 

Sarah Hassan has never talked about the allegations.

Car & House

If Sarah Hassan drove a Subaru Imprezza way back in 2015, chances are that she has already upgraded her vehicle and possibly the brand. As she keeps her life very private, details about her car and house are not in the public domain. 

Net Worth

Having been a lead actress in numerous hit shows and films, Sarah Hassan must be bagging some amazing cash. Apart from that, she is also a model, television host, producer, director and writer. Sarah Hassan’s net worth is estimated to be  

Awards & Recognition

2020: Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards - Best East African Film - 'Plan B'

2019: Kalasha Awards - Best Actress - 'Plan B'

2018: LA Short Awards Best Short Film Silver Awards, Best Actress Silver Awards - 'The Company You Keep'

2018: Festigious International Film Festival - Best Actress - 'The Company You Keep'

2015: Kalasha Awards - Best TV Host

2013: Kalasha Awards - Best Supporting Actress - 'House of Lungula'

2011: Chaguo la Teeniz Awards - Best Actress - 'Tahidi High'

Social Media

Sarah Hassan Instagram: @HassanSarah 

Sarah Hassan Twitter: @SN_Hassan 

Sarah Hassan Facebook: Sarah Hassan 

Sarah Hassan Website: Sarah Hassan

Q&A

Who is Sarah Hassan?

Sarah Hassan is an actress, fashion model, film producer, director and writer

How old is Sarah Hassan?

Born on 5 September 1988, Sarah Hassan’s age is 34.

Is Sarah Hassan a Muslim?

Contrary to belief, Sarah Hassan is not a Muslim. she is Christian. 

How old is Sarah Hassan’s husband?

Sarah Hassan’s husband is thought to be in his 40s.

Which tribe is Sarah Hassan?

Sarah Hassan is half Arab, and half Kamba.

Is Sarah Hassan related to Lulu Hassan?

No. Sarah Hassan and Lulu Hassan are not related. They just share a name.

Where does Sarah Hassan live?

Details about where Sarah Hassan lives are not in the public domain.

Is Sarah Hassan married?

Yes. Sarah Hassan got married to Martin Dale in 2017

Is Sarah Hassan related to Anita Nderu?

Yes. Sarah Hassan declared that Anita Nderu is her cousin.

Is Sarah Hassan Somali?

Her father is an Arab and her mother a Kamba.

Who is Sarah Hassan’s husband?

Sarah Hassan’s husband is Martin Dale.

Also known as:
Tanya, Zora
Birthday:
5 September 1988
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Virgo
Birth place:
Mombasa, Kenya

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Sarah Hassan
Also known as:
Tanya, Zora
Birthday:
5 September 1988
Nationality:
Kenyan
Star sign:
Virgo
Birth place:
Mombasa, Kenya

About

Sarah Hassan became a household name after her role as a dutiful student in the much-loved school drama series ‘Tahidi High’. Since then, she has enjoyed a steady rise in her career and has featured in numerous award-winning films. Aside from that, she’s proven her versatility by hosting several award-winning shows. Sarah is also a brand ambassador to several local fashion lines. Here's the full Sarah Hassan’s biography.

Personal Life 

Sarah Hassan was born in Mombasa on 5 September 1988. She grew up in Machakos and Nairobi. Sarah Hassan doesn’t have siblings as she is the only child to her parents Lucian and Hassan. 

You might imagine that as an only child, Sarah Hassan got everything she wanted. Quite the contrary. The lovely actress explained that her parents ingrained in her the values of hard work.

Sarah Hassan’s father is an Arab and her mother is from the Akamba community which means that Sarah Hassan is from the Arabian-Kamba tribes. Due to her ethnicity, many people are curious about Sarah Hassan’s religion. Contrary to popular belief that she is Muslim, Sarah Hassan is actually Christian.

Schooling

Sarah Hassan describes herself as a geek and perhaps her course choice at university demonstrates that. She studied actuarial science at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). 

Her favourite subjects at Machakos Girls were math and sciences and was amongst the students who represented the school in science congress contests. In 2016, Sarah Hassan continued her education at the New York Film School.

Career

We all put everything aside on Tuesday evening to catch up with Tanya, the role that Sarah Hassan played in 'Tahidi High', a high school drama that revolved around the day-to-day lives of high school students. Tanya was the girl that every boy in school wanted to date but was a soft-spoken, no-nonsense student. Her role endeared her to many people and won her the Chaguo La Teeniz awards in 2011 and 2012. 

Bigger things followed for Sarah Hassan. In 2011, she landed a supporting role on ‘Demigods’. She played the role of a young girl who ran away from home and turned into a street kid after she was abused by her stepfather. 

Prior to that, Sarah Hassan was featured in ‘Family Betrayal'. Other shows and films she’s appeared on include ‘Saints’, ‘Now That You Are Here’, ‘Love or Die’, ‘House of Lungula’, ‘Noose or Gold’, ‘Jane And Abel’, ‘Lina’, ‘How To Find A Husband’, ‘I Am Slave’, ‘Plan B’, ‘40 Sticks’, ‘Reflections’, ‘Just In Time’, and ‘Crime And Justice’.

Sarah Hassan won the Best Actress award in ‘Now That You Are Here', a film short for the 2014 48 hour challenge. ‘Jane And Abel’ and ‘How To Find A Husband’ are other award-winning films Sarah Hassan acted in. 

Apart from that, Sarah Hassan is also a great television host. In 2013, she replaced Noni Gathoni as the host of Citizen TV’s Wedding Show, a job she held until 2015. She also hosted the second season of the television dance show, Sakata, Maisha Max (a remix of Sakata), Discovery +254 (a magazine show that told inspiring stories from around Kenya) and Mashariki Mix (a show about East Africa - destinations, lifestyle, culture). 

Sarah Hassan won several awards for television hosting. In 2014, she was named the Best TV Host at the 2014 Kalasha Awards for Discovery +254 and Best East Africa Journalist (2015) for Mashariki Mix & Maisha Max).

In 2016, Sarah Hassan left for the United States to study film at the New York Film School. During her time in California, she wrote, co-directed, produced and acted in the award-winning film ‘The Company You Keep’

After being away from the local television, Sarah Hassan made a big return securing a lead role in ‘Zora’, a thirty-minute show that airs every weeknight on Citizen TV. The show tells the story of a single mother’s struggle to discipline her son as her (Zora) mother and husband prove to be a stumbling block. Zora played by Sarah Hassan 

You can also catch her on ‘Crime And Justice’ on Showmax, ‘40 Sticks’ a film Sarah Hassan produced and is on Netflix as well as ‘Plan B’.

Alfajiri Productions

Sarah Hassan through her company has produced award-winning movies that have gone on to air on Netflix.

‘Just In Time’ is about Muthoni playing host to her niece and an unexpected guest.

‘Plan B’ - about Lisa who has a one-night stand with a man unknown to him. He then meets another guy who he thinks is the father of his child. Together with her friend, they plot on how to get this man to own up.  

‘40 Sticks’ - a bus crashes into a forest. The criminals in it find themselves fighting the wild animals and an unknown killer.

Relationships

Sarah Hassan's Family

Sarah Hassan and her husband Martin Dale met at the gym in ABC Place. Martin Dale courted Sarah Hassan for a while before he became her fiancee during a surprise proposal. The two were set to attend an event only for them to end up in a restaurant where Martin proposed. The two got married in 2017 at an exclusive event at the Karura Forest.  

Sarah Hassan's Child

Sarah Hassan’s and her husband have been blessed with a son who was born in March 2019. Despite interest from her fans, Sarah Hassan has kept her baby away from the public. Sarah Hassan shared her pregnancy journey with her fans on her Instagram account. Here’s how she announced it.  

“Baby Dale on the way. We are so grateful for the little bundle of joy growing inside me. Pleasantly reminding me every day that I’m not alone. You are incredibly loved.”

 As for Sarah Hassan’s baby name, the actress just used her husband’s name Dale to refer to her son. 

Sarah Hassan's boyfriend

Before Martin Dale came into the picture, Sarah Hassan was rumoured to have dated Eddie Ndichu with whom she lived with at UpperHill. It’s alleged that their relationship was not rosy at all as Eddie was violent towards Sarah. Eddie Ndichu has since been accused of physical assault in an expose done by city blogger Edgar Obare. 

Sarah Hassan's sister

When Sarah Hassan moved to the United States for further studies, she met her lool-alike. When she posted the picture on her Instagram, she left people wondering whether she has a twin. She simply captioned the photo, “hair sister or real sister?” Of course, she’s not Sarah Hassan’s twin because Sarah is an only child. 

Controversy

Just like the soft-spoken dutiful student we all watched on 'Tahidi High', it seems like Sarah Hassan carries herself with a similar demeanour. She doesn’t have much when it comes to controversy but we still managed to find something for you. 

Sarah Hassan and Eddie Ndichu

Despite being in the limelight because of her work, Sarah Hassan’s previous love life was very much kept under wraps. It comes almost as a surprise that the actress dated Eddie Ndichu considering the kind of attention the man has attracted lately. According to reports, Eddie abused Sarah. He allegedly threw her out of their house in UpperHill and cheated on her. 

Sarah Hassan has never talked about the allegations.

Car & House

If Sarah Hassan drove a Subaru Imprezza way back in 2015, chances are that she has already upgraded her vehicle and possibly the brand. As she keeps her life very private, details about her car and house are not in the public domain. 

Net Worth

Having been a lead actress in numerous hit shows and films, Sarah Hassan must be bagging some amazing cash. Apart from that, she is also a model, television host, producer, director and writer. Sarah Hassan’s net worth is estimated to be  

Awards & Recognition

2020: Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards - Best East African Film - 'Plan B'

2019: Kalasha Awards - Best Actress - 'Plan B'

2018: LA Short Awards Best Short Film Silver Awards, Best Actress Silver Awards - 'The Company You Keep'

2018: Festigious International Film Festival - Best Actress - 'The Company You Keep'

2015: Kalasha Awards - Best TV Host

2013: Kalasha Awards - Best Supporting Actress - 'House of Lungula'

2011: Chaguo la Teeniz Awards - Best Actress - 'Tahidi High'

Social Media

Sarah Hassan Instagram: @HassanSarah 

Sarah Hassan Twitter: @SN_Hassan 

Sarah Hassan Facebook: Sarah Hassan 

Sarah Hassan Website: Sarah Hassan

Q&A

Who is Sarah Hassan?

Sarah Hassan is an actress, fashion model, film producer, director and writer

How old is Sarah Hassan?

Born on 5 September 1988, Sarah Hassan’s age is 34.

Is Sarah Hassan a Muslim?

Contrary to belief, Sarah Hassan is not a Muslim. she is Christian. 

How old is Sarah Hassan’s husband?

Sarah Hassan’s husband is thought to be in his 40s.

Which tribe is Sarah Hassan?

Sarah Hassan is half Arab, and half Kamba.

Is Sarah Hassan related to Lulu Hassan?

No. Sarah Hassan and Lulu Hassan are not related. They just share a name.

Where does Sarah Hassan live?

Details about where Sarah Hassan lives are not in the public domain.

Is Sarah Hassan married?

Yes. Sarah Hassan got married to Martin Dale in 2017

Is Sarah Hassan related to Anita Nderu?

Yes. Sarah Hassan declared that Anita Nderu is her cousin.

Is Sarah Hassan Somali?

Her father is an Arab and her mother a Kamba.

Who is Sarah Hassan’s husband?

Sarah Hassan’s husband is Martin Dale.