Saber Abar

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Saber Abar
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Saber Abar
Born Saber Abar
(1984-06-08) June 8, 1984 (age 32)
Tehran, Iran
Occupation Actor, Theater director

Saber Abar (Persian: صابر ابر‎‎) (born June 8, 1984)[1] is an Iranian actor and theater director, best known for his role in About Elly. Abar has received two Crystal Simorgh Prize Nominations, both for Best Supporting Actor at the 25th and 27th Fajr International Film Festival.[2]


Acting career[edit]

Abar began his career hosting television shows such as Rainbow, a children's TV show, and a game show called In 100 Seconds'.[3] He later gained recognition with his role in Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Sha'ere Zobale. In 2006, he starred alongside Ezzatollah Entezami in Minaye Shahr-e Khamush as a driver and that role earned him a Crystal Simorgh Prize Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Abar's talent did not go unnoticed in Dayere Zangi (2007), as he then was offered a role in Asghar Farhadi's About Elly.[4] The movie received positive reviews, such as the review from David Bordwell, who called it a masterpiece. Abar played "Alireza", whose fiancée goes missing. The role earned him another nomination in the Fajr International Film Festival.

Saber has also starred in Hich (2009), Nokhodi (2009), Thirteen 59 (2010) and Entehaye Khiabane Hashtom (2010) and had a cameo appearance in Ayene-haye Ruberu (2010).[5]

Theatre career[edit]

Abar has starred alongside the likes of Farhad Aeesh, Mehdi Hashemi and Shahab Hosseini in Kargadan (2008), directed by Farhad Aeesh. He has also starred in Dastan-e yek Pellekan (2009), directed by Reza Guran, Caligula (2010), directed by Homayoun Ghanizadeh, and Jire-bandie pare Khorus baraye Sugvari (2011), directed by Ali Narges Nejad. In 2010, Saber directed the play Vav-ha va Virgul-ha.[6]


2015 Rokhe Divaneh

Year Film
2005 Shaere Zobaleh
2006 Mina-ye Shahr-e Khamush
2007 Dayere Zangi
2007 3 Zan
2008 Darbare-ye Elly
2009 Hich
2009 Nokhodi
2010 Agha Yousef
2010 Sizdah 59
2010 Entehaye Khiabane Hashtom
2010 Inja Bedune Man
2012 Barf Rooye Kaaj-ha
2013 Khab Zadeha
2014 Crazy


  • [7] Saber Abar at Persian Wikipedia
  • [8] Saber Abar at Iranian Movie Database


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