Melika Foroutan (born 1976 in Tehran, Iran) is a German-Iranian actress. Melika Foroutan, born 1976 in Teheran, initially studied Philosophy, English and History in Cologne from 1995 to 1998. She then enrolled in the acting class of the University of Arts (UdK) in Berlin where she graduated in 2002. In the three following years she joined the company at the Schauspielhaus Leipzig.She played her breakout roles in 2006 with the drama "Wut" ("Anger") and as police officer Silvia Henke in the critically acclaimed TV show “KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst”. In 2015 she was awarded as best actress at the Hessischer Filmpreis for “Louise Boni”. The 70th Filmfest Berlin presented Melika in the title role of "Pari" directed by Siamak Etemadi in the Section Panorama. When Iranian Pari arrives in Athens with her husband, her son is not at the airport as planned. Pari sets off in search of him and gets deeply caught up in the fabric of this foreign city. Pari is a story about having the courage to rise above oneself.Melika Foroutan is married and currently lives in Berlin.