Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz

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Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz
محمدعلی کشاورز
Keshavarz in 2007
Born(1930-04-15)April 15, 1930
Isfahan, Iran
DiedJune 14, 2020(2020-06-14) (aged 90)
Tehran, Iran
Years active1960–2008
Mona Taheri
(div. 1973)
ChildrenNeli Keshavarz
Awards Order of Culture and Art (1st Class)[1]

Mohamad-Ali Keshavarz (Persian: محمدعلی کشاورز; April 15, 1930 – June 14, 2020) was an Iranian actor. Keshavarz, Ali Nasirian, Ezatollah Entezami, Jamshid Mashayekhi, and Davoud Rashidi are known as "the five most important actors in the history of Iranian cinema" because of their influence.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 15 April 1930 in Sichan (neighbourhood), Isfahan. He was the second child of the family of Keshavarz, an artificer family.


Mohammad Ali Keshavarz graduated from Art School for Acting. He started stage acting in 1960 and began film acting with Night of Hunchback (1964, Farrokh Ghaffari). He was one of the most experienced and prominent actors of Iranian cinema. He has also appeared in a few television series.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He was divorced and had one daughter who lives in Austria. Keshavarz was hospitalized in August 2011 after a heart attack.[3] He died on June 14, 2020, in Atieh Hospital in Tehran at the age of 90 following a long illness.[4][5]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Ali Akbar Moalem Damghani
1998 Legion
1997 Komiteh mojazat Shaban ostekhani
1996 The Gazelle Ghazaal's grandfather
1995 The Fateful Day
1994 A Man, a Bear Kamali
Through the Olive Trees Film director
1992 Nassereddin Shah Farrash bashi
Khosoof Fattah
Del Shodegan Mirza Mahmoud
Dear Wednesday
1991 Mother
Jostojoo dar jazireh
Aghay-e bakhshdar
1990 The Rose
1989 Foreign Currency
The Searcher
1987 Jamil
1985 Tael
Mardi ke moosh shod!
Mirza Norooz's Shoes Mirza Norouz
Jafar Khan az farang bargashte Jafar
1984 Kamalolmolk
1982 The imperilled
1981 Gerdab
1980 Zemzeme-ye mohabbat
1978 Caravans Shakkur
1977 The Condemned
1976 Vaghti ke aseman beshkafad
The Chess Game of the Wind
Sham-e akhar
The Desert of the Tartars
1973 Ghesseye mahan
1972 Downpour Nazem
Sadegh Korde
1964 Adobe and Mirror
Shabe ghuzi Jamal
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Pedar Salar Asadollah Vaezian
1983 Sarbedaran Khaje Ghosheyri
1978–1987 Hezar Dastan Shaban Ostekhani (Shaban Jafari)
1976 My Uncle Napoleon Sarhang
1970 Mr. Naive


  1. ^ نشان‌های دولتی در روزهای پایانی خاتمی و احمدی‌نژاد به چه‌کسانی رسید؟. Tasnim News Agency (in Persian). 24 August 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. ^ A talk with Mohammad Ali Keshavarz
  3. ^ Mohammad Ali Keshavarz was hospitalized
  4. ^ "Veteran and legendary Iranian actor, Mohammad Ali Keshavarz passes away". Iran Press (in Persian). 2020-06-14. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
  5. ^ "Actor Mohamad Ali Keshavarz passes away at 90". June 14, 2020.

External links[edit]

  • Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz at IMDb
  • Naghsh Āfarin-i az Esfahan (A Character Actor from Esfahan), in Persian, Jadid Online, 27 January 2009, [1].
    A series of photographs of Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, old and new, Jadid Online: [2].