Category:21st-century Iranian actresses
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The following 40 pages are in this category, out of 40 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 40 pages are in this category, out of 40 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Shohreh Aghdashloo – Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Iranian-American actress. Following numerous starring roles on the stage, her first major role was in The Report directed by Abbas Kiarostami. Her next film was Shatranje Bad, directed by Mohammad Reza Aslani, both films were banned in her home country, but, in 1978, Aghdashloo won acclaim for her performance in Sooteh Delan, directed by Ali Hatami, which established her as one of Irans leading actresses. After establishing a theatre and film career in Iran, Aghdashloo moved to England during the Iranian Revolution in 1979, in 2013, she released her autobiography, titled The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines. Aghdashloo was born in Tehran, Iran, as Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar and she has three brothers, Shahram, Shahriar, and Shahrokh. Her stage name is from the name of her first husband. After their marriage in 1972 when she was 19 and he was 31, she began attending theatre workshops and she had always wanted to be an actress, and soon began playing leading roles in Iranian theatre and film. They did not have children and were divorced in 1979, when she left Iran for England at the start of the Iranian Revolution. Once she arrived in England, she earned a Bachelors degree in international relations because of her interest in politics after having to leave her home country and she was already familiar with England, as her parents took her to London as a child. She then continued to pursue her career, which brought her to Los Angeles. In 1987, Aghdashloo married actor/playwright Houshang Touzie and they have a daughter, Tara Touzie, born in 1989. She has since performed in a number of Touzies plays, successfully taking them to national and international stages, though born to a Muslim family, she never practiced the religion. Aghdashloo made her American film debut in 1989 in a role in Guests of Hotel Astoria. Her television debut came in 1990 in a guest role in the 25 September, two-hour episode of the NBC television series Matlock, titled Nowhere to Turn, Aghdashloo played a saleslady and was credited for this simply as Shohreh. She returned to American television three years later when she played Malika in the Jeromes In The House episode of the comedy series Martin. In that same year, she made her next film appearance in Twenty Bucks. Having been shown at major International Film Festivals, Surviving Paradise went on to one of the most well received Iranian films in the U. S. In that year, she starred in Maryam
2. Golshifteh Farahani – Golshifteh Farahani is an Iranian actress, musician and singer who lives in France. Golshifteh has acted in 25 films, many of which have received international recognition, for Boutique she won the Best Actress award from the 26th Nantes Three Continents Festival. In recent years she has acted in movies by some of Irans most well-known directors, the movies include Dariush Mehrjuis Santouri, Bahman Ghobadis Half Moon, and the late Rasool Mollagholipoors M for Mother. Golshifteh won Best Actress at the 37th Roshd International Film Festival, following her acting in the U. S. film Body of Lies, she reportedly had been prevented by Iranian authorities from leaving Iran. However, this was denied by her colleagues and she appeared at the movies premiere in the U. S. Golshiftehs last film performance in Iran was in About Elly directed by Asghar Farhadi. The film won Best Picture at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, Golshifteh Farahani was born on 10 July 1983 in Tehran, the daughter of Behzad Farahani, a theater director and actor, and Fahimeh Rahim Nia. Her sister is actress Shaghayegh Farahani, Golshifteh, who started studying music and playing the piano at the age of five, later entered a music school in Tehran. At 14, Golshifteh was cast as the lead in Dariush Mehrjuis The Pear Tree, for that work she won the Crystal Roc for Best Actress from the International Section of the 16th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. Besides acting, Golshifteh is involved in activities, she has also become an ambassador for fighting tuberculosis in Iran. In Iran, Golshifteh was part of a rock band named Kooch Neshin. Since leaving Iran, she has continued her career as well, teaming up with another exiled Iranian musician. Their album Oy was released in October 2009, in December 2014, she took the 6th place in the Annual Independent Critics Beauty List of 2014. Golshifteh now lives in Paris, France, since moving to Paris, she has worked with directors including Roland Joffe, Hiner Saleem and Marjane Satrapi. She has also been a member of the jury at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival. The movie The Patience Stone, directed by Atiq Rahimi from his novel, has received a majority of positive reviews upon its release, one of her upcoming movies is Rumis Kimia. Still in development, it is directed by Dariush Mehrjui and is based on the novel Kimia Khatoon, Golshifteh also starred in a 2012 César Awards video in the Most Promising Actors category. In 2016, Golshifteh played Anna Karenina on stage in Paris, in 2017, Golshifteh is slated to appear in Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Men Tell No Tales with Johnny Depp. In January 2012, it was reported that Golshifteh would not be welcome in her homeland after posing nude in the French Madame Figaro, britains Daily Telegraph reported that government officials told Golshifteh that Iran does not need actors or artists like you
3. Leila Hatami – Leila Hatami is an Iranian actress and director. She is the daughter of director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam, after finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in Mechanical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. After two years she changed her major to French literature and she completed her study of French in a couple of years, before moving back to Iran. Beside her native Persian language she is fluent in French, English, after a pause of a few years which included the continuation of her studies in Switzerland she made her professional entry into cinema with Dariush Mehrjuis film Leila. Her acting in this film received reviews from critics and audiences. She married her co-star in Leila in 1999 and they have two children, a son named Mani and a daughter named Asal. Having appeared in bit parts in some of her fathers movies, Hatamis first lead appearance was the title role in the 1996 film Leila. She received the Diploma of Honor for Best Actress from the 15th Fajr Film Festival and her role in The Deserted Station won the best actress award from the 26th Montreal World Film Festival. She has appeared in her husbands films as a director, Portrait of a Lady Far Away and she also designed the sets and the costumes of The Last Step and received a nomination at the Fajr Film Festival for best production design and costume design. In 2012 A Separation won the Academy Award for best foreign film in which Hatami played the female role. In April 2014, she was announced as a member of the competition jury at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Whilst there, she greeted Cannes President Gilles Jacob with a kiss on the cheek, Leila Hatami at the Internet Movie Database Interview with Leila Hatami, Leila Hatami answers your questions, BBC Persian, January 31,2006, Text, Voice. Script of Shāer-e Zobāle-hā, by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
4. Helly Luv – Helan Abdulla, better known by her stage name Helly Luv, is a Kurdish-Finnish singer, dancer, choreographer, actress and model who was born in Urmia, Iran. Her career began by uploading videos on social media websites like Myspace. Helly Luv has since starred in movies, music videos and has released her own material, gaining popularity from her 2013 single Risk It All, Helly Luv has recently signed to G2 Music Group. In 2014, she appeared in her first theatrical feature film, Helly Luv was born of Kurdish descent during the Persian Gulf War in the city of Urmia, Iran on November 16,1988. Her family escaped the city of Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan by fleeing to Iran, where she was born, eventually Helly Luv and her familys application was approved to become citizens of Finland, allowing her and her family to be one of the first Kurdish immigrants to live there. She took an interest in singing in a choir and then expanded her interest by playing the piano. She began performing in school demonstrating her singing and dancing abilities, dancing became her primary focus and afforded her an opportunity to compete in European dance championships and soon signed a contract with Finlands Nike Women. In 2006, Helly Luv moved to Los Angeles, California, during this deal she had the opportunity to work with Grammy award winning singer-songwriter The-Dream. In winter 2013, Helly Luv signed a deal with Gawain G2 Bracy II. G2 Music Group released Risk It All, the lively and inspirational leadoff single from Helly Luvs debut album, produced almost entirely by Gawain G2 Bracy II, the song synthesized Latin and Middle Eastern rhythms with world-pop songwriting. Risk It All received attention almost immediately in Finland, peaking all the way to the top three singles the first week and competing with Rihannas Diamonds single. In 2014, Helly Luv starred in the international film Mardan directed by Batin Ghobadi, later that year she attended the Toronto International Film Festival becoming the first Kurdish actress to attend the event. In 2015, Helly Luv shot the video for her single Revolution in a village near Mosul. In the video of the single, she is seen painting the word Revolution on a shell in red lipstick. In 2014 she created her Luv House non profit organization to help the people and animals in need throughout Kurdistan. On January 22,2014 Helly Luv, A. R. K, W. I. N. E, Dr. Sulaiman Tameer, KOARP, Miss Kurdistan Fenik, and the owner of the Zoo helped close the doors to the Gelkand Park in Kurdistan. Helly Luv and the other organizations moved the animals to a new and improved zoo in Erbil, Risk It All Revolution Mardan Official website Official Helly Luv YouTube Channel Helly Luv on Facebook Helly Luv on Twitter Helly Luv on Instagram Helly Luv at the Internet Movie Database
5. Merila Zarei – Merilā Zāreí is an Iranian actress. A graduate of Azad University of Tehran, during her studies she became interested in acting through Ezatollah Entezamis acting courses and her first movie was Patak by Ali Asghar Shadravan in 1994. She received the Crystal Simorgh for the best actress in a role for The Fridays Soldiers. She is also the winner of best actress of 32nd Fajr International Film Festival, Iranian women Iranian cinema List of famous Persian women List of Iranian actresses Merila Zarei at the Internet Movie Database مریلا زارعی در کنار خواهرش
6. Poopak Goldarreh – Poopak Goldarreh was an Iranian actress mostly famous in Iran because of her appearance in TV series such as Saat-e khosh and Nargess. She played some roles in a few movies as well, Goldarreh was involved in a car accident on her way to Noor region in the north of Iran which left her in coma for 8 months. She died on April 16,2006 at 35 years of age and she started by acting in the show Bridge, carrying on with Saat-e khosh which proved her talents in acting. She received the award for the best main actress for the film The Dead Wave directed by Ebrahim Hatami Kia and her role in the movie The Dead Wave attracted a lot attention and praise from critics and established her as one the great actresses in cinema. She owed most of her fame to the TV show The Happy World of Shirin, starting with the show Happy Hour, she went on to receive honorary award from Fajr Film Festival. Some of her greatest works are the TV series Red Flower, ایراناکتور برداشت آزاد با ذکر منبع Photograph of Poopak Goldarreh, Photograph of the grave of Poopak Goldarreh