Merila Zarei

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Merila Zarei
Merila Zarei in 17th Iranian cinema celebration.jpg
Merila Zarei at the 17th Iranian cinema celebration.
Born (1974-04-14) April 14, 1974 (age 44)
EducationIslamic Azad University
Years active1994–present
RelativesMelika Zarei (sister)

Merilā Zāre'í (Persian: مریلا زارعی‎, born April 14, 1974[1]) is an Iranian actress.


A graduate of Azad University of Tehran, during her studies she became interested in acting through Ezatollah Entezami's acting courses.

Her first movie was Patak by Ali Asghar Shadravan in 1994. She received the Crystal Simorgh for the best actress in a supporting role for The Friday's Soldiers (2005, Masoud Kimiai), from the 23rd Fajr International Film Festival.[1] She is also the winner of best actress of 32nd Fajr International Film Festival.



  • Patak by Ali Ashghar Shadervan (1994)
  • Ruy-e Khat-e Marg directed by Shafi Aghamohammadian (1995)
  • Zan-e Sharghi directed by Rambod Lotfi (1996)
  • Khalaban directed by Jamal Shurjeh (1996)
  • Do Zan (Two Women) directed by Tahmineh Milani (1999)
  • Tekyeh bar bad directed by Dariush Farhang (1999)
  • The Fifth Reaction (The 5th Reaction) directed by Tahmineh Milani (2001)
  • Eshgh-e Film directed by Ebrahim Vahidzadeh (2001)
  • Ham Nafas directed by Mehdi Fakhimzadeh (2002)
  • Mo'ādeleh directed by Ebrahim Vahidzadeh (2002)
  • Sizdah Gorbeh ruy-e Shirvani directed by Ali Abdolalizadeh (2002)
  • Sarbazhaye jome (Friday's Soldiers) directed by Masoud Kimiayie (2002)
  • Mojaradha directed by Asghar Hashemi (2003)
  • The Unwanted Woman directed by Tahmineh Milani (2005)
  • Zagros directed by Mohammad Ali Najafi (2004)
  • Hokm (Verdict) directed by Masoud Kimiayie (2004)
  • Pāpital (Hedera helix) directed by Ardeshir Shelileh (2005)
  • Dasthaye khali directed by Abolqasem Talebi (2007)
Merila Zarei in Parviz Parastui's commemoration ceremony, 9 March 2016

TV series:


Personal life[edit]

She has a younger sister, Melika Zarei, who is also an actress.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Merila Zarei" (in Persian). Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
  2. ^ "Iranian actress Merila Zarei wins award at the 2014 Asia Pacific Screen Awards". Iran Front Page. December 14, 2014.

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