Arvin Kananian

Actor Arvin Kananian grew up in Stockholm, Sweden and in Yokohama, Japan. In his late teenage years he moved to the UK to study law, but instead found his calling for acting and began studying Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg’s methods at acting schools in London and Stockholm. Kananian quickly made a name for himself in the Swedish film and TV business, starring in numerous hit series and feature films. 
 
2018 saw the premiere of Aniara wherein Kananian played the role of Chefone. Aniara received fantastic reviews and was a great festival success, winning among else ‘Best Direction’ at the Guldbagge Awards and the Cineuropa Award at Les Arcs European Film Festival. In 2020, Kananian starred in the acclaimed and daring TV series Caliphate as chief of police NadirCaliphate immediately generated a lot of buzz and was a big hit among critics and viewers alike. 
 
Kananian has most recently starred in Ylva Forner’s heightened and bold feature The Schoolmaster Games (2022) and in Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness (2022) which was awarded the prestigious Palme d’Or in Cannes. His upcoming acting projects include Andreas Öhman’s One Day All of This Will Be Yours/En dag kommer allt det här bli ditt and Milad Alami’s Opponent/Motståndaren. 
 
Furthermore, Kananian debuted as a filmmaker in 2017 with his short film Affect. The following years saw the premieres of his short films Tomorrow the Birds will Sing (2018) and I, Julia (2020). The latter was among else selected for the prestigious Telluride Film Festival.

Details

Birth: 1988


Language: Swedish, English (American), Farsi


Height: 175 cm


Eyes: Brown


Hair: Black


Contact
Annika Witkowska
annika@salomonssonagency.com

Filmography

En dag kommer allt det här bli ditt One Day All of This Will Be Yours
(Feature film, Grand Slam Film Production)
Dir. Andreas Öhman
 (Drama)
in-production
2022
Fiktiv granskning
(Feature film, Wendel & Olsson)
Dir. Jimmy Olsson
 (Comedy)
post-production
2022
Triangle of Sadness
(Feature film, Plattform Produktion)
Dir. Ruben Östlund
 (ComedyDrama)
2022
Magisterlekarna The Schoolmaster Games
(Feature film, Northern Fable)
Dir. Ylva Forner
 (Drama)
2022
Grisen The Pig from Turkey
(Short, Madbunny Productions)
Dir. Tuna Özer
 (Drama)
2022
Krabbad #flerochfler
(Short, Zentropa International Sweden)
Dir. Shahab Mehrabi
 (Drama)
2022
Folly
(Short)
Dir. Hugo Lilja
 (Sci-Fi)
2021
Sommaren med släkten
(TV Series, BOB film)
Dir. Mikael Syrén & Staffan Lindberg
 (Comedy)
2020
Cryptid
(TV Series, Dramacorp)
Dir. David Berron
 (DramaHorrorThriller)
2020
Top Dog
(TV Series, Filmlance)
Dir. Molly Hartleb & Alexis Almström
 (CrimeDramaThriller)
2020
Kalifat Caliphate
(TV Series, Filmlance)
Dir. Goran Kapetanovic
 (CrimeDramaThriller)
2020
Playa del Sol
(TV Series, Brain Academy)
Dir. Peter Settman
 (Comedy)
2019
Vår tid är nu The Restaurant
(TV Series, Jarowskij AB)
Dir. Harald Hamrell & Andrea Östlund
 (Drama)
2019
Fartblinda
(TV Series, FLX)
Dir. Jens Jonsson
 (DramaThriller)
2019
En komikers uppväxt
(Feature film, Anagram)
Dir. Rojda Sekersöz
 (Drama)
2019
Bunden
(Feature film, Lycke Film)
Dir. Kristina Lodén Nilsson
 (Drama)
2019
Processen The Process
(Short, B-Reel Films)
Dir. Ruben Sznajderman
 (Sci-Fi)
2019
Sjukt oklar
(TV Series, SVT)
Dir. Christoffer Sandler
 (Comedy)
2018
Aniara
(Feature film, Meta Film Stockholm)
Dir. Pella Kagerman & Hugo Lilja
 (DramaSci-Fi)
2018
Den blomstertid nu kommer The Unthinkable
(Feature film, Crazy Pictures)
Dir. Victor Danell
 (ActionRomanceSci-Fi)
2018
Kärlek & Vilja
(Feature film, Mariedamfilm)
Dir. Marcus Carlsson
 (Drama)
2018
Palmegruppen tar långlunch Palmegruppen goes for a very long lunch
(Short, Wendel & Olsson AB)
Dir. Jimmy Olsson
 (Comedy)
2018
Affekt Affect
(Short, Woosha Film)
Dir. Arvin Kananian
 (ComedyDrama)
2017
Gåsmamman
(TV Series, Endemol Shine Nordics)
Dir. Richard Holm
 (CrimeThriller)
2017
Innan vi dör Before We Die
(TV Series, B-Reel Films)
Dir. Simon Kaijser
 (DramaMysteryThriller)
2017
Bonusfamiljen
(TV Series, FLX)
Dir. Felix Herngren & Eddie Åhgren
 (ComedyDrama)
2017
Måste gitt A Hustler's Diary
(Feature film, Indian Summer Film)
Dir. Ivica Zubak
 (ComedyCrimeDrama)
2017
Syrror
(TV Series, BOB Film)
Dir. Lisa Farzaneh & Tord Danielsson
 (Drama)
2016 - 2017
Springfloden
(TV Series, SVT)
Dir. Niklas Ohlson
 (CrimeDramaMystery)
2016 - 2018
Väktare Security
(Short, Woosha Film)
Dir. Hugo Lilja
 (DramaThriller)
2015
Beck - Rum 302
(TV Movie, Filmlance)
Dir. Mårten Klingberg
 (CrimeMysteryThriller)
2015
Jag grävde en grop
(Short, Woosha Film)
Dir. Mistre Tesfaye
 (Drama)
2014
Stockholm: City of Love
(Short)
Dir. Niklas Lehman
 (Drama)
2011