Pegah Ahangarani

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Pegah Ahangarani
Ahangarani at the 35th Fajr Film Festival (2017)
Pegah Ahangarani Farahani

(1984-07-24) 24 July 1984 (age 38)
Arak, Iran
  • Actress
  • film director
Years active1990–present

Pegah Ahangarani (Persian: پگاه آهنگرانی; born 24 July 1984) is an Iranian actress and director. She has received various accolades, including a Crystal Simorgh, a Hafez Award and an Iran's Film Critics and Writers Association Award.


Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Best Actress Award, for The Girl in Sneakers, 23rd Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt, December 1999
  • Best Performance Award, for The Girl in Sneakers, Dokhtari ba Kafshhaye Katani (original title), 14th Isfahan International Film and Video Festival for Children and Young Adults, Iran, October 1999
  • Best Actress Award, for Women’s Prison, "Zendan-e zanan" (original title), a movie that is directed by her mother wherein Pegah played three different roles, Locarno Film Festival
  • Best Supporting Actress for Trapped, 31st International Fajr Film Festival 2013 [1]


Ahangarani was arrested on 27 July 2009 in the wake of the turmoil after the 2009 presidential election, allegedly for her work in support of opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi.[2] She was later released but arrested again on 10 July 2011 prior to her planned trip to Germany to report on the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup for the Persian service of the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.[3] She was released from Evin Prison two weeks later on the equivalent of $84,000 bail after expressions of "outrage among foreign governments and human rights organizations".[4]


  1. ^ "Trapped | San Diego Asian Film Festival 2013". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  2. ^ پگاه آهنگرانی دستگیر شد]. [Pegah Ahangrani was arrested] (in Persian). Archived from the original on 30 July 2009.
  3. ^ Dehghan, Saeed Kamali (15 July 2011). "Iranian actor arrested en route to women's World Cup". The Guardian.
  4. ^ "Iran Releases Prominent Actress on Bail]". Voice of America. 27 July 2011.

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