Arsinée KhanjianFriday, February 9, 2024
Arsinée Khanjian is a Canadian actress and activist. She is widely known for her collaborations with her husband, filmmaker Atom Egoyan. She won the 2003 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Ararat.
In addition to her independent work and stage roles, she is regularly cast by her husband, Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, in his films. She has a bachelor's degree in French and Spanish from Concordia University and a master's degree in political science from the University of Toronto.
Khanjian is a civil rights activist and was briefly detained in Armenia in 2016 while protesting human rights abuses.
Her husband, Atom Egoyan, credits her for inspiring him to further explore his Armenian roots. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their son.
Khanjian was a jury member for the Cinéfoundation and Short Films sections at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.