Saman Giraud is an International award winning actress having won the ‘Best Actress Award’ for her performance in her first short film "M4-My Many Married Men", at the Delhi Shorts International Film Festival 2016. For the same film, whose critical acclaim and international recognition, has accredited Saman the respected titles of director and producer. Her portrayal of Valerie in "M4" also won her the ‘Honorable Jury Mention’ at the Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival 2016 and the Awardeo Award.
Giraud was born in Vienna, Austria to Iranian parents and grew up trilingual. She spent the majority of her childhood living in her parent’s art gallery where she was surrounded by art and music. She started acting at age 13 at the Studio Moliere in Vienna where she got the male leading role in “Die Schlimmen Buben in der Schule” by Johann Nestroy under the direction of Susanne Pollak. A few years later, at age 16, she got the leading role in “Trugbilder”, a short Film by Jasha Novak and Nikolaus Pernecky. Soon after she took part in the ZARA against racism commercial by Jochen Graf “3x45 Sekunden” which won Best Commercial Cannes Lion Shortlist.
When she finished her studies in “Theater and Film Sciences” at the University of Vienna, she moved to New York in 2007 to attend the acclaimed Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute where she studied under the direction of the late Irma Sandrey and Robert Ellerman.
Saman Giraud remained in New York for 7 years to work on several US-independent films, such as the leading role in “Jasmine” by director Sean Davis and “Hamartia” directed by Loredana Gasparotto, various art projects and music videos, such “The museum of emotions” by artist Bill Hayward and “Fine Wine” by singer Ohene Cornelius. However, an accident in 2009 rendered her unable to work as an actor for nearly two years but her passion for acting and her love of the arts lead her to write “M4 - My Many Married Men” which proved to be a prominent creative comeback to the screen. The film was picked by the Hollywood Entertainment Magazine "The Wrap" as one of "12 crowdfunded projects shooting for success".