Golshifteh Farahani Biography Age, Height, Movies, Wiki

Golshifteh Farahani

Golshifteh Farahani (in Persian: گلشیفته فراهانی), stage name of Rahavard Farahani (Tehran, Iran, July 10, 1983), is an actress, musician and singer with dual Iranian and French nationality.

She has acted in about twenty films , many of which have received international recognition. She was nominated for the Breakthrough Actress award for The Patience Stone at the 2014 César Awards and won the Best Actress Award for Boutique at the 26 Festival of the 3 Continents (Nantes, France).

In recent years, she has had roles in films by directors such as Asghar Farhadi, Bahman Ghobadi, Rasol Mollagholipoor, Jim Jarmusch, Ridley Scott, Joachim Rønning or Espen Sandberg.

After her performance in the American film Body of Lies, it turned out that the Iranian authorities had prevented her from leaving Iran. However, this was denied by her colleagues and she later attended the film’s premiere in the United States.

Golshifteh’s last film performance in Iran was in About Elly, directed by Asghar Farhadi. The film won the best picture award at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Additionally, it won a Silver Bear at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.

In January 2012, she campaigned against the repression of women in Iran, posing nude in the French magazine Le Figaro Madame.

Personal Information of Golshifteh Farahani:

  • Full Name: Golshifteh Farahani
  • Nickname: Golsh
  • Profession: Actress and Singer
  • Nationality: Iranian
  • Age: 37 years old (in 2021)
  • Date Of Birth: July 10, 1983
  • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Father: Behzad Farahani
  • Mother: Fahimeh Rahimnia
  • Brother(s): Azarakhsh Farahani
  • Sister(s): Shaghayegh Farahani
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Husband/Boyfriend: Christos Dorje Walker (m. 2015–2017), Amin Mahdavi (m. 2003–2013)
  • Children: None
  • Ex Boyfriends: Louis Garrel (2012 – 2014), Matthew Silver (2015)
  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches (1.69 m)
  • Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
  • Body Measurements: 34-26-34 Inches
  • Bra Size/Breast: 34C
  • Waist: 26 Inches
  • Hips: 34 Inches
  • Bodytype: Slim
  • Dress Size: 4 US
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Tattoos:  None
  • Qualification: Graduated
  • School: Goldshifteh Music High School, Irana
  • College: Islamic Azad university
  • Profession: Actress and Singer
  • Known For: About Elly
  • Debut TV Series/Movie: Derakht e Golabie (The Pear Tree)
  • Salary: Under review
  • Net Worth: USD $1 Million Approx.
  • Active from: 1997-present

Early Life of Golshifteh Farahani:

Golshifteh Farahani was born on July 10, 1983 in Tehran, the daughter of Behzad Farahani, director and stage actor, and Fahimeh Rahim Nia. Her sister is actress Shaghayegh Farahani. Golshifteh Farahani began studying music and playing the piano at the age of five.

She later entered a music school in Tehran and at age 14 she was selected to star in Dariush Mehrjui’s The Pear Tree. For this work, she won the Crystal Roc for Best Actress in the international section of the 16th Fajr International Film Festival, in Tehran.

Professional Life of Golshifteh Farahani:

In 2008 he participated in the film Network of Lies, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. In addition, Golshifteh Farahani was part of a rock band “Kooch Neshin” (“Nomads”), which won the 2nd Tehran Avenue award for rock from 2009.

Since leaving Iran, he has also continued his musical career, composing together with the exiled Iranian musician Mohsen Namjoo, his album Oy, released in October 2009.

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Since his move to France, he has worked with conductors such as Roland Joffe, Hiner Saleem or Marjane Satrapi. He was also a member of the international jury at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival.

In 2012 he acted in the film The Patience Stone, directed by Atiq Rahimi based on the script of his own novel. His next film was Rumi’s Kimia, by Dariush Mehrjui, based on the novel Kimia Khatoon, by Saideh Ghods.

In 2016 she played Anna Karenina on the Paris stage and received rave reviews from the entire French press. In 2017, she appeared in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, the series starring Johnny Depp.

On August 8, 2008 he left his country, after numerous problems with the authorities. After spending a few years in France, in January 2012 the actress posed nude for the French publication Le Figaro, in a gesture of protest against the repression of women in Iran.

A few days later, the British newspaper Daily Telegraph reported that Government officials told Farahani that “Iran does not need actors or artists like you. It can offer its artistic services elsewhere.”

In February 2012, the actress appeared nude in the black and white short film Corps et Âmes, by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.

Movies List of Golshifteh Farahani:

Movie TitleYear
Derakht e Golabie (The Pear Tree)1997
Haft Parde (Seven Acts)2000
Zamaneh (Times)2001
Jayee Digar (Somewhere Else)2002
Deux fereshté (Two Angels)2003
Selected for the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes Film Festival2003
Best Actress at the House of Cinema Festival (Tehran)2003
Ashk-e Sarma (The Tear of the Cold)2004
Best Actress at the House of Cinema Festival (Tehran)2004
Bab’Aziz: Le prince qui contemplait son âme2004
The Fish Fall in Love2005
Be Nam-e Pedar (In the Name of the Father)2005
Gis Borideh2006
Niwemang (Half Moon)2006
Mim Mesle Madar (M for Mother)2007
To Each His Cinema2007
Banned in Iran2007
Shown at the Cannes Film Festival2007
Santouri (The Music Man)2007
Hamisheh Paye Yek Zan Dar Miyan Ast (There’s Always a Woman in Between)2008
Divar (The Wall)2008
Body of Lies2008
About Elly (Darbareye Elly)2009
Si Tu Meurs, Je Te Tue (I’ll Kill You If You Die)2010
There Be Dragons2011
Chicken With Plums (Poulet Aux Prunes)2011
Just Like a Woman2012
The Patience Stone2012
My Sweet Pepperland2013
Exodus: Gods and Kings2014
Les Deux Amis2015
Go Home2015
Ports of Calls2015
Sophie’s Misfortunes2016
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales2017
The Song of Scorpions2017
The Upside2017
Santa & Cie2017
Les filles du soleil (Girls of the Sun)2018
The Night Eats the World2018
Red Snake2018
Voice only2019
Arab Blues2019
Blind Spot (L’Angle mort)2019

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