Meet the Iranian beauty from Sacred Games, Elnaaz Norouzi

Elnaaz Norouzi
Elnaaz Norouzi

Mumbai: Elnaaz Norouzi started modeling when she was about 14 years old, going to school and managing shoots on the weekends became her everyday life. Till the age of 19, she traveled in Asia and Europe. Once she finished school she decided to move to India. She has endorsed in India brands such as Thumbs Up, Titan Raga, Myntra, Canon, Samsung, Being Human, Fiama Di Wills, Le Coq Sportif and Dior.

Elnaaz shot to global fame through her solid performance as Zoya Mirza in the internationally acclaimed Netflix web series Sacred Games directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. The reason for her being cast in this role was because the makers of Sacred Games were extremely impressed with her fluency in so many languages such as German, English, Hindi and especially her proficiency in Farsi. This helped her connect with her character and made her the best choice for the role. So it was in-fact her Iranian roots and her unique talent that helped her bag this role.

Her debut performance in the web series along with remarkable actors such as Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan, and Radhika Apte was widely appreciated. We can all agree that the glamorous actress has done justice to her character in the first season of the web series and cannot wait to watch her perform in the much-awaited sequel, Sacred Games 2.

Elnaaz Norouzi and her character Zoya have one thing in common, both are strong boss ladies, with a vulnerable back story. Elnaaz’s dedication to hard work and especially learning Hindi is commendable, considering that her first language is Farsi, then German, then English, and now she has mastered Hindi to fluency, too!

Elnaaz had made her acting debut with Rohit Jugraj Chauhan’s Punjabi movie Khido Khundi last year, and went on to appear in a popular web series, while also being seen in Guru Randhawa’s music video for his single, Made In India.

Earlier, Elnaaz told reporters that she’s “super happy” and excited to start working on an international project.

After Sacred Games, Elnaaz signed an international project with a London-based production house, and the movie is said to be based on human trafficking with a focus on three girls.

Elnaaz Norouzi will be making a comeback in the second season of Sacred Games 2 which will start streaming on Netflix August 15.


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