Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. In 1970 Hosseini and his family moved to Iran where his father worked for the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran. In 1973 Hosseini 's family returned to Kabul, and Hosseini 's youngest brother was born in June of that year.
In 1976, when Hosseini was 11 years old, Hosseini 's father obtained a job in Paris, rance, and moved the family there. They were able to return to Afghanistan because of the Saur Revolution in which the PDPA communist party seized power through a bloody coup in April 1978. Instead, a week after the Soviet invasion of fghanistan, in 1980 they sought political asylum in the United States and made their residence in San Pedro, California.
Hosseini graduated from Independence High School in San Dieg in 1984 and enrolled at Santa Clara University, where he earned a bachelor 's degree in biology in 1988. The following years, he entered the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistr, where he earned his M.D. in 1993. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 1996. He practiced medicine for over sixteen years, until a year and a half after the releasin of The Kite Runner.
Hosseini is currently a Goodwill Ambassado for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR). He has been working to provide humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan through the Khaled Hosseini Foundation. The oncept for the foundation was inspired by the rip to Afghanistan that Hosseini made in 2007 with UNHCR.
He lives in Souther California with his fiancé, Roya, and their two children ( Harris and Farah).