Nina Dobrev
Ninda Dobrev is still amiable with ex-boyfriend Ian Somerhaulder. REUTERS/Kevork Djsnsezian

"The Vampire Dairies" star Nina Dobrev turns 26-years-old on Jan. 9, 2015. The stunning actress was awarded the People's Choice Award for Favourite TV Duo a day before. Nina shared the award with her co-actor and ex-boyfriend Ian Somehalder. Though the duo broke up in 2013, they are still the favourite among the fans of the hit television series TVD, which is currently running into its sixth season. To mark her 26th birthday, here are some fun facts about the gorgeous actress.

1. Nina is Bulgarian and Canadian. Nina was born in Sofia, Bulgaria but when she was two, she and her family moved to Toronto, Ontario in Canada.

2. She is known as Nina Dobrev to her fans but has a beautiful and a really long name Nikolina Konstantinova Dobreva!

3. Nina is beauty with brains. The gorgeous actress has command over three languages, English, French, and Bulgarian!

4. Nina enrolled at Ryerson University to study sociology in 2007 but left college to focus on her acting career in 2008.

5. Nina supports Project Pink, a charity organisation that works to curb crime against women. She also works for Hunger Bites, an NGO that works for poor people to provide them food, according to

6. The actress has also roped in her co-stars from "Degrassi: The Next Generation" to help establish a school for children in Kenya, according to Vampire Dairies, Alloy Entertainment. A non-profit organization called Free the Children helped them in their effort, according to Vampire Diares, Alloy Entertainment.

7. Nina also works to stop bullying.

8. Her favourite actresses are Meryl Streep and Rachel McAdams.

9. Nina was famously in relationship with her co-star Ian Somerhalder but she has also been linked to many other men including her "Degrassi" co-star Daniel Clark, Liam Hemsworth, Derek Hough and Orlando Bloom.

10. The actress is fond of traveling and she is currently having a great time in New Zealand. "I, Nina, want to see the world. Follow a map to it's edges and keep going. Forgo the plans. Trust my instincts. Let curiosity be my guide. I want to change hemispheres. Sleep with unfamiliar stars, and let the journey unfold before me," wrote Nina on her Instagram before kicking off her "adventurous" trip.

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