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10 November 1971 
London, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Actress, director, screenwriter|
Niki Karimi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She has been active in theatre since elementary school, and has said that her early interest in film and literature inspired her to become an actress. She started her professional career when actor Jamshid Gorgin discovered her in a school play.
Following this part, she worked with many Iranian film makers such as Darush Mehrjuii, Masoud Kimiai and ...
Niki has won many awards nationally and internationally such as San Sebastian film festival award for best actress. She has also recently been on the jury for renowned film festivals, including the Locarno International Film Festival and Thessaloniki International Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival and also the 60th Cannes Film Festival.
Expanding on her career as an actor, she wrote and directed the documentary To Have or Not to Have (2001).
In addition to film, Karimi has also done some translating work. In 1999 she released her first translation work, Marlon Brando's biography Songs My Mother Taught Me, which she translated from English to Persian.
Her third film as director, Final whistle (2011), won three awards at The Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in Vesoul, France.
|2011||Final Whistle||three awards at Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema |
|2006||A Few Days Later||Script won the Rotterdam festivals Hubert Bals Fund|
|2005||One Night||Screened at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival|
|2001||To Have or Not to Have|
As an actress
As a screen writer
|2000||To Have or Not to Have|
As a translator
|2005||Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi|
|1999||Songs My Mother Taught Me by Marlon Brando, Robert Lindsey|
As a film critic
|2012||Member of Jury at Abu Dhabi Film Festival|
|2011||Member of Jury at International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival|
|2009||Member of Jury at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival|
|2008||Member of Jury at Dubai International Film Festival|
|2007||Member of Jury at Berlin Film Festival|
|2007||Member of Jury at Cannes Film Festival|
|2007||Member of Jury at Durban International Film Festival|
|2006||Head of Jury at Reykjavik International Film Festival|
|2005||Member of Jury at Locarno International Film Festival|
|2005||Member of Jury at Thessaloniki Film Festival|
- Best Actress, Cairo International Film Festival (2001)
- Silver Seashell, San Sebastian Film Festival (1993)
- Best Actress, Nantes Three Continents Festival (1992)
- Iranian women
- Iranian cinema
- List of famous Persian women
- Persian women's movement
- Fajr International Film Festival
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Niki Karimi.|
- Official Website
- Niki Karimi at the Internet Movie Database
- Profile on Cannes Film Festival website
- Niki Karimi interview with Radio Zamaneh