Shahab Hosseini

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Shahab Hosseini
Shahab Hosseini in The Salesman's press conference in Tehran.jpg
Shahab Hosseini at The Salesman's Press Conference 2016
Born Seyed Shahabedin Hosseini Tonekaboni
(1974-02-03) February 3, 1974 (age 43)
Tehran, Iran
Occupation
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Parichehr Ghanbari (m. 1996)
Children Mohammad Amin (b. 2004)
Amir Ali (b. 2011)
Awards Crystal Simorgh Fajr Film Festival for Best Actor
Silver Bear for Best Actor
Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award
Website Official website

Shahab Hosseini (Persian: شهاب حسینی‎‎, born 3 February 1974 in Tehran) is an Iranian actor and director. A popular actor in Iran, internationally he is known for collaborations with Iranian writer and director Asghar Farhadi in About Elly (2008), A Separation (2011),[1] and The Salesman (2016). He has won Silver Bear for Best Actor for A Separation together with the male cast in 61st Berlin International Film Festival, and Best Actor Award in 2016 Cannes Film Festival for his role in The Salesman.[2] Shahab Hosseini for the first time won Crystal Simorgh for Superstar movie in (2009) year.[3][4] In 2013, he made his movie directing debut.[5]

Early life[edit]

Shahab Hosseini was born on 3 February 1974 in Tehran. He earned his high school diploma in Biology. Once a psychology student at the University of Tehran, he dropped out to emigrate to Canada. Instead, he ended up as a radio host in Iran. This was followed by hosting a TV show for the youth audience and some small acting roles in a few TV series. Hosseini cinematic debut was in Rokhsareh 2002, His serious career took off with his performance in Tahmineh Milani movie The Fifth Reaction.[6] On June 2011, he announced that he would be taking a break but would return to cinema in 2013.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Shahab Hosseini married Parichehr Ghanbari in 1996. They have two sons, Mohammad Amin, born on 3 February 2004 and Amir Ali, born on 11 August 2011.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Actor
Title Year Role Notes and Awards
Rokhsareh 2002 Mahan Farzam
Adamakha 2002 Morad
This women doesn’t talk 2002 Mani
Zahr-e Asal 2003 Shahin
A Candle in the Wind 2003 Babak Nominated Crystal Simorgh Fajr Film Festival for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated House of Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Fifth Reaction 2003 Majid Nominated House of Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actor
Elahe-ye Zigorat 2003 Bahram
Gheseye Eshgh 2003 Mehrdad
Gardab 2004 Homayoun
Salvation at 8:20 2005 Foad Nominated Crystal Simorgh Fajr Film Festival for Best Supporting Actor
Homicide Online 2005 Kamran
Pishnahad Panjah Milioni 2005 Barmak "Bari" Rahnama
Baghe Aloche 2005 Tele Films
Gheyre Montazereh 2006 Mr.Salek
Bachehaye Abadi 2006 Iman
Tangna 2006 Hadi Tele Films
Istgahe Behesht 2006 Soroush
Mahya 2007 Javid Winner Honorary Diploma Fajr Film Festival for Best Actor
Tanhayi 2007 Hamid Tele Films
Winner Golden Jasmine Statue for Best Actor Jasmine International Film Festival
Flags of Kaveh's Castle 2008 Sadegh
Niloofar 2008 Aziz
Gozareshgar 2008 Republic of Azerbaijan Produced
Heartbroken 2009 Amir Ali Doran Winner Best Actor Award Chehelcheragh Popular Festival
About Elly 2009 Ahmad Winner Honorary Diploma Fajr Film Festival for Best Supporting Actor
Winner House of Cinema Award for Best Actor
Winner Statues for Best Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and Writer
Winner Hafez Prize for Best Actor
Superstar 2009 Kourosh Zand Winner Crystal Simorgh Fajr Film Festival for Best Actor
Winner Statues for Best Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and Writer
Winner Hafez Prize for Best Actor
Anahita 2009
Parse Dar Meh 2010 Amin Winner House of Cinema Award for Best Actor
Winner Statues for Best Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and Writer
Final Whistle 2011 Saman
Barf Rooye Shirvani Dagh 2011 Bahman
A Separation 2011 Hojjat Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards
Golden Globe Award for Best International Film
Winner Silver Bear for Best Actor
Winner Honorary Diploma Fajr Film Festival for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated ICS Award for Best Supporting Actor International Cinephile Society
Winner Statues for Best Supporting Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and Writer
Winner House of Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actor

(Full list of awards can be seen at A Separation)
Africa 2011 Shahab
Panjeh 2011 Short film
Just an Hour Ago 2012 Short film
Someone Wanna Talk To You 2012 Mostafa
Ashghal Haye Doost Dashtani 2012
The Paternal House 2012 Naser
Goodbye 2012
Ziba and I 2012
Hush! Girls Don't Scream 2013 Interrogator Winner Best Actor in Action On Film International Film Festival
The Painting Pool 2013 Reza Winner Statues for Best Actor Iran Society of Film Critic and Writer
Winner Merit Statue House of Cinema for Best Actor
Winner Special Award for Best Actor Lisbon International Film Festival
Dream Interpretation 2013 Major Winner Best Actor in International Film and TV Festival DetectiveFEST
Nominated Golden Cedar Jame Jam TV Festival Best of Actor
Winner Golden Statue for Best Actor in International Urban Film Festival
Nominated Golden Jasmine Statue for Best Actor Jasmine International Film Festival
Time to Love 2014 Hamid Nominated Crystal Simorgh Fajr Film Festival for Best Actor
Living Middle Class 2014
Sweet Taste of Imagination 2014
Five Stars 2014 Reza
Parallel Shadows 2014
Come with Me 2015
Final Exam 2015
Gholam 2016 Gholam Iran-United Kingdom Joint Product
The Salesman 2016 Emad Winner Best Actor Award at Cannes Film Festival
My brother, Khosrow 2016 Khosrow
Lobby 2016

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes and Award
1999 Popular Family Mohammad Amin IRIB TV2
2000 After the Rain Ali Ahmadi IRIB TV3
2001 Young Police Yunes Behgar IRIB TV3 The first Official Career
2001 Hamsafar Reza IRIB TV3
2003 Tabe Sard Shahab Kianfar IRIB TV3
2007 Zero Degree Turn Habib Parsa IRIB TV1 Joint Product (Iran Hungary France Lebanon)
Dance Fly Dr Vahid Molaei IRIB TV2
2011 The Delight of the Flight Abbas Babaei IRIB TV1 Special Award and Honorary Diploma Resistance International Film Festival for Best Actor
2014 Sarzamine Kohan Rahi IRIB TV3
2015 Kolah Ghermezi Guest IRIB TV2
Shahrzad Ghobad Divansalar FilmNet
Tgpco
EM Film Production
Nominated Hafez Prize for Best Actor in a Drama
2017 Shahrzad 2 Ghobad Divansalar FilmNet
Tgpco
EM Film Production

Director[edit]

Director
Year Title Notes and Award
2014 Living Middle Class Best Director at Action on Film America
2016 Come With Me

TV executive[edit]

  • Oxygen
  • Barpa Barpa
  • Rang Sobh
  • Sayeh Rooshan

Music[edit]

  • Haft (Seven Band) with his younger brother and a few friends. The have released several albums whereby he did the reciting and singing for.

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 27th Fajr International Film Festival Best Actor Superstar Won
2011 61st Berlin International Film Festival Best Actor A Seperation Won (as a member of the actors ensemble)
2016 2016 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor The Salesman (2016 film) Won
2016 16th Hafez Awards[8] Best Actor Shahrzad (TV series) Won

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