Shima Niavarani


Born: Teheran, Iran


Shima Niavarani (شیما نیاورانی; born 7 July 1985 in Teheran) is a Swedish actress and singer. She has performed in theater, film, television and radio in over 40 productions. Niavarani got her breakthrough at the age of nineteen in the play Autodidakt i enmansakt which she directed and played in. She toured with the play for over a year and her work received several awards. She is perhaps most known for her solo-musical Shima Niavarani är en Übermensch which was broadcast on SVT in 2010, and for her role as Maiken in the TV4 series Allt faller which was directed by Henrik Schyffert.Shima has acted at Dramaten, Stockholms Stadsteater, Södra Teatern, Radioteatern, Riksteatern, and other stages. During 2007 she got the main lead role as the widow Queck in Bertolt Brecht:s Bageriet. In 2008 she played the lead role as Hedvig in Göran Tunströms Tjuven at Uppsala stadsteater. Other roles at that theater is the play Drottning Kristina, Rigoletto and the play Knutby about the Knutby murder.In the newspaper Dagens Nyheter summary of the year in theater for 2009 Niavarani was mentioned for her memorable role in Drottning Kristina. Shima Niavarani has also acted in film and television. She had the lead role in Simon Stahos film Kärlekens Krigare. At Dagens Nyheter she got the award of En av morgondagens filmstjärnor. She has also acted in SVTs Julkalender Gyllene Knorren, the series Livet i Fagervik and she has also been a panel member at SVTs Gomorron Sverige and a frequent at TV4s Nyhetsmorgon. Niavarani is known for her comedy character which can be heard in Sveriges Radios P3 humor shows Lilla Al Fadji, Bröllopsreportern and Humorhimlen. But also drama productions such as Rödluvan och vargarna in which she played Little Red Riding Hood.On 22 July 2014 Niavarani participated in Allsång på Skansen and sang two songs, one of which wase her own song Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Shine.In 2015 she acted in the comedy series Boy Machine which was broadcast on TV4. And that same year she presented the move show Filmkväll med Shima at SVT. She had the leading role in the film She’s Wild Again Tonight which premiered on 12 November. She also acted in SVTs Christmas calendar called Tusen år till julafton along with Lotta Lundgren and Erik Haag. In 2016 she will act in season two of the SVT series 30 grader i februari.

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