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Bahara Golestani: From child refugee to TV star

Afghan actress Bahara Golestani on her journey from fleeing a war zone to being a TV star.

From Kabul to California, we talk to the Afghan actress Bahara Golestani about her journey from fleeing a war zone to joining the cast of one of the most popular TV shows on the planet, the award winning American family drama and all round tear-jerker, This is Us.

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Presented by Tina Daheley

Image: Bahara Golestani [Dr. Asmaan], This is Us
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