My favourite Iranian actresses

by Koyaanisqatsi4 | created - 28 Jun 2014 | updated - 29 Jun 2014 | Public

1. Golshifteh Farahani

Actress | Paterson

Golshifteh started her acting career in theater at the age of 6 and has always kept a strong link with theater, but it was at the age of 14 that she acted in her first film The Pear Tree (1998), for which she won the prize for the Best Actress from the international section of the Fajr film ...

2. Fatemah Motamed-Aria

Actress | Nabat

Fatemah Motamed-Aria was born in 1961 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Nabat (2014), Avalanche (2015) and Here Without Me (2011).

3. Leila Hatami

Actress | Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

Award-winning actress, Leila Hatami, was born on October 1, 1972 in Tehran, Iran, to legendary Iranian Director, Ali Hatami, and actress mother, Zari Khoshkam (Zahra Hatami). During her childhood, she appeared in several of her father's films including the historical TV series, Hezardastan (1988), ...

4. Taraneh Alidoosti

Actress | Forushande

Born on January 12th 1984 in Tehran. Her father is a former national team football player, Hamid Alidoosti. She started her career as an actress visiting Amin Tarokh's acting school in 2000. Soon she was chosen for her first role in I Am Taraneh, I Am Fifteen Years Old (2002) (I'm Taraneh, 15), ...

5. Hediyeh Tehrani

Actress | Chaharshanbe-soori

Hediyeh Tehrani started her acting career with Massoud Kimia's 'Soltan' (1996), which made her a recognizable star instantly. Previously, she had been offered a few roles which she passed on. In 1997, Hediyeh won a Hafiz Award (a prestigious industry award in Iran) for Best Actress in a Leading ...

6. Niki Karimi

Director | Yek shab

Born in 1971 in Tehran, Niki Karimi is the most famous, internationally acclaimed Actress and filmmaker in Iran. She began her work as an actress with films such as "Sara" by Dariush Mehrjouii, which she won best actress award at "San Sebastian" film festival and in "Nantes film festival in 1992. ...

7. Negar Javaherian

Actress | Tala va mes

Negar holds a Bachelor Degree in Stage Design from the School of Art and Architecture at Azad University in Tehran, Iran. She started her acting career in theatre at the age of sixteen. In 2001, at the age of seventeen, she acted in her first film I Am Taraneh, I Am Fifteen Years Old (2002). Since ...

8. Soraya Ghasemi

Actress | Vilaieha

Soraya Ghasemi is an actress, known for Villa Dwellers (2017), Khakestari (2001) and Long Live...! (1980).

9. Vishka Asayesh

Actress | Vorood-e-Aghayan Mamnoo

Vishka Asayesh was born on November 7, 1972 in London, England. She is an actress and art director, known for No Men Allowed (2011), The Snow on the Pines (2012) and Traveller of Rey (2001). She has been married to Reza Ghobady since December 7, 2000. They have one child.

10. Gohar Kheirandish

Actress | Ertefae Past

Gohar Kheirandish was born on August 21, 1954 in Shiraz, Iran. She is an actress, known for Low Heights (2002), Tradition of Lover Killing (2004) and Gohar Kheirandish a Filmography (2015). She was previously married to Jamshid Esmailkhani.

11. Katayoun Riahi

Actress | Shaam-e-akhar

Katayoun Riahi was born on December 31, 1961 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for The Last Supper (2002), Prophet Joseph (2008) and Autumn (1987).

12. Behnaz Jafari

Actress | The President's Cell Phone

Behnaz Jafari is an actress, known for The President's Cell Phone (2012), A House Built on Water (2002) and Blackboards (2000).

13. Mahnaz Afshar

Actress | Saadat Abad

Mahnaz Afshar was born in Tehran on June 11 1977. She graduated in natural science in high school . After graduation, one of her relatives who was the Theater Affairs Assistant in "Soureh" college introduced her to "Hannaneh" Art institute. Having studied video edition in the following years, she ...

14. Roya Nonahali

Actress | Fasl-e panjom

Roya Nonahali was born in 1961 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for The Fifth Season (1997), Niloofar (2008) and Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine (2000).

15. Nasrin Moghanloo

Actress | The Sinners

Nasrin Moghanloo is an actress, known for The Sinners (2012), P22 (2015) and Mokhtarnameh (2010).

16. Merila Zare'i

Actress | Track 143

Merila Zare'i was born on April 14, 1971 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress and casting director, known for Track 143 (2014), About Elly (2009) and Friday's Soldiers (2004).

17. Baran Kosari

Actress | Asabani nistam!

Baran Kosari was born in 1985 in Tehran. She graduated from Soureh academy. The Best Papa Of World (1991) is her first acting experiment. Since then, she acted in her mother's movie Rakhshan Banietemad, Narges (1991), The Blue Scarf (1994), The May Lady (1997), Rain and Landsman episode - from Kish...

18. Tannaz Tabatabaei

Actress | Hiss Dokhtarha Faryad Nemizanand

Tannaz Tabatabaei is an actress, known for Hush! Girls Don't Scream (2013), Butterfly Stroke (2020) and Sound and Fury (2016).

19. Sareh Bayat

Actress | Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

Sareh Bayat was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She majored in Theater at university and received a Diploma of Honor for Best Actress from Tehran's Police Theatre Festival in 2006. She furthered her acting training at Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture's School of Cinematic Arts where she ...

20. Andishe Fooladvand

Actress | Crocodile

Andishe Fooladvand is an actress, known for Crocodile (2019), Four Finger (2007) and Rock, Paper, Scissors (2007).

21. Bita Farahi

Actress | Parkway

Bita Farahi was born on March 21, 1957 in Tehran, Iran as Bita Laharkhani Dinbali. She is an actress, known for Parkway (2007), mona and The Lady (1992).

22. Yekta Naser

Actress | Yeki Mikhad Bahat Harf Bezane

Yekta Naser was born on November 3, 1978 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Someone Wants to Talk with You (2012), Simple Worker Needed (2017) and Saghi (2002).

23. Hengameh Ghaziani

Actress | Be hamin sadegi

Hengameh Ghaziani is an actress, known for As Simple as That (2008), Days of Life (2012) and Rabidity (2016).

24. Hanie Tavassoli

Actress | Dehliz

Hanie Tavassoli is an actress and casting director, known for The Corridor (2013), Misunderstanding (2018) and Columbus (2018).

25. Shayesteh Irani

Actress | Offside

Shayesteh Irani is an actress, known for Offside (2006), Facing Mirrors (2011) and Mina's Choice (2016).

26. Maryam Amirjallali

Actress | Char Khooneh

Maryam Amirjallali is an actress, known for Char Khooneh (2007), Cousins (2017) and Khaltoor (2017).

27. Afsaneh Bayegan

Actress | Negar

Afsaneh Bayegan was born in 1961 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Negar (2017), Hamleye kharchang-ha (1992) and Gorghaye Gorosneh (1991).

28. Roshanak Gerami

Actress | Layers of Lies

Roshanak Gerami is an actress, known for Layers of Lies, Helen (2017) and Taboo (2015).

29. Neda Jebraeili

Actress | Kart-e Parvaz

Neda Jebraeili is an iranian actress. She was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She began acting when she was 19. She studied dramatic literature and graduated from University of Tehran, faculty of fine arts on February 2016. She began her professional acting career by appearing in an iranian ...

30. Pantea Bahram

Actress | Chaharshanbe-soori

Pantea Bahram is an actress, known for Fireworks Wednesday (2006), Postchi se bar dar nemizanad (2009) and My Lady (2003).

31. Pegah Ahangarani

Actress | Darband

Pegah Ahangarani is an actress and director, known for Trapped (2013), The Girl in the Sneakers (1999) and No Men Allowed (2011).

32. Roya Taymourian

Actress | Postchi se bar dar nemizanad

Roya Taymourian was born on March 19, 1959 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Postchi se bar dar nemizanad (2009), The Music Man (2007) and The Girl's House (2015). She has been married to Masoud Rayegany since 2003. She was previously married to Mirvaliolah Madani.

33. Zhale Olov

Actress | Mosafere rey

Zhale Olov is an actress and costume designer, known for Traveller of Rey (2001), Dash akol (1971) and White Gold (1962).

34. Hamideh Kheirabadi

Actress | The Night Story

Hamideh Kheirabadi was born on December 20, 1924 in Rasht, Iran. She was an actress, known for The Story of Night (1973), Hassan, the Bald (1970) and Mother (1990). She died on April 19, 2010 in Tehran, Iran.

35. Shaghayegh Dehghan

Actress | Gozar movaghat

Shaghayegh Dehghan is an actress, known for Temporary Licence (2017), Suddenly a Tree (2019) and Fireworks (2015).

36. Mitra Hajjar

Actress | Deltangi-ha-ye asheghaneh

Mitra Hajjar, deemed "expressive" and "compelling" by Variety Magazine, is one of the most popular leading actresses in Iran. She has held leading roles in over 20 feature films in her native country.

Hajjar is most noted for her outstanding performances in the films, Born Under Libra (2000), by ...

37. Shohreh Aghdashloo

Actress | House of Sand and Fog

Shohreh Aghdashloo was born Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar on May 11, 1952 in Tehran, Iran. In the 1970s at age 20, she achieved nationwide stardom in her homeland of Iran, starring in some prominent pictures such as The Report (1977) directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami, which won critics awards at the...

38. Susan Taslimi

Director | Hus i helvete

Susan Taslimi was born on February 7, 1950 in Rasht, Iran. She is an actress and director, known for All Hell Let Loose (2002), Maybe Some Other Time (1988) and Orka! Orka! (2004). She was previously married to Dariush Farhang.

39. Kamand Amir Soleymani

Actress | Sefr-e eshgh

Kamand Amir Soleymani is an actress, known for Book of Love (1989), Toranj (1986) and Raz-e khanjar (1990).

40. Khatereh Asadi

Actress | Dishab babato didam, Aida

Khatereh Asadi is an actress, known for Aida, I Saw Your Father Last Night (2005), Shabaane Rooz (2011) and SNOW ON a HOT TIN ROOF (2011).

41. Ra'na Azadivar

Actress | Darbareye Elly

Ra'na Azadivar is an actress, known for About Elly (2009), Istanbul Junction (2018) and Parkway (2007).

42. Pouri Baneai

Actress | Dozde-siyahpoush

Pouri Baneai was born Seddigheh Banayi in Arak, Iran on October 11, 1940. She lived there for four years before she and her parents moved to Tehran. She had seven sisters and one brother.

She acted in more than 85 Iranian feature films between 1965 and 1979. During her years of acting before the ...

43. Afsaneh Chehreh Azad

Actress | Crocodile

Afsaneh Chehreh Azad is an actress, known for Crocodile (2019), No Where No Body (2013) and The Corridor (2013).

44. Sahar Dolatshahi

Actress | 4 Rah Istanbul

Sahar Dolatshahi was born on October 8, 1979 in Iran. She is an actress, known for Istanbul Junction (2018), Ice Age (2015) and Permission (2018). She was previously married to Rambod Javan.

45. Setareh Eskandari

Actress | Narges

Setareh Eskandari was born on June 25, 1973, in Torbat-e-Heydariyeh. She began her career in theater in 1993 with the students of the Faculty of Fine Arts. At that time, she was a translation student but after a while, withdrew from her studies for theatre. Setareh is the firstborn daughter of the ...

46. Ateneh Faghih Nasiri

Actress | Bolof

Ateneh Faghih Nasiri is an actress, known for Bluff (1994), Hashtpa (2005) and Mohreh (1998).

47. Shaghayegh Farahani

Actress | Butterfly in the Wind

Shaghayegh Farahani was born on July 24, 1972 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Butterfly in the Wind (2004), The Sinners (2012) and An Umbrella for Two (1999).

48. Bita Farahi

Actress | Parkway

Bita Farahi was born on March 21, 1957 in Tehran, Iran as Bita Laharkhani Dinbali. She is an actress, known for Parkway (2007), mona and The Lady (1992).

49. Elsa Firouz Azar

Director | Too Loud a Silence

Elsa Firuz Azar born in 1983 in Tehran, is an Iranian film actress. She is a graduate of Azad University in Architecture. She started acting in childhood, and pursued acting more seriously with the film "Extra Woman" directed by Tahmineh Milani. She is sister to Elnaz Firouz Azar and the niece of ...

50. Azita Hajian

Actress | Laleh (Drive)

Azita Hajian is an actress, known for Laleh (Drive), Snowman (1995) and The Red Ribbon (1999). She is married to Mohamad Reza Sharifinia.

51. Fatemeh Gudarzi

Actress | Khaneh Khalvat

Fatemeh Gudarzi is an actress, known for The Quiet Home (1993), Marriage Iranian Style (2006) and Battle of Oil Tankers (1994).

52. Marjaneh Golchin

Actress | Do nime-ye sib

Marjaneh Golchin is an actress, known for Two Halves of an Apple (1992), My Eyes for You (1993) and Do sarnevesht (1990).

53. Iren

Actress | Mohallel

Iren is an actress, known for The Interim Husband (1971), Goodbye Friend (1971) and Anxiety (1962).

54. Falamak Jonidi

Actress | Shabhaye Barareh

Falamak Jonidi is an actress, known for Shabhaye Barareh (2005), Ghahveye Talkh (2010) and No Men Allowed (2011).

55. Fariba Kamran

Actress | Negar

Fariba Kamran is an actress, known for Negar (2017), Going By (2001) and kanapeh.

56. Mahtab Keramati

Actress | Asre Yakhbandan

Mahtab Keramati was born on October 17, 1970 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress and producer, known for Ice Age (2015), Twenty (2009) and Doubt (2009).

57. Niousha Zeighami

Actress | Ekhrajiha

Niousha Zeighami is an actress, known for Deportees (2007), We're All Sinner (2016) and Deportees 2 (2009).

58. Leia Zanganeh

Actress | Ghatel-e ahli

Leia Zanganeh was born in 1961 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Domestic Killer (2017), Lovelance: The Center of Emergency Love (2018) and Private Life (2012).



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