Afshar, Mahnaz (born June 11, 1977, Tehran)
Mahnaz Afshar completed a film-editing course at the Hannaneh Cultural Institute in Tehran, Iran.
She began acting with the series 'Missing' in 1998, and later appeared in the series 'Love is not Closed' (2014).
In 1999, Afshar made her film debut with 'Friends'. She found nationwide fame after appearing in 'Passion of Love' (2000) and 'Coma' (2003).
She has acted in other movies, including 'Grey' (2000), 'Poisonous Honey' (2002), 'Girl in a Cage' (2002), 'Season Salad' (2004), 'Who Killed Amir?' (2005), 'Aquarium' (2005), 'Ceasefire' (2005), 'The Boss' (2006), 'Reflection' (2007), 'Invitation' (2008), 'Adam's Son, Eve's Daughter' (2009), 'A Simple Romance' (2011), 'No One, Nowhere' (2012), 'Metropol' (2013), and 'Sperm Whale' (2015).
The Iranian Society of Film Critics and Writers granted her a Certificate of Merit for Best Actress for 'The Third Floor' (2009).
In 2011, she won the Fajr International Film Festival Crystal Simorgh for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 'Sa’adat Abad' (2010).
In 2012, she won the Crystal Simorgh and Fajr Festival Certificate of Merit for Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'Snow on the Pines' (2011).