This Moscow-born Elena always wanted to be a Bollywood girl. But she had no formal training in acting. She learnt to speak Hindi. All she could do is, to land up in Kolkata after finishing her degree in History and Politics from Whitman College, USA. While she was in Kolkata, she got a job in NGO. She met some Tollywood actors and got a break in Bengali cinema. Elena was a model and did some ramp shows too in Kolkata. She was offered a role by
for a Bengali film “Rang Milanti”.
Elena Kazan was born in Moscow, her mother, a nurse, and her father, an economics teacher. She is known to audiences worldwide for her role in English Film, Ruined Heart, where she played a leading female lead. Her first break was in Bengali cinema and she got three Bengali film offers so far.
While she was in Kolkata, luckily she got a role in a Bengali film opposite Prasenjit Chatterjee. Her first debut was therefore in Bengali film Clerk opposite Prosenjit that released in 2010. In 2011, she acted in drama film, Gandhi to Hitler. She was also seen doing a cameo role in
that released in 2012. She got her biggest break in Hindi thriller film
, a thriller with big names like Naseerudin Shah and
. She played the role of lover in the film “Ruined Heart” (English Film) which released in March 2015.
With Bollywood importing actors from outside India, Elena Kazan finds a place in the heart of Indian audiences now. She is cast opposite Rohit Nayar in the film, Yun HI, which is a love story between a German girl and Indian boy. Her role as Czech gypsy girl in Prague opposite
Chandan Roy Sanyal
was the first female role for Elena. She got appreciation for Prague and did a good role in AASMA, as a Kashmiri girl.
Elena is now content with her steady journey that she has taken in Bollywood.