Biographies

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Abu Ali Sina (Avicenna)

09/6/14

Avicenna (c. 980 – June 1037) is the Latinate form of Ibn-Sīnā was a Persian polymath regarded both in Europe and the Middle East as one of the most significant thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age.         He is known to have written around 450 works across a wide range of […]

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Akbar Abdi

10/15/14

Akbar Abdi (born on August 27, 1960 ‎ at Tehran), is an Iranian actor and comedian. He proved his talent through a TV series consisting of children’s programming ‘I am late again for school’.         Akbar Abdi started his career in TV series and soon became very popular. He shined as a […]

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Amir Kabir

02/15/15

Mirza Taghi Khan Farahani known as Amir Kabir (1807 – 10 January 1852), also known by the titles of Atabak and Amir-e Nezam. He was the chief minister of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (Shah of Persia) for the first three years of his reign and one of the most capable and innovative figures to appear […]

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Anousheh Ansari

02/9/15

Anousheh Ansari (born on September 12, 1966 in Mashhad, Iran) is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI). The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize.         On September […]

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Arian Band

03/17/13

Arian Band is the first ever boy and girl pop band in Iran. They were followed by a whole series of boy/girl bands. Pahlavan and Salehi are the band’s lead vocalists, and the songwriters are Pahlavan, Salehi, Amirkhas, Khahani and Farnejad.         Their second, third and fourth albums were the bestselling albums of […]

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Bahar Soomekh

10/11/14

Bahar Soomekh (born on March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-American actress and environmental activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Crash and Saw III.         Early life Bahar was born in Tehran, Iran, to a devout Persian Jewish family. She is the daughter of Manijeh and Hamid Soomekh, […]

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Behrouz Vossoughi

02/8/15

Behrouz Vossoughi, (born on March 10, 1938 as Khalil Vossoughi in Khoy, West Azerbaijan of Iran) is an Iranian International actor.         He is one of Iran’s most legendary actors. Career Behrouz Vossoughi has over 40 years of experience in the motion picture industry, with featured appearances in more than 90 films. […]

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Benyamin Bahadori

04/14/13

Benyamin Bahadori (born on September 09, 1982 in Tehran) is an Iranian singer of Persian pop music. He was so interested in Music when he was a child. He started learning Music and poem at age 16 and learnt playing on Guitar professionally at age 19.         He composed one album as “Golhaye ranginkaman” […]

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Googoosh

02/18/15

Faegheh Atashin (born on 5 May 1950 in Tehran), also known by her stage name Googoosh, is an Iranian singer and actress. She is known for her contributions to Iranian pop music, but also starred in a variety of movies from the 1950s to the 1970s. She achieved the pinnacle of her fame and success […]

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Hakim Abul-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi

12/27/14

Hakim Abul-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi (born on 940CE)  was a highly revered Persian poet and the author of the epic of Shahnameh, the Persian “Book of Kings”, which is the world’s longest epic poetry created by a single poet, and the national epic of Iran and the Persian speaking world. Having drafted Shahnameh under patronage of […]

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Khosrow Shakibai

11/1/14

Khosrow Shakibai (born on March 27, 1944, Tehran, Iran) was a celebrated Iranian stage and cinema actor. He ranks amongst the most accomplished of actors of his generation. Khosrow Shakibai was born to Colonel Ahmad Shakibai and Ms Farideh Khatami.         His father, who was an army Colonel, died from cancer when […]

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Leila Hatami

03/14/15

Leila Hatami (born on October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress.         She is the daughter of director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam, and is married to actor Ali Mosaffa.         Biography         After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her […]

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Mahmoud Hessaby

10/24/14

Mahmoud Hessaby (born on February 23, 1903, Tehran, Iran) was an Iranian scientist, researcher and professor of University of Tehran.         During the congress on “60 years of physics in Iran” the services rendered by him were deeply appreciated and he was called “the father of modern physics in Iran”. Early life […]

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Maziyar (Maz) Jobrani

03/17/15

Maziyar (Maz) Jobrani (born on February 26, 1972), also known as Persian Pink Panther, is an Iranian-American comedian and actor.         Jobrani has also appeared in numerous films, television shows, including Better Off Ted, on radio, and in comedy clubs.         His filmography includes roles in The Interpreter, Friday […]

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Mohammad Reza Golzar

03/1/15

Mohammad Reza Golzar (born on March 21, 1977 in Tehran) is an Iranian actor and musician.         There is not much information about his childhood. He is graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Islamic Azad University and very active in various field like acting, Modeling and Musician.         Before […]

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Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar

11/7/14

Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Behjat-Tabrizi (Born on 1906), mainly known by his pen name Shahriar, was a legendary Iranian Azerbaijani poem, who wrote in Azerbaijani (Azeri Turkish) and Persian languages. Shahriar, was one of the first Iranian Azeri to write a significant collection of poetry in Turkish language.         He is one of the most […]

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Niki Karimi

03/1/15

Niki Karimi (born on November 10, 1971) is an acclaimed and well known Actress in Iran. She was known as first superstar of Iran. She was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. Niki Karimi has been active in Theatrical groups since elementary school. At school she was not only interested in theater but also in […]

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Omar Khayyám

09/4/14

Omar Khayyám, was a Persian polymath, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy, music, and Islamic theology. Born in Nishapur (18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131) in North Eastern Iran, at a young age he moved to Samarkand and obtained his education there. Afterwards he moved to Bukhara […]

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Rakhshan Bani-E’temad

10/20/14

Rakhshan Bani-E’temad (born on April 3, 1954 in Tehran, Iran) is an internationally and critically acclaimed Iranian film director and screenwriter.         She is widely considered Iran’s premier female director, and her films have been praised at international festivals as well as being remarkably popular with Iranian critics and audiences. Her title as […]

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Shahab Hosseini

03/8/15

Shahab Hosseini (born on February 3, 1974 in Tehran) is an Iranian actor.         Early life Once a psychology student at the University of Tehran, he dropped out to emigrate to Canada. Instead, he ended up as a radio host in Iran.         This was followed by hosting a […]

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Shohreh Aghdashloo

10/17/14

Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Iranian and American actress. After establishing a theatre and film career in Iran, Aghdashloo moved to England during the Iranian Revolution in 1979, and subsequently became a citizen of the United States.         After several years playing supporting roles in television and film, her performance in House of […]

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Taraneh Alidoosti

03/12/15

Taraneh Alidoosti (born on January 12, 1984) is a Crystal-Simorgh winning Iranian actress.         In a poll conducted among 130 film critics by Sanate Cinema magazine, she was voted as the best Iranian actress of the decade.         In 2012, a similar poll by the Film Monthly also chose […]

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