10 Incredible Facts About Mahnaz Afshar: The Acclaimed Iranian Actress

Mahnaz Afshar, born Mahnaz Afshari Roghani on June 21, 1977, is a celebrated Iranian actress known for her significant contributions to Iranian cinema. She started her acting career with the TV series “Gomshede” in 1998 and made her film debut in “Dostane” in 1999. Her exceptional talent has earned her numerous awards, including the prestigious Crystal Simorgh for Best Supporting Actress at the Fajr Film Festival for her role in “Saadat Abad” in 2009.

1. Birth and Early Life

Mahnaz Afshar was born on June 21, 1977, in Tehran, into a family of Turkish origin from Tabriz. She completed her high school education in experimental sciences and studied editing for four years at a non-profit institution.

2. Family Background and Initial Challenges

Despite her family’s religious orientation and initial opposition to her acting career, Mahnaz pursued her passion for acting. She trained in acting classes conducted by Hamid Saarigian.

3. Marriage and Family

In June 2013, Mahnaz Afshar married Yasin Ramin, son of Mohammad Ali Ramin, a former deputy press minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidency. The couple’s wedding was officiated by former Iranian president Seyyed Mohammad Khatami. They have a daughter named Liana, born in May 2014.

4. Announcing Separation

In October 2018, Mahnaz announced her separation from Yasin Ramin through an Instagram post, emphasizing her role as a single mother. Despite this announcement, Yasin Ramin later stated in a December 2023 interview with BBC Farsi that they remain life partners.

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June 19, 2024 | 8:25 pm