Mohammad Ali Fardin

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Mohammad Ali Fardin
محمدعلی فردین
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Born Mohammad Ali Fardin
4 February 1931
Tehran, Iran
Died 6 April 2000(2000-04-06) (aged 69)
Tehran, Iran
Years active 1959–1983
Spouse(s) Mehri Khomaarloo
Children 4
Mohammad Ali Fardin
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Sport
Sport Freestyle wrestling

Mohammad Ali Fardin (Persian: محمدعلی فردین‎‎, 4 February 1931 – 6 April 2000) was an Iranian freestyle wrestler and actor.

Life[edit]

Fardin was a popular lead actor in Iranian cinema, and was known by the title, King of Hearts, after his lead role in an Iranian film of the same title (Soltane Ghalbha); in his twenties he was a freestyle wrestler, who won a silver medal at the 1954 world wrestling championships and placed fourth in 1957.[1]

He rose to fame in the 1960s, for the average Iranian, he was a heroic figure who served as an alternative to non Iranian movie stars. He was stereotypically cast as the poor tough guy with the heart of gold who got the girl at the end, his films include, Behesht Door Nist, Ghazal, and Ganje Qarun. After the 1979 Iranian Revolution, he starred in only two more films, Bar Faraz -e- Asemanha and Barzakhiha.

He also acted in the Indo Iranian Bollywood film Subah O Sham[2] (1972) starring alongside Waheeda Rehman, Sanjeev Kapoor, Simin Ghaffari and Azar, the film was directed by Tapi Chanakya. His voice in the film was dubbed by Satyen Kappu.

Filmography[edit]

Director

  1. Bar faraz-e Aseman-ha (1978)
  2. Gharar-e Bozorg (1975)
  3. Ghesse-ye Shab (1973)
  4. Jahannam + Man (1972)
  5. Ghasre-e Zarrin (1969)
  6. Solatan-e Ghalb-ha (1968)
  7. Hatam-e Tahei (1966)
  8. Gadayan-e Tehran (1966)
  9. Khoshgel-e Khoshgela (1965)
  10. Eshgh-o Entegham (1965)
  11. Gorg-haye Gorosneh (1962)

Producer

  1. Bar Faraz-e Aseman-ha(1978)
  2. Gharar Bozorg (1975)
  3. Ghesse-ye Shab (1973)
  4. Jahanam + Man (1972)
  5. Sekke-ye Shans (1970)
  6. Khoshgel-e Khoshgela (1965)
  7. Gorg-haye Gorosne (1962)

Writer

  1. Ghesse-ye Shab (1973)
  2. Solatan-e Ghalb-ha (1968)
  3. Hatam-e Tahei (1966)
  4. Khoshgel-e Khoshgela (1965)
  5. Eshgh-o Entegham (1965)

Actor

  1. Barzakhi-ha (1982)
  2. Bar Faraz-e Aseman-ha (1978)
  3. Ghazal (1976)
  4. Ta’asob (1975)
  5. Gharar-e Bozorg (1975)
  6. Javanmard (1974)
  7. Salam bar Eshgh (1974)
  8. Shekast Napazir (1974)
  9. Movazebe Kolat Bash (1974)
  10. Najoor-ha (1974)
  11. Jabbar, Sarjookhe Farari (1973)
  12. Ghesse-ye Shab (1973)
  13. Jahanam + Man (1972)
  14. Ayoob (1971)
  15. Baba Shamal (1971)
  16. Raze Derakhte Senjed (1971)
  17. Mard-e Hezar Labkhand (1971)
  18. Mardan-e Khashen
  19. Mi’adGah-e Khashm(1971)
  20. Homa-ye Sa’adat (1971)
  21. Yek Khoshkel va Hezar Moshkel (1971)
  22. Sekke-ye Shans (1970)
  23. Kooche Mard-ha (1970)
  24. Mardi az Jonoob-e Shahr(1970)
  25. Yaghoot-e Se Cheshm(1970)
  26. Behesht Door Nist (1969)
  27. Donya-ye Por Omid (1969)
  28. Ghasr-e Zarrin (1969)
  29. Na’re Toofan (1969)
  30. Khashm-e Kowli (1968)
  31. Soltan-e Ghalb-ha (1968)
  32. Toofan Bar Faraz-e Patra(1968)
  33. Mardan-e Bokos (1968)
  34. Charkh-e Falak (1967)
  35. Shokooh-e Javanmardi (1967)
  36. Toofan-e Nooh (1967)
  37. AmirArsalan-e Namdar (1966)
  38. Jahan Pahlavan (1966)
  39. Hatam-e Taei (1966)
  40. Gadayan-e Tehran (1966)
  41. Mardi az Tehran (1966)
  42. Babr-e Koohestan (1965)
  43. Khoshgel-e Khoshgela (1965)
  44. Eshgh-o Entegham (1965)
  45. Ghahraman-e Gharamanan(1965)
  46. Ganj-e Gharoon(1965)
  47. Moo Tatalei-e Shahre Ma (1965)
  48. Agha-ye Gharn-e Bistom (1964)
  49. Ensan-ha (1964)
  50. Tarane-haye Roostaei (1964)
  51. Jahanam Zir-e Pa-ye Man (1964)
  52. Dehkade-ye Talaei (1964)
  53. Masir-e Roodkhaneh (1964)
  54. Zan-ha Fereshte-and (1963)
  55. Sahel-e Entezar (1963)
  56. Zamin-e Talkh (1962)
  57. Tala-ye Sefid (1962)
  58. Gorg-haye Gorosne (1962)
  59. Bive-haye Khandan (1961)
  60. Dokhtari Faryad Mikeshad (1961)
  61. Faryad-e Nime Shab (1961)
  62. Farda Roshan Ast (1960)
  63. Cheshme-ye Ab-e Hayat (1959)

Death[edit]

He died at the age of 70 in April 2000,[3] the news of his death was largely ignored by state radio and television, which was run according to the dictates of the Islamic establishment, who had disapproved of his acting career and had banned his films post the 1979 revolution. He was buried in the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery in Tehran. More than 20,000 mourners attended his funeral in Tehran.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fardin, Mohammad-Ali (IRI). iat.uni-leipzig.de
  2. ^ Chanakya, Tapi (1 January 2000), Subha-O-Sham, retrieved 28 January 2016 
  3. ^ "Iranian 'King of Hearts' dies". BBC. 9 April 2000. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 

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