Mina Kavani was born in Tehran and grew up in a family of artists. Trained at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Paris, she began her career on stage, acting in plays directed by her uncle, Ali Raffi, in Iran. Her role in Sepideh Farsi’s Red Rose (2014) earned her harsh criticism in Iran and exile. Supported by figures such as Isabelle Huppert and Bertrand Bonello, she obtained the status of political refugee and continued her career in France. In 2024, she starred in No Bears by Jafar Panahi, Special Prize of the Venice Mostra. She also starred in Israeli director Eran Riklis’ Reading Lolita in Tehran and Colin Teague’s series Embassy 87, which is scheduled for release this year. She writes and directs the autobiographical show I’m deranged, staged at the Athénée Louis Jouvet Theatre next year. In May, she appeared in Thomas Bernhard’s Oui at the Théâtre de l’Odéon, directed by Célie Pauthe.