Nouneh was born in Yerevan, Armenia.
After graduating from Yerevan State University, she worked at the Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts in Yerevan.
In 1991 she moved to London with her husband and two sons. Nouneh has an MA in History of Art from Goldsmiths College, London University (1992-93). Since early university years, she has been writing articles on art, music and culture, as well as stories for children.
Her books have become highly popular in Armenia, England, Russia and Ukraine among children aged 3-13.