January 8, 1962
|Occupation||Actor, television director, comedian, musician|
|Children||Farhad Modiri , Shahrzad Modiri|
Mehran Modiri (Persian: مهران مدیری , born January 8, 1962) is a prolific Iranian actor, television director, comedian and musician. His artistic career began in his teenage years as he was acting in local plays. He then entered the world of radio and television in the early 1990s, actively writing scripts for and participating in various comedy skits during the annual Norooz comedy television shows broadcast by the IRIB.
He continued appearing in television comedies, however, he achieved real stardom with his creation of Pavarchin (Tiptoeing), in which he won numerous awards for directing and starring in the picture. He tasted success again when he directed and starred in Noghtechin (Ellipsis), and Jayezeye Bozorg (The Grand Prize), which became major hits on television in Iran.
Afterwards, he followed Pavarchin's storyline with the making of Shabhaye Barareh which became his most popular television program yet; the show remained incomplete after it was criticized for offending rural people, which resulted in an abrupt end to the show after 92 episodes, without completely explaining the Barareh history.
He has starred in two full length films, and had planned on entering the film industry once again after Shabhaye Barareh was completed. However, he instead started working on his next project, television series Baghe Mozaffar.
Mehran Modiri has acted in various TV series. Most of the popularity and fame he has garnered among the people of Iran emanates from his participation in these programs.
- TV Series
|Year||Name||Translation ( in English )||Director||Modiri's Part|
|1992||Moshtha-ye Kuchak||The Little Fists||Soraya Ghasemi||Actor|
|Pand-ha va Andarz-ha||Advices and Admonitions||Mojtaba Yassini||Actor|
|1993||Norooz-e 72||Norooz of 72||Dariush Kardan||Actor|
|Bagh-e Gilas||Cherry Orchard||Majid Beheshti||Actor|
|Parvaz-e 57||The Flight 57||Mehran Modiri||Actor & Director|
|1994||Saat-e Khosh||Happy Hour||Mehran Modiri||Actor & Director|
|1995||Sal-e Khosh||Happy Year||Mehran Modiri||Actor & Director|
|1997||Norooz-e 76||Norooz of 76 ( Channel 1 (Iran) )||Mehran Modiri||Actor & Director|
|Norooz-e 76||Norooz of 76 ( Channel 2 (Iran) )||Mehran Modiri||Actor & Director|
|1998||Jong-e 77||Corpus of 77||Mehran Modiri||Actor & Director|
|1999||Bebakhshid Shoma||Excuse me, who are you?||Mehran Modiri||Host and Director|
|Pelak-e 14||Number 14||Mehran Modiri||Actor & Director|
|2000||90 Shab||90 Nights||Mehran Modiri||Actor & Director|
|2001||Tanz-e 80||Sitcom 80||Mehran Modiri||Host & Director|
|2002||Dardesar-e Valedein||Parents' Troubles||Masoud Navvabi||Actor|
|Pavarchin||Tiptoe||Mehran Modiri||Actor & Director|
|2004||Noghteh-chin||Dots||Mehran Modiri||Actor &
|2005||Jayezeh-ye Bozorg||The Grand Prize||Mehran Modiri||Actor & Director|
|2005-2006||Shabha-ye Barareh||The Nights Of Barareh||Mehran Modiri||Director &
|2007||Bagh-e Mozaffar||Mozaffar's Garden||Mehran Modiri||Director &
|2008||Mard-e Hezar Chehreh||Man of a Thousand Faces||Mehran Modiri||Director &
|2009||Mard-e Do Hezar Chehreh||Man of Two Thousand Faces||Mehran Modiri||Director &
- Home Network Entertainment
|2007||Ganj-e Mozaffar||Mozaffar's Treasure||Mehran Modiri||Director &
|2010||Ghahve-ye Talkh||The Bitter Coffee||Mehran Modiri||Director &
|2012||Ghalbe Yakhi 3||Frozen Heart (Season 3)||Saman Moghadam||
|2012||Villa-ye Man||My Mansion||Mehran Modiri||Producer &
|2013||Shookhi Kardam||Just Kidding||Mehran Modiri||Producer &
|Year||Name||Translation in English||Director|
|1994||Didar||Visit||Mohammad Reza Honarmand|
|2002||Tokyo Bedoon-e Tavaqqof||Tokyo Non-Stop||Saeed Alamzadeh|
|2007||Ganj-e Mozaffar (A 10 episode CD release)||Mozaffar's Treasure||Mehran Modiri|
|2008||Dayere Zangi||The Tambourine (Satellite Dish)||Parisa Bakhtavar|
|2008||Hamishe Paye Yek Zan Dar Miyan Ast||There Is Always a Woman In Between||Kamal Tabrizi|
|2012||Pole Choobi||Wooden Bridge||Mehdi Karampour|
Acting in Theater
Before acting in TV series and films, Mehran Modiri had performed in the theater.
|Year||Name of Play||Director|
|1983||Palang-e Nadan||Behrooz Salimi|
|1985||Yek Tanz va Yek Gham-ava||Behrooz Salimi|
|1988||Arsenal||Mohsen Haji Youssefi|
|1989||Pansion||Mohsen Haji Youssefi|
- 1999 : Deltangi-ha - Declamation of Hatef Alimardani 's Poems.
- 2000 : Az Roo-ye Sadegi - Composed By : Babak Bayat and Fardin Khalatbari
- 2003 : Ahang-e Film-e Hamnafas - Composed By: Fardin Khalatbari
- 2004 : Ahang-e film-e Shabhaye barareh
- 2005 : Ahang-e film-e Baghe mozaffar
- 2010: Ahang-e serial-e Ghahveye Talkh - Two tracks, produced by Farhad Modiri
- Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Fajr Film Festival for Hamishe paye yek zan dar mian ast (2007)
- "Iran's Top 20: Power and public discourse in the Islamic Republic are dominated by fewer than two dozen heavyweights, ranging from ayatollahs to entertainers (and one TV network)". Newsweek. 1 June 2009. p. 36. Retrieved 27 September 2012. "Today his television comedies rule Iran's airwaves, with audiences so big that broadcast executives don't balk at his lampoons of Iranian life"
- Mehran Modiri at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Website
- The Source Of Mehran Modiri (Fans Website)