Norwegian movie stars born in 1979

Here are 5 famous actresses from Norway were born in 1979:

Mahek Chahal

Mahek Chahal (February 1, 1979 Norway-) otherwise known as Mahek, Mahek Chhal, Raspreet Kaur Chahal or Raspreet Kaur Chahel is a Norwegian actor and model.

She is of Indian origin and was raised in Norway. Mahek began her career as a model and won the Miss Movie International title in 1998. She later moved to Mumbai and joined the Indian film industry, making her debut in the film "Nayee Padosan" in 2003. She went on to appear in several Bollywood movies, including "Wanted" and "Main Aurr Mrs Khanna". Mahek has also been a contestant in several reality TV shows, including "Bigg Boss" and "Nach Baliye". In addition to her career in acting and modeling, she has also been involved in philanthropic work and has supported several charitable causes.

Nina Ellen Ødegård

Nina Ellen Ødegård (November 2, 1979 Stavanger-) is a Norwegian actor.

She started her acting career in 2001, when she landed a supporting role in the Norwegian TV series, "Hotel Cæsar". Since then, she has been a regular cast member in several popular Norwegian TV dramas such as "Mammon", "Side om Side" and "Frikjent". In 2015, she won the Amanda Award (Norwegian film award) for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film "Høst". Aside from acting, Ødegård is also a trained dancer and has performed with the Norwegian National Ballet.

Maria Haukaas Storeng

Maria Haukaas Storeng (August 3, 1979 Finnsnes-) also known as Storeng, Maria Haukaas is a Norwegian actor and singer.

She rose to fame in 2008 when she represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Hold On Be Strong" and finished fifth. Storeng has released multiple albums and singles in both English and Norwegian, and has also appeared in various musical theatre productions in Norway. In addition to her music and acting career, she has also served as a judge on the Norwegian version of The Voice. Storeng is known for her powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence.

Linda Steinhoff

Linda Steinhoff (January 26, 1979 Bergen-) is a Norwegian actor.

She grew up in a small town in Norway and originally studied law before pursuing her passion for acting. Steinhoff received her education at the National Academy of Theatre in Oslo, and has since appeared in various film and television productions in Norway.

Some of her notable roles include the film "Two Lives" (2012) and the TV series "Koselig Med Peis" (2014). She has been praised for her ability to convey complex emotions through her nuanced performances.

In addition to her work in acting, Steinhoff also serves as an ambassador for the Norwegian Cancer Society, using her platform to raise awareness about the importance of cancer research and prevention.


Samsaya (November 3, 1979 Hamirpur-) a.k.a. Sampda Sharma or Samsaya Sampda Sharma is a Norwegian singer and actor.

She was born in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India and raised in Norway. Samsaya started her music career as a rapper, performing in both English and Norwegian languages. She released her debut album "Shedding Skin" in 2007, which was followed by "Bombay Calling" in 2012. Samsaya is known for her energetic and eclectic performances, blending various genres including hip-hop, pop, and electronica. In addition to her music career, she has also acted in movies and TV shows, including the Norwegian feature film "Hjertestart" in 2013. Samsaya is an advocate for mental health awareness and has spoken openly about her own struggles with depression and anxiety.

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