Elisabet Avramidou Granlund, known professionally as Elli Avram (born 29 July 1990)[2][3] is a Swedish Greek actress[4] and is now based in Mumbai, India. She appeared in the Hindi film Mickey Virus[5] and participated in the Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss.[6]


At age 18, Avram became the member of Pardesi Dance Group in Sundbyberg and gave dance performances all over Scandinavia, primarily of Bollywood songs.[7] Avram has done some acting projects in Sweden,[4] including 2008 crime drama romance movie, Förbjuden Frukt, where she played the role of Selen - the lead character's teen girlfriend. The movie was set against a backdrop of violent crime, where she falls in love with a boy with a criminal background.[8] She also appeared as guest on the Swedish Morning Show Gomorron Sverige. In 2010, Avram participated in the Miss Greece beauty contest.[9][10]

In September 2012, Avram moved to Mumbai.[11] She signed up with a modeling agency and got a work visa. Her first considerable project was a television advertisement for Eveready Batteries.[12] Avram was featured in a television commercial for Ricchezza Silver Jewelry, produced by TryAngles Studio.

She got her first major breakthrough with a lead role in Saurabh Varma's comedy thriller film, Mickey Virus[13] although she spoke no Hindi.[4] Before her Bollywood debut, Avram had formal training in Hindi pronunciation.[14] In Mickey Virus she played the role of Kamayani George.[15] The film, shot in Delhi, was released on October 25, 2013.[13] In September 2013, Avram participated in the reality TV show Bigg Boss 7 and spent ten weeks in the house until she got evicted on Day 70. In 2014, Ell later participated in the dance show Dance Ki Takkar in second season.[16][17] In 2015 she appeared in the box office hit Kis Kisko Pyar Karoon as Deepika opposite comedian Kapil Sharma. She also appeared in item song 'Kudiyan shehar di' in film Poster Boys.[18]

Elli AvrRam is set to make her Tamil and Kannada debut in the Queen south remakes, Paris Paris and Butterfly.[19]


TV appearances

Music Video


  1. Twitter / ElliAvram: @TeamManishPaul thank uu God bless u!. (2013-07-28). Retrieved on 2014-04-01.
  2. Elli Avram turns 26, glad that she shares birthday with Sanjay Dutt. Retrieved on 2014-04-01.
  3. Colors TV. Bigg Boss - 25th October 2013 - Full Episode (HD). YouTube. Retrieved on 2014-04-01.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 De Villiers, Pierre. Swedish actress Elli Avram is breaking new ground - by starring in an upcoming hollywood film. Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA. Retrieved on 29 September 2013.
  5. Elli Avram meets her parents on Bigg Boss 7 - The Times of India. (2013-10-28). Retrieved on 2014-04-01.
  6. Goyal, Divya (September 17, 2013). "'Bigg Boss 7' complete list of contestants". The Indian Express. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  7. Follo. Elli Avram training for Bollywood. Retrieved on 2015-08-27.
  8. Förbjuden Frukt (2008) Official trailer. starring Elli Avram, Gguveli, Haisem Ali, Arif Karadeniz. Ali Gohari. Retrieved on 29 September 2013.
  9. Katrina Kaif has a twin in Bigg Boss 7 contestant Elli Avram!. FILMS OF INDIA. Archived from the original on 23 September 2013. Retrieved on 29 September 2013.
  10. "Gomorron" Episode dated 20 August 2013 (TV Episode 2013) -.
  11. Spot the difference: Elli Avram and Katrina Kaif. Living Media India Limited. Retrieved on 29 September 2013.
  12. Elli Avram Biography. Greynium Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd.. Retrieved on 29 September 2013.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Mickey Virus - Mickey Virus Overview. India Pvt. Ltd.. Retrieved on 29 September 2013.
  14. Mankermi, Shivani (August 31, 2013). Bollywood gets ready to unleash a new stock of hotties. Living Media India Limited/Mail Today. Retrieved on 29 September 2013.
  15. Mickey Virus (2013)., Inc.. Retrieved on 29 September 2013.
  16. BREAKING: Bigg Boss 7 contestant Elli Avram in Dance Ki Takkar 2?. India Today. Retrieved on 1 November 2014.
  17. Meet Elli Avram - the fourth finalist of Dance Ki Takkar 2; Lets look at the Bigg Boss 7 fame's journey.. India Today. Retrieved on 25 February 2015.
  18. 'Poster Boys' new song: Sunny Deol-Elli AvrRam bring back Daler Mehndi's hit track 'Kudiya shehar di' to life.
  19. Kannada has a very exotic ring to it: Elli AvrRam.
  20. Teen ka Tadka Special on Jhalak: Recap Episode 25.

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Bigg Boss 7
Dance Ki Takkar 2
1st runners—up
2nd runners—up