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Marina Golbahari

A lovely young actress who was discovered by director Sadiq Barmak. At the time she was 13, working the Afghani streets of Kabul as a beggar to help feed the family. The director hired her to play the nameless girl turned boy "Osama" in the film Osama (2003). She used her earnings to shelter her parents. Noticable for her beautiful smile, she is ... See full bio »

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Known For

Osama Osama
Mina Walking
Mina Walking Teacher
Act of Dishonour
Soil and Coral


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 2015 Mina Walking
 2013 Soil and Coral
 2010 Act of Dishonour
 2008 Opium War
The Mad Girl
 2004 Kurbani (Short)
The Daughter
 2003 Osama
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 2016 The Land of the Enlightened (Documentary) (performer: "Ay Saraban")
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 2016 The Land of the Enlightened (Documentary)
 2008 Passing the Rainbow (Documentary)
Girl with the jump rope / Audience member (uncredited)
 2003/II Marina (Documentary)

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Marina Gulbahari

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They hired me to play the main character in the movie, even though I couldn't read and write. See more »


The only film she had seen before starring in "Osama" was a pirated video tape of "Titanic." See more »

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