- Written by Kailas
So, Who exactly is Elli Avram? Why is Salman Khan so 'latoo' over this Swedish actress?
Find out some interesting facts about Elli here.
Elli Avram was born on in Stockholm, Sweden. She grew up in Tyresö kommun, Stockholm. Her father, Jannis Avramidis, is a Greek musician who is now settled in Sweden and her mother, Maria Granlund, is a Swedish actress who appeared in Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar-winning film Fanny and Alexander. Avram attended Frans Schartau High School in Stockholm, from where she graduated in Society-Economics. She took an interest in figure skating, singing and dancing from her initial years. She received training in acting from her mother and aunt who run a local theater in Skåne County, Sweden. Avram felt a connection to India since her childhood.
Before Bollywood, Avram has previously worked in "Förbjuden Frukt", a swedish crime romanctic flick. She also tried her luck at the "Miss Greece" beauty pageant in 2010. She also starred in a Swedish TV series, "Gomorron Sverige". She appeared in an Iranian music video, "Hala chi shod", by Emad featuring SB Shaggy.
In September 2012, Avram moved to Mumbai on a tourist visa to pursue an acting career in Bollywood. She signed up with a modeling agency that got her a work visa. The first considerable project she managed to get was a TV commercial for Eveready Industries India opposite superstar Akshay Kumar. Avram has appeared in a TV commercial for Ricchezza Silver Jewellery.
She got her first major breakthrough by bagging a lead role in Saurabh Varma's comedy thriller film,"Mickey Virus". Avram took formal training in Indian dance forms and Hindi pronunciation. In Mickey Virus she plays the role of Kamayani George paired opposite Manish Paul. The film, shot in Delhi, released on October 25, 2013.
Before the relaease of Mickey Virus, Elli entered the most popular and controversial Indian reality tv show Bigg Boss season 7 as a contestant. Thus, shooting her sky high in terms of popularity. goodmove there, Elli !
Name : Elisabet Avramidou Granlund
Birth Date : 29th July, 1990
Age : 23 (in 2013)
Place of birth : Sweden
Marital Status : Single
Star Sign : Leo
Country : Swedish
Current Residence : Mumbai