Melika Foroutan - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 17, 2022

Melika Foroutan
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Tribes of Europa (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : (age 0)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Melika Foroutan
Birth Place: Tehran, Iran
Father's Name: Bahman Foroutan
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 1

Naika Foroutan (sister)

University: University of Arts, University of Cologne
Ethnicity: Iranian
Nationality: German, Iranian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband's Name: Jon Handschin
Children: 1


Body Measurements

Height: 1.64 meter (5 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 52 kg (114.64 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 7.5 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: A

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Who is Melika Foroutan?

Melika Foroutan is an actress by profession and German, and Iranian by nationality. She is well known for starring in Wut (Anger), KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst as Silvia Henke, Mediterráneo, Pari, and Tribes of Europa.

Melika Foroutan (Image: alchetron)

Melika Foroutan – Age, Parents, Siblings

Melika Foroutan’s birth took place in 1976 in Tehran, Iran. Her Iranian father’s name is Bahman Foroutan but the name of her German mother is not known. Her parents had met in Paris in the 1970s where her father studied filmography, and her mother worked as an au-pair. She has a sibling, a sister named Naika Foroutan.

While living in Tehran, Foroutan’s mother worked at Daimler-Benz and her father refused to work on propaganda movies for the shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Instead, he worked as a football coach, even coaching the Iranian national football team for about six months. The family moved back to Boppard, Germany in 1981 as the Iranian Revolution had begun.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Melika Foroutan studied Philosophy, English, and History in Cologne, Germany from 1995 to 1998. She then went on to attend the University of Arts (UdK) in Berlin. She studied acting there and graduated from the same in 2002.

Her ethnicity is Iranian.

Melika Foroutan – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Online sources have revealed that Melika Foroutan is currently married to Jon Handschin. Her husband is a producer and director, well known for his work in The Driver (2017), Valley of the Innocent (2003), and 1. Mai (2008). They are parents to a child, a son whose name is not shared with the public. There are no further details on their relationship or wedding details.

Melika Foroutan in Tribes of Europa (Image: DNB stories)

Melika Foroutan – Career

Early Days

After graduating from the University of Arts (UdK) in Berlin, she joined the company at the Schauspielhaus Leipzig. Melika Foroutan’s debut role was in Für dich mein Herz (2000). This was followed by appearances in the German TV series and films Blond: Eva Blond! (2004), Das Zimmermädchen und der Millionär (2004), Vogel im Käfig (2006), Alles über Anna (2006), Krieg der Frauen (2006).

Finally, Foroutan landed a role in the 2006 film Wut (Rage) which is considered her breakthrough role.

Films, Series

Over the years Melika Foroutan has starred in the films Palermo Shooting (2008), The Crocodiles: All for One (2011), Die Mamba (2014), The Famous Five and the Valley of Dinosaurs (2018), Mediterráneo (2021), etc and in TV movies Krieg der Frauen (2006), Die dunkle Seite (2008), Und dennoch lieben wir (2011), Schief gewickelt (2011), Wiener Blut (2019), Sleepless in Portugal, among others.

Moreover, she has portrayed characters in the short films Bittersüsses Nichts (2007), Three Travellers (2007), and TV series Der Fürst und das Mädchen (2005-2007), Nachtschicht (2008), Lutter (2008), Der Kapitän (2009), KDD - Kriminaldauerdienst (2007-2010), Stolberg (2010), Under Suspicion (2011), Der Kriminalist (2012), The Weissensee Saga (2013), Paare (2015), Tribes of Europa (2021), to name a few.

Melika Foroutan in Tribes of Europa (Image: Twitter)


On the set of Tribes of Europa, Melika Foroutan has worked with Emilio Sakraya, Henriette Confurius, David Ali Rashed, Oliver Masucci, and Robert Finster.

Melika Foroutan – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Foroutan is estimated to be around $1 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Melika Foroutan – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Melika Foroutan is active on Twitter but is absent from Facebook and Instagram.

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