Azita Ghanizada is an Afghan American actress in the United States who has appeared in a number of television series. She was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, her family fled her native country to the US and were granted asylum to remain. She was raised in Northern Virginia and is the middle child of two sisters.
Ghanizada began her on-air camera career being featured in several National Commercials. In the Laura Neri film A Kiss on the Nose (2004), Ghanizada played the lead role of Chiara, a performance for which she received a film festival best actress nomination. Her television guest-starring roles include How I Met Your Mother, Entourage, Veronica Mars, The Wedding Bells, NUMB3RS, Bones, Psych and Castle. She most recently had a supporting role in the science fiction action film Blood Shot (2009), and the independent comedies, "You, Only Better" (2009).
In 2008, Ghanizada joined the cast of the General Hospital prime-time spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift for season 2 as Dr. Saira Batra, a specialist in holistic medicine. In 2009, Ghanizada played Kelly, a Prada sales girl on HBO's Entourage (season 6, episode 2) and joined the cast of the television pilot Tough Trade from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, and executive producer T Bone Burnett.
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