Helana Sawires is an Australian actress best known for portraying lead role of Dianne, a medical student, in the first Australian Muslim Romantic comedy film Alis Wedding (2017). She also appeared in 2016 short film Banana Boy, directed by Steven Woodburn.She lives in Marrickville where she grew up in a large Egyptian family with five siblings. She went to Sydneys Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. She is also a drummer and Egyptian tabla player.Her role as Dianne in Alis Wedding brought her a nomination for best actress at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.
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