August 25, 1976 (age 44) (
Sama El Masry, Fifi Abdou, Naima Akef
The Amazing Safinaz-Safinar-Sofinar Gourian Egyptian Queen Of Belly Dance مش صافيناز رقص شرقي
Sofinar Grigoryan (Armenian: Ծովինար Գուրյան), also known with her stage name Safinaz (Arabic: صافيناز), is a Russian Armenian belly dancer famous in the Arab World, particularly in Egypt where she has appeared in several films since 2013.
- The Amazing Safinaz Safinar Sofinar Gourian Egyptian Queen Of Belly Dance
- Sexy safinaz sofinar gourian egypt queen of belly dance abd el baset 2014
- Egyptian flag controversy
Sexy safinaz sofinar gourian egypt queen of belly dance abd el baset 2014
Grigoryan started her career as a ballet dancer but then switched to belly dancing. She had international exposure with video clips on the satellite channel Dalaa. Her breakthrough came in 2013 with her appearance in the Egyptian film The Sweeper (القشاش) that starred Mohamed Farrag and Horeya Farghaly. According to Google data, she was the name most searched by Egyptian Internet users in 2014, outperforming actor Khaled Saleh who died the same year.
Egyptian flag controversy
In May 2014, Grigoryan was summoned for questioning by Egyptian prosecutors over a report alleging she insulted Egypt and its people by wearing a dancing costume fashioned after the Egyptian flag. In April 2015, an Egyptian court sentenced her to six months in prison for 'insulting the Egyptian flag' after she wore a tight dress in its red, white and black color scheme. In September 2015 she was acquitted of the charges.