Dariush Arjmand

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Dariush Arjmand (Persian: داریوش ارجمند ‎‎ (born 1944 in Mashhad, Iran), to a military father and a housewife mother. He grew up in Mashhad and started performing in plays at the age of 12. At the age of 26, he started working for the Ministry of Art and Culture. In the meantime, is a Crystal-Simorgh winning Iranian actor.


He earned a B.A. in history and sociology from Mashhad University in 1972, and a M.A. in theatre and cinema. He also studied theater in University of Paris (1980).

After many years of performing in theatre, he started his film acting career by appearing in Captain Khorshid (1986, Nasser Taghvaee), which was awarded the Crystal Simorgh for the best leading role at the Fajr International Film Festival.

He has played different roles ever since, most of which might be considered historical, as well as roles of drama characters.


  • Nakhoda Khorshid (1987 - aka Captain Khorshid)
  • Kashtee-ye Angelica (1989 - aka The Angelica)
  • Jostejoogar (1989)
  • Pardehe Akhar (1991 - aka The Last Act)
  • Nassereddin Shah, Actor-e Cinema (1992 - aka Once Upon a Time, Cinema)
  • Zamin-e asemani (1994 - The Heavenly Earth)
  • Adam barfi (1994 - aka The Snowman)
  • Eteraz (2000 - aka Protest)
  • Mosafer-e rey (2001 - Traveller of Rey)
  • Sagkoshi (2001 - aka Killing Mad Dogs)
  • Ezdevaj be sabke irani (2006 - Marriage in Iranian style)
  • Raeis (The Boss 2008)
  • Jorm (2011)
  • Banuye Shahre Maa (2011)
  • Without permission (Persian: بدون اجازه‎‎) (2011)

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