Best Iranian actors

by MiladAbolghasemi | created - 29 May 2014 | updated - 29 Oct 2017 | Public

1. Behrouz Vossoughi

Actor | Tangsir

Behrouz Vossoughi is one of Iran's most legendary actors. He has over 40 years of experience in the motion picture industry, with featured appearances in more than 90 films. In addition to his work in films, television, radio and theater, Behrouz' performances have earned him recognition at several...

2. Khosro Shakibai

Actor | Hamoun

Khosro Shakibai was born on March 27, 1944 in Tehran, Iran. He was an actor and writer, known for Hamoun (1990), Night Bus (2007) and Salad-e fasl (2005). He was married to Parvin Kooshiar and Tania Johari. He died on July 18, 2008 in Tehran.

3. Ezzatolah Entezami

Actor | Mina-ye shahr-e khamoosh

Ezzatolah Entezami (also spell Ezatollah Entezami, born 1924 in Tehran, Iran) is an award-winning Iranian actor. Graduated from theater and cinema school in Hanover, Germany in 1958, Entezami started his career on stage in 1941. He has been acting in movies since 1969. His debut performance in ...

4. Ali Nassirian

Actor | Maskhare Baz

Ali Nassirian was born on February 4, 1935 in Tehran, Iran. He is an actor and writer, known for A Hairy Tale (2019), The Stone Lion (1987) and The Boor (1959).

5. Parviz Parastui

Actor | Ajans-E Shisheh-I

Parviz Parastui was born on June 24, 1955 in the village of Charli in the Hamedan providence of Iran to a farming family. They moved to Tehran in pursuit of a better life when he was three years old. He began acting on stage at age fifteen by joining the theatrical group of director, Bahram Beizai....

6. Shahab Hosseini

Actor | Forushande

Shahab Hosseini was born on February 3, 1974 in Tehran, Iran. He grew up in a family of six and was the oldest child. He earned his high school diploma in Biology. Once a psychology student at the University of Tehran, he dropped out with the intent of emigrating to Canada. Instead, he ended up as ...

7. Akbar Abdi

Actor | I Feel Sleepy

Akbar Abdi was born in 1958 in Teheran, Iran. He is an actor, known for I Feel Sleepy (2012), Scandal (2013) and Dreamy (2014).

8. Hamed Behdad

Actor | Ghasr-e Shirin

Hamed Behdad was born on October 28th, 1973 in Mashad, Iran. Hamed showed his talent in "End of Game". He played as "Foad" in "The Third Day" and this character is the best character that Hamed Behdad played and he was nominated for the best second actor in 25th Fajr International Film Festival.

9. Parsa Pirouzfar

Actor | Ashk-e sarma

Parsa Pirouzfar was born on 13 September 1972 in Tehran, Iran. He is an Iranian actor; theatre director, acting teacher, playwright, translator and painter. During 1984 to 1990, when he was at high school, he created his first comic strips. According to the information holds in his official website...

10. Bahram Radan

Actor | Santouri

Bahram Radan is an award-winning Iranian actor,

He was born on 28 April 1979 in Tehran, Iran. After High School, he started studying Business Management in university.While attending the university, Radan signed up for acting classes. He was later given an opportunity for his first role in the film,...

11. Fariborz Arabnia

Actor | Ziafat

Fariborz Arabnia was born in 1964 in Tehran, Iran. He is an actor and cinematographer, known for The Feast (1996), Khak o atash (2011) and The Ransomer (2004). He has been married to Asal Badeei since 2000. They have one child. He was previously married to Ateneh Faghih Nasiri.

12. Mohammad Reza Forutan

Actor | Gradually

Mohammad Reza Forutan was born in 1965 in Tehran, Iran. He is an actor, known for Gradually (2006), Negar (2017) and Room Number Zero (2014). He has been married to Sahar Ibrahimi Sabet since September 22, 2001.

13. Mohsen Tanabandeh

Writer | Ghasam

Mohsen Tanabandeh is an actor and writer, known for Swear (2019), Ferrari (2017) and Paytakht (2011).

14. Reza Kianian

Actor | Khanei ruye ab

Reza Kianian was born in Tehran on June 19, 1951. The second child in a family of 8 (he has 4 brothers and 2 sisters), he moved to the city of Mashhad with his family when he was 1 year old. His first acting coach was his brother Davood, whom arranged for him to act in his theatrical troupe for 3 ...

15. Payman Maadi

Actor | Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

Peyman Maadi was born in 1972 in New York City to an Iranian couple. His father was a lawyer. His family moved back to Iran when he was 5 years old. He graduated in Metallurgical Engineering from Karaj Azad University. Maadi started his film career as a screenwriter in late 2000s. He is the writer ...

16. Dariush Arjmand

Actor | Sagkoshi

Dariush Arjmand was born in Mashhad, Iran, to a military father and a housewife mother. He grew up in Mashhad and started performing in plays at the age of 12. At the age of 26, he started working for the Ministry of Art and Culture. In the meantime, he earned his Bachelors in History and Sociology...

17. Saber Abar

Actor | Darbareye Elly

Saber Abar was born on June 8, 1984 in Tehran, Iran. He is an actor, known for About Elly (2009), Crazy Rook (2015) and Shallow Yellow Sky (2013).

18. Navid Mohammadzadeh

Actor | Metri Shesh Va Nim

Navid Mohammadzadeh was born on April 6, 1986 in Iran. He is an actor, known for Just 6.5 (2019), No Date, No Signature (2017) and Sheeple (2018).

19. Amin Hayayee

Actor | Sholevar

Amin Hayayee was born on June 9, 1970 in Tehran, Iran. He is known for his work on Flaming (2018), Darkhoongah (2019) and Octopus1: White forehead (2011). He has been married to Niloofar Khosh-kholgh since October 18, 2001.

20. Homayoun Ershadi

Actor | The Kite Runner

Homayoun Ershadi was born in 1947 in Isfahan, Iran. He is an actor, known for The Kite Runner (2007), A Most Wanted Man (2014) and Taste of Cherry (1997).

21. Mohamad Ali Fardin

Actor | The Night Story

Mohamad Ali Fardin was born in 1930 in Tehran, Iran. He was an actor and director, known for The Story of Night (1973), Hatam Taee (1966) and King of the Hearts (1968). He died on April 6, 2000 in Tehran.

22. Ali Reza Khamseh

Actor | Bist

Ali Reza Khamseh is an actor and writer, known for Twenty (2009), The Miracle of Smile (1997) and Mojeze Ezdevaj (2001).

23. Mehran Modiri

Director | Saat Panj é asr

Mehran Modiri is considered to be the leading artist in social satire in Iran. His various series which have been broadcast through IRIB have set records in terms of viewership (an estimated 85% viewership when he is on air), as well as make him a popular personality among masses. In 2008 Modiri ...

24. Hamid Farokhnezhad

Actor | Arous-e atash

Hamid Farokhnezhad is an actor and writer, known for Bride of Fire (2000), Give Back (2013) and Fireworks Wednesday (2006).

25. Ahmad Mehranfar

Actor | Darbareye Elly

Ahmad Mehranfar is an actor and writer, known for About Elly (2009), A Simple Love Story (2012) and The Story of Noon (2017).

26. Jamshid Mashayekhi

Actor | Golhaye Davoudi

Jamshid Mashayekhi is a celebrated Iranian actor and an iconic figure of Iranian cinema. Mashayekhi began professional acting on stage in 1957. His first feature film role was Brick and Mirror(1965, Ebrahim Golestan). After a four-year break, he acted in The Cow (1969, Darius Mehrjui) and Kaiser(...

27. Mohamad Ali Keshavarz

Actor | Hezardastan

Mohamad Ali Keshavarz was born in 1930 in Isfahan, Iran. He is an actor, known for Hezardastan (1988), The imperilled (1983) and The Rose (1990).

28. Farhad Aslani

Actor | Dokhtar

Aslani was born in Bijar, Iran although he grew up in Tehran, and was recognised for his impersonation skills at an early age. Aslani played his first role in The Blue-Veiled by Rakhshan Bani Etemad 1995. Aslani won Crystal Simorgh for illustrious played his role in Private Life movie at the Fajr ...

29. Faramarz Gharibian

Actor | The Sinners

Born in Tehran in 1941. Traveled to the United States in 1967 to study acting at the college of Visual Art but returned home on the recommendation of the film director Masud Kimiai to appear in The Soil (1973), which Kimiai was planning to shoot. This was Gharibian's first serious involvement in ...

30. Hosein Yari

Actor | Wishbone

Hosein Yari is an actor, known for Wishbone (2017), Mazar Sharif (2015) and One Line of Reality (2012).

31. Jamshid Hashempur

Actor | Darkoob

Jamshid Hashempur was born on March 23, 1944 in Tehran, Iran. He is an actor, known for Axing (2018), The Viper (1993) and The Last Blood (1994).

32. Mehdi Hashemi

Actor | Alzheimer

Mehdi Hashemi is an actor and director, known for Alzheimer (2011), Cyanide (2016) and Mr. Yousef (2011).

33. Naser Malek Motiee

Actor | Yek parche agha

Naser Malek Motiee was born on March 29, 1930 in Tehran, Iran. He was an actor and director, known for A Perfect Gentleman (1965), Gozasht-e bozorg (1967) and The Bride of the Village (1962). He died on May 25, 2018 in Tehran.

34. Reza Attaran

Actor | I Feel Sleepy

Reza Attaran was born in Mashhad, Khorasan, I.R.Iran. He is an Iranian actor, singer, writer and director. He has appeared in both films and television shows. Attaran won the Best Actor award at the 2008 Gol Aga Comedy Film Festival. He made his big introduction in 1995 when he was cast in Saate ...

35. Atila Pesiani

Actor | Telesm

Atila Pesiani is an actor and assistant director, known for The Spell (1987), Negar (2017) and The Warden (2019).

36. Amir Aghaee

Actor | Butterfly Swimming

Amir Aghaee is an actor, born on the 1 August 1970 in Orumieh, Iran. He is known fir Inja Iran, for which was nominated Action on Film International Film Festival, USA, the award winning Death Is My Profession 'Marg kasb va kare man ast' (2011). Aghaee made his cinematic debut by performing in ...

37. Mohamad Reza Sharifinia

Assistant_director | Santouri

Mohamad Reza Sharifinia was born as Mohammad Reza Sharifinia. He is an actor and casting director, known for The Music Man (2007), Scandal (2013) and Deportees 3 (2011). He is married to Azita Hajian.

38. Amin Tarokh

Actor | Dead End of Trust

Amin Tarokh was born in 1953 in Shiraz, Iran. He is an actor and producer, known for Dead End of Trust (2017), Avicenna (1987) and Bon bast Vossoughi.

39. Hamid Jebeli

Writer | Pesar-e Mariam

Hamid Jebeli is an actor and writer, known for Son of Mary (1998), White Dream (2002) and Summer Holidays (1996).

40. Iraj Tahmasb

Actor | Zir-e Derakht-e Holou

Born in Tehran Iran in 1959, Iraj Tahmasb graduated from the University of Tehran in Dramatic Arts and Theatre, where he is now teaching the Masters Program. As a teenager Tahmasb taught puppetry, script writing and film making in varies institutes. His active professional career began in 1979 when...

41. Bahman Mofid

Actor | Hamkhoon

Bahman Mofid was born on July 27, 1942 in Tehran, Iran. He is known for his work on Brothers in Blood (1975), Dash akol (1971) and Meshki (1975).

42. Parviz Fanizadeh

Actor | Tangsir

Parviz Fanizadeh is an actor, known for Tight Spot (1973), Downpour (1972) and The Blind Owl (1975). He was previously married to Haydeh Qayuri.

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