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Born Parvin Kheyrbakhsh
(1937-08-09)9 August 1937
Bandar Anzali, Iran
Died 24 January 2016(2016-01-24) (aged 78)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Occupation Actress, Producer, Dubbing artist
Years active 1963–1979
Children 1

Forouzan (Persian: فروزان‎; 9 August 1937 – 24 January 2016) was an Iranian actress, producer, and dubbing artist.

She started her cinematic career as a voice-over actress. In 1964 she starred in Siamak Yasemi's Sāhele Entezār, but it was Ganje Qārun, another film by Yasemi, that made her very famous. She co-starred in this film with Fardin. After Ganj-e Qarun Fardin and Forouzan made a golden cinematic couple and co-starred in some of the highest-grossing films of the era, known as Persian Films or Film Farsi (in Persian: فیلم فارسی). Persian Film was the popular genre of movies produced in Iran before the Iranian revolution of 1979.


Forouzan (also spelled Foroozan) was born on 9 August 1937 in Bandar-e Anzali, Iran. She started her career by dubbing films. Her first movie was Sahel-e Entezar. She acted in many popular Iranian films and also worked with visionary directors of the Mowj-e Now, such as Dariush Mehrjui (Dayere-ye Mina) and Ali Hatami (Baba Shamal).[1]

Siamak Yasemi, Iraj Ghaderi, Shapur Gharib and Fereydun Goleh were some of the other famous directors that she collaborated with.[1]

After the 1979 revolution Forouzan was banned from playing in movies and grew more and more isolated. She rarely conducted interviews and died on 24 January 2016 in Tehran. [2]

After Forouzan's death, Persian-language websites and forums dedicated posts and articles in her memory. Her popularity remained intact despite not having acted in a new film since 1978.[3]


  • 1978 The Cycle as Zahra
  • 1977 Back and Dagger as Pari
  • 1972 Ghalandar as Eshrat
  • 1972 The dagger as Banafsheh
  • 1971 Ayyoob
  • 1971 Badnaam as Badri
  • 1971 Baba Shamal as Shokat-ol-molook
  • 1970 Bride of Bianca
  • 1970 Jafar and Golnar
  • 1970 Raghaseye shahr as Pari
  • 1969 A Girl Is Going to Die Tonight
  • 1969 The Great Oath (as Firuzan)
  • 1968 Charkh-E-Bazigar
  • 1968 Ghoroube botparastan
  • 1968 It's Written in the Stars
  • 1968 Love Game
  • 1968 Separate beds
  • 1968 The daughter of the king of fairies
  • 1968 The Dragon Gorge
  • 1967 Valley of Death
  • 1966 Farar az haghighat
  • 1966 Hashem khan
  • 1966 Shamsi pahlevoon as Shamsi
  • 1965 Croesus' Treasure ( Ganjeh Gharoon)
  • 1965 The Bride of the Sea
  • 1965 Gate of Fate
  • 1964 The Pleasures of Sin
  • 1964 The Humans as Goli



  1. ^ a b Jahed, Parviz. "فروزان؛ ستاره‌ای خاموش می‌شود". BBC Persian. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "فروزان، ستاره سینمای پیش از انقلاب ایران درگذشت". BBC Persian. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Payvand News. "Forouzan, Persian film star in Pahlavi era, passes away in Tehran". Payvand. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 

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