Who is Naseer Muttalif? 'Survivor' star feels he represents minorities in Season 41
'Survivor' is the American version of the international 'Survivor' reality competition television franchise, hosted by Jeff Probst. The series premiered on May 31, 2000 on CBS. The show is basically a fun game where a group of strangers are placed in an isolated location, and must provide food and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in several challenges. These include testing their physical and mental abilities with endurance challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted out by their fellow players until only one remains and is given the title of "Sole Survivor". The last man standing is awarded the grand prize of 1 million Dollars!
Naseer Muttalif is one of the contestants on Season 41 of 'Survivor'. A hotel sales manager, a Californian and a Sri Lankan immigrant, Muttalif came to the States to raise a family. Having grown up in poverty and feeling like he represents several minority groups, Naseer is ready to make the most of his island opportunity. He hopes he can make that final sales pitch to the jury in the Final Three.
Who is Naseer Muttalif?
Naseer is a 37-year-old Sri Lankan, who currently resides in California. He is a sales manager by profession. In his free time, he likes to indulge in cricket, cooking and traveling as much as he can. For Naseer, family comes first. His Instagram shows that he celebrates every one of his kids' achievements. Naseer's strongest pillar of support is his mother.
Early life and education
Naseer did not have the easiest life and grew up poor, living in a mud hut with no electricity or running water for over half his life. He didn't have a phone or computer of his own until he was 18. Naseer worked his way up from selling vegetables on the street to making multi-million-dollar sales for his current company. He taught himself English in the process. Today, he is able to give his kids the life he couldn't afford to dream of when he was growing up, and support his family back in Sri Lanka too. He helped to send his sister to college and supports the education of his nieces and nephew. Most recently, he saved enough money to buy land in Sri Lanka, where he is hoping to build a more modern and safer home for his mother.
Naseer currently works as a Sales Manager. In his free time, he likes to go on bike adventures, spend time with his family and cook. He is pretty active on TikTok as well!
Naseer is a happily married man and is a father of two beautifful children. At an interview with Parade, when asked what are his first thoughts when at his lowest, he said, "Of course, my kids. When I’m lying on the ground, my son will kiss my forehead, and my daughter will be painting my nails. They can do anything they want with me. I have great memories of that". His pictures on Instagram speak for themselves; his feed is literally just snaps of his wife and children, how sweet!
Catch the premiere of 'Survivor' Season 41 on September 22 at 8/7c on CBS, the CBS app and Paramount+.