Behrouz Vossoughi

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Behrouz Vossoughi
بهروز وثوقی
Behrouz Vossoughi.jpg
Born Khalil Vossoughi
(1938-03-10) March 10, 1938 (age 76)
Khoy, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran
Residence San Rafael, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1961–present
Spouse(s) Googoosh (1975–1976)
Catherine (1980–present)
Partner(s) Pouri Banai (1971–1972)
Children Mahshid (b. 1985)
Mahan (b. 1990)

Behrouz Vossoughi (Persian: بهروز وثوقی‎, born as Khalil Vossoughi [1] 10 March 1938 in Khoy, West Azarbaijan, Iran) is an Iranian actor. Ethnic Azerbaijani.

Career[edit]

He started acting in films with Samuel Khachikian's Toofan dar shahr-e ma. He became a major star as the brooding hero of the revenge drama Qeysar (1969). He has over 50 years of experience in the motion picture industry, with featured appearances in more than 90 films. His work has earned him recognition at several international film festivals. Vossoughi has also worked in television, radio, and theater. In 2012, he was an official festival judge for the Noor Iranian Film Festival.

Personal life[edit]

Behrouz Vossoughi currently resides in San Rafael, California with his wife, Catherine Vossoughi. Previously, he was briefly married, in the 1970s, to the Iranian singer Googoosh.

Awards[edit]

  • San Francisco International Film Festival "The Unvanquished" honoree (2006)

Films[edit]

  • Toghi
  • Panjereh
  • Mamal Amrikaee
  • Hamsafar
  • Mah-e Asaal
  • Tangsir
  • Deshneh
  • Sazesh
  • Sooteh Delan
  • Gavaznha
  • Caravans (1978) - James Fargo co-starring with Anthony Quinn/
  • Rhino Season (2012)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

External video
Behrouz Vossoughi speaking in Azerbaijani language