Riaad Moosa (born 18 June 1977) is a South African comedian, actor, and doctor.
Moosa grew up in Grassy Park and has three siblings. He attended South Peninsula High School until 1994. His sister is a doctor, his Indian-born father is an orthopedic surgeon, his Cape Town-born Malay mother is a GP. Since he was a child, he wanted to do medicine.
He 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 the 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.
In 2005, Moosa appeared in Crazy Monkey Straight Outta Benoni. In 2007, he also featured in the sequel Footskating 101.
In 2012, 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.
Riaad Moosa’s net worth is estimated to be $17 Million, according to the list of South Celebrities and Net Worth in 2021.