Taraneh Alidoosti

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Taraneh Alidoosti
Taraneh Alidoosti, The Salesman news conference (13950311005853135).jpg
Alidoosti at the closing ceremony of Shahrzad's first season, May 2016
Born (1984-01-12) 12 January 1984 (age 34)
Tehran, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Occupation Actress, translator
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Ali Mansour
Children 1
Parent(s) Hamid Alidoosti (father)
Nadereh Hakimelahi (mother)

Taraneh Alidoosti (Persian: ترانه عليدوستی‎, born 12 January 1984) is an Iranian actress. In a poll conducted among 130 film critics by Sanate Cinema magazine, she was voted the best Iranian movie actress of the decade. She has been suggested to be one of the best actresses in Iran. In 2012, a similar poll by the Film Monthly Magazine also chose her as the best actress of the decade.[1][2]


She began her acting career at age 17 with the leading role in I'm Taraneh, 15 (Rasul Sadr Ameli, 2002). Critics praised her performance as a defiant 15-year-old girl who after a failed relationship is determined to rear a child on her own, while struggling with poverty and social stigma. She won the Bronze Leopard for Best Actress from the Locarno International Film Festival in 2002,[3] as well as the Crystal Simorgh for Best Actress from the 20th Fajr Film Festival, becoming the youngest person ever to do so. Shortly after she set another record, getting nominated three consecutive times for the best actress prize at the Fajr Film Festival for her first three films. Since then she has maintained a steady but selective work flow in both theatre and cinema. She is mostly known for her choosy criteria in accepting challenging, dramatic roles, as exemplified by her long collaboration with Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi, making her one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation. A prominent actress in Iran, she has bagged many awards and accolades.

Academy Awards boycott[edit]

On 26 January 2017, Alidoosti announced she would be boycotting the 89th Academy Awards where The Salesman had been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film due to upcoming stringent visa travel restrictions that the Trump administration planned to impose on Iranians.[4]


Alidoosti with Asghar Farhadi and Shahab Hosseini at The Salesman's press conference, May 2016


Year Title Role Network
2015–2018 Shahrzad Shahrzad Sa'adat Film Net


Year Title Role Notes
2002 I'm Taraneh, 15 Taraneh Parnian
2003 The Ziba City Firoozeh
2005 Jamshid and Khorshid Khorshid Khorshid's Persian Dubber
2006 Fireworks Wednesday Rouhi
2007 Canaan (fa) Mina
2008 Shirin Taraneh Alidoosti
Doubt Mahtab
Life With Closed Eyes Parastoo
About Elly Elly
2009 The Secret Of Taran Plain Nurse
2010 Whatever God Wants Parmida
At The End Of 8th Street Niloofar
2012 Modest Reception Leyla
The Wedlock Sanaz
2013 The Shallow Yellow Sky Ghazal
2014 Absolute Rest Samira
Atom Heart Mother Arineh
2016 The Salesman Rana

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2002 Fajr Film Festival Best Actress I'm Taraneh 15 Won
Locarno International Film Festival Best Actress I'm Taraneh 15 Won
2004 Fajr Film Festival Best Actress The Beautiful City Nominated
2012 Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema Competition Award Modest Reception Won
2013 Vesoul International Film Festival Special Mention of the International Jury Modest Reception Won
Fajr Film Festival Best Actress The Shallow Yellow Sky Nominated
2016 16th Hafez Award Best Actress Shahrzad Nominated

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