Mehran Modiri

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Mehran Modiri
Mehran Modiri at Saate 5 Asr movie press conference.jpg
Born (1967-04-07) April 7, 1967 (age 52)[1]
Occupation
Years active1974–present
Notable work
Joyful Hour
On Tiptoes
Barareh Nights
Man of Many faces
Bitter Coffee
Dorehami
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Children2
AwardsThe record holder for most Hafez Awards won by an individual with 7 awards
Signature
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Mehran Modiri (Persian: مهران مدیری‎, born April 7, 1967) is a prolific Iranian actor, television and cinema director, comedian and musician. He is considered to be the leading artist in social satire in Iran. In his works, he has usually addressed people’s bad attitudes and negative characteristics and also criticized officials for the social deficiencies. His various series which have been broadcast through IRIB have set records in terms of viewership (an estimated 85% viewership when he is on air), as well as make him a popular personality among masses.

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[citation needed].

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.

Modiri also released a music album and performed in a number of concerts. He is also a veteran of the Iran–Iraq War[citation needed].

In 2009 Modiri was named by Newsweek as one of the 20 people who dominate power and public discourse in Iran.[2]

In 2015-2018 Modiri mostly seen in Nasim TV at Dorehami program with Avvalmarket sponsorship.

Personal life[edit]

Mehran Modiri is the last child of the family. He has three elder brothers. He is married and has two children (Shahrzad and Farhad). Modiri was born and raised in a low income family. He worked in many physical and low paying jobs as a child and teenager, including carpenter, porter, welder, mechanic and baker. Due to his successful career, he is known to be wealthy but Modiri claims to live a modest lifestyle. He has had a Python snake for 11 years that lives freely in his house.[3]

Filmography[edit]

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.

His first movie as a director is Saat-e-5-e-asr (ساعت پنج عصر in Persian - means: 5 O'clock in the afternoon ) had a great start in Iran's Box Office. In this movie, Siamak Ansari acts as the main artist.

TV series[edit]

Year Name Director Modiri's Part
1992 The Little Fists Soraya Ghasemi Actor
Tales Mojtaba Yassini Actor
Advices and Admonitions Mojtaba Yassini Actor
1993 Nowruz of 72 Dariush Kardan Actor
Cherry Orchard Majid Beheshti Actor
Flight no. 57 Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
1994 Joyful Hour Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
1995 Joyful Year Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
1996 Joyful Moment Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
1997 Nowruz of 76 Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
1997 Corpus of 76 Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
1997 Collection of 76 Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
1997 Flowers of 76 Mehran Ghafourian Actor
1998 Nowruz of 77 Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
1998 Corpus of 77 Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
1998 Collection of 77 Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
1998 Flowers of 77 Mehran Ghafourian Actor
1999 Excuse me, who are you? Mehran Modiri Host and Director
Plaque no. 14 Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
2000 90 Nights Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
2001 Sitcom of 80 Mehran Modiri Host & Director
2002 Parents' Trouble Masoud Navvabi Actor
On Tiptoes Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
2004 The Dots Mehran Modiri Actor &
Director &
Costume Designer
2005 Great Award Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
2005-2006 Barareh Nights Mehran Modiri Director &
Actor
2007 Mozaffar's Garden Mehran Modiri Director &
Actor
2008 Man of Many Faces Mehran Modiri Director &
Actor
2009 Man of Many Many Faces Mehran Modiri Director &
Actor
2015 At the Margin Mehran Modiri Director &
Actor
2015 At the Margin 2 Mehran Modiri Director
2016-2018 Dorehami
(3 seasons)
Mehran Modiri Host & Director

Home Network Entertainment[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
2007 Mozaffar's Treasure Mehran Modiri Director &
Actor
2010 Bitter Coffee Mehran Modiri Director &
Actor
2010 Laughing Bomb Mehran Modiri Actor & Director
2012 Frozen Heart (Season 3) Saman Moghadam
Actor
2012 My Villa Mehran Modiri Producer &
Director &
Actor &
Costume Designer
2013 I'm just kidding Mehran Modiri Producer &
Director &
Actor
2015 Sneezing Mehran Modiri Producer &
Director &
Actor
2019 The Monster (Hayoola)[4] Mehran Modiri Director &
Actor

Movies[edit]

Year Title Director
1994 Visit Mohammad Reza Honarmand
2002 Tokyo Non-Stop Saeed Alamzadeh
2008 Dayere Zangi (The Tambourine (Satellite Dish)) Parisa Bakhtavar
2008 There Is Always a Woman In Between Kamal Tabrizi
2012 Tehran 1500 Bahram Azimi
2012 The Wooden Bridge Mehdi Karampour
2017 5 O'clock in the afternoon (Saat-e-5-e-Asr) Mehran Modiri
2018 We're together(ma hame ba ham hastim)[5] Kamal Tabrizi
2018 Rahman 1400 Manouchehr Hadi

Acting in Theater[edit]

Before acting in TV series and films, Mehran Modiri had performed in the theater.

Year Name of Play Director
1974 Khargoosh Hamid Alami
1977 Shookhi Sadra Rasouli
1979 Telegraph Mehdi Sharifi
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
1990 Simorgh Ghotboddin Sadeqi
1991 Hamlet Ghotboddin Sadeqi
1992 Kisseh Box Ali Moazzeni

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • 1999 : Deltangi-ha - Declamation of Hatef Alimardani 's Poems.
  • 2000 : Az Roo-ye Sadegi - Composed By : Babak Bayat and Fardin Khalatbari

Single Tracks

  • 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 Bahram Dehghanyar
  • 2010: Bia Berim Kooh - produced by Darkoob Band in Darkoob Album
  • 2010: Heyran - produced by Darkoob Band in Darkoob Album
  • 2016: Ahang-e Titraje Dorehami - Composed by Mahyar Alizadeh
  • 2016: Ahang-e serial-e Zaaferani - Two tracks, Composed by Mahyar Alizadeh
  • 2017: Ahang-e Yar Toei - Composed by Mahyar Alizadeh

Awards and nominations[edit]

Mehran Modiri with 7 awards holds the record for most Hafez Awards won by an individual till 2018

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1996 The Best of TV Best Director Saate Khosh (Joyful Hour) Nominated
1998 The Best of Channel 3 Ceremony Best Director Corpus of 77 Won
1998 The Best of Channel 3 Ceremony Best Actor Corpus of 77 Won
1999 The Best of Channel 3 Ceremony Best Director Excuse me, who are you? Won
1999 The Best of Channel 3 Ceremony Best Actor Excuse me, who are you? Won
2003 7th Hafez Awards Best Director Pavarchin Nominated
2003 7th Hafez Awards Best Actor Pavarchin Won
2005 8th Hafez Awards Best Actor Noghtechin Nominated
2005 The Best of Channel 3 Ceremony Best Comedy Director - Won
2006 9th Hafez Awards Best Actor jointly with Siamak Ansari Shabhaye Barareh Won
2006 9th Hafez Awards Best ِِDirector Shabhaye Barareh Nominated
2007 10th Hafez Awards Best TV series and cinematic song Mozaffar's Garden Won
2007 26th Fajr International Film Festival Best Supporting Actor There's Always a Woman in Between Nominated
2011 12th Hafez Awards Best Actor Bitter Coffee Won
2011 12th Hafez Awards Best ِDirector Bitter Coffee Nominated
2011 American Liberty University Honorary Doctorate Himself Honored
2016 16th Hafez Awards Best ِActor At the Margin Nominated
2016 16th Hafez Awards Best TV Presenter Dorehami Won
2017 17th Hafez Awards Best TV Presenter Dorehami Won
2017 3Star(TV Audience poll) Best TV Presenter Dorehami Won
2018 Halaa Khorshid's Audience poll Social Face of The Year - Won
2018 18th Hafez Awards Best Film(Producer) Saat-e- 5-e- Asr ( 5 O'clock in the afternoon ) Nominated
2018 18th Hafez Awards Best Screenwriter Saat-e- 5-e- Asr ( 5 O'clock in the afternoon ) Nominated
2018 18th Hafez Awards Best Director Saat-e- 5-e- Asr ( 5 O'clock in the afternoon ) Nominated
2018 18th Hafez Awards Best TV Presenter Dorehami Won
2018 Sin e Sima Festival Best TV Presenter Dorehami Won
2019 19th Hafez Awards Best Actor Rahman 1400 Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mehran Modiri in IMDb
  2. ^ "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
  3. ^ "MEHRAN MODIRI - Full Interview | مصاحبه جذاب با مهران مدیری"". YouTube.com.
  4. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10294164
  5. ^ "ma hame ba ham hastim". Retrieved 2019-04-22.

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