Mahnaz Afshar, is a multiple award winning and well known persian actress who has starred in over 40 successful movies such as Koma or Atash bas.
She graduated in natural science in high school. After graduation, one of her relatives who was the Theater Affairs Assistant in “Soureh” college introduced her to “Hannaneh” Art institute. Having studied video edition in the following years, she participated in assembly job of “Ketabe Avval” training materials, directed by Dariush Mehrjui.
Later on, she was invited by Shamsi Fazl Elahi to act in a TV series called Gomshodeh (Lost) directed by Masoud Navaii, making her first official play in TV industry. Her professional career continued by acting in a movie called “Doostam” (Friends) directed by Abdollah Eskandari. The film, however, was not released in movie theaters due to complications with the authorities regarding the story and morals of the film.
Her first official appearance as an actress in the cinema industry debuted in a work called Shoure Eshgh (Passion of Love), which received positive reviews by audience and critics of the time. Having gained substantial fame for her act, she later appeared in “Atashbas” (Ceasefire), a major hit, and “Salade Fasl” (Season Salad).
She has been active in the film industry since early 1998 and was nominated several times as the best persian actress. Besides her career she also supports Charity organizations to help children in need all over the world.
She is currently involved in new projects.