Nadia Hasnaoui

Nadia Hasnaoui ( born June 10, 1963 in Morocco) is a Norwegian television presenter.


Nadia Hasnaoui was born in 1963 in Morocco, the only child of a Norwegian mother and a Moroccan father. Her grandfather is the Norwegian economist and Nobel Prize winner Ragnar Frisch ( 1895-1973 ). After her parents divorced, she moved as a 4- year-old with her ​​mother in 1967 to Norway and entertained no more contact with her ​​father. She attended a French-speaking kindergarten and up to the 4th class, a French-language school before she took courses in Norwegian. At the age of 18 years Hasnaoui received the Norwegian nationality.

Although Hasnaoui had no professional training, she worked in the 1980s as a dancer. They appeared, among others at the age of 21 years in the musical Annie Get Your Gun at the Bergen theater Den Nationale Scene. She also worked as a French translator for the police.

Since the early 1990s Hasnaoui has worked as a presenter for the Norwegian television. She began her career in 1991 with the moderation of the children's program of the state broadcaster NRK Myggen. In 1993, she joined the Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV 2, where she hosted many successful TV formats, including the breakfast television God morgen, Norge, and Advisor på det gode liv broadcast Jakten (1999) for which she traveled around the world. In 2001, she interviewed the ten-year jubilee of the Norwegian King Harald VI. In 2003 she received her own talk show Hasnaoui in which they received on Saturday evenings known guests such as the Swedish writer Henning Mankell or the Norwegian ice hockey player Espen Knutsen for casual conversation. Once the format has been adjusted in favor of a liberal American reality show due to low ratings, Hasnaoui moved back to NRK.

Since 2006 Hasnaoui moderated dobbelt on NRK, the popular quiz show Kvitt eller. In 2007, together with Claus Wiese followed the moderation in the format 's top 10, in which the Norwegian people chose favorites in ten different categories. In 2010 Hasnaoui was selected after a public vote as the third presenter alongside Erik Solbakken and Haddy N'jie to moderate the 55 Euro Vision Song Contest in Oslo. There she was responsible for the moderation of scoring. Previously Hasnaoui had komoderiert the Junior Euro Song Contest in Lillehammer in 2004. In 2011 she read out the Norwegian awarding points for the Euro Vision Song Contest 2011 in Dusseldorf, a year later, the points for the Euro Vision Song Contest 2012 in Baku.

In addition to her television career Hasnaoui studied mathematics and computer science. They publicly criticized the trend towards reality shows like Big Brother.

Nadia Hasnaoui is married since 1991 with the four- year-older Norwegian actor Kim Haugen, whom she met while working on Annie Get Your Gun in 1985 and lives with him in Ullevål Hageby, near Oslo. She is the mother of three children. Their first daughter died of a streptococcal infection. She has published several books, including 2003, a cookbook for families. In addition to Norwegian, she is fluent in French and English.