Nina Zanjani

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Nina Zanjani
Persian: نینا زنجانی‎‎
Nina Zanjani in August 2014.jpg
Nina Zanjani during the 2014 Royal Dramatic Theatre autumn gathering.
Born Nina Nasr Zanjani
(1981-09-01) 1 September 1981 (age 35)
Tehran,[1] Iran
Nationality Swedish
Occupation actress
Years active 2006–present

Nina Nasr Zanjani (Persian: نینا زنجانی‎‎, born 1 September 1981 in Tehran, Iran) is a Swedish actress of Iranian origin. She played one of the two lead roles in Helena Bergström's directorial debut Mind the Gap as the daughter Yasmin.[2]

Zanjani was a student at Stockholm Elementary Theatre School (SET) from 2001 to 2002 and went to the Swedish National Academy of Mime and Acting in 2007. She participated in the sets of Royal Dramatic Theatre in Party and Woyzeck, and she played Josie in the Backa Theatre's acclaimed set of Rona Munro's Iron in 2005.

She played a leading role starring Helena Bergström's directorial debut Mind the Gap as the daughter named Yasmin. In November 2007, the play Don Carlos premiered at the Gothenburg City Theatre, where Zanjani played Queen Elizabeth. She also appeared in Night Rider by Björn Runge in the same theater, and in Nathan the Wise at the Stockholm City Theater and the SVT's dramatization of Selma Lagerlof, which was aired on 26 and 27 December 2008.

Zanjani also had a starring role in Josef Fares' movie Balls (Swedish: Farsan) which premiered in February 2010. She also starred in all episodes of the second Swedish series of Wallander, where she played the role of police woman Isabelle Melin, at least until Indrivaren, where she ends his employment with the Ystad police.

She was even featured in the short film Knullträdet.

In autumn 2010 she took part in the performance of Clara's journey at the City Theatre in Gothenburg where she starred with the leading role of Clara. The critics and Zanjani acclaimed show that the 'theatrical thriller ". Clara's journey was voted the year's best performance by theater people and won a prestigious award in autumn 2010.

In 2012 she participated in the Gothenburg City Theatre's production of The Bible In 2014 she performed the role of Eliza in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion at the Gothenburg City Theatre.

Early life[edit]

Nina Zanjani and Joel Magnusson (sv)

Nina and her family moved from Iran to Sweden when she was 6-7 years old.[3] She grew up in Gråbo and lived there with her parents and brother.[4] When she was 19-20, she settled in Stockholm to follow her career.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Roles[edit]

Year Role Production Director Theater
2015 Hedda Tesman Hedda Gabler
Henrik Ibsen
Emil Graffman Gothenburg City Theatre

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Som barn ville jag ha hela världen"". Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Lindblad, Helena (16 February 2007). "Se upp för dårarna". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Skådespelerskan Nina Zanjani fick stående ovationer i bamba". Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Skådespelerskan Nina Zanjani fick stående ovationer i bamba". Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Skådespelerskan Nina Zanjani fick stående ovationer i bamba". Retrieved 3 October 2015. 

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