Jamshid Mashayekhi

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Jamshid Mashayekhi
جمشید مشایخی - Jamshid Mashayekhi.jpg
Born Jamshid Mashayekhi
(1934-11-26) November 26, 1934 (age 79)
Tehran, Iran
Residence Tehran, Iran
Paris, France
Nationality Iranian
Citizenship Iranian
Occupation Actor, Humanitarian
Years active 1956–present
Spouse(s) Giti Raoufi (m. 1960)
Children Nader (b. 1962)
Nazanin (b. 1969)

Jamshid Mashayekhi (Persian: جمشید مشایخی ‎, born 26 November 1934) is a celebrated Iranian actor and an iconic figure of Iranian cinema.


Mashayekhi began professional acting on stage in 1957. His first feature film role was Brick and Mirror(1965, Ebrahim Golestan). After a four-year break, he acted in The Cow (1969, Darius Mehrjui) and Kaiser (Qeysar) (1969, Masoud Kimiai). Mashayekhi commonly appears as an elderly grandfather because of his white hair and charismatic face and figure. He received a best performance award for The Grandfather (1985, Majid Gharizadeh) from the First Festival of Non-aligned Countries in North Korea.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Brick and Mirror (Khesh va Ayeneh, 1965)
  • Kaiser (Qeysar, 1969)
  • The Cow (Gaav, 1969)
  • The Curse, 1973
  • Prince Ehtedjab, 1974
  • Brefts of Hope, 1977
  • Hezar Dastan, (1978-1987, TV series)
  • Kamalolmolk, 1983
  • The Lead, 1988
  • Honeymoon, 1992
  • Khane'i Rooy-e Āb (A House Built on Water), directed by Bahman Farmān'ārā, 2001
  • Abadan, 2003
  • Pol-e Siz'da'hom (The Thirteenth Bridge), directed by Farhad Gharib, 2005
  • Yek Bus-e Ku'chu'lu (A Teensy Kiss), directed by Bahman Farmān'ārā, 2005


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