Shahla & Nabeela
CAS2 ShahlaNabeela
Team Profile
Hometown: Markham, Ontario
Relation: Best Friends
Occupation: Occupational Therapist (Shahla)
Management/Consulting (Nabeela)

The Amazing Race Canada 2

Legs Competed: 1
Legs Won: 0
Placement: 11th
Average Position: 11.00
Roadblock Count: Shahla: 1
Nabeela: 1
Countries Raced: Flag of Canada

Shahla Kara and Nabeela Barday are a team of Best Friends on The Amazing Race Canada 2.



  • Age: 29
  • Occupation: Occupational Therapist
  • Current City: Markham, Ont.
  • Hometown: North York, Ont.
  • Strengths: Creative, confident, light-hearted
  • Fears/Phobias: "I have an extreme fear of wooden objects in my mouth [such as] popsicle sticks. Gross."
  • Favourite Travel Destination: Japan or Kenya
  • Pet Peeve about Teammate: "She worries too much about how she looks and I don't know why because she always looks good!"


  • Age: 29
  • Occupation: Management, Consulting
  • Current City: Markham, Ont.
  • Hometown: Laval, Que.
  • Strengths: Confident, resourceful, good navigator
  • Fears/Phobias: Small spaces
  • Favourite Travel Destination: Nepal
  • Pet Peeve about Teammate: "She can be very passionate about her opinions."

Shahla and Nabeela are outspoken, unforgettable friends of over 20 years. They both come from strong cultural backgrounds and are constantly trying to find the balance between upholding their religious beliefs while still staying true to themselves.

Both women grew up in traditional Muslim-Canadian households, where there are many expectations to uphold. These best friends are ready to take on 'The Amazing Race Canada' and use the experience to continue building their lives as independent women. They want to inspire others within their community and demonstrate that there are many ways to be faithful while still developing as the person you aspire to be.

POTENTIAL ROADBLOCK: Shahla and Nabeela acknowledge that there might be some challenges that could be problematic. "Because of our religious beliefs, we might have to take a penalty for anything prohibited in our religion, such as anything with alcohol or eating any meats or foods that are not 'halal'."

Winning 'The Amazing Race Canada' would allow this team to show their family and friends their full potential. Both women have parents who are approaching retirement and are still working. Shahla and Nabeela would love to give some of their winnings to their parents in order to make them feel safe and secure going into their retirement.

Motto: "Brownies for the win!"

Team they most associate with from Season 1: Vanessa and Celina, "Because they are strong and confident women!"

The Amazing Race Canada 2

Race History

Shahla & Nabeela's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Alberta → British Columbia No Detour Nabeela 11 of 11 [1][2]
Average 11.00
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

1: Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Shahla & Nabeela failed to complete the Route Marker task. However, since they were already in last place, they were eliminated without a penalty being applied.


Canada Records

  • First team to be eliminated in 11th place.


  • Janet Rowe at University of Toronto Magazine (07/08/2014): "Religion, Prayer and The Amazing Race"
  • Ruth Myles at (07/09/2014): "Shahla and Nabeela talk what went wrong"
  • Nick Patch at CTV News (07/09/2014): "First pair ousted speak out"
  • The Social (07/09/2014): "Five questions with Shahla & Nabeela"
  • Murtz Jaffer at Inside Pulse (07/10/2014): "The First Team Eliminated Talks"

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