Mahnaz Afshar born 10 June 1977 is an Iranian actress.
She graduated in natural science in high school. After graduation, one of her relatives who was the Theater Affairs Assistant in "Soureh" college introduced her to "Hannaneh" Art institute. Having studied video editions in the following years, she participated in the assembly job of "Ketāb-e Avval as a Golddigger" training materials, directed by Dariush Mehrjui.
Later on, she was invited by Shamsi Fazlollahi to act in a TV series called Gomshodeh (Lost) directed by Masoud Navaii, making her first official play in the TV industry. Her professional career continued by acting in a movie called "Doostam" (Friends) directed by Abdollah Eskandari. The film, however, was not released in movie theaters due to complications with the authorities regarding the story and morals of the film.
Her first official appearance as an actress in the cinema industry debuted in a work called "Shour-e Eshgh" (Passion of Love), which received positive reviews by audiences and critics of the time. Having gained substantial fame for her act, she later appeared in "Atash-bas" (Ceasefire), a major hit, and "Salad-e Fasl" (Season Salad).
Afshar is one of the judges of Persia's Got Talent, a franchise of the British talent show Got Talent, which is aired on MBC Persia.