Nour El-Refai

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Nour El-Refai
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Nour El-Refai in 2014
Born (1987-11-14) 14 November 1987 (age 30)
Occupation Television presenter, comedian, actress

Nour El-Refai (born 14 November 1987) is a Swedish actress and comedian.[1] She became known for her participation in the candid-camera show Raj Raj in 2007 and hosted Melodifestivalen 2014. El-Refai has also appeared in several movies such as Kronjuvelerna and Johan Falk: Spelets regler.

Early life[edit]

El-Refai was born in Lebanon and her family moved to Sweden to live in Eslöv just a few months after her birth. She is of Syrian and Lebanese heritage.[2] Her family moved a few years later to Norra Fäladen in Lund.[3] She grew up in a single parent family with her mother, as her father left after a divorce just weeks after the arrival of the El-Refai family in Sweden.[4] Nour has had no contact with her father since.[4]

Personal life[edit]

El-Refai lives in Traneberg, Stockholm.[3]

El-Refai was the victim of a sexual assault just before the start her television career. The man who assaulted her was later sentenced to four months imprisonment.[5]


El-Refai first came into prominence in 2006, when she had a role in the crime drama movie Beck – Det tysta skriket.[6]

Along with Cecilia Forss she hosted the candid-camera show, Raj Raj, which was broadcast on TV400 during 2007.[7] In one notorious segment, she flashed her breasts to a man in Humlegården, which is famed for male flashers, and she was reported to the police.[7] Charges were pressed and later she was sentenced to pay a fine for indecent exposure.[7][8] El-Refai and Forss had cooperated previously in the TV3 humour show Hus i helvete.[1]

In 2008, El-Refai was assigned as a reporter on stage for the Melodifestivalen 2008; the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.[1] She interviewed the singers after they went off stage following their performances.[1] During the same year, she acted in the Morgonsoffan television show also on SVT. She acted in the Henrik Schyffert comedy show Sverige Pussas och Kramas on Kanal5.[1]

Nour has also been a radio talk show host on Morgonpasset at Sveriges Radio P3.[1] During 2009, El-Refai acted as the character "Bitterfittan" (English: "The bitter cunt") on the comedy show, Ballar av stål, the Swedish version of Balls of Steel. She also took part in Wipeout as a contestant; both shows were broadcast on the Swedish Kanal 5.[9]

In 2011, she appeared in the movie Kronjuvelerna, and in 2012 had a role in another movie, Johan Falk: Spelets regler.[10]

During late 2009 she was one of the characters on the comedy show Cirkus Möller on TV4. During 2010, she was on stage with a Swedish production of Grease at Göta Lejon in Stockholm.[11][12] In late 2010, she worked again as a radio talk show host, and was part of the show's special, where stars including El-Refai were locked inside a glass house for a whole week to raise money for Musikhjälpen on Sveriges Radio.[12][13]

El-Refai hosted Melodifestivalen 2014, along with Anders Jansson.[14]


  • 2004 - Generation Y
  • 2005 - Vem är du?—as Åsa (feature film)
  • 2006 - Beck – Det tysta skriket (TV film)
  • 2006 - Elvismackan (short film)
  • 2006 - Frostbiten—as Cornelia (feature film)
  • 2006 - När mörkret faller (feature film)
  • 2009-2010: Ballar av stål as Bitterfittan (TV series - 10 episodes)
  • 2010 - Välkommen åter (TV series)
  • 2010 - Wallander – Dödsängeln (feature film)
  • 2011 - Kronjuvelerna (feature film)
  • 2011 - Stockholm - Båstad (TV mini-series, 1 episode as Sharon)
  • 2012 - Johan Falk: Spelets regler as Lovisa (feature film to video)
  • 2012 - Labyrint (TV series)
  • 2014 - Sköterskan: The Nurse as The Nurse (short film)
  • 2014 - Melodifestivalen 2014 (TV series)


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Jansson och El-Refai leder schlagern - Kulturnytt". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Nour el-Refai saknar Fäladen - Malmö - Sydsvenskan-Nyheter Dygnet Runt". Sydsvenskan. 10 November 2008. Archived from the original on 13 May 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Civilkurage var betydligt viktigare än en bra lön". Dagens Nyheter. 2011-08-07. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Nour El-Refai om uppväxten utan pappa". Expressen. 2013-10-09. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  5. ^ "'Jag låg helt paralyserad' – Nour talar ut om sexövergreppet – och den förnedrande rättegången". Aftonbladet. 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  6. ^ "Beck- Det tysta skriket". 2009-03-15. Archived from the original on 11 August 2010. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  7. ^ a b c "TV-stjärna blottade sig – i park". Aftonbladet. 2007-10-27. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  8. ^ "TV4-stjärna dömd för blottning". Aftonbladet. 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  9. ^ "Tar på högvaktens kön i "Ballar av stål"". Expressen. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  10. ^ ""Sagolikt men otäckt" - recension av Kronjuvelerna". Dvdkritik.Se. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  11. ^ "Bäst på scen är Nour El-Refai, som den korkade skånskan Jill". 5 February 2010. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Nour behöver inte kvalificera sig som fin flicka - P4 Extra". Sveriges Radio. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  13. ^ "Nour El-Refai - Musikhjälpen 2013". Sveriges Radio. 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 
  14. ^ "Nour El Refai och Anders Jansson programledare för Melodifestivalen 2014". 2013-11-13. Retrieved 2013-11-18. 

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