|Father Name||Bahman Foroutan|
|Father Profession||Football Coach|
|Spouse||Jon Handschin (? - present)|
|Education||University of Cologne, Berlin University of the Arts|
|Date of Birth||1976|
Melika Foroutan is a German-Iranian actress, best known for her work in Mediterráneo, Tribes of Europa, and Pari.
Foroutan is 45 years old as of 2021. She was born in 1976 in Teheran, Iran, to a German mother and an Iranian father. Her father, Bahman Foroutan, is a football coach. He trained various amateur clubs in Berlin from 2010 to 2014 and the Iranian national soccer team.
Talking about her height, Melika is 5 ft and 4½ in (1.64 m) tall. She has an older sister, Naika Foroutan, who is a social scientist. The 45-year-old lived in Tehran until the age of six and moved to Germany with her family in 1983.
Foroutan studied Philosophy, English, and History at the University of Cologne in Germany from 1995 to 1998. She then enrolled in the Berlin University of the Arts, the largest art school in Europe, to study acting and graduated in 2002.
According to online sources, Foroutan has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of 2021. She started her career in 2000 with the film Für dich mein Herz, where she starred as Julia alongside Knut Berger and Stephan Korves. Following graduation, Foroutan joined the company at the Schauspielhaus Leipzig, a performing arts theater in Germany.
Her breakthrough role came in 2006 when she appeared in the drama Wut and played the role of police officer Silvia Henke in the critically acclaimed TV show KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst a year later. The 45-year-old had a starring role in the ARD crime film series Commissioner Louise Bonì from 2015 to 2016.
For her performance in the film series, Melika won the Best Actress award at the Hessischer Filmpreis in 2015. Recently, she garnered global recognition for her titular role in the drama film Pari directed by Siamak Etemadi in the Section Panorama. Her other notable credits include Tribes of Europa, Das Attentat Sarajevo 1914, Weissensee, Palermo Shooting, and Stolberg.
Foroutan is married to Jon Handschin, though nothing much is known about their married life. Handschin is an actor, producer and director, prominent for his work in The Driver, Valley of the Innocent, and 1. Mai.
The couple met in a Berlin soccer bar, as per DerWesten, and probably share a fondness for soccer. In fact, Melika played soccer until the age of eleven with her father who trained the Iranian national soccer team at the time.
Since Melika and her husband prefer to keep their personal affairs under wraps, it is not known if they have kids together. They live a low-key life without fanfare and currently reside in Berlin.