Elli Avram in January 2013
29 July 1990 |
|Known for||Bigg Boss 7|
Elisabet Avramidou Granlund "Elli Avram" (born 29 July 1990) is a Swedish Greek actress and is now based in Mumbai, India. She appeared in the Hindi film Mickey Virus and participated in the Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss in which she rose to fame and came out to be as a genuine and innocent person who surprisingly spoke Hindi really well being new to the country.
Elli Avram was born in Sweden. She grew up in Stockholm. She took an interest in figure skating, singing and dancing from her initial years. She received training in acting from her mother who is a Swedish Actress.  Avram felt a connection to India since her childhood. In an interview with the local Stockholm newspaper Mitt i, she said, "Even when I was five, I was fascinated by Indian dance and the colorful clothes." Since her father is a Greek musician, she found a lot of Greek songs are related to Indian melodies. Avram wanted to be a Bollywood actress since her adolescence.
At age 17, Avram became the member of Pardesi Dance Group in Sundbyberg (at the opposite side of Stockholm City from her hometown) and gave dance performances all over Scandinavia, primarily of Bollywood songs. Avram has done some acting projects in Sweden, including 2008 crime drama romance movie, Förbjuden Frukt, where she played the role of Selen - the lead character's teen girlfriend. The movie was set against a backdrop of violent crime, where she falls in love with a boy with a criminal background. She also appeared on the Swedish TV series Gomorron Sverige. In 2010, Avram participated in the Miss Greece beauty contest.
In September 2012, Avram moved to Mumbai. She signed up with a modeling agency and got a work visa. Her first considerable project was a television advertisement for Eveready Batteries with the famous Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar Eveready Industries India. Avram was featured in a television commercial for Ricchezza Silver Jewelry, produced by TryAngles Studio.
She got her first major breakthrough with a lead role in Saurabh Varma's comedy thriller film, Mickey Virus although she spoke no Hindi. Before her Bollywood debut, Avram had formal training in Hindi pronunciation. In Mickey Virus she played the role of Kamayani George. The film, shot in Delhi, was released on October 25, 2013.
|Mickey Virus||Kamayani George||Hindi|
|Bigg Boss 7||Contestant|
|2015||Kis Kisko Pyar Karu||TBA|
- Habibi (Music video) Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Awards and nominations
|2013||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Debut (Female)||Mickey Virus||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Female Debut|
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