Roya Nonahali

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Roya Nonahali
Nonahali in May 2011
Native name
رویا نونهالی
Born (1963-02-13) February 13, 1963 (age 56)
OccupationActress, director
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)Ramin Heydari

Roya Nonahali (Persian: رویا نونهالی‎; born February 13, 1963) is an Iranian actress. She studied painting, and has worked in theatre since 1984. Nonahali started film acting with The Beloved Is at Home (1987, by Khosrow Sinai).[1] Then she was selected by Mohsen Makhmalbaf for Marriage of the Blessed and received an award from Fajr International Film Festival. Her performance in Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine was awarded with the Best Supporting Actress award at the festival. She started acting in TV programs by Sleep & Awake in 2001.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

  • The Imperfect Man, 1992
  • The Fifth Season, 1996
  • Smell of Camphor, Scent of Jasmine (directed by Bahman Farmanara), 2000
  • The Women's Prison, 2001
  • The House Built on Water, 2002
  • The Fish Fall in Love
  • A Piece of Bread (Yek Tekke Nan, directed by Kamal Tabrizi), 2005
  • Niloofar, (directed by Sabine El Gemayel), 2008
  • It Happened at Midnight, 2016[3]
  • Shahrzad, 2017


  1. ^ "Roya Nonahali wins acting award at US Festigious Intl. Filmfest". June 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Female filmmakers set for big splash at Fajr International Film Festival". April 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Toronto Filmfest. to screen 'It Happened at Midnight'". September 24, 2016.

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