Mahnaz Afshar

Mahnaz Afshar

Mahnaz Afshar | مهناز افشار

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Mahnaz Afshar (born June 10, 1977) is an Iranian actress. She began her acting career with the television series "Lost" in 1998 and made her way to the cinema the following year with the film "Friends." In 2009, Afshar won the Crystal Simorgh for Best Supporting Actress at the Fajr Film Festival for her role in "Sa'adatabad." She was nominated for the Crystal Simorgh for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Fajr Film Festival for her performances in "Darkoob" (2017) and "Qasam" (2018). As of 2020, she is banned from acting and has been residing outside of Iran since 2019.

Personal Life: Mahnaz Afshar was born on June 10, 1977, in Tehran, into a family with roots in Tabriz. She completed her high school diploma in the experimental sciences and pursued studies in film editing for four years at a non-profit institution. Initially, her family opposed her acting career due to religious beliefs. She received training in acting from Hamid Samandarian's classes.

In June 2014, Mahnaz Afshar married Yasin Ramin, the son of Mohammad Ali Ramin, the press deputy of the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's second term as president. They have a daughter named "Liana," born in April 2015. However, in October 2019, Afshar announced her separation from Yasin Ramin through an Instagram story.

Professional Activities:

Acting: Mahnaz Afshar commenced her acting career with the television series "Lost" in 1998, followed by her entry into cinema with the film "Friends," directed by Ali Shah-Hatami, in 1999. Her resemblance to Gogoosh influenced her early success, drawing attention from the media. In the 1380s, Afshar became one of the faces of commercial cinema in Iran. In the later years of the decade, she attempted to change her recognized image by acting in films by different directors, a move that resulted in several awards and accolades from critics and reputable domestic film festivals. In 2014, she played one of the main roles in the film "The Teacher," directed by Nasser Saeedi, a well-known Tajik director.

Production: In November 2012, Mahnaz Afshar produced a charity concert by Ebi at the Milad Tower Convention Center to help the earthquake victims in Azerbaijan. In this event, several filmmakers, actors, and athletes were present. Ebi performed songs such as "Ey Vatan," "Toei Niazam," "If You Ever Come to Me," "My Newest Heartache," "I'm Back," "Gol-e Yas," "Breathing is Hard," and "Khak-e Vatanam."

Judging Talent Shows: In 2019, she appeared as one of the judges on the reality TV show "Persia's Got Talent," which garnered various reactions and feedback in the virtual space.

Legal Complaints: Mahnaz Afshar faces legal issues for supporting the girls of Enghelab Street, criticizing compulsory hijab in Iran, and advocating for imprisoned individuals like Yasaman Aryani and Mohammad Ali Taheri. Her outspokenness against child marriage has also led to severe criticism from hardline Iranian fundamentalists, resulting in open legal cases accusing her of spreading lies and campaigning against the system.

Details :
  • Name : Mahnaz Afshar
  • Birthday : June 11, 1977
  • Born in : Tehran, Iran
  • Tmdb ID : 1013905
  • Also know as : ['مهناز افشار']
  • Persian Name : مهناز افشار

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