Golshifteh Farahani

Golshifteh Farahani

actress, camera and electrical department, composer

Golshifteh Farahani was born on Jul 10, 1983 in Iran. Golshifteh Farahani's big-screen debut came with Boutique directed by Hamid Nematollah in 2004. Golshifteh Farahani is known for Gen: Lock directed by Gray G. Haddock, Michael B. Jordan stars as Julian Chase and Golshifteh Farahani as Yasamin 'Yaz' Madrani. Golshifteh Farahani has got 5 awards and 9 nominations so far. The most recent award Golshifteh Farahani achieved is Stony Brook Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Golshifteh Farahani plays is My Father's Dragon which will be released on Nov 11, 2022.

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 Derakhte Golabi (1998), for which she won the prize for the Best Actress from the international section of the Fajr film festival, immediately making her one of the stars of Iranian cinema. Since then she has played in more than 15 films, many of which have been screened or awarded at international festivals. Amongst her latest films are Bahman Ghobadi's Demi-lune (2006) (winner of the Golden Seashell at the San Sebastián film festival 2006), Dariush Mehrjui's controversial Santuri (2007), still banned in Iran, and the late Rasool Mollagholi Poor's Mim mesle madar (2006), which after a huge success in Iran was chosen to represent Iran for the Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards in 2008. After playing in Mensonges d'état (2008) by Ridley Scott, Golshifteh became the first Iranian star to act in a major Hollywood production. Subsequently she was banned from leaving her country. Her last film in Iran À propos d'Elly (2009) won a Silver Bear in Berlin and the Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca (2009). Golshifteh graduated from music school, she sings and plays the piano amongst other instruments. She is also fluent in French and English and lives in Paris now.

  • Birthday

    Jul 10, 1983
  • Place of Birth

    Tehran, Iran
  • Also known

    Rahavard Farahani, 골쉬프테 파라하니, گلشیفته فراهانی, Golshifte Farahani

Known For


5 wins & 9 nominations

Stony Brook Film Festival
Outstanding Performance
Winner - Special Festival Award
Abu Dhabi Film Festival
Best Actress
Winner - New Horizons Competition
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