Maryam Zakaria is a Swedish-Iranian actress with Swedish nationality, working in Bollywood and South Indian Cinema. She is best known for her work in Bollywood films such as Agent Vinod (2012 film), and the adult comedy Grand Masti.
In Sweden, Zakaria worked as model, dance teacher, choreographer and established a Bollywood Dance School. The Indisk Dans Studio was the first dance school in Sweden to teach "jhatkas and matkas of Bollywood cinema". She moved to Mumbai, India by 2009 to work in Bollywood and began working as a model, appearing in various television adverts, the most notable being the adverts of Set Wet, Layz and Coke. She also appeared in Coca Cola Advertisement with Imran Khan. Tamil film director Sundar C. signed her on to perform an item number in his directorial venture Nagaram (2010), after watching her dance number on YouTube. Her performance in the hit number "Diyalo Diyala" from 100% Love was her big breakthrough.